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New York: Truck Driver’s Failure to Mention Side Business Did Not Result in Forfeiture of Benefits
Posted on 16 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A New York truck driver’s failure to disclose his involvement in an online and retail flower business was not the sort of misrepresentation that should disqualify him from receiving workers’ compensation benefits under N.Y. Workers’... Read More

New York: Board Commits Error in Disqualifying Injured Worker From Future Benefits
Posted on 26 Apr 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Board decision that disqualified an injured worker from receiving future wage replacement benefits was erroneous where the New York appellate court found that the Board’s decision had been based on speculation and conjecture. The court acknowledged... Read More

New York: Videotape and Social Media Evidence Torpedo Worker’s Claim for Benefits
Posted on 4 Jan 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a workers’ compensation claimant represented to an independent medical examiner that he could not sit upright or stand without head support, that he became dizzy from time to time, could not engage in play or other activities with his son... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/21/2014) – Crooked Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty To Attempted Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – August 21, 2014 Crooked Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty To Attempted Workers’ Compensation Fraud (OH) – In order to avoid jail time, former law enforcement officer Thomas Gamble has pled guilty to attempted... Read More

An Ominous Portent for Maryland’s Business Community: Workers’ Compensation Commission Revises Procedural Regulations
Posted on 12 Jul 2013 by Lance G. Montour

By Lance Montour, Esq. It has been some time since the entirety of the regulations governing workers' compensation were reviewed and revised. For a number of years, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has addressed concerns on an... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/7/2014) – Mechanic Will Repay $54,000 Of Unlawful Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Posted on 8 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – August 7, 2014 Mechanic Will Repay $54,000 Of Unlawful Workers’ Compensation Benefits (OH) – Craig Vance has been ordered to repay $54,030 in workers’ compensation benefits that he received... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/12/2015) – Disabled Offshore Oil Worker Must Have Thought That Lawn Care Was Not Like Working
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 12, 2015 Disabled Offshore Oil Worker Must Have Thought That Lawn Care Was Not Like Working (LA) – Mervin Noel has been sentenced to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/7/2015) – Cop Participated In Ice Bucket Challenge While Disabled
Posted on 8 May 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 7, 2015 Cop Participated In Ice Bucket Challenge While Disabled (CA) – Pasadena police officer Jaime Robison has been charged with insurance fraud for allegedly participating in an “Ice Bucket... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/5/2015) – Will Seahawks’ Super Bowl Loss Cause Even More Pain For This Workers’ Compensation Fraudster?
Posted on 6 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 5, 2015 Will Seahawks’ Super Bowl Loss Cause Even More Pain For This Workers’ Compensation Fraudster? (WA) – Jeffory Mock Jr., who must be a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan, has been charged... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/12/2015) – Husband and Wife Hotel Owners Will Be Long-Term Guests At the 'Hótel Prisón' Chain After Hiring Undocumented Workers
Posted on 13 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 12, 2015 Husband and Wife Hotel Owners Will Be Long-Term Guests At the 'Hótel Prisón' Chain After Hiring Undocumented Workers (KS) – Munir Ahmad Chaudary, the co-owner of two... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/26/2015) – Owner of Food Service Temp Agency Who Cooked the Books Gets More Years In Prison After Exaggerating Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis
Posted on 27 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 26, 2015 Owner of Food Service Temp Agency Who Cooked the Books Gets More Years In Prison After Exaggerating Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis (MA) – Margaret Mathes, who along with her daughter,... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/29/2014) – Mom and Daughter Interpreters Who Stretched Their Mileage Now Have To Stay Home
Posted on 30 May 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 29, 2014 Mom and Daughter Interpreters Who Stretched Their Mileage Now Have To Stay Home (WA) – Gloria Mendoza Garcia and her daughter, Gloria Del Rocio Gonzalez, who were the Washington Department... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/24/2014) – Taxi Driver Legally Changed His Name To Hide His Double-Dipping
Posted on 25 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 24, 2014 Taxi Driver Legally Changed His Name To Hide His Double-Dipping (WA) – Cab driver Shahin I. Shahin has been sentenced to 19 days in electronic home monitoring after pleading guilty to theft... Read More

Louisiana: Claimant Misrepresents Ability to Work and Forfeits Comp Benefits
Posted on 19 Apr 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A grant of summary judgment by the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation that order the forfeiture of a claimant’s right to workers' compensation benefits under La. Stat. Ann. 23:1208, based upon a finding that he made false statements... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/3/2014) – Owner Of Tequila Sunrise Must Pay Or Stay For Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Posted on 3 Jul 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – July 3, 2014 Owner Of Tequila Sunrise Must Pay Or Stay For Workers’ Compensation Fraud (OH) – Maria Meszaros, the owner of the Tequila Sunrise bar, has pled guilty to workers’ compensation fraud... Read More