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Court Invokes the Rolling Stones to Describe Statute's Odd Results 04/05/2011
State: KS | Segment: Top | 261 | 0
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorThe Rolling Stones lyrics, "You Can't Always Get What You Want," may best summarize a rigid and "nonsensical" statute that punishes uninsured employers with a minimum $25,000 fine or no f...Read More
Chiropractor to Serve 30 Days for Defrauding Comp Insurers 04/05/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 88 | 0
A New Jersey chiropractor was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and three years' probation after being convicted of defrauding three workers' compensation carriers, the state Criminal Justice Division reported Monday.Kyung P. Yu, (also known as William Yu), 45, of Closter, N.J....Read More
Committee Moves Fee Schedule Bill 04/04/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Thursday passed House Bill 13 to create a permanent fee schedule for medical and emergency transportation services.The bill, introduced by Rep. Kurt E. Olson, R-Saldotna, requires the Workers’ Compensation Board to create a fee sche...Read More
Court Issues Details, Instructions on Its July 1 Move 04/04/2011
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 201 | 0
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court announced details Friday of its plans to move offices effective July 1 from the State Capitol to 1010 Lincoln Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska.Office telephone numbers will remain the same, the court said.All mail, including certified, re...Read More
Court: Employer's Expert Evidence Was Inadmissible 04/04/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 181 | 0
An arbitrator should not have allowed an employer's medical expert opinions into evidence because the employer failed to submit them at least 48 hours before the first hearing, an Illinois appellate court ruled. The 1st District Appellate Court of Illinois concluded that an employer&...Read More
Court Reverses for More Info on Condition, Job Potential 04/04/2011
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 301 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
A workers' compensation law judge did not develop the evidentiary record sufficiently to support a decision entitling a carrier to reimbursement from the Special Disability Fund, a New York appellate court ruled. Case: Brown v. Guiderland Central School District, No. 508746, 3/31/11....Read More
CALSTAR Loses At 9th Circuit, Focus Shifts to State Court Suit 04/01/2011
State: CA | Segment: Top | 374 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorThe U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that California Shock Trauma Air Rescue failed to raise a federal question and affirmed the dismissal of the air ambulance's federal ...Read More
Comp Claims Surface in Investigation of Former Bell Officials 04/01/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 310 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
A grand jury indictment adding eight new charges in the corruption case against former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo and seven former city officials returned Tuesday afternoon, states that Rizzo and former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia filed workers’ compensation claims as they ...Read More
Court's Findings too Sparce for Ruling on Pain-Management Claim 04/01/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: AL | Segment: EAST | 304 | 0
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals refused to consider an employer's writ of mandamus seeking to overturn a trial court's order that it pay for a claimant's pain-management treatment because the "sparse" findings and conclusions of law by the Lauderdale Circuit Court made it impossible t...Read More
Convenience Store Whistle-Blower Gets Job Back, $17,000 in Pay 04/01/2011
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 146 | 0
The Department of Labor announced an agreement with Shawnee-based Modern Oil Co. to resolve a whistle-blower complaint by a cashier who was fired after filing a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.Modern Oil Co. does business as Kwick Stop Convenience Stores ...Read More
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