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D.C.: Court Grants Preliminary Approval of $72.5M Settlement in Class Action Against The Hartford
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On June 7, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted preliminary approval of a $72.5 million dollar settlement between The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and a class of more that 21,000 members who... Read More

Allstate Insurance's RICO Lawsuit Seeks to Recover $2.1M From Durable Medical Equipment Companies
Posted on 26 May 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Allstate Insurance Company is seeking to recover $2.1 million against 37 New York area defendants in its second insurance fraud lawsuit of 2011. The complaint, filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") and principles... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (11/5/2012)
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

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: Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Calculation of WC Premiums... Read More

MI: Federal Judge Rules “RICO” Claim Barred By Exclusive Remedy Provision
Posted on 29 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

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... Read More

IL: Judge Allows AIG to Pursue Racketeering Claims Against Rival Workers' Comp Insurers
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

CHICAGO, IL - U.S. District Court Judge Robert Gettleman has ruled that American International Group Inc. may pursue racketeering and other claims against rival insurers, including Hartford Financial Servics Group Inc., Liberty Mutual Group, and Travelers... Read More

Federal District Court in Michigan Again Strikes Down RICO Claims Related to Workers' Compensation Disputes
Posted on 29 Sep 2010 by Thomas A. Robinson

For the second time in five and one-half years, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Michigan has dismissed claims filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") against a self-insured employer... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/5/2012) – Washing and Detailing Cars and Pickup Trucks While on Disability Leads to Conviction
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

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... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant’s PTSD Claim Held Timely Four Years After the Fact
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Trauma, RICO and Exclusive Remedy, Safety Violations, Off-Duty Injury and Tort Action Against Employer . Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More

The Future of Exclusive Remedy: Does the Doctrine Still Protect Employers?
Posted on 31 Aug 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

At the 21st Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference ®, Nov. 7-9, 2012, Thomas A. Robinson, author and primary upkeep writer for Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , will speak and moderate on The Future of... Read More

Divided Sixth Circuit Court Delivers Body Blow to Michigan’s Continuing Battle Regarding RICO Claims and Comp Exclusivity
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

By Thomas A. Robinson A divided Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Brown v. Cassens Transp. Co. , 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 6929 (6th Cir. Apr. 6, 2012), has again reversed the dismissal of plaintiff employees’ RICO action and remanded it to the United... Read More

RICO Relief Denied: Are Employers at a Tipping Point for Brown v. Cassens-Type Lawsuits?
Posted on 23 Mar 2010 by Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

Most large employers are well aware of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent denial of a petition that it rehear the 6th Circuit Court's ruling allowing the plaintiffs in Brown v. Cassens Transport Company to proceed with a workers' compensation... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (9/16/2011) – Sale of Assets to "New" Employer Does Not Mean It is Responsible for 100 Percent of Hearing Loss Claim
Posted on 17 Sep 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Hearing Loss, Occupational Disease, Dismissal of Claim, Loss of Sight, and RICO. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Larson's Spotlight on Recent Cases: Federal RICO Cause of Action
Posted on 12 Nov 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on RICO, Ex Parte Communication, Penalties and Reemployment. 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... Read More