|Defense In Munir Uwaydah Case Coming On Like A Legion. But Prosecution's Argument May Not Falter On November 1st. |
By Lonce LaMon - October 24, 2016
The hearing that took place last week on Tuesday morning, October 18th 2016, for the Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah case in Department 109 in downtown Los Angeles criminal court functioned mostly to waive time for all the defendants to November 1st 2016 and to put motions on the calendar for the near future.
The defendants’ counsels asked for more time to be able to submit written answers to the prosecution’s People's Opposition to Defense Motion to Dismiss Illegal Patient Referral Counts and People's Opposition To Defendants Arnold, Folgar, and Groscost's Motion To Dismiss that were just filed on October 13th. The prosecution responded to the defenses’ 995 motions to dismiss the Capping Counts and Money Laundering Counts filed by Tatiana Torres Arnold, Jeffrey Stevens, Yolanda Groscost, and Tony Folgar individually. Each of the defendants in the larger indictment who did not file a motion individually—Kelly Soo Park, Ronnie Case, Leticia Lemus, Peter Nelson, Dr. David Johnson, Dr. Paul Turley and Maria Turley-- joined Jeffrey Stevens’ motion.
|Stacey Golden, Champion Anti-Workers’-Compensation-Fraud Advocate, Gets Promoted To Assistant Vice President At Keenan & Associates|
By Lonce LaMon - October 21, 2016
Stacey Golden has been promoted from Director of Claims to Assistant Vice President at Keenan & Associates based in the Torrance, California, Keenan office.
Stacey began working for Keenan in 2002 as a senior examiner and has made her way up the ladder through Supervisor, Technical Manager, Director of Claims, and now to Assistant Vice President. She has been on the Corporate Claims Team for the past 10 years. She has excelled in the management of the Claims Team litigation cost containment program, Special Investigation Unit (SIU) program, quality assurance, operations, external/state audits, EDM, and training. Previously, she was a senior claims examiner at Royal and SunAlliance from 1999 to 2002.
|California Department of Insurance Issues Cease And Desist Order Against American Labor Alliance And Affiliate CompOne USA|
By Lonce LaMon with the California Department of Insurance - October 20, 2016
The California Department of Insurance today put out a news release stating that California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, had a cease and desist order served upon Agricultural Contracting Services Association, Incorporated, dba American Labor Alliance and its affiliate CompOne USA. In this order, which was served on Monday, October 17th 2016, the Commissioner alleges these businesses are soliciting, marketing, selling, and issuing to employers in California what they claim are valid workers’ compensation policies, when in fact investigators found the companies are not properly registered with the regulator and are transacting insurance without proper authority.
|California Department of Workers' Compensation Launches Online Education Module for Physicians Treating Injured Workers|
By Lonce LaMon and California Department Of Industrial Relations - October 19, 2016
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today launched a free online education course for physicians treating patients in the California workers’ compensation system.
“Caring for California’s Injured Workers: Using California’s Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)” is the first entry in a planned series of education modules developed for medical doctors, chiropractors and nurses. The MTUS is the primary source of guidance for treating physicians and physician reviewers for the evaluation and treatment of injured workers.
October 17, 2016 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Case In Orange County Continued To November 4th 2016. Prosecution Says, 'It is as though defendants want to know which punch in a fight forms the basis of an assault charge.'
October 12, 2016 - Employers Insurance Group Extends Injured Employee Hotline to All Policyholders
October 9, 2016 - Peter Nelson, Dr. Uwaydah's Physician Assistant, Loses On His 995 Motion To Dismiss On Friday In The Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown Los Angeles. He Remains Incarcerated.
October 3, 2016 - Laws Signed By California Governor Friday, September 30th 2016, Will Work To Reduce Treatment Delays And Prevent Fraudsters From Filing Provider Liens In Workers' Compensation System.
September 29, 2016 - California DWC Announces New Search Tool for Independent Bill Review (IBR) Decisions
September 29, 2016 - Ronnie Case To Be Released From Jail. Judge Accepts Bond Premium Payment From Mike Smith After He Produces Bank Statements.