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KEMI Downplays Whistleblower Lawsuit Charges of Excessive Spending 10/11/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 418 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
A state senator said Thursday that new allegations about unnecessary spending at Kentucky's largest workers' compensation insurer raise more questions about whether the company is doing all it can to reduce premiums for employers. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Fails to Assert Viable Claim Against Corporate Officers 10/11/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker failed to assert a viable claim against corporate officers for his injuries from coming into contact with a power line. ...Read More
 
 

DOT Employee Double Dipped While Checking State Info on Competitors 10/11/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Not only was he working while collecting benefits, but a New York transportation worker used his position with state government to obtain privileged information on his competitors. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Heart Attack 10/11/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a denial of benefits to a worker for a heart attack, finding some of his evidence had properly been excluded and that he didn't establish a causal connection to his job. ...Read More
 
 

Board Properly Denied Review to Worker Who Submitted Incomplete Application 10/11/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board properly denied review of an injured worker’s application, since she had not completely filled it out. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can Pursue Occupational Disease Claim Against 2nd Injury Fund 10/11/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not statutorily barred from pursuing a claim against the closed Second Injury Fund. ...Read More
 
 

MGA Salus Acquires Method Insurance Services 10/11/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 867 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Salus Workers’ Compensation LLC, a regional managing general agent and third-party administrator, has completed the acquisition of Method Insurance Services, a full-service wholesaler and managing general underwriter. ...Read More
 
 

Attorney Fees Up, but Comp Costs Still Falling, NCCI Says 10/11/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 267 min read
Attorney involvement and legal costs in Florida's workers' compensation claims have increased since the 2016 Castellanos court ruling that struck down caps on legal fees, but not enough to prevent a rate decrease for 2020. ...Read More
 
 

Cleaning Company Owner Sentenced for Misclassification, Underreporting Payroll 10/11/2019
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 391 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The owner of a Boston-area cleaning service must spend six months in jail and pay $74,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to misclassifying workers and underreporting his payroll by almost $3 million. ...Read More
 
 

Court Dismisses Charges Against Foremost Shockwave Solutions 10/10/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
A federal court in Southern California dismissed a nine-count indictment accusing Foremost Shockwave Solutions of mail fraud and conspiracy as part of a San Diego kickback scheme, on the condition that the company will not try to collect on any outstanding bills or liens. ...Read More
 
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