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Stuart D. Colburn
Texas Letters of Clarification

The Division is changing internal policies and procedures concerning Letters of Clarification (LOC) to designated doctors. Many stakeholders have expressed confusion with the changes. The Division has issued two publications to educate system participants...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team
Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter - Recent Arrests, Charges, Convictions, and Investigations (7/22/2010)

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...

Stuart D. Colburn
Insurance Council of Texas 2010 Property & Casualty Mid-Year Symposium

Representative Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) headlined a panel discussion at the Insurance Council of Texas 2010 Property & Casualty Mid-Year Symposium. Rick Gentry, Executive Director of the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT), moderated the panel which...

Stuart D. Colburn
Obesity in America as Cost Driver in the Workers’ Comp System

Stuart D. Colburn, a Shareholder of Downs Stanford in Austin, Texas, analyzes the impact of an obese workforce, one of the primary cost drivers in the workers’ compensation system. To view his slide presentation on this topic, click here . Next...

Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP
California Employee’s Failure to Indicate Her Intention to Return to Work Cuts Off Interactive Process

The California Fourth District Court of Appeal’s recent ruling in Milan v. City of Holtville , filed July 15, 2010, is a prime example of the cross-over between workers’ compensation administration and employment laws concerning disability...

Richard C Kissiah
Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Rulemaking Authority Questioned

The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation is run by three individuals--a chairperson and two directors, with two of the three members recently having changed. Rick Thompson is the new chairperson of the Board. The prior Board had promulgated...