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Bill Would Require Comp Coverage for Contractors and Subs 11/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Texas, the only state in which workers' compensation coverage is voluntary, would require WC for the construction industry, under a bill filed this week in the state Senate. ...Read More

Delivery Co. Can't Get Summary Judgment on Liability for Driver's Accident 11/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 53 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a delivery company was not entitled to summary judgment on its liability for a driver’s accident, since there was a triable question as to whether the driver was an employee and whether he was acting within the scope of his employment when the accident ...Read More

Rate Bureau Goes Beyond Protz Fix, Files for 14.74% Decrease 11/15/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau, acting sooner than many had expected, has recommended a 14.74% loss cost reduction, just two weeks after the governor signed House Bill 1840, known as the "Protz fix" law. ...Read More

FDA Accuses Stem Cell Company of Illegal Marketing, Manufacturing Violations 11/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 422 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to a San Diego-based stem cell company over what the agency alleges are illegal marketing practices and manufacturing violations. ...Read More

Fake QME Who Billed Insurers for Med-Legal Reports Gets Probation 11/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1070 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A Southern California doctor who held himself out as a qualified medical examiner and billed insurance companies for reports to resolve nonexistent disputes was sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, ...Read More

OCDA Returned Contribution From Indicted Businessman 11/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1037 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has returned nearly $4,000 in campaign contributions from a Southern California businessman accused of paying referral fees to generate more than a quarter of a billion dollars in bills for ancillary services including MRIs and durable medical equip...Read More

Claimants' Attorneys Seek Pay Raise as WCB Reviews Fees 11/14/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Oregon claimants' attorneys say efforts to bring their pay more in line with what workers’ compensation defense attorneys are paid haven’t worked, and the Workers’ Compensation Board should give them a raise when it reviews attorney fee regulations later this year....Read More

States Making Progress on Physician Dispensing Issues 11/14/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
Physicians in Colorado will soon face stricter limits on their dispensing of opioids to injured workers, in the latest example of states taking aim at a major cost driver in workers’ comp pharmacy. ...Read More

Facing Higher Premiums, Volunteer Firefighters Now Talking Statewide Strike 11/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: WV | Segment: Top | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
After years of spiraling workers’ compensation premiums and little action from lawmakers, the outlook has become so dire that West Virginia volunteer firefighters are now considering going on strike to jolt officials into action. ...Read More

Attorney General Claims Drugmaker Increased Comp, Health Care Costs 11/14/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 139 min read
A lawsuit filed by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal against Janssen Pharmaceuticals claims the drugmaker deceptively marketed its opioid products, driving up the cost of health insurance and workers’ compensation coverage for state employers. ...Read More
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