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QME's License Threatened after Medical Marijuana Sting 05/02/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Board of Osteopathic Medicine is recommending disciplinary action against a Fresno qualified medical examiner for allegedly recommending the use of medical marijuana to patients without conducting medical examinations.According to an ...Read More
Qmedtrix Asks Appeals Court to Hold FairPay Settlement Illegal 02/13/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Qmedtrix, a Portland, Ore., bill-review firm, has asked the Louisiana Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit, to dismiss a district court's approval of a settlement involving repricing of workers' compensation outpatient medical bills by FairPay Solutions.Qmedtrix says the decision by 27th...Read More
Qualified Individual Question Prevents Summary Judgment 01/28/2013
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 600 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The existence of triable issues of fact about whether a worker was a "qualified individual with a disability" barred an employer from obtaining summary judgment against a disability discrimination suit, California's 4th District Court of Appeal determined. Case: Prock v. Tamura Corp....Read More
Quiet Legislative Session Expected for 2013 01/21/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 834 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefPolitical experts are predicting a quiet session of the California Legislature session in 2013 with most workers’ compensation professionals focusing their energy on regulations to...Read More
Question on Contractor's Comp Coverage Precluded Summary Ruling 01/02/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A contractor which allegedly lost its license due to its failure to carry workers' compensation coverage is getting a second chance to defend its entitlement to payment for work it performed on a homeowner's property.Case: Hong v. Creed Consulting, ...Read More
Questioning on Ex-Cop's Receipt of Comp Benefits Not Prejudicial 12/11/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A disabled state trooper was not prejudiced by a questioning at trial on his claim for tort damages regarding his collection of workers' compensation benefits for injuries he sustained in the car accident which served as the basis for his action. Case: Truji...Read More
Quadriplegia from Drunken Driving Accident Not Compensable 11/16/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 808 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An office worker's injuries from a car accident while she driving home from a restaurant after she got drunk with another employee, whom she regarded as her supervisor, was not compensable, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled.In a decision on Thursday, the co...Read More
Questions about Regulators Growing in Meningitis Probe 11/15/2012
State: MA | Segment: Top | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefA Congressional investigation into an outbreak of fungal meningitis that killed 32 people in 19 states and infected 461 others centered Wednesday on the failure of the Massachusetts Boa...Read More
QBE Expands Use of Acrometis ClaimExpert for Managed Care 10/23/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Acrometis announced on Monday that QBE North America has renewed and expanded its use of Acrometis’ ClaimExpert product.Over the years, QBE has acquired several workers’ compensation companies, which were brought under the same standard operational procedures, Acrometis said ...Read More
Qmedtrix Files Notice to Transfer Repricing Lawsuit to Federal Court 09/18/2012
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Qmedtrix, a Portland, Ore., bill-review firm, on Friday filed a notice of removal to transfer a lawsuit over repricing of outpatient medical bills from a Louisiana court to federal court.The Qmedrix notice of removal will transf...Read More
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