Workers' Compensation News
Wickert: Is Waiver of Third-Party Rights by Employee Enforceable?
By: Gary L. Wickert
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There is seemingly no end to the attacks on a workers’ compensation carrier’s rights of subrogation and reimbursement when a third-party is liable for a work-related injury. In New Jersey, however, the Supreme Court will soon be deciding whether the employee is prohibited from su...
Wickert: The 'Domtar Paper' Chase Continues
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: PA | Segment: Top |
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It seems that there are no lengths parties won’t go to in order to destroy what they perceive as the evil known as “subrogation.”
Weinmann: Opioid Prescribing and Panic
By: Robert Weinmann
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The mechanism of opioid action is through a receptor mechanism that we all have, namely, mu, delta and kappa receptors.
Wickert: State Fights Workers' Compensation Subrogation Obstacles
By: Gary Wickert
State: ND | Segment: Top |
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Plaintiff-friendly judges and legislators in various states have gained strength and influence over the last twenty years, resulting in statutes and court decisions inimical to the subrogation and reimbursement rights of workers’ compensation carriers. North Dakota is fighting back.
Today's Round Up
NATL. - Erie Promotes HR VP to Executive Vice President
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Erie Insurance has promoted Dionne Wallace Oakley to executive vice president of human resources and strategy, the carrier said in a press release.
Dionne Wallace Oakley
Wallace Oakley’s role will expand to include oversight of “several strategic functions,” the carrier said.
Wallace Oakley joined Erie Insurance in 2011 as vice president of human resources business partners, following a 22-year career at State Farm where her responsibilities included commercial lines service, personal lines underwriting, auto claims, corporate public affairs, agent recruiting and human r.
OH - 2 Plead Guilty to Working While Receiving Benefits
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A carpenter convicted of workers' compensation fraud for working while collecting benefits must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation more than $23,000, the BWC announced Friday.
Ernest Shawn Baker
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Ernest Shawn Baker, 45, of Pomeroy, must serve five years of probation as well. He pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to a fifth-degree felony count of workers' compensation fraud.
Jim Wernecke, the director of BWC's special investigations department, said Baker went back to work as a carpenter soon after his injury in 2014.
Another Ohio man .
FL - Alleged Con Artist Charged With Failure to Secure Comp Coverage for Company
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A woman who was arrested in July for allegedly posing as an engineer in an attempt to dupe the City of Homestead into awarding her a $33.3 million construction contract has been arrested again on charges of failure to secure workers' compensation coverage and running an organized scheme to defraud, the Miami Herald reports.
Online, Janet LeGrand posed as the CEO of a multinational engineering consulting firm she called the Bleu Network. She said the company had a robust portfolio of engineering projects and overseas offices in Spain and Argentina, the H.
CA - Judge Consolidates Claims for Sanctions, Payment on Copy Service Bills
CA - No Injunction in QME Dispute; Judge Questions Jurisdiction to Hear Complaint
CA - Jury Trial in $20 Million Kickback Case Enters Week Two
CA - DWC Suspends 21 Providers, Some Tied to Medicare Fraud
CA - Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs
CA - Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty in Charity-Donations-for-Client-Referral Scheme
NATL. - Benchmark Study Finds Decrease in Claim Closure, More Tracking of Provider Performance
NY - DOL Denies Workers' Comp to Ground Zero OSHA Inspector With Lung Disease
CA - Better ID of Suspended Providers, Process to Report Bad Actors Sought at Hearing
NATL. - Debate Over Evidence-Based Guidelines Heats Up
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