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NY: Facebook Post Leads To Fraud Conviction

Albany, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - An Ulster County woman whose Facebook posting led to her arrest and conviction for stealing $8,975 in workers’ compensation benefits was sentenced Thursday to three years probation and ordered to make restitution. Alexis Muniz, 28, of Accord, was sentenced in...

MI: Federal Judge Rules “RICO” Claim Barred By Exclusive Remedy Provision

Detroit, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - In Brown v. Cassens Transport Company, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants, Cassens Transport Co., Crawford & Company, and Dr. Saul Margules had schemed to deny them workers’ compensation benefits under the Michigan Worker’s Disability Compensation...

MO: Juror Reporting for Service Awarded Benefits

The Commission in a case of first impression concluded that a prospective juror who fell on a parking lot while reporting to jury duty was an employee under the Act by the County that summoned him for service. Claimant parked his car and walked to report to jury duty when he fell. Claimant did not have...

UPS v. West: Now That’s a Bargain!

By Marcus A. Roland, Esq. UPS Airlines v. West, No. 2010-CA-001433-WC (Ky. App. 2011) : A benefit plan as identified under KRS 342.730(6) is not "exclusively employer funded" if it is the product of collective bargaining. In this to-be-published decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals...

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 (3/15/2012) – Mechanic Covered With Grease Claimed He Was Unemployed and Unable to Work

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 (3/22/2012) – Making Shell Companies For Fraud and Getting Caught-CFO Turns on Crooked Boss

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 (3/29/2012) – Labor Investigator Forfeits Gold Bars, Coins, Lexus, and Homes On Way 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 (4/5/2012) – Drum Manufacturer Shuttered By Court For Failing To Carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance

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 (4/5/2012) – Drum Manufacturer Shuttered By Court For Failing To Carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance

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...

Missouri: Commission Guts Benefits to Sex Assault Victim

When there is no other evidence on the issue of rate, the statutory minimum rate of $40 a week applies. The claimant has the burden to prove rate. Boilerplate pleading asserting the "maximum" rate on a claim did not entitle claimant to the statutory maximum rate, even when the employer was...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Partially Disabled Claimant With Combined Injuries Should Not Receive More Payments Than a Quadriplegic Claimant

Larson's Spotlight on Scheduled Award, Average Weekly Wage, Medical Benefits (Pool Therapy), and Nose Disfigurement. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the...

Missouri: Knee Injury Produces Dire “Natural” Consequences

After claimant returned to work to unrestricted duty following a knee surgery he reported multiple additional accidents from falling and each new claim added different body parts. The employer argued the second injury fund was liable for a PTD claim due to a combination of multiple injuries. The court...

As the Temperature Climbs, So Do the Rates: DE Dept. of Labor 2012-2013 Rates Released

I may be the lone wolf (along with Mike Sensor) here in the office this happy 5th of July, but nothing is gonna get past me and as the rest of you lay on those sweltering beaches, I am up on the skinny at the Department of Labor. Which is basically money, money and more of it....a whole new reason to...

As the Temperature Climbs, So Do the Rates: DE Dept. of Labor 2012-2013 Rates Released

I may be the lone wolf (along with Mike Sensor) here in the office this happy 5th of July, but nothing is gonna get past me and as the rest of you lay on those sweltering beaches, I am up on the skinny at the Department of Labor. Which is basically money, money and more of it....a whole new reason to...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Gradual Worsening Over Time Constituted Change of Condition, Not New Injury

Larson's Spotlight on Change of Condition, Workers' Comp Fraud, and Tort Suit and Evidence of Workers' Comp Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Court Dismisses Injured Workers' Tort Action Against Carrier for Five-Month Delay in Medical Benefits

Larson's Spotlight on Bad Faith Insurance Tactics, Benefits During Incarceration, Borrowing Employer, and Injury and Causation. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has...

Slow Recovery Affects Workers’ Comp Benefits and Costs

Click here to read more about how and why the "Slow Recovery Affects Workers' Comp Benefits and Costs" and to download this latest report from the National Academy of Social Insurance .