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Sunz Subsidiary Opening Branch Office in Sacramento 06/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Next Level Administrators, a subsidiary of Sunz Holdings that provides claims administration services, is expanding into the California market with the opening of an office in Sacramento. ...Read More
 
 

5th Circuit Upholds Conviction of Houston Doctor for Operating Pill Mill 06/14/2018
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a Houston-area doctor’s five year sentence for his role in running a pill mill that dispensed approximately 1.6 million dosage units of oxycodone in a two-year-period. ...Read More
 
 

UR Fraud Probe Spreads; Hundreds of Cases in Question 06/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 1013 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A convicted physician charged with fraud in New York state also set up a fraudulent peer-review firm in Connecticut, which now means that hundreds of workers' compensation cases may have to be reopened, authorities said Wednesday. ...Read More
 
 
Commission Drafting Emergency Rule for Coverage Exemption Affidavits 06/14/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission said Wednesday that it is drafting emergency rules and forms to implement legislation passed this year that allows independent contractors to exempt themselves from workers’ compensation coverage by filing an affidavit. Under Senat...Read More
 
 

High Court Clarifies Proper Offset for Officer's Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
New York’s highest court ruled that a retired New York City police officer's jury award in a personal injury action must be offset by her accidental disability retirement benefits. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Losing Record Didn't Bar Most Recent Claim 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s previously dismissed workers’ compensation claim did not bar her from making another attempt at securing benefits for hand injuries that may be different from those she had asserted earlier. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Tile Worker Employed as Farmhand While Collecting WC Benefits 06/14/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York construction worker-turned-farmhand was arrested this week, charged with defrauding a workers' compensation carrier of more than $4,000, authorities said. ...Read More
 
 

No Intoxication Defense for Employer 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that an employer could not avail itself of the statutory presumption that a gin worker’s accident was caused by intoxication from marijuana use, since it could not prove how a urine sample was obtained for drug testing. ...Read More
 
 
Liberty Mutual Appoints Waters to Lead National Insurance Specialty Unit 06/14/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Liberty Mutual has appointed Matt Waters as chief underwriting officer and senior vice president to its National Insurance Specialty unit. He will be responsible for primary and excess products sold to large and mid-sized construction and energy companies. ...Read More
 
 

Senate Resolution Keeps Reform Bill Alive 06/14/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Alaska state Senate passed a resolution to suspend legislative rules and allow a vote on a bill that would overhaul the state workers’ compensation system even though the Senate did not take a vote on the measure before adjourning its regular session. ...Read More
 
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