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Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
California WCAB Holds Rule 30 Limitation on Defendant’s Obtaining QME Report Invalid

The W.C.A.B. in surprising and welcome en banc decision has held the recently adopted administrative director regulation commonly known as Rule 30 [ADR § 30(d)(3) ] is invalid in that it conflicts the provisions of Labor Code § 4060(c) and §...

Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
California WCAB Issues En Banc Guidelines on Rating Protocols

The W.C.A.B., undoubtedly seeking to provide some order to the process of developing the record on the issue of Permanent Disability Rating in the Almaraz/Guzman II/Ogilvie world has issued an en banc decision providing guidance to the Trial Level judges...

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Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter - Recent Arrests, Charges, Convictions, and Investigations (6/3/2010)

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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MEMIC Wins Award From ACORD for Agent Technology Implementation

Portland, ME (CompNewsNetwork) - International insurance standard organization ACORD cited MEMIC with its "round trip of data" award at its annual international technology forum last week. John Leonard, MEMIC President and CEO, as well as Gary...

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MI: Gov. Makes Appointment to Board Of Magistrates

Lansing, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Granholm has appointed James J. Kent of East Lansing to the Board of Magistrates. Mr. Kent, a former magistrate, is appointed for a term expiring January 26, 2011. He succeeds Valencia Jarvis who has resigned …...

Robin E. Kobayashi
The International Scene: Sacked Through Facebook, Death by iPad, Facial Injuries, ER Violence

Here's a round up of interesting workplace news from around the world... - In what is believed to be the first termination notice through Facebook, a 16-year-old worker was informed by her boss at the cafe where she worked that she was being let...