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Robin E. Kobayashi
California WCAB Finds QME Reports Met Standards Under Almaraz/Guzman

Artemio Gonzalez v. Rangell Drywall, Inc. Permanent Disability--Rating--AMA Guides --WCAB, affirming WCJ's decision, held that QME's reports constituted substantial evidence under standards set forth in Almaraz v. Environmental Recovery Services...

Larson's Spotlight
Virginia Court of Appeals Cites Rassp's "The Lawyer's Guide" as Authority on AMA Guides

An interesting case from Virginia decided in early 2010 illustrates how states are looking for guidance on the AMA Guides and have found authoritative analysis in Robert G. Rassp’s The Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team
Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter - Recent Arrests, Charges, Convictions, and Investigations (6/10/2010)

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...

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California Workers' Compensation Institute
New CWCI Study Takes an Updated Look at California Workers’ Comp TD Outcomes

New research from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute confirms that temporary disability (TD) outcomes in California’s $8 billion workers’ compensation system have continued to improve since the enactment of 2004 reform legislation...

Jennifer Jordan
Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission Holds Public Hearing on Emergency Regs for Medicare Set-Asides

The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission held a public hearing today on the emergency regulations for Medicare Set-Asides. The proposed changes would amend COMAR 14.09.01.19 Agreements for Final Compromise and Settlement. At today’s...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
Liberty Mutual Group Names David H. Long New President

BOSTON, MA - Liberty Mutual Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Edmund F. Kelly announced Wednesday that David H. Long, 49, has been named President of Liberty Mutual Group effective July 1, 2010. Mr. Long, who has been with Liberty Mutual for...