The Year in Review: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Fraud News Stories

Workers’ compensation fraudsters come in all shapes and sizes. Here are 10 news stories from 2011 that caught our eye: 1. Grandpa Used Granddaughter to Sell His Workers' Compensation Drugs (OH) - Donald Fisher has pleaded guilty to one count of deception to obtain a dangerous drug, a...

The Year in Review: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Fraud News Stories

Workers’ compensation fraudsters come in all shapes and sizes. Here are 10 news stories from 2011 that caught our eye: 1. Grandpa Used Granddaughter to Sell His Workers' Compensation Drugs (OH) - Donald Fisher has pleaded guilty to one count of deception to obtain a dangerous drug, a fourth...

Keeping Moles Out Of Your Company's House

Earlier this year, Joe Muto, an associate producer for "The O'Reilly Factor," apparently decided that he "[couldn't] just leave [his employment at Fox News] quietly." Instead, he contracted with the Gawker Media blog network to become the "Fox News Mole," a role...

Undue Influence: California Ups Penalty For Stealing From Seniors

CRIME & PUNISHMENT: CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs AB 381, which amends the criminal code to provide that a person convicted of stealing property via elder abuse or other form of undue influence be liable for twice the value of the property (STATE NET, CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE). ...

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Embezzlement: Limited Coverage for Employee Dishonesty

Sadly, it is not unusual for an employee to embezzle funds from an employer. For that reason most businessowners policies provide limited coverage for losses incurred as a result of the dishonesty of an employee. The limits available are negotiable. Most business owners believe their employees are honest...

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Insurance Fraud “Chutzpah” – No Mercy for Insurance Criminal

This case concerns the criminal conduct of the owner of an insurance business, formerly known as Associates Insurance Agency, Inc., owned and operated by the Defendant-Appellant, Tina Woods Butler , in Dyersburg, Tennessee. On February 13, 2012, the Dyer County Grand Jury returned a seventeen-count indictment...

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Orlando Attorney Charged With Stealing Personal Injury Settlement Money

Orlando Attorney Raymond (Ramon) Ismael Melendez of the Melendez Law Firm, P.A.has been arrested for allegedly stealing insurance settlement proceeds totaling nearly $80,000 from three personal injury clients. The charges allege that between February 2011 and June 2012, Melendez withheld notification...

N.J. Court Upholds Criminal Indictment against Former Employee Who Took Confidential Documents

By Louis L. Chodoff and Amy L. Bashore Recently, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a criminal indictment against a former employee of the North Bergen Board of Education (the Board), which stemmed from the alleged theft of public records. The defendant had argued...

BIA on Agg. Fel. Theft: Matter of Sierra

"Under the law of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the offense of attempted possession of a stolen vehicle in violation of sections 193.330 and 205.273 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, which requires only a mental state of “reason to believe,” is not categorically...

Smartphone Theft Prevention Act Clears First Committee Vote

Legislation that requires all smartphones and tablets sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technology that will render stolen devices useless has passed its first committee vote in the California Senate. Senate Bill 962, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]...

Troutman Sanders Wins Insurance Coverage Dispute in California Federal Court Proving that Crime Really Doesn’t Pay

By Eileen King Bower Troutman Sanders recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of Continental Casualty Company in an insurance coverage dispute in the Northern District of California, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In this case, the plaintiff, a court-appointed receiver...

Smartphone Theft Legislation Passes California Senate

SB 962 Requires All New Smartphones Sold in California to Come Pre-Equipped With Theft-Deterring Technology The California Senate has passed legislation that requires all smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technological solutions to render the device useless if...

New York and California Officials Convince Google and Microsoft To Join Apple and Include Smartphone Kill Switch In Next Operating Systems To Reduce Thefts

Inaugural Report Reveals New Data Showing That Thefts Fell Drastically Following Apple’s Introduction of a Kill Switch. In just one year, the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative has made tremendous strides towards curtailing the alarming trend of violent smartphone theft. New York Attorney...

Secure Our Smartphones Initiative: One Year Later Report

One year ago, in June 2013, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón launched the Secure Our Smartphones ("SOS") Initiative in response to the epidemic of smartphone theft and related violence. In 2013, thieves stole an estimated...

Must Insured First Prove Prima Facie Case? An LLC Is Not an Employee

When an insured acquires an insurance policy the insured promises, among other things, to first prove that when presenting a claim for indemnity the Insured will establish a prima facie (on its face) case that coverage is available. In Network F.O.B., Inc. v. Great American Ins. Co. of New York , Slip...

Crime by Lawyer Does Not Pay: Lawyer Who Steals From Client Must Be Disbarred

When a lawyer does a criminal act he or she puts the license to practice law in jeopardy. The public believes that such a criminal act is sufficient to jail the lawyer and cause the lawyer to lose his or her license. The fact is that the Supreme Courts of the various states are loathe to totally disbar...