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Gallagher Nominated for Workers' Compensation Judge 12/05/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Florence attorney R. Louis Gallagher II to become a workers’ compensation judge. He and others nominated for judicial positions must be vetted by ...Read More

Webinars Will Explain Virtual Hearings Procedures 12/05/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today and again on Thursday to train attorneys and licensed representatives involved with the Albany District Customer Service Centers in Poughkeepsie, Plattsburgh, Saranac and Hudson. ...Read More

Employer Assessments Increasing by 56.1% as Lien Fee Revenues Drop 12/04/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 953 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California employers will pay $182.1 million more in assessments than they did last year to fund the operation of the Division of Workers’ Compensation and parts of some agencies within the Department of Industrial Relations, and that may be good news. ...Read More

SRTK Attorney Anthony Fink Retiring After 35 Years With Firm 12/04/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorney Anthony J. Fink, a shareholder with the Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey law firm in El Segundo, California, is retiring after almost 35 years with the organization, SRTK announced Friday.  ...Read More

Farmworker Ordered to Pay $3,500 in Restitution for Failing to Disclose Prior Injuries 12/04/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A farmworker who failed to disclose two previous back injuries during an exam with a qualified medical evaluator was ordered to pay $3,500 in restitution, perform 160 hours of community service and placed on probation for three years, according to investigative firm Probe Information Services....Read More

Turmoil at PatNat, Guarantee Insurance Has Ripple Effects 12/04/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The financial meltdown at Patriot National and Guarantee Insurance Co. has left winners and losers in its wake. ...Read More

OWCA Director Wants Agreement on Outpatient Reimbursements 12/04/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers and stakeholders need to reach an agreement on outpatient reimbursement fees, or Louisiana will continue to be an “outlier” among states in medical payments per claim, the state’s top workers’ compensation regulator said Friday. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Part of Comp Board's Suit Against Trustees for Defunct Group Trust 12/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a portion of the state Workers’ Compensation Board’s lawsuit against the former actuary and trustees for the Team Transportation Workers' Comp Trust and ruled that the board may proceed with other causes of action that had survived the defen...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Wal-Mart Worker 12/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld the denial of benefits to a former Wal-Mart employee due to her failure to provide objective medical findings to support her claim of injury. ...Read More
Two-Time Fraudster Adds Comp Fraud Conviction to Prison Woes 12/04/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Cleveland garbage hauler and construction worker, who already is serving time in federal prison for money laundering and fraud, has added a felony workers’ compensation fraud conviction to his resume. ...Read More
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