Workers' Compensation News
John F. Parker, Founder of San Bernardino Law Firm, Dies at 88
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John F. Parker, founder of the San Bernardino law firm Parker & Irwin, has died at the age of 88.
Parker died after a brief illness on April 5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he had lived since 1998.
Born in Los Angeles, Parker lived most of his life in Southern California, a...
Jillian Froment Named Director of Insurance Department
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has named Jillian Froment the director of the Ohio Department of Insurance after his lieutenant governor, Mary Tyler, stepped down from the position, Kasich's office ...
Judiciary Committee Schedules Hearings on Omnibus Comp Bill
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A legislative policy committee will hear testimony on Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal that would create a new test to determine independent contractor status, increase penalties for misclassification, eliminate the second injury fund and reduce the state’s cut of employer assessmen...
Judge Tosses Lawsuit Accusing Comp System of Gender Bias
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A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has tossed a proposed class action predicated on the idea that the California workers' compensation system is biased against women.
Judge Can Reject IME's Opinion as to Idiopathic Cause of Worker's Fall
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An Arizona appellate court last week ruled that a hotel employee was entitled to benefits for her injuries from a workplace fall, even though she couldn't identify a cause for the accident, and the independent medical evaluator concluded that the injuries were idiopathic.
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OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
The boyfriend died, but the workers’ comp checks kept coming.
Because 58-year-old Suzette Hedrick of Toledo, Ohio, cashed the checks, she has a choice of reimbursing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $18,576 or serve 10 months in prison, the BWC said in a press release Friday. A Lucas County judge on Oct. 5 sentenced Hendrik to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft, a fifth-degree felony, the bureau said.
Hendrick’s boyfriend, whom the bureau did not identify, was receiving permanent total disability benefits until his death on Oct. 3, .
TX - Imprisoned Doctors' Luxury Cars, Diamond-Covered Rolexes Up for Auction
The federal government is auctioning off 21 luxury cars seized from two doctors who are serving long prison sentences for running a pill mill in Mobile, Alabama.
Gold jewelry and a series of Rolex watches covered in diamonds will also be auctioned Saturday at the Hilton Austin Airport, KSAT-TV 12 reports.
The items were seized from John Patrick Couch and Xiulu Ruan, who became rich from selling instant-release fentanyl drugs off-label for neck, back and joint pain. The highly addictive opioid, produced by a company called Subsys, was approved only to trea.
WA - L&I: Unregistered Contractor Behind on Premium Payments
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a contractor charged with felony theft for collecting payments for projects he never started owed $6,500 in workers’ compensation premiums and another $12,000 for unregistered contracting.
Jesse Scott Espinoza, owner of Jesse’s Custom Concrete, is accused of accepting a total of $5,000 in down payments for two jobs that he allegedly abandoned. According to L&I, Espinoza did not work a single day on either project and never returned the money.
What’s more, the department said it suspended Espinoza’s .
NY - Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method
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Groups of workers' advocates have continued to pressure the state Workers' Compensation Board to not adopt rules that would change how impairment ratings are decided — a move, they say, that would reduce benefits.
The Albany Times-Union reported Wednesday that activists in Buffalo, Brooklyn, Hauppauge and Long Island were set to submit "thousands of petitions" to their local Workers' Compensation Board offices, as well as to the board's headquarters in Menands.
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health has come o.
CA - Governor Appoints Parisotto as AD
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Gov. Jerry Brown appointed George Parisotto as administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Parisotto served as acting administrative director since February 2016, when Destie Overpeck left the agency for a position with the State Bar of California.
He joined the DWC in 1998 and has held positions including acting chief counsel and industrial relations counsel during his tenure.
Prior to joining the DWC, Parisotto was a workers’ compensation claims examiner for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Energy Employees Occupational I.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
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