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California Supreme Court Denies Sim Hoffman, M.D.'s Petition For Review And Depublication Request
By Lonce Lamonte - February 14, 2018

Today, February 14th 2018, Sim Hoffman, M.D.’s Petition for Review and De-Publication Request was denied by the California Supreme Court. 

Now this case of workers’ compensation billing fraud of the People vs. Sim Hoffman, M.D. and Thomas Heric, M.D. will return to the Orange County Superior Court, the court room of the Honorable Richard King, and will proceed to trial. 

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Disposition, Hoffman vs. Superior Court (PEOPLE)
Case Number: S245814

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Buena Park radiologist, Sim Hoffman, was indicted in May of 2011 with 884 counts pertaining to his egregious workers’ compensation claims billing frauds.  His frauds consisted of billings for single fiber EMGs, which are very rare procedures never performed on workers’ compensation patients, 3D MRIs for which he didn’t even have the software, patient interpreting fraud for which the interpreter was not even aware he’d done an interpreting job let alone had his license number used on the billing, and bogus sleep studies for which Dr. Thomas Heric wrote meaningless reports. 

The indictment was dismissed in December of 2013 on a successful 995 Motion by Hoffman’s defense team citing Johnson error.  Johnson error occurs when the prosecution fails to present exculpatory evidence to the grand jury.  It was alleged that the prosecutor, Shaddi Kamiabipour, failed to disclose to the grand jury the fact that Dr. Hoffman reimbursed State Compensation Insurance Fund the amount of $75,000 for overbillings.


Wynn Sex Misconduct Case Raises Question: When Do Investors Need to Know?: Claims Journal   February 9, 2018
When should a company have to tell investors that a top executive is facing sexual misconduct allegations?
 
The question comes as Wynn Resorts is being rocked by the resignation of Steve Wynn, its chairman and CEO, following allegations that first surfaced in a newspaper report that sent the casino and resorts company’s stock tumbling.

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California's Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
By Lonce Lamonte and Newsline from the California Department of Industrial Relations - February 13, 2018

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted adjustments to the Hospital ...

Los Angeles area couple, Clement Chichester and Brittney Sias, insurance agents, arrested by Department of Insurance
By Lonce Lamonte and the Californa Department of Insurance - February 9, 2018

Victims' money used to buy homes and vacations.  Search for more victims is underway. 

Clement Ignatius La...

Florida's SB 1568 Hopes To Keep Injured Workers Protected By Workers' Compensation Regardless Of Immigration Status
By Lonce Lamonte - February 8, 2018

Florida state Senator Gary Farmer has introduced a new bill designed to stop insurance companies from ...

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The Day Of The Dead, When The Living And The Dead Party Together.
By Jorge Alexandria - October 31, 2017

One day in 1987, when I was in uniform as an Army medic – part of the 3rd Infantry Divisi...

People

Christine Harris Moves To AIMs In Sacramento. She embarks on handling the claims for the judicial branch of the California workers' compensation program.
By Lonce LaMon - June 1, 2017

Last month Christine Harris joined AIMs in Sacramento, California as a senior workers’ compensation ...

 
 

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