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Law Firm Of Knox Ricksen Sued By Reyes And Barsoum For Allegedly Hacking Into Computer System And Stealing Confidential Client Information
By adjustercom with Press Releases - March 2, 2015

A report on Law360.com says that the Los Angeles law firm Reyes and Barsoum LLP launched a California state suit accusing Knox Ricksen LLP, its opposing counsel in a workers’ compensation dispute, of hacking into a computer network and illegally downloading confidential client information so it could gain an edge in the underlying case. The complaint alleges Knox Ricksen partner Eric Danowitz and associate Daniel Sharp violated California’s Computer Crime Law and business and professions code by executing a scheme in which they wrongfully obtained 2,000 case materials containing Reyes and Barsoum’s privileged documents.

California DIR Reduces Fees for Independent Medical Review, Independent Bill Review
By CA Dept of Industrial Relations Press Release - February 25, 2015

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is pleased to announce a reduction in Independent Medical Review and Independent Bill Review fees effective January 1, 2015.

IMR Fees

Any IMR application submitted on or after January 1, 2015 will be subject to the following fee schedule:

Standard IMRs Involving Non-Pharmacy Claims*

  • Fee effective April 1, 2014: $420 per IMR
  • Fee effective Jan. 1, 2015: $390 per IMR

Standard IMRs Involving Pharmacy Only Claims**


California DWC Invites Public to Participate in a Discussion of Issues Related to the Home Health Care Fee Schedule on March 3rd
By Press Release - CA Department of Industrial Relations - February 25, 2015

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will hold a public meeting to discuss issues related to the home health services fee schedule:

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Place: Elihu Harris State Office Building – Auditorium

1515 Clay Street

Oakland, CA 94612

The purpose of the meeting is to hear input from the public regarding issues including assessing the need for home health services, service provider requirements, fee amounts, and billing codes. The agenda for the meeting is posted here.


Tennessee Vies To Follow Texas And Oklahoma To Opt-Out Of State Workers' Compensation Program
By Lonce LaMon - February 24, 2015

A proposal to allow employers to opt out of Tennessee's workers' compensation program and design individual plans that meet minimum requirements has been filed by Sen. Mark Green and Rep. Jeremy Durham.

This bill would make Tennessee the third state to give employers the option to set up individual workers' compensation programs. Texas and Oklahoma are the only two states that have opt-out programs.


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February 17, 2015 - Former Hartford Chairman, President, And CEO, Liam E. McGee, Dies At Age 60

February 17, 2015 - Lawyers Accused of Fraud Regarding Asbestos Claims In RICO Suit Against Them

February 11, 2015 - California DWC Files Amendment to Official Medical Fee Schedule with Secretary of State, Posts Adjustment to Inpatient Hospitals Section

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