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Pro Wrestlers Hit WWE With Concussion-Related Class Action 07/20/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1717 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A group of 53 former professional wrestlers on Monday hit World Wrestling Entertainment with a lawsuit seeking damages for their alleged neurological injuries from their performing days. ...Read More

Sufficient Evidence Supported Termination of Worker's Disability Benefits 07/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 866 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the opinions of three medical experts were sufficient to support a decision by the Office of Workers' Compensation to terminate a worker's benefits. ...Read More

ALJ's Ruling on Causation Precluded Different Judge From Reaching Contrary Conclusion 07/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Arizona appellate court ruled that the award by the administrative law judge adopting the opinion of an independent medical evaluator as to causation for a worker's condition ran afoul of a prior judge's findings on this same issue. ...Read More
Injured Worker Admits to Moonlighting as Nanny While Receiving Wage-Replacement Benefits 07/20/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A former baker who worked full time as a nanny while receiving wage-replacement benefits for a work injury pleaded guilty to felony theft on Monday. Yurizan Cuevas, 33, of Federal Way, must repay the Department of Labor & Industries the $28,847 she received in benefits while work...Read More

Challenge to Adequacy of Comp System Filed With U.S. Supreme Court 07/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 805 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A Miami-based attorney on Tuesday filed a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to review the adequacy of the Florida comp system. ...Read More

Firefighter's Widow Provided Insufficient Evidence to Prove Carcinogen Exposure 07/20/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1322 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Pennsylvania court found that a firefighter's widow did not present sufficient evidence that her husband had been exposed to a Group 1 carcinogen while fighting fires. ...Read More

Board Finds Additional Misconduct by Suspended Claimants' Attorney 07/20/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 508 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board is recommending that a lawyer, whose law license has already been suspended, be convicted of additional charges based on a complaint by a client that he had dismissed her workers' compensation claim without her permission. ...Read More

Two Plead Guilty to Compounded-Drug Scam Against Tricare 07/20/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Two employees of a New Jersey pharmaceutical company have pleaded guilty to charges that they filled medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded medications and recruited others to do the same, resulting in losses of $3.69 million, federal prosecutors said. ...Read More
ATI Physical Therapy Continues Run of Acquisitions 07/20/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
ATI Physical Therapy has acquired The KOR Physical Therapy, a three-clinic practice with locations in the Portland area. The addition of The KOR is ATI's fourth acquisition in the Oregon market. Previous acquisitions include Erhardt Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Willame...Read More

'Personnel Issue' Trails Labor Commissioner Up for Second Term 07/20/2016
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 899 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
New Hampshire's Executive Council held off on confirming the state labor commissioner for a second term after the state settled for $123,607 with an employee who alleged age discrimination under the commissioner's administration. ...Read More
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