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AK: House Panel Rejects Bill to Abolish Protection of General Contractors From Lawsuits

JUNEAU, AK - The House Judiciary Committee on Friday voted down a proposed bill that would repeal an existing law that protects general contractors from lawsuits when subcontractors' workers are killed or injured on the job. Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

TN: House Committee Passes Bill for Some Contractors to Opt Out of Workers' Comp Insurance Program

NASHVILLE, TN - The Tennessean reports that the House Consumer & Employee Affairs Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow owners of small construction firms to opt out of Tennessee's workers' compensation insurance program once they can prove that they have no employees other...

New Study Says Injured U.S. Soldiers and Civilians Shortchanged Under Integrated War Labor Model

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Michael H. LeRoy, Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations and the College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has released a new study: “ The New War Labor Paradigm: Civilians Who Work Like Soldiers and Soldiers Who Work Like Civilians—...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/29/2011) – What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas, Including Jail Time For Stupid Insurance Fraud

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/5/2012) – State Senator’s Trucking Company Not Trucking So Much After Court Shuts It Down

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/12/2012) – Former Texas Pain Management Physician and Psychiatrist Sentenced To Federal Prison

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/12/2012) – Former Texas Pain Management Physician and Psychiatrist Sentenced To Federal Prison

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/8/2012) – Former Elected Official With Wet Hair Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers’ Comp Fraud Blotter (9/27/2012) – Businessman Convicted in $3.1M Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (2/11/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS : Study Finds High Correlation Between Mental Illness and Smoking . US Dept of Labor Cracks Down on...

Federal: D.C. Circuit Court Dismisses RICO Action for Alleged Tortious Conduct Related to Defense Base Act Claims

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, affirmed in relevant part the dismissal of a class action lawsuit that alleged several government contractors, insurance companies, and third parties (“contractors”) had committed torts and violated the Longshore and Harbor Workers’...