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November 2018

November 19, 2018 - California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Announces 2019 Profile Audit Review and Full Compliance Audit Performance
November 17, 2018 - Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A. Continued To November 26th 2018. Judge Wants To Personally Review New Discovery.
November 15, 2018 - California DIR’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Moves Eureka Office to New Location
November 4, 2018 - Judge King Demands Supplemental Briefings In Sim Hoffman, M.D. Work Comp Fraud Case In Orange County. He Asks Of The Prosecution, 'What are the false claims?'
November 1, 2018 - Four Chiropractors and Another Capper Charged By Orange County District Attorney As Phase II Of Multi-Million Dollar Workers’ Compensation Illegal Patient Referral Scam

October 2018

October 30, 2018 - The Travelers Partners With Gilbane and Triax Technologies to Test Benefits of Wearables for Construction Industry
October 18, 2018 - California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule Inpatient Hospital Section to Conform to Medicare Changes
October 15, 2018 - California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Proposed Revisions to WCIS Implementation Guide for First and Subsequent Reports of Injury
October 15, 2018 - California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts 2017 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
October 11, 2018 - Sam Solakyan, Owner of Vital Imaging, Released From Federal Prison On 1.5 Million Dollars Bond
October 7, 2018 - Judge Has Questions for Prosecution in Sim Hoffman, M.D. Case in Orange County. Still No Ruling on Defense’s 995 Motion.
October 2, 2018 - Sam Solakyan Arrested. Federal Indictment Unsealed In San Diego.
October 1, 2018 - California's Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Order Adopting Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines

September 2018

September 27, 2018 - California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Proposed Amendments to Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule to Online Forum for Public Comment
September 23, 2018 - New Frontline Medical Attorney Shows Up In Court In Downtown LA In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case. Benjamin Gluck Confronts Sergeant McCrillis On The Stand With Legal Bill Found On First Page Of Search Warrant.
September 19, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
September 16, 2018 - Benjamin Gluck Gives Up Representation Of Frontline Medical In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown LA. Sergeant McCrillis Continues On The Witness Stand, Claiming Stand-Alone Public Documents Are Not Privileged.
September 13, 2018 - First Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for September 26th 2018 in Oakland, California
September 12, 2018 - Judge King Takes 995 Motion Under Submission From The Defense in Sim Hoffman, M.D. Billing Fraud Case in Orange County. If Prosecution Prevails, Case Will Be Set For Trial Within 30 Days Of September 28, 2018.
September 8, 2018 - California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Post Progress Report on Department’s Independent Medical Review (IMR) Program.
September 6, 2018 - California DIR’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated MTUS Drug List Effective October 1st
September 2, 2018 - Sergeant McCrillis Continues On The Witness Stand In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown LA. He Testifies He Conducted An Undercover Operation.

August 2018

August 31, 2018 - Defense In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In DTLA Files Motion To Disqualify Marisa Schermbeck Nelson From Testifying. Judge Denies The Motion.
August 30, 2018 - Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner, Announces New Workers' Compensation Program For California's Cannabis Industry
August 29, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2017
August 26, 2018 - Judge Tells Defense In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case: You Better Be Able To Show Me Some Prejudice Or Else You’ll Lose.
August 24, 2018 - Dayan Mathai and Benjamin Gluck wear the same suit to court. Judge tells Gluck he has a low batting average. Proceedings move forward in Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah case in DTLA.
August 21, 2018 - Dr. Paul Turley's Chiropractic License To Remain Active Per The Court's Ruling
August 19, 2018 - Prosecutor Asks Judge To Review Alleged Privileged Documents Unredacted In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In DTLA. Sergeant Tim McCrillis Still On The Witness Stand.
August 8, 2018 - Evidentiary Hearing In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case To Continue On Tuesday, August 14th 2018. Defense Will Most Likely Continue To Grill Sergeant Tim McCrillis On The Witness Stand.

July 2018

July 31, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Revised July 1, 2018 Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
July 27, 2018 - Eleven More Medical Providers Suspended By California Division Of Workers’ Compensation For Fraud Or Loss Of License
July 25, 2018 - Zachary Sacks Named 2018 Southern California Lawyer Of The Year By Best Lawyers®
July 23, 2018 - Jonathan Hall, LAPD Officer Convicted Of Perjury By A Los Angeles Jury, Tells LA Times He’s Talking About His Workers’ Compensation Fraud Now Because He Has Nothing More To Lose.
July 18, 2018 - California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Responds to Public Inquiries Regarding Acupuncture and July 1st Physician Fee Schedule Update
July 17, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated Subpoena Forms on Website
July 13, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces Formation of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Committee
July 12, 2018 - Evidentiary Hearing On Attorney-Client Privilege Violation Accusation Against Prosecution In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown LA Now Put Off Calendar. Defense Argues That Sergeant McCrillis Was Egregiously Tainted.
July 10, 2018 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)
July 6, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
July 2, 2018 - California Insurance Commissioner Orders Workers' Comp Insurers To Report Federal Income Tax Savings

June 2018

June 28, 2018 - Nationwide Healthcare Fraud Takedown Results In Charges Against 601 Individuals, More Than $2 Billion in Losses. 16 Cases Filed by Prosecutors in Los Angeles. Seven Charged in San Diego.
June 28, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
June 27, 2018 - California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 26, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2019
June 21, 2018 - Former Orange County Life Insurance Agent, Brian Jared Smart, Sentenced To 15 Years For Elder Financial Abuse
June 20, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
June 17, 2018 - Former Cambridge Employees Reunite at Restaurant in Pasadena
June 16, 2018 - Erwin Mejia, Former Material Damage Appraiser, Sentenced To 10 Years In State Prison For His Role In Staged Collision Ring
June 13, 2018 - Gary Royce Wisner, M.D. Indicted In San Joaquin County For $700,000 In Workers' Compensation Fraud
June 12, 2018 - Prosecution In Uwaydah Case Calls Defense Demands For Deputy DAs On The Stand A Fishing Expedition. Judge Concedes Court Could Not Afford A Special Master.
June 7, 2018 - Defense Lawyer Benjamin Gluck Grills Investigator Tim McCrillis On The Stand In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In DTLA

May 2018

May 29, 2018 - While Workers' Compensation Costs Decline, Dave Jones Expresses Concern Employers Are Not Seeing Equivalent Premium Savings
May 23, 2018 - Ronald Grusd, Beverly Hills Radiologist, Suspended From California Workers' Compensation System
May 13, 2018 - Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A. Moves Forward With Witnesses In Evidentiary Hearing
May 9, 2018 - Dr. Uwaydah Workers' Compensation Fraud Case Back In LA Court May 15th. Defense Gets Their Way With First Witnesses On The Stand In Evidentiary Hearing.
May 4, 2018 - California Department of Insurance Grounds Electrician

April 2018

April 30, 2018 - California DIR's Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)
April 24, 2018 - California Department of Industrial Relations Posts List of Public Documents Used to Flag Lien Claimants
April 18, 2018 - California’s Department of Insurance Receives Honor As Model For Diversity And Gender Equality
April 16, 2018 - Sedgwick Completes Acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey
April 13, 2018 - California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule. (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
April 12, 2018 - Betty Johnson, A Retired, Veteran Workers' Compensation Claims Professional Of The Los Angeles Area, Dies On April 3rd After An Illness
April 11, 2018 - Former San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Gets Probation And Work Furlough For Work Comp Fraud
April 9, 2018 - Katrina Woolverton Sings For Friends And Family At Vitello's In Studio City. The Former Defense Attorney Displays A Vocal Range And A Medley Of Songs On Par With The Best Of Singers.
April 2, 2018 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Proposed Interpreter Fee Schedule Regulations to Online Forum for Public Comment
April 2, 2018 - Montecito Mudslide Insurance Claims Top $421 Million
April 2, 2018 - California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Suspends Eight Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License
April 1, 2018 - Jon Woods Relinquished His Right To Decide On The Doctor, Orange County DA Contends. Calls it 'One Large Conspiracy'.
April 1, 2018 - California's Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)

March 2018

March 28, 2018 - California's Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 26, 2018 - Dr. Thomas Heric, Tied To Sim Hoffman, M.D. As A Defendant In Orange County, Appears In Failing Health As He Awaits Likely Trial In Late 2018
March 26, 2018 - California’s Department of Industrial Relations Issues Progress Report on Anti-Fraud Activity in the Workers’ Compensation System
March 23, 2018 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments To Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 22, 2018 - Applicants’ Attorney Jon Woods Held To Answer To The Charges For Workers’ Compensation Fraud After Preliminary Hearing In Orange County Superior Court.
March 18, 2018 - See You In September. Hoffman Defense To File 995 Motion August 3rd in Orange County Superior Court. Hearing On Motion Scheduled For September 7th 2018.
March 15, 2018 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Returns To Superior Court Facing Workers' Compensation Fraud Charges After Being Denied His Petition For Review By The California Supreme Court
March 14, 2018 - California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Correction to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
March 8, 2018 - California Department of Workers’ Compensation Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers
March 7, 2018 - Defense’s Evidentiary Hearing On Attorney-Client Privilege Motion Starts April 2, 2018 In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown Los Angeles. The Prosecution’s Star Witness, Marisa Schermbeck Nelson, May Take The Stand.
March 6, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
March 5, 2018 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends 10 More Medical Providers, Bringing The Total To 207

February 2018

February 27, 2018 - Plane Crash Takes Life Of Dr. John Serocki , Workers’ Compensation Orthopedic Surgeon
February 26, 2018 - Roger Sohn, M.D., Los Angeles Area Orthopedist And AME, Dies Suddenly At Age 66
February 19, 2018 - Defense Accuses Prosecution Of “Outrageous Government Conduct” In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown Los Angeles. Defense Attorney Benjamin Gluck Demands Case Be “Put Out Of Its Misery”.
February 14, 2018 - California Supreme Court Denies Sim Hoffman, M.D.'s Petition For Review And Depublication Request
February 13, 2018 - California's Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
February 9, 2018 - Los Angeles area couple, Clement Chichester and Brittney Sias, insurance agents, arrested by Department of Insurance
February 8, 2018 - Florida's SB 1568 Hopes To Keep Injured Workers Protected By Workers' Compensation Regardless Of Immigration Status
February 5, 2018 - Travelers Institute to Address Distracted Driving, Cybersecurity and Small Business Challenges in 2018
February 1, 2018 - AB 479, Relating To Work Place Causation Of Breast Cancer Resulting In Permanent Disability, Passes California Assembly Unanimously

January 2018

January 29, 2018 - California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, issues formal notice to insurers regarding mudslide coverage for homeowners.
January 25, 2018 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Suspends 11 Medical Providers for Fraud, Conspiracy or Loss of License
January 22, 2018 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on April 28th 2018
January 21, 2018 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Defense Sends Petition To The Supreme Court On Recent Appeals Court Ruling
January 17, 2018 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Invites Physicians and Pharmacists to Apply for Appointment to the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
January 15, 2018 - Mark Montgomery, M.D., A Hand Surgeon Who Operated On Workers' Compensation Patients, Dies In The Montecito Mudslide
January 14, 2018 - New Judge For Landmark Case Not Yet Assigned. Case Will Stall As The Honorable Thomas Goethals Moves To His Bench At Fourth District Court Of Appeal.
January 11, 2018 - Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals Appointed Associate Justice To Court Of Appeal. Landmark Medical Workers' Compensation Fraud Case To Be Transferred Tomorrow Morning To A New Judge.
January 11, 2018 - California Department of Workers' Compensation Suspends Seven Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License
January 10, 2018 - AmTrust Announces Plan To Go Private. Stocks Rise 25% By Yesterday, Wednesday.
January 7, 2018 - AB 206, Championing Day Laborers And Illegal Immigrant Workers For Workers' Comp Benefits, Reintroduced To California Assembly With Stricken And Added Language
January 5, 2018 - Frederick Donald Rollins, Former Licensed Insurance Agent, Sentenced In Riverside, California For Stealing $100,000 In Premiums And Investment Funds
January 2, 2018 - Happy New Year 2018. 2017 Closes Out With 28 Final Medical Providers Suspended By California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation For Fraud or Loss of License

December 2017

December 31, 2017 - Work Comp Applicants’ Attorney, John A. Mendoza, Shoots His Boss To Death, Injures Another Partner, Then Kills Himself At Holiday Party.
December 29, 2017 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
December 28, 2017 - Dr. Mark Greenspan, Workers' Compensation Orthopedic Surgeon, is killed by anesthesiologist. Murder charges filed in Los Angeles.
December 23, 2017 - California's Department of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
December 22, 2017 - Dave Jones Asks Insurers To Serve Wildfire Victims By Providing Relief From Detailed Home Inventories
December 21, 2017 - California's Division of Workers' Compensation Suspends 16 More Medical Providers Bringing The 2017 Total Suspensions To 131
December 18, 2017 - Ronald Grusd, M.D., Beverly Hills Radiologist, Convicted By Federal Jury For Fraud And Bribery
December 18, 2017 - California's Mileage Rate for Workers' Compensation Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Increases Effective January 1, 2018
December 15, 2017 - Shaddi Kamiabipour Honored As 'Prosecutor Of The Year' By Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
December 13, 2017 - George Parisotto, California's Department of Workers' Compensation Administrative Director, Announces 2018 Profile Audit Review and Full Compliance Audit Performance
December 11, 2017 - Dave Jones Takes Action In The Face Of Illegal Auto Policy Moratoriums In Southland Wildfire Areas
December 7, 2017 - California's Department of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Announces Final Approval to Adopt a Drug Formulary for the Medical Treatment of Injured Workers
December 7, 2017 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Approves Carve-out Agreement Covering the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the City of Los Angeles
December 7, 2017 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
December 6, 2017 - Sedgwick Buys Cunningham Lindsey And Takes Over The Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration Of Macy’s In California
December 4, 2017 - Gary M. Lee, AdminSure’s Owner, Dies
December 4, 2017 - California Department of Workers’ Compensation Suspends 21 Medical Providers: 18 For Fraud And Three For Physical and/or Mental Conditions Requiring Surrender Of Medical Licenses
December 3, 2017 - Driverless Auto Manufacturers Won't Get A Law Limiting Their Liability For Maintenance Oversights

November 2017

November 28, 2017 - Federal Judge Rules State Compensation Insurance Fund Does Not Have To Defend Porn Studio, Cybernet-Kink.com, Against Intentional Tort Law Suits From Porn Actors
November 27, 2017 - Berkley One Starts In Illinois With Its Personal Insurance
November 22, 2017 - Nine More Medical Providers Suspended From Work Comp System In California. Total Number Has Reached 94 For 2017.
November 21, 2017 - Dr. Brent Pratley, Workers' Compensation Orthopedic Surgeon, Died On November 10th 2017 After A Long Illness
November 20, 2017 - Del Real Father And Son Plead Guilty To Four Felony Counts Of Workers’ Compensation Fraud In Salinas, California
November 16, 2017 - Norma Reyna Garner Released Of All Charges In Landmark Medical Case In Orange County
November 15, 2017 - California Court of Appeal Denies Defense's Petition For Writ Of Mandate In Sim Hoffman, M.D. Workers' Compensation Fraud Case
November 14, 2017 - California's Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends Paul Randall and 11 Other Medical Providers
November 13, 2017 - California Department of Insurance finds $11 Million For Life Insurance Beneficiaries
November 7, 2017 - California DWC Suspends Christopher King, Marisa Schermbeck Nelson And 19 More From Participating As Providers In The Workers’ Compensation System. Total Number Of Suspended Providers For 2017 Is Now 73.
November 1, 2017 - Paul Turley And Peter Nelson Released On Their Own Recognizance In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A. Prosecution Files Three Brand New Complaints.

October 2017

October 30, 2017 - Prosecution In Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A. Gets A Hundred And Thirty Counts Dismissed From Three Complaints. Lead Prosecutor Says He Will Refile.
October 26, 2017 - California DWC Suspends Medical Providers Byong Chun “David” Min, Sujan Thyagaraj, and Rhonda Singleton for Fraud
October 24, 2017 - California Wildfire Claims Crush Claims Departments In Midst Of Nationwide Natural Disaster Claims. Most Are Homeowners And Automobile Policy Claims.
October 19, 2017 - George Parisotto Appointed Administrative Director of California Division of Workers’ Compensation
October 16, 2017 - Burbank Medical Provider Knarik Vardumyan’s Scheme to Defraud Medicare Results in Sentence to 37 Months in Federal Prison
October 12, 2017 - Two San Diego and One Tustin Area Medical Providers Are Suspended For Fraud By California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC).
October 10, 2017 - They Claimed She Was Driving, But It Was Allegedly He Behind The Wheel. Now A Bakersfield Couple Is Being Prosecuted.
October 6, 2017 - Abraham Khorshad and Seven Other Medical Providers Suspended For Fraud By California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation
October 2, 2017 - Paul Randall, Infamous Michael Drobot--Pacific Hospital Marketer, Arrested Last Monday For Violating Terms Of His Plea Deal

September 2017

September 28, 2017 - Who’s Paying For These High Powered Lawyers? Dr. Uwaydah Is, That’s Who. And The Court Needs To Stop Him.
September 27, 2017 - California DWC Posts Adjustments To Official Medical Fee Schedule
September 24, 2017 - Justicia Legal Case Now Steeped In Discovery In Orange County
September 21, 2017 - Jeffrey Campau And Landon Mirallegro Amongst Six Medical Providers Just Suspended For Fraud By California's Division Of Workers' Compensation
September 19, 2017 - California Department of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/ Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
September 17, 2017 - Who's Paying For These High Powered Lawyers? Prosecution Gives Court Heads Up About Conflict Of Interest In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A.
September 12, 2017 - California Department of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments To Official Medical Fee Schedule
September 10, 2017 - Prosecution Files Petition For Court Inquiry Into Conflicts Of Interest Of Defense Counsel In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case
September 7, 2017 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Issues Revised MTUS Drug Formulary Regulations for Second 15-Day Comment Period
September 5, 2017 - United Kingdom Based Charles Taylor Purchases Metro Risk Management In Southern California

August 2017

August 30, 2017 - California DIR’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Database of Dismissed Liens
August 29, 2017 - Katherine Zalewski Designated Chair of California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
August 28, 2017 - State Of California, Orange County Court Of Appeal, Takes Sim Hoffman, M.D.'s Writ Under Submission. Written Ruling Should Be Forthwith In 30 To 90 Days.
August 23, 2017 - Fairfax And Mitsui Sumitomo Enter Into Strategic Alliance
August 20, 2017 - Florida Turns Workers Using Fake Social Security Numbers Into Fraudulent Workers' Compensation Claimants
August 16, 2017 - California DIR’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Suspends Five More Medical Providers for Fraud
August 15, 2017 - Michael Charles Young, King Pin of Sacramento Auto Insurance Fraud Ring, Sentenced To Ten Plus Years In State Prison. DOI Investigators Reach Out To Locate Three At Large Suspects
August 14, 2017 - Tomorrow, August 15th 2017, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation Will Dismiss More Than 292,000 Unresolved Liens
August 8, 2017 - California Department of Industrial Relations and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Fermin Iglesias, Steven Rigler for Fraud
August 2, 2017 - Travelers CEO Alan D. Schnitzer Elected Chairman of Board of Directors. John H. Dasburg to serve as independent Lead Director; Clarence Otis, Jr. joins Board.

July 2017

July 28, 2017 - Marisa Schermbeck Nelson, Former Executive In Dr. Uwaydah's Criminal Empire, Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy And A Special Allegation. Her Nine Year Prison Sentence Can Be Thrown Out If She Proves To Be A Good Informant.
July 27, 2017 - Christopher King Cops A Plea With The Orange County DA And Turns Against His Wife. The Former Beverly Hills Power Couple Are Embroiled In A Contentious Divorce And Sad Child Custody Battle In Midst Of Charges Of Egregious Workers' Compensation Fraud.
July 25, 2017 - Ryan Natividad, Former Costa Mesa Police Officer, Sentenced To Six Months In Jail For Workers' Compensation Fraud
July 21, 2017 - Tom Fallon, Long Beach Insurance Agent, And Daughter Christina, Charged By LADA For Allegedly Embezzling Injured Workers' Medicare Set-Aside Money
July 18, 2017 - California DWC Issues Revised Drug Formulary Regulations for 15-day Comment Period
July 18, 2017 - California DWC Reports More Than 441,000 Lien Declarations Filed
July 17, 2017 - California Insurance Commissioner Reacts To Near-Miss Of A Crash On Return Flight From Toronto. Dave Jones Says The Event Has Inspired Him To Spend A Night Updating His Will.
July 13, 2017 - California’s Workers’ Compensation System 2012 Senate Bill 863 Created Independent Medical Review Shows Progress
July 10, 2017 - Insurer Of Grenfell Tower Doubles Reserves
July 5, 2017 - CA Department of Worker's Compensation (DWC) Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on October 21, 2017; DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
July 4, 2017 - Aifeng Su, Los Altos Acupuncturist, Charged With Insurance Fraud

June 2017

June 30, 2017 - Richard Scheinberg, M.D., Santa Barbara Based Orthopedic Surgeon, Under Investigation By Santa Barbara District Attorney
June 29, 2017 - California DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/ Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
June 28, 2017 - California's Department of Workers' Compensation Posts RAND Report on Recommendations for Fraud Prevention in the Workers’ Compensation System
June 26, 2017 - Deadline for California Workers' Compensation Lien Claimants to File Labor Code Section 4903.05(c) Declaration Approaching Fast
June 23, 2017 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2016
June 21, 2017 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2018
June 20, 2017 - Obit: Defense Attorney Mike Laughlin, 78, Died Saturday, June 17th 2017. He Was A Founding Partner Of Laughlin, Falbo, Levi & Moresi, Launching The Firm In 1985. Memorial Services Begin Thursday, June 22nd.
June 15, 2017 - State Fund Says To Federal Court It's Not Required To Defend Its Work Comp Insured Porn Company In Civil Law Suit
June 13, 2017 - Evidentiary Hearing Granted By Court In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case. Judge States Defense Has Made Prima Facie Case There May Be Breach Of Evidentiary Privilege.
June 8, 2017 - California DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 7, 2017 - California Department of Industrial Relations and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Pasadena Psychiatrist for Fraud
June 6, 2017 - Ten Applicant Attorneys And Six Cappers Charged With Multiple Felonies By Orange County District Attorney. Dennis Fusi And Robin Jacobs Are Two Of Nefarious Defendants.
June 2, 2017 - Owner Of California Statewide Janitorial Business, Gina Marie Gregori, Arrested For 32 Million Dollar Workers' Compensation Premium Fraud
June 1, 2017 - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Calls Trump’s Decision To Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement “Irresponsible”

May 2017

May 29, 2017 - London Based Insurer, Aviva, Of United Kingdom States £230,000 In Bogus Insurance Claims Made Every Day
May 23, 2017 - Dave Jones Advises California Workers’ Compensation Insurers To Reduce Rates By 16.5 Percent
May 18, 2017 - California DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Michael R. Drobot, Steven Howser for Fraud
May 16, 2017 - Kenneth B. Schnoll Appointed General Counsel For The California Department Of Insurance
May 12, 2017 - Dr. Thomas Heric Appears In Orange County Superior Court On Friday, May 5th. His Appeal Against His Suspension In The California Worker’s Compensation System Is Rejected By Workers’ Comp Administrative Law Judge Robert Mays.
May 9, 2017 - CA DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Sobol, Heric and Two Other Medical Providers
May 7, 2017 - Aspen Medical Resources Defendants Jeffrey Campau, Landen Mirallegro, and Abraham Khorshad All Plead Guilty To Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud In Orange County Superior Court. Remaining WCAB liens, valued at $139,752,925.77, to be dismissed.
May 2, 2017 - California Dept of Workers' Compensation Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers
May 2, 2017 - Mike Madigan, Veteran Workers' Compensation Investigator, Dies In Accident On Ortega Highway. He Was 69 Years Old.

April 2017

April 30, 2017 - Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case To Be Heard Next May 25th 2017 By Judge Fidler In Downtown LA Dept 106. Defense's Attorney-Client Privilege Motion To Be Heard Along With Demurrers.
April 28, 2017 - Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case Moves To The Honorable Larry Fidler’s Court Room In Downtown L.A. Judge Fidler Earned A High Profile In 2008 While Presiding Over The Phil Spector Trial.
April 24, 2017 - Fraudulent Food Poisoning Claims By Wayward Brits Hurting Spanish Hoteliers
April 21, 2017 - Deputy District Attorney Shaddi Kamiabipour Takes On A New Workers' Compensation Fraud Case In Orange County. Tanya And Christopher King, With Three Medical Companies, Allegedly Billed Workers' Comp Payers Over $40 Million Fraudulently And Illegally.
April 19, 2017 - Ohio Hit Hardest By Opioid Dependence Insurance Claims
April 16, 2017 - Whistleblower Surfaces As AmTrust Denies Federal Investigation
April 11, 2017 - The Nation Together With California Takes On The Opioid Addiction Problem With Injured Workers.
April 5, 2017 - Christine Baker, Director of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), comments on WCIRB Rate Cut Recommendation
April 4, 2017 - New Mexico Governor Signs Senate Bill 155 Which Sets Limitations On Workers’ Compensation Benefits
April 3, 2017 - California Office of Administrative Law Approves Division of Workers' Compensation's Final WCIS Medical Billing, FROI/SROI Reporting Regulations

March 2017

March 31, 2017 - Two Sisters, Sung Hyug Kim and Caroline Sung Choi, Designer Jeans Manufacturing Executives, And Their Accountant, Are Sentenced For Workers' Compensation Fraud In Downtown LA Court
March 26, 2017 - What's Going On With The Sim Hoffman M.D. Case In Orange County? A Ruling From The California Supreme Court, That's What.
March 20, 2017 - Judge Grants Prosecution's Motion To Dismiss All Remaining Counts In Indictments For Active Defendants In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown Los Angeles. Prosecution Refiles With Three New Complaints.
March 19, 2017 - San Diego Owner Of Janitorial Company Servicing Hotels Pleads Guilty To Workers' Compensation And Employee Tax Fraud. Stipulates To Eight-Year Prison Sentence
March 17, 2017 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Drug Formulary Regulations
March 15, 2017 - Kelly Soo Park Wins In Federal Court Of Appeal Her Right To Sue Detective Karen Thompson For Violating Her Constitutional Rights. Case remanded back to District Court.
March 9, 2017 - Keenan & Associates Purchased By AssuredPartners Inc.
March 5, 2017 - SB 863 Generates Success For The California Workers’ Compensation System To The Tune Of $1.3 Billion In Savings. CWCI President, Alex Swedlow, Speaks Of It In Boston.
March 2, 2017 - California DWC Posts Correction to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers)

February 2017

February 28, 2017 - New and Amended Lien Filing Rules Filed With Secretary of State, Important for Lien Claimants Who Filed Before January 1, 2017
February 27, 2017 - Calif Dept of Workers' Compensation Posts Draft Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Regulatory Amendments to Online Forum for Public Comment
February 24, 2017 - Illinois Legislature Hearing Measure Spearheaded By Chicago Bears Over Former Players' Ability To Tap Workers Compensation After Career-Ending Injuries. Bears seek to cap certain payments to athletes at no older than 35 or five years after their injury.
February 16, 2017 - California Department of Industrial Relations and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Seven Providers for Fraud. Liens associated with the suspended providers total $59 million.
February 15, 2017 - California Steps Up Workers’ Compensation Premium Fraud Effort
February 10, 2017 - Uwaydah Case Rife With Attorney-Client Privilege Violations And Discovery Issues. Defense Calls Out In Open Court That Prosecution Should Be Recused.
February 8, 2017 - Federal Court Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurer Merger Citing Anti-Trust
February 8, 2017 - California DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
February 2, 2017 - San Diego District Attorney and California Insurance Commissioner Bust Auto Insurance Fraud Ring in San Diego. Nine Defendants Bilked Auto Insurers Out Of $125,000
February 2, 2017 - California DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)

January 2017

January 31, 2017 - California DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on April 29
January 26, 2017 - DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
January 24, 2017 - California Supreme Court Rules Insurance Commissioner's 2011 Regulation Covering Replacement Cost Estimates For Homeowners Insurance Supported By Statuatory Authority
January 20, 2017 - California Department of Industrial Relations Stays 200,000 Liens In The Workers' Compensation System
January 17, 2017 - Uber Continues To Be Challenged With Workers' Compensation Issue In Confrontation Of Independent Contractor Status Of Drivers. A Case In New York Will Be Heard Again In February.
January 13, 2017 - William Zachry Appointed Senior Fellow To Sedgwick Institute
January 9, 2017 - Workers' Compensation Claims Institute Finds Lower Claims Costs In San Francisco Bay Area
January 3, 2017 - California's Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) and Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) Amend, Add Forms for Lien Filings to Comply with Recent Legislation
January 2, 2017 - Moving Into 2017, Insurance Carrier Giant, MetLife, To Abandon Dog For A New, Clean, Modern Aesthetic

December 2016

December 30, 2016 - Defense Firm Pearlman, Borska & Wax Opens Seventh Office in Northern California
December 28, 2016 - California Department of Industrial Relations Releases 2016 Legislative Digest with Overview of New Laws
December 24, 2016 - Former Insurance Producer, Jaime Caballero, Jr., Faces Felony Charge From Los Angeles DA For Stealing From Elderly Woman
December 23, 2016 - The Travelers Named A Best Place To Work For LGBT Equality
December 21, 2016 - Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman Welcome Christopher Herritt as Managing Attorney of Santa Ana Office
December 19, 2016 - Judge Enforces California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' Order; State Farm Must Reduce Rates
December 16, 2016 - California Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2015 Fatal Occupational Injuries
December 16, 2016 - California Department of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Files Amendment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Section with Secretary of State
December 16, 2016 - CA DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
December 14, 2016 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Issues Notice Of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking Action
December 12, 2016 - Heywood G. Friedman Celebrates 30 Years As Attorney
December 11, 2016 - Judge Denies State Farm's Attempt To Stop Regulator's Order To Reduce Rates
December 7, 2016 - Orange County DA Going For Prison Time For Aspen And Regional Medical Services Owners. That Includes Restitution For Work Comp Payers That Doesn't Include Worthless Receivables.
December 5, 2016 - Peter Nelson Now Wants To Sever As Defendant In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case. Judge Repeats The Case Is As Broad As A Glacier Slipping Down A Mountain.
December 2, 2016 - State of CA WCAB Issues Notice of January 4 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rules on Lien Claims Filings
December 1, 2016 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Announces Appointment of James Libien to Ethics Advisory Committee
December 1, 2016 - New Rules Improve Consumer Choice; Provide More Accurate Cost Of Repairs According To California Department of Insurance
December 1, 2016 - The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Posts Adjustment of Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) Inpatient Hospital Section to Conform to Medicare Changes

November 2016

November 30, 2016 - CA Department of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Posts Proposed Further Amendments to its Workers’ Compensation Information System (WCIS) Regulations and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Implementation Guides
November 28, 2016 - L.A. Area Applicant Attorney States Donald Trump's Upcoming Presidency Likely To Effect California And Other States' Workers' Compensation Claims Volumes
November 23, 2016 - Applicant Attorney Fees Increase In Florida. Ripple Effect From Florida Supreme Court Ruling Could Predictably Reach The West.
November 22, 2016 - 1.6 Million Dollar Work Comp Claim For Truck Crash In Fort Myers Is No Case Of Fraud
November 15, 2016 - New Report on Independent Medical Review Shows Progress, Improvements
November 14, 2016 - No Trial Date Yet For Sim Hoffman, M.D. Defense 995 Motion Set To Be Argued May 5th 2017.
November 11, 2016 - Owners of Community Recovery of Los Angeles (CRLA), California Southland Sober Living Facilities, Arrested In Massive Fraud Bust
November 9, 2016 - Donald Trump As President-Elect Is Not So Shocking
November 7, 2016 - Janet Reno, Former U.S. Attorney General, Dies At Age 78. Dave Jones, California's Insurance Commissioner, Eulogizes His Former Boss As One Who Always Said, 'Apply The Facts To The Law'.
November 2, 2016 - 47 More Counts Collectively Dismissed From Indictments In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown Los Angeles. Prosecution Takes Another Huge Blow As Defense Wins Predominantly In Lack-Of-Foundation-Of-Evidence Arguments.

October 2016

October 28, 2016 - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Asks Workers' Compensation Insurers To Reduce Rates
October 24, 2016 - Defense In Munir Uwaydah Case Coming On Like A Legion. But Prosecution's Argument May Not Falter On November 1st.
October 21, 2016 - Stacey Golden, Champion Anti-Workers’-Compensation-Fraud Advocate, Gets Promoted To Assistant Vice President At Keenan & Associates
October 20, 2016 - California Department of Insurance Issues Cease And Desist Order Against American Labor Alliance And Affiliate CompOne USA
October 19, 2016 - California Department of Workers' Compensation Launches Online Education Module for Physicians Treating 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 2016

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.
September 23, 2016 - Ronnie Wayne Case Still In Jail As His Defense Struggles To Prove Bond Money Is Not Feloniously Obtained In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A.
September 19, 2016 - Peter Nelson, Dr. Uwaydah's Physician Assistant, Remains Incarcerated. His Wife, Marisa, Comes To Court For First Time Since Being Released.
September 16, 2016 - California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Issues Notice of Public Hearing on October 31 for Proposed Modifications to Return-to-Work Supplement Program
September 13, 2016 - Tom Calderon, former California Assemblyman, Sentenced To One Year In Federal Prison. Brother Ron To Be Sentenced Next Week.
September 12, 2016 - Defendant Tony Folgar’s Bail In Discussion With Prosecutors For Reduction To $170,000 In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case. His Legal Team Gets More Time On Calendar For Negotiating A Plea Deal.
September 8, 2016 - Sim Hoffman, M.D.'s Defense Wins A Sustained Demurrer In 102 Count Information In Orange County Superior Court
September 8, 2016 - California DWC Issues Notice of 15-Day Comment Period for Proposed Modifications to the Official Medical Fee Schedule’s Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Section
September 8, 2016 - California Department of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS)
September 7, 2016 - California Department of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
September 6, 2016 - Judge In Munir Uwaydah Case Encourages Settlement For Some Defendants. Says the case is like a big glacier going down a mountain.
September 5, 2016 - Beleaguered Prosecution Submits To Dismissing More Counts In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case. Again They Did Not Build A Proper Foundation Of Evidence Before The Grand Jury.
September 4, 2016 - Las Vegas News Outlet, KTNV, Mischaracterizes Cab Driver's Received Workers' Compensation Benefits

August 2016

August 31, 2016 - Jay S. Fishman, the Executive Chairman of the Board of The Travelers, died on Friday, August 19th 2016.
August 27, 2016 - California's Department of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Posts Draft Formulary Regulations, Related Documents to Online Forum for Public Comment
August 26, 2016 - California Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Provides Status Report on Drug Formulary, Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines
August 23, 2016 - California Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker Issues Statement on Speeding Care to Injured Workers
August 22, 2016 - Judge Rules That DA Did Not Botch Electronic Discovery In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A.. Bails For Incarcerated Defendants Will Not Be Lowered As Defense Loses Argument.
August 15, 2016 - CA Department of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Final Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Regulations, With Opioid Treatment Guidelines, Now in Effect
August 15, 2016 - Suicide at Van Nuys WCAB
August 15, 2016 - Judge Kennedy Flies Off The Bench In Total Frustration With Sparring Attorneys In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown Los Angeles
August 11, 2016 - The Travelers Championship Generates $2.8 Million For Charity
August 8, 2016 - War Goes On With Discovery In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A. James Spertus On Behalf Of Ronnie Case Begins His Arguments To Dismiss For Inadequate Notice.
August 7, 2016 - Landon Mirallegro And Jeffrey Campau, Owners Of Elite Diagnostics, Unable To Retain Counsel. Prosecution Has Stymied Their Rob Peter To Pay Paul Scheme Before A Defense With No Money Planning To File A Motion For Vindictive Prosecution.
August 1, 2016 - Landon Mirallegro And Jeffrey Campau Defense Counsel Furious Over July 21st 2016 Arrests. Orange County DA Files New Criminal Charges Against Them For Fraud With Regional Imaging Center.

July 2016

July 28, 2016 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Case Finally Heard In Orange County Superior Court For First Time In 2016.
July 25, 2016 - David J. DePaolo’s Memorial Service To Take Place On August 6, 2016 At Camarillo Airport
July 21, 2016 - Landmark Medical Case Now Moving Forward As Nine Separate Complaints In Orange County Superior Court
July 18, 2016 - David DePaolo, Workers’ Comp Defense Attorney, Businessman, Founder of WorkCompCentral, and Surfer Dies at Age 56
July 15, 2016 - Report on SB 863’s Workers’ Comp Reforms Shows Progress, Benefits for Injured Workers, Employers in California
July 13, 2016 - DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on October 29
July 8, 2016 - Judge Drops All Charges Against Key Operator, Marisa Schermbeck-Nelson, In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A.
July 6, 2016 - Judge Kathleen Kennedy Vituperates Prosecution in Munir Uwaydah Case As Being Inept And Incompetent. But Prosecution Redeems By Coming Up With 600,000 Pages Of Discovery.
July 1, 2016 - California DWC Posts Interim Report on Assembly Bill 1124 Mandating an Evidence-Based Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary

June 2016

June 30, 2016 - DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies)
June 29, 2016 - Berkshire Hathaway Insurers Ordered To Cease And Desist From Selling Illegal Workers' Compensation Policies
June 28, 2016 - Kareem Ahmed's Five Million Dollar Cash Bond Keeps Him On His Travel Schedule And Filing His Liens With The WCAB
June 27, 2016 - July 1st Deadline Approaching Employers To Participate In AB 1513’s Safe Harbor From Penalties On Piece-Rate Back Payments
June 24, 2016 - Ireland Experiencing Burgeoning Third-Party Automobile Liability Claims
June 21, 2016 - Landmark Case Back In Orange County Superior Court With 12 New Felony Complaint Filings. Arraignments For All Defendants Took Place Yesterday.
June 14, 2016 - California Department of Workers' Compensation (DWC) to Enforce Lien Claimants’ Use of Uniform Assigned Name (UAN)
June 13, 2016 - Former State Senator, Ron Calderon, Takes Guilty Plea Deal One Week After His Brother Tom. Ron Took A Bribe From Pacific Hospital Owner, Michael D. Drobot.
June 13, 2016 - Florida Supreme Court Rules Cap On Weeks Of Workers' Compensation TTD Is Unconstitutional
June 9, 2016 - DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 7, 2016 - Peyman Heidary Arraignment Continued In Riverside To August 19th. Both Heidary And Abramowitz Out Of Custody Since May 20th 2016.
June 6, 2016 - Michael Drobot The Younger Pleads Guilty To Long Beach Hospital Conspiracy And Kick-Back Scheme. Tom Calderon Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering.
June 2, 2016 - Judge Sets Deadline On Discovery In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown LA. States She Feels It's A Good Outcome To Let The People Fail To Make Their Obligations.
June 1, 2016 - California Workers' Compensation Pure Premium Benchmark To Be Reduced 10.5 Percent Effective July 1st

May 2016

May 31, 2016 - Former Administrative Director Of California DWC And Active Workers’ Compensation Judge, Rosa Moran, Dies Unexpectedly Over Memorial Day Weekend.
May 25, 2016 - DWC Posts Proposed Further Amendments to WCIS Regulations and EDI Implementation Guides
May 25, 2016 - Travelers Promotes Greg Toczydlowski To President Of Business Insurance. Vice Chairman Doreen Spadorcia To Retire.
May 25, 2016 - Sedgwick To Expand To Ireland. President And CEO, Dave North, Has Announced The Company Signed A Definitive Purchase Agreement To Acquire OSG Group.
May 24, 2016 - California DWC Posts Amendments to Draft Home Health Care Fee Schedule Regulations
May 20, 2016 - Costs For Dog Bites Claims Bit Harder Per Claim In 2015
May 18, 2016 - Wm. Todd Berry Transforms Law Office Of Wm. Todd Berry Into Berry, Smith & Bartell In The California Central Valley
May 16, 2016 - Friedman & Bartoumian Sponsors Inner City Classic
May 12, 2016 - Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case Back In Los Angeles Court Tomorrow. Uwaydah Might Have Been Warned To Get Out Of Germany To Avoid Arrest According To German Publication Spiegel.
May 10, 2016 - Raymond Meister, M.D. Appointed Executive Medical Director of California's DWC
May 10, 2016 - Martin Brady Reappointed To California Commission On Health And Safety And Workers' Compensation
May 6, 2016 - Johana Paredes, Worker From UCLA Medical Center, Arrested For Workers' Compensation Fraud
May 5, 2016 - Pomona Transportation Worker, Melissa Halsell, Charged For Workers' Compensation Fraud And Perjury
May 3, 2016 - Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman Welcome Roberto A. Gonzalez as Managing Attorney of San Jose Office

April 2016

April 27, 2016 - Berkshire Hathaway, Zenith, and Cypress Insurance Companies Accused In Federal Lawsuit Of Illegally Hacking Into Confidential Claimant-Attorney Privileged Files. Suit Filed In Los Angeles On April 19th.
April 25, 2016 - Kelly Soo Park Appears In Court While Out Of Custody For First Time In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case. Marisa Schermbeck Nelson’s Bail Lowered To $500,000 By Judge Because Of Her Cooperation.
April 21, 2016 - Kelly Soo Park Released From Jail Yesterday In Los Angeles County. She Won Her Bail Hearing And Was Required To Turn In Her Passport To The Court.
April 20, 2016 - DWC Posts Workers’ Compensation Fact Sheets, Claim Form in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese
April 18, 2016 - The Travelers Is Recognized By Military Times By Being Named On Its Best For Vets List
April 16, 2016 - Bails Lowered to $1,635,000 For Incarcerated Defendants In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case. Kelly Soo Park Most Likely To Be Released On Bail Tuesday, April 19th. Last Count Of Aggravated Mayhem Dismissed.
April 14, 2016 - WCAB Chairwoman Ronnie Caplane to Retire from State Service and Join The Zenith
April 12, 2016 - Judge Grants 995 Defense Motion To Dismiss All Aggravated Mayhem Counts In 11 Defendant Indictment In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown Los Angeles.
April 11, 2016 - Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Prosecutor, Dayan Mathai, Tells The Court What The Grand Jurors Came To Understand: This is a large, sophisticated fraud scheme.
April 9, 2016 - DDA Dayan Mathai Continues To Argue Aggravated Mayhem In Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case
April 6, 2016 - 955 Motions Begin To Be Argued While Prosecution Goes After Aggravated Mayhem In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case
April 4, 2016 - DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
April 3, 2016 - Broadspire Adds Service Of Electrodiagnostic Functional Assessment To Help Decrease Workers' Compensation Costs

March 2016

March 30, 2016 - California DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 30, 2016 - California DWC Releases Fourth Edition of the Physician’s Guide to Medical Practice in the California Workers’ Compensation System
March 30, 2016 - Stakeholders Weigh In On Anthem Cigna Merger At Public Hearing
March 28, 2016 - Definiti Healthcare Management Becomes Definiti Comp Solutions and Announces New Leadership
March 23, 2016 - Brussels Terrorist Attacks: What Travelers Need To Know About Travel Insurance Coverage
March 22, 2016 - Much Anticipated Orange County Landmark Ruling From Court Of Appeal Goes In Favor Of Defense. Petition For Writ Of Mandate Granted.
March 17, 2016 - LAPD Officer Jonathan Hall Gets His Sentencing Hearing Continued. His Pre-Trial Attorney States He's Discovered New Evidence And Will File A Motion For A New Trial.
March 15, 2016 - Anita Maxwell Loses Her Public Defender. Case Continued to May 3, 2016.
March 11, 2016 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Case In Orange County Now Trailed To April 22nd 2016. Judge Wants To Read The Transcripts From The Preliminary Hearing. Good Idea.
March 10, 2016 - Medical Provider Network Adequacy Regulations Strengthen Consumers' Access To Timely Health Care
March 7, 2016 - Orange County DDA Shaddi Kamiabipour Files Petition For Order To Close Jeff Campau's And Landon Mirallegro's Regional Imaging Center. Aspen Quartet Due Back In Court March 18th 2016.
March 2, 2016 - Moody’s Investors Service Assigns B3 Corporate Family Rating To Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. Rating Indicates Stable Outlook.

February 2016

February 29, 2016 - CA DWC Posts Calendar for its 24 Courts on Website
February 25, 2016 - Hoffman's Hearing Rep, Louis Santillan, Had Too Much Stress On $450,000 A Year. Case Continued To March 4th 2016 in Orange County Superior Court.
February 22, 2016 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. On Calendar For Friday, February 26th 2016 In Orange County Superior Court. Defense has one last shot at a 995 motion before trial.
February 19, 2016 - Trudy Maurer, Former CEO of Implantium, Repays All Claims Payers Even Before Her Formal Sentencing Yesterday Afternoon In San Diego Superior Court
February 16, 2016 - Trudy Maurer And Medical Director To Pay $84K Plus Each In Restitution. Sentencing Scheduled For Thursday, February 18th.
February 13, 2016 - Trudy Maurer And Medical Director Make Plea Deal With San Diego District Attorney
February 12, 2016 - California DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to its WCIS Regulations and EDI Implementation Guides
February 11, 2016 - California DWC Posts Formulary Public Meeting Agenda and Related Materials to the DWC Forum
February 10, 2016 - California DWC Reminds Claims Administrators Regarding Utilization Review Procedures
February 10, 2016 - DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for April 16 Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination
February 8, 2016 - California Department of Workers' Compensation Announces Recipients of 2016 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award
February 7, 2016 - Sedgwick Recertified As Employer Of Choice
February 5, 2016 - California DWC Posts the Proposed Guideline for Mental Illness & Stress to Online Forum
February 1, 2016 - California DWC Administrative Director Destie Overpeck to join the State Bar of California

January 2016

January 29, 2016 - California Department Of Insurance Conducts Investigation Of Massive Workers' Comp Insurance Fraud Operation Resulting In 13 New Indictments. Medical professionals indicted in multi-million dollar kickback and bribery scheme.
January 28, 2016 - California DWC Posts 2016 Annual Report of Inventory Advice and Form for Claims Reported During Calendar Year 2015
January 28, 2016 - Paige S. Levy Selected Chief Judge for Division of Workers’ Compensation
January 26, 2016 - California Dept of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Reminds Parties to Use Revised QME Form 105
January 26, 2016 - Defendant Anita Maxwell Trying To Raise $26,658.18 To Repay Subrosa Costs, Mileage Reimbursement Costs, And PD Overpayments. Returns To Court March 15th.
January 25, 2016 - Leroy Barnes, A Kia Dancing Hamster, Makes A Plea Deal For Workers' Comp And State Disability Fraud In Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Court. But his own attorney has committed a heavier crime...
January 20, 2016 - Calif DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
January 15, 2016 - G & G Interpreting Services Owners And Four Other Defendants To Be Arraigned Today In Downtown Los Angeles
January 12, 2016 - DWC Ended Lien Activation Fee Collection on December 31, 2015
January 10, 2016 - Robert J. Frasco, Founder Of Frasco Investigative Services, Dies. He Started His Firm In 1964 And Built It California-Statewide And Nationwide Serving Predominantly Workers' Compensation Claims Clients.
January 8, 2016 - Jonathan DeVeaux, Inglewood Nightclub Owner, Posts $25,000 With Los Angeles Superior Court For Workers' Compensation Insurance And Tax Fraud
January 5, 2016 - Vericlaim Acquires First Choice Repair
January 1, 2016 - Happy New Year 2016! 2015 marked by improved insurance consumer protection, new product approvals and fraud busts.

December 2015

December 28, 2015 - California’s Minimum Wage Increases to $10 per Hour
December 25, 2015 - Los Angeles Insurance Broker Sentenced After Stealing Clients' Premiums, Including A Construction Company's Work Comp Premiums
December 22, 2015 - Stockwell Firm To Become Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton & Helphrey Effective January 1, 2016. Honors Retirement Of Edward S. Muehl.
December 20, 2015 - Trudy Maurer, Former CEO Of Implantium, Appears in San Diego Superior Court December 17th. Case Continued For Preliminary Hearing To February 16th 2016.
December 18, 2015 - CA Dept Of Insurance Arrests Nine For $24.6 Million Fraudulent Interpreting Services Billings To Workers' Compensation Payers
December 18, 2015 - Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-legal Travel Expenses Decreases Effective January 1, 2016
December 17, 2015 - CA DIR Releases 2015 Legislative Digest with Overview of New Laws
December 17, 2015 - CA DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
December 16, 2015 - CA DWC Adds New Form to Expand Electronic JET File Options
December 15, 2015 - The Honorable John Conley Says “Trial Is Imminent” For The Aspen Medical Resources Defendants In Orange County.
December 14, 2015 - Jon Wroten To Leave CA DIR's Office Of Self Insurance Plans To Join Sedgwick As A Senior Vice President
December 9, 2015 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. and Thomas Heric, M.D. Case In Orange County Trailed To January 15th 2016 For Continuing Arraignment. Case Headed For “Long Cause” Department.
December 9, 2015 - Jacelle Ford, May 25, 1961 – December 7, 2015. Jacelle Worked Throughout California As A Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner And Manager For Over 35 Years.
December 7, 2015 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. and Thomas Heric, M.D. To Be Arraigned On The Information In Orange County Tomorrow After Being Held To Answer To The Charges Of The Preliminary Hearing
December 4, 2015 - DWC Issues First 15-Day Notice for Modification to the Proposed Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines and the Opioids Treatment Guidelines of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
December 3, 2015 - Genex Services Acquires Alpha Review Corp.
December 1, 2015 - DWC Updates Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit Voucher Form With Notice of the Return-to-Work Supplement Program

November 2015

November 30, 2015 - Judge Calls Dr. Thomas Heric In The Hoffman-Heric Orange County Work Comp Fraud Case As 'The Least Culpable'. Prelim Ends And Case Bound For Trial With Sixth Amended Complaint.
November 25, 2015 - U.S. Dept Of Justice Announces Charges Against Philip Sobol, M.D. And Four Others In Central Dist Of California
November 23, 2015 - Ronald House, Retired Veteran Claims Manager, Dies On November 3rd 2015
November 19, 2015 - Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case Still Rife With Conflict Over Discovery. Kelly Soo Park Still In Custody On Ten Million Dollars Bail. Dr. Uwaydah Still At Large.
November 17, 2015 - Ronald Grusd, Radiologist, Facing More Federal Charges. Being Defended by Richard Moss, Well Known Fraud Doctor Defense Lawyer.
November 13, 2015 - Injured Worker's Hearing Representative And Co-Conspirator Caught Cashing Settlement Check
November 12, 2015 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Case In Orange County Gets No Decision Yet To Bind For Trial. The Complaint Now Moves To Amended Complaint Number Six.
November 11, 2015 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Back Tomorrow In Orange County Superior Court For Conclusion Of Prelim. Hopefully Judge Will Decide If He And Heric Go To Trial.
November 7, 2015 - CA DWC Accepting Nominations for 2016 Carrie Nevans Community Service Awards to be Given at Educational Conferences
November 5, 2015 - California Office of Self-Insurance Plans (OSIP) Posts Proposed Regulations, Announces Public Meeting
November 4, 2015 - DWC Reinstating Lien Activation Fees on November 9
November 3, 2015 - Kelly Soo Park On High Security Status And Last To Appear In Court. Dr. Uwaydah Still Out-Of-Sight And Seemingly Out-Of-Mind.
November 2, 2015 - Sim Hoffman Preliminary Hearing Trailed To November 12th. Detective Vladislad Mikulich Amongst Last Witnesses In Westminster.

October 2015

October 29, 2015 - Trudy Maurer, Former CEO Of Implantium, And Co-Defendant Arraigned Today In San Diego On 24 Counts Of Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud
October 26, 2015 - Applicant Attorney Robert Pearman's Paralegal Accused Of Stealing $42,450 From Claimant
October 22, 2015 - DWC Chief Judge Richard Newman to Transfer to WCAB, Executive Medical Director Dr. Rupali Das Will Retire from State Service in 2016
October 21, 2015 - DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
October 21, 2015 - Tracy Crates, CNA Insurance Investigator, Testifies In Sim Hoffman, M.D., Preliminary Hearing In Orange County. Defense Bull Dogs Separateness Of Individual Claims Issue Unrelentingly.
October 16, 2015 - Prosecution Comes Up With 188 Audios And Videos As Discovery In The People vs. Dr. Munir Uwaydah, et al, In Los Angeles. Copy Service Wants $5,000 For Each Defendant.
October 13, 2015 - Workers' Compensation Claims Adjuster Kimberly Jones To Be Sentenced On January 7th 2016 For Fraud
October 9, 2015 - Online QME Form 106 Process Successfully Eliminates Waiting Time—DWC Posts Additional Information, Resources to Website
October 7, 2015 - Kelly Soo Park's Bail Lowered From 18.5 Million Dollars To Ten Million
October 4, 2015 - Beverly Mitchell Couldn't Cover Up Her One Million Dollar Lies As She Faced Defendant Sim Hoffman, M.D. From The Witness Stand

September 2015

September 30, 2015 - Beverly Mitchell, Dr. Hoffman's Former Office Manager, Breaks Down and Weeps On The Stand. She Accepted One Million Dollars In Severance Pay In Exchange For Her Silence.
September 29, 2015 - California DWC Launches New Online QME Form 106 Panel Process October 1st
September 27, 2015 - Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Appears For Pretrial On Friday, September 25th. However, Dr. Uwaydah Himself Does Not Appear And Neither Does Wendee Luke.
September 23, 2015 - Dr. Sylvia de la Llana Takes The Stand In Dr. Hoffman Prelim. She Testifies She Never Performed A Single Fiber EMG.
September 22, 2015 - Dr. Hoffman's Radiologist Testifies With Sarcasm, Hostility, And Rudeness As Preliminary Hearing Continues In Westminster
September 20, 2015 - Now With His Medical License Revoked In California, Dr. Boniface Onubah Testifies In Sim Hoffman, M.D. Prelim in Orange County
September 16, 2015 - Former Work Comp Defense Attorney, Katrina Woolverton, Has New Single On iTunes And Amazon
September 15, 2015 - Kelly Soo Park and Dr. Munir Uwaydah Arrested! Uwaydah To Be Extradited From Germany To The U.S.
September 15, 2015 - Michael Zarrabi Testifies At Prelim Of The People vs. Sim Hoffman, M.D. And Thomas Heric, M.D. On September 11th. Says Dr. Heric Got Annoyed When Questioned About References In Reports That Had Nothing To Do With Sleep Studies.
September 14, 2015 - Former Hoffman Sleep Technician Gets Transported From Jail To Testify
September 10, 2015 - Evidence Shows Santillan Collected On Bogus Single Fiber Bills After His Testimony Stated He Stopped. Hoffman Defense Attorney Exposes More Of His Perjury.
September 9, 2015 - Louis Santillan Admits He Lied Under Oath. Continues On The Stand Confronted By Hoffman's Lawyer.
September 8, 2015 - Emails Reveal Santillan Gave Substantial Advice To Hoffman On How To Bill The Work Comp Payers. One Letter Betrays Blackmail.
September 7, 2015 - Louis Santillan, Former Dr. Sim Hoffman Bill Collecting Supervisor, Continues Testimony In Westminster Branch of Orange County Superior Court On Day 2 Of Prelim Over Massive Workers’ Compensation Billing Fraud
September 3, 2015 - Louis Santillan Takes The Stand In The People vs. Sim Hoffman, M.D. In Orange County
September 1, 2015 - Preliminary Hearing for Sim Hoffman, M.D. workers' comp billing fraud case, starts in Westminster with first witness on the stand
September 1, 2015 - Thomas Finn of Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C. Retires

August 2015

August 27, 2015 - California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) Approves DWC Final Qualified Medical Evaluator Regulations
August 25, 2015 - Aspen Medical Case Still Arguing Over Receivership In Orange County Superior Court. But Trial Setting Conference Now Set For December 11th 2015.
August 20, 2015 - Three Work Comp Fraud Cases Working Through The Courts In Orange County As Dave Jones Grants OC $3,966,000
August 19, 2015 - California DWC Announces Public Meeting on September 8 to Discuss Evidence-Based Drug Formulary—Note New Date and Location
August 18, 2015 - Joseph Patrico Has Been Invited To Join The Claims And Litigation Management Alliance
August 17, 2015 - California DWC Announces Public Meeting on September 14 to Discuss Evidence-Based Drug Formulary
August 12, 2015 - California DIR Department of Workers' Compensation Announces Oakland Meeting to Discuss Electronic Transmission of Medical Records and Reports
August 10, 2015 - City Of Chico Now Charges Salary And Benefits To Respective Departments Rather Than Workers' Comp Fund. Trying To Create Incentive To Get Injured Workers Back To Work.
August 5, 2015 - Jay Fishman, CEO of The Travelers, Reveals He Has ALS As He Praises His Successor
August 5, 2015 - CA DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for October 17 Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination
August 3, 2015 - Skip Creasey Now Chief Operating Officer At York

July 2015

July 29, 2015 - Zurich Considering Buying RSA Insurance Group
July 27, 2015 - Anthem Finally Gets Cigna To Agree To Purchase For $54 Billion
July 23, 2015 - Report on Workers’ Comp Reforms Shows Benefit Increases for Injured Workers, Reduced Costs to Employers
July 21, 2015 - No Responses Yet On How ACE - Chubb Merger May Affect Claims Department In California
July 21, 2015 - CA DWC Enacting New Online QME Form 106 Panel Process, Posts Training Video and FAQs on Website
July 20, 2015 - Chubb Cancels July 23 Conference Call To Discuss Its Quarterly And Annual Results
July 17, 2015 - DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule Regulations to Update Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines, Adopt Opioids Treatment Guidelines
July 15, 2015 - Cal/OSHA Cites Construction Company in Fatal Steel Pipe Accident
July 12, 2015 - Federal Indictment Unsealed As Chiropractors Bahar Gharib-Danesh, Na Young Eoh, And Clinical Psychologist John Terrence Are Arrested In California On Thursday For Workers’ Compensation Fraud
July 8, 2015 - California DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2014
July 7, 2015 - 2015 Headed For Record Year For Insurance-Related Organization Mergers and Acquisitions
July 3, 2015 - Aetna Will Pay Approximately 35 Billion Dollars To Buy Humana.
July 3, 2015 - Class Action Filed June 23rd Claims Berkshire Hathaway And Other Comp Carriers Hacked Into Applicants' Attorney, Claimant Confidential Files

June 2015

June 30, 2015 - Ninth Circuit Court Upholds California's SB 863 Requirement For Lien Holders To Pay $100 Activation Fee
June 30, 2015 - New Decision Helps In Filing Negligence In Transportation Claims To Save Work Comp Costs
June 25, 2015 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Case Of Workers’ Compensation Billing Fraud In Orange County Hangs On Coat Tails of Kareem Ahmed and Landmark Medical. Still No Ruling From Court Of Appeal.
June 25, 2015 - California Temporary Total Disability Rates Announced For 2016
June 22, 2015 - CWCI Reports California Workers' Comp Benefits Will Increase In 2016
June 18, 2015 - California DWC Issues Second 15-Day Comment Period for Workers’ Compensation Benefit Notice Regulations
June 18, 2015 - California DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
June 17, 2015 - Liberty Mutual Not Leaving Workers’ Compensation Market, Just Changing Strategies.
June 15, 2015 - California Workers' Compensation Premium Volume Up 11% From 2013 To 2014. Up $4.5 Billion From Cataclysmic Recession Low Of 2009.
June 12, 2015 - Important Corrective Notice: Network Claims Systems, Inc. & Network Claims Systems-North, Inc.
June 12, 2015 - California DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 12, 2015 - John Finston Appointed General Counsel For The California Department Of Insurance
June 10, 2015 - Four Years And Sim Hoffman, M.D. Has Not Yet Made It To Trial. Preliminary Hearing Continued To September 1st
June 8, 2015 - AIA Supports Legislation to Improve the Administration of Workers' Comp Set-Asides
June 5, 2015 - DWC Issues First 15-Day Comment Period for Qualified Medical Evaluator Regulations
June 2, 2015 - Workers' Compensation Claims Decline 15% in Santa Monica, California

May 2015

May 29, 2015 - Furnace-Explosion Victims Assail Pennsyvania Plant
May 26, 2015 - Wisconsin Legislators To Vote Tomorrow On Scott Walker’s Re-Do Of Wisconsin's Workers’ Compensation System
May 22, 2015 - California DIR, DWC Post Draft Regulations Regarding Transition of DWC Regulations and Forms to ICD-10
May 21, 2015 - Inaction Could Leave Ohio Employers Ineligible for $1.2 Billion Workers' Comp Credit
May 20, 2015 - For Laureen Pedroza, Success In Fighting Insurance Fraud Comes With Working Together
May 19, 2015 - Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C. Names Erik Wachowiak as Newest Shareholder
May 18, 2015 - DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on June 17 to Revise the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Fee Schedule
May 18, 2015 - Don Marshall Tells Audience At Pala Resort And Casino That It's About Perception And Creating The Sentinel Effect
May 16, 2015 - The Big 2015 Fraud Fighting Conference Hits Big At Pala Casino
May 11, 2015 - Christine Oliver Appointed by Capital Insurance Group as Agency Development Manager for Northern California
May 8, 2015 - Dave Jones Issues Mid-Year Advisory Pure Premium Rate Reduction Of 5 Percent For Workers’ Compensation Insurance In California
May 7, 2015 - DWC Posts Draft Home Health Care Fee Schedule Regulations to Online Forum for Public Comment
May 6, 2015 - Louisiana Workers' Compensation Costs Stabilize
May 5, 2015 - Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman (PHG), A P.C. Opens Seventh Office in Sacramento. California Workers’ Compensation Defense Firm Expands to Serve More Clients.
May 4, 2015 - California's Office of Administrative Law Approves Dept of Workers' Compensation's Final Copy Service Fee Schedule Regulations
May 1, 2015 - Drywall Contractor Ordered to Pay $1 Million to Workers' Compensation Insurer For Misclassification

April 2015

April 29, 2015 - California Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Landmark Medical
April 29, 2015 - No Answer From The California Supreme Court Yet On Landmark Medical Case In Orange County
April 27, 2015 - Streamline Resolution Services Expands Under Its New Name In The Southland
April 27, 2015 - California DWC Issues First 15-Day Comment Period for Workers’ Compensation Benefit Notice Regulations
April 22, 2015 - DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
April 22, 2015 - DWC Final Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Regulations Now in Effect
April 21, 2015 - Prosecution And Defense Filed Their Arguments With California Supreme Court April 17th in Landmark Medical Case in Orange County
April 20, 2015 - Destie Overpeck Appointed Administrative Director of California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)
April 20, 2015 - Colorado Man Accused Of Murdering Wife And The One Before Makes Claim On Life Insurance To Pay His Defense
April 15, 2015 - CA DWC Final WCIS Medical Billing Reporting Regulations Approved
April 13, 2015 - SB 863 Return-to-Work Program Offers Supplemental Payments for Injured Workers
April 10, 2015 - Hospital, Nurse Fight Over Ebola Claim
April 7, 2015 - Workers' Compensation Legislative Update And Commentary
April 3, 2015 - York's Success in Fighting Workers' Compensation Fraud Recovers More than $1.5M for Clients
April 3, 2015 - CA DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Regulations on May 22

March 2015

March 30, 2015 - Landmark Medical Case Now Awaits Response From California Supreme Court
March 26, 2015 - Tharpe & Howell Celebrating 40 Years
March 24, 2015 - Landmark Medical Case Of 200 Mil Workers' Comp Fraud Trailed To May 1st 2015 In Orange County
March 23, 2015 - Two Additional Insurers Agree To Appropriate Use Of Death Master File
March 19, 2015 - DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 19, 2015 - CA DIR, DWC Respond to Concerns Regarding Ongoing Home Health Care
March 19, 2015 - California DIR Office of Self Insurance Plans Seeking Assistance for Self Insurers’ Administrator Exam Review
March 19, 2015 - Employer caught denying workers’ comp benefits after employee loses limb
March 19, 2015 - CA DIR Offers Contact Information for Status of IMR Requests
March 19, 2015 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, makes statement on revocation of Blue Shield’s tax-exempt status
March 18, 2015 - DIR Issues First 15-Day Comment Period for Return to Work Supplement Program
March 17, 2015 - Tim Cloney Promoted To Vice President of Investigations at Investigation Solutions, Inc.
March 16, 2015 - Connecticut Takes Another Look at Workers' Compensation Benefits For First Responders Who Suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
March 13, 2015 - Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C. New Firm Name For Former Heggeness, Sweet, Simington & Patrico, A P.C
March 11, 2015 - Sim Hoffman, M.D., Case Of Workers' Compensation Fraud Trailed Once Again To May 15th 2015 In Orange County Superior Court
March 11, 2015 - Mercury Insurance Agrees To One Million Dollars In Settlement For Compliance Violations
March 9, 2015 - Travelers Insurance Wrote Most Workers' Compensation Insurance In U.S. In 2014
March 8, 2015 - Liberty Mutual's Written Premiums For Workers' Compensation Have Decreased By More Than 1 Billion Dollars in Past Three Years
March 2, 2015 - Law Firm Of Knox Ricksen Sued By Reyes And Barsoum For Allegedly Hacking Into Computer System And Stealing Confidential Client Information

February 2015

February 25, 2015 - California DIR Reduces Fees for Independent Medical Review, Independent Bill Review
February 25, 2015 - California DWC Invites Public to Participate in a Discussion of Issues Related to the Home Health Care Fee Schedule on March 3rd
February 24, 2015 - Tennessee Vies To Follow Texas And Oklahoma To Opt-Out Of State Workers' Compensation Program
February 19, 2015 - Genex Explores the Tipping Point Of A Seemingly Routine Workers' Comp Claim In Latest White Paper
February 18, 2015 - California DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
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
February 10, 2015 - Debra Levy Now Senior Vice President-National Workers' Compensation Practice Leader For York RSG
February 8, 2015 - California's State Compensation Insurance Fund Files For 9% Increase In Workers' Compensation Premiums
February 7, 2015 - Maryland's Attorney General Urges New Tool to Crack Down on Fraud
February 5, 2015 - Clifford D. Sweet Joins Law Firm Pearlman, Borska & Wax As Of Counsel
February 3, 2015 - Orange County DA Bristles Over Comments On Proposed Contract By Board Of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer. Spitzer Was Victim Advocate in 2011 For Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney Louise Armstrong.

January 2015

January 30, 2015 - DWC Issues Third Revision to Copy Service Fee Schedule Regulations with Additional 15-Day Public Comment Period
January 29, 2015 - 29 Charged In Bust Of Southland Organized Family Insurance Fraud
January 29, 2015 - California DWC Posts 2014 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
January 29, 2015 - California DWC Announces Recipients of 2015 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award
January 27, 2015 - California DWC Posts RAND Study on Home Health Services Fee Schedule, Invites Public to Participate in a Discussion of Issues Related to the Fee Schedule
January 27, 2015 - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Proposes Rate Cuts For Private Employers by 10.8 Percent.
January 21, 2015 - NJ Doctor Arrested After Writing Fraudulent Rxs for People He Never Treated or Examined
January 19, 2015 - Prosecution To File A Second Amended Indictment For Landmark Medical Case In Orange County.
January 15, 2015 - Atlas General Has New Workers' Compensation Program In Texas With Partner Republic Group. Claims To Be Handled By Sedgwick.
January 14, 2015 - Wrap Up Policy Limits Workers’ Compensation Immunity to General Contractor and Employer of Injured Employees Only
January 11, 2015 - Allianz agrees to change its use of the Death Master File. Commissioner Jones encourages other insurers to do the same for consumers’ benefit.
January 9, 2015 - DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on April 25
January 8, 2015 - DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Fees Section)
January 7, 2015 - Intercare Not For Sale. Company Spokesperson Representing Intercare’s Executive Offices Calls adjustercom To State That Rumor Is False.
January 5, 2015 - The Hartford’s Chief Executive Officer, Christopher J. Swift, Now Elected Chairman Of The Board
January 4, 2015 - AB 60 Now In Effect Giving Drivers' Licenses To Illegals. Positive Effect Hoped For By Insurers And Policy Holders.

December 2014

December 30, 2014 - California DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)
December 29, 2014 - California DWC Issues a Third 15-Day Notice for Modification to Proposed Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule Regulations
December 29, 2014 - California DWC Issues Revisions to WCIS Regulations for an Additional 15-Day Public Comment Period
December 29, 2014 - A San Diego Area Registered Nurse, Golnaz Gholipour, Gets Six Years In Jail For Workers' Compensation Fraud
December 24, 2014 - DWC Posts Example of an End of Medical Provider Network (MPN) Coverage Notice (No Effect on Medical Treatment)
December 24, 2014 - DIR Releases 2014 Legislative Digest with Overview of New Laws
December 24, 2014 - DWC Administrative Director Announces 2015 Profile Audit Review and Full Compliance Audit Performance Standards
December 21, 2014 - California DWC Responds to Public Inquiries Regarding the 2015 Update to the Physician Fee Schedule Portion of the Official Medical Fee Schedule
December 16, 2014 - Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-legal Travel Expenses Increases Effective January 1, 2015
December 12, 2014 - Workers' Compensation Claims Veteran, Michael McFadden, Promoted To Executive Vice President At Patriot National In Woodland Hills, California
December 8, 2014 - DWC Posts Proposed “Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines” to Online Forum for Public Comment
December 5, 2014 - Kareem Ahmed Requests Change In Conditions To His Five Million Dollar Cash Bail. Two Orange County Indictments Amended And Refiled While 15 Defendants Rearraigned.
December 5, 2014 - DWC Posts Example of Medical Provider Network (MPN) Application/Plan for Reapproval
December 3, 2014 - Governor Brown Appoints Juliann Sum Cal/OSHA Chief
December 3, 2014 - Sedgwick Acquires Absentys, A Software Application Developer
December 2, 2014 - Three Guilty in New Jersey and Each Gets Three Years in Prison
December 2, 2014 - California DWC Posts Adjustments to DMEPOS Section of Official Medical Fee Schedule
December 2, 2014 - Arson for Profit Results in Murder
December 1, 2014 - Claims Adjuster, Fariborz Romero Rahrovi, Guilty of Fraud In Cahoots With Lawyer to Cheat Claimant

November 2014

November 25, 2014 - CA DWC Initiates Procedure to Assess Administrative Penalties for Failure to Submit IMR Medical Records
November 25, 2014 - DWC Issues Second 15-Day Notice for Modification to Proposed Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule Regulations
November 24, 2014 - Energi and HDI-Gerling Select York to Manage Workers’ Compensation Claims
November 18, 2014 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. And Thomas Heric, M.D. Finally Plead Not-Guilty In Orange County Superior Court After Demurrer Denied
November 14, 2014 - California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, Recommends Lower Pure Premium Rate Than Suggested By Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau
November 13, 2014 - Medical Provider Offers Clients Pilates, Then Bills Insurance Companies For Expensive Diagnostic Services. Medical Billing Fraud Worth $77,237 Results In Jury Conviction And A Two-Year Jail Sentence.
November 11, 2014 - Bogus Coffee Burn Photos Lead To Arrest Of McDonald’s Customer For Fraud
November 10, 2014 - Fuel Distributor Cited Nearly $100,000 After Fatal Explosion At Corona, California, Facility Killed Welder
November 5, 2014 - Aspen Medical Resources Trial Set For April 24th 2015 In Orange County, California. Benjamin Gluck Now Representing Majority Aspen Owner, Abraham Khorshad, As Defense Counsel.
November 3, 2014 - Forged Prescription Adding Narcotic Results In Conviction In Riverside County
November 2, 2014 - California DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments/ Ambulatory Surgical Centers

October 2014

October 30, 2014 - Illinois Workers’ Comp Reforms Showing Results; Costs of Medical Payments Continue To Fall, New Study Says
October 25, 2014 - DWC Issues Revision to Copy Service Fee Schedule Regulations for Second 15-Day Public Comment Period
October 24, 2014 - Los Angeles County Probation Officer Arrested For Disability Fraud
October 23, 2014 - Dental Office Assistant Serving 120 Days In Jail For Fraud
October 23, 2014 - DWC Accepting Nominations For 2015 Carrie Nevans Community Service Awards To Be Given At Educational Conferences
October 22, 2014 - El Cajon, California, Insurance Agent, Dawna Ernster, Arrested For Stealing Premium Payments. San Diego District Attorney Continues To Search For Additional Victims.
October 18, 2014 - WCAB’s Final Rules Published and Will Become Effective January 1, 2015
October 16, 2014 - Last Call To RSVP For Michael Sullivan Party At Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill in Oakland. Opening Of Oakland Office To Be Celebrated.
October 14, 2014 - DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing to Revise the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS)
October 14, 2014 - DWC Opens Registration for 22nd Annual Educational Conference
October 12, 2014 - Why Was Dubon Reversed? October 6th En Banc Ruling Is Huge And Precedent Setting.
October 8, 2014 - Three insurance companies receive awards for community investments
October 5, 2014 - Michael Sullivan & Associates, A Workers' Compensation Defense Law Firm, Opens Up In Oakland. Party to celebrate welcomes workers' compensation claims professionals.
October 2, 2014 - California DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
October 1, 2014 - Santa Barbara, California, Institutional Officer Arrested For Illegally Collecting More Than $60,000 In Workers’ Compensation Benefits

September 2014

September 29, 2014 - California DWC Invites Claims Administrators to Webinar on Electronic Submission of Records for IMR
September 25, 2014 - DWC Posts Amendment to Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Fee Schedule Effective September 1, 2014
September 22, 2014 - California DWC Posts the Assignment of Medical Provider Network Identification (MPN ID) Numbers and Updated Forms Online
September 22, 2014 - Sedgwick To Buy VeriClaim And All Its Parent Company’s Subsidiaries
September 17, 2014 - California DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
September 17, 2014 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Updated Physician Fee Schedule FAQs Regarding Physician-Dispensed Durable Medical Equipment
September 15, 2014 - Landmark Medical Defendants Plead Not-Guilty In Orange County. Southern California Radio Station KPCC Publishes FBI Recordings.
September 13, 2014 - Sim Hoffman, M.D.'s Lawyers Filing Demurrer In Orange County Superior Court; arraignment on this $18 million workers' comp fraud case continued to November 7th 2014.
September 10, 2014 - Drop Seen in Injuries to Alberta Workers
September 8, 2014 - Ohio Chiropractor Ordered To Pay Nearly $400,000 In Restitution For Workers’ Compensation Fraud. Voluntarily Decertifies Himself As An Ohio Workers’ Comp Health Care Provider.
September 3, 2014 - AAA Copy, LLC Given Probation And Ordered To Pay Restitution In San Bernardino
September 3, 2014 - The National Underwriter Company to Publish The Zalma Insurance Claims Library

August 2014

August 29, 2014 - Kareem Ahmed Arraignment A Crowd Scene In Orange County Superior Court. Nearly 12 doctors now stand to lose their licenses.
August 26, 2014 - Kareem Ahmed's Toxic Compound Pain Medication Was Distributed To Claimants Without Warning. Arraignment For 15 Defendants Continued To September 12th 2014.
August 20, 2014 - Cal/OSHA Cites Menzies Aviation for LAX Worker Fatality: Investigation Determines Menzies' Flawed Safety Policy Discouraged Employee Seatbelt Use, Led To Death of a Worker at Los Angeles International Airport
August 20, 2014 - DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on September 18 to Revise the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Fee Schedule
August 19, 2014 - Landmark Medical Management Coterie Of Fraudsters To Appear In Orange County Superior Court Next On Friday, August 22nd 2014
August 14, 2014 - Macy's To Pay Nearly 1 Million Dollar Fine After Crushing Death And Decapitation Of Factory Worker
August 12, 2014 - Shawna Palmer, Contestant For Miss Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Beauty Contest, Arrested As Her Social Media Highlights Her Workers' Comp Fraud
August 11, 2014 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2013
August 5, 2014 - WCAB Issues Notice of September 17 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rules
August 4, 2014 - Business Insurance USA, Headquartered In Burbank, CA, Now Writing General Liability Coverage For Tattoo Parlors

July 2014

July 30, 2014 - Peyman Heidary, D.C. Arrested By Riverside District Attorney. Three Other Defendants Also Arrested. Peyman's Bail Set At 5 Million Dollars.
July 29, 2014 - DWC Posts Ambulance Fee Schedule Update to Conform to Changes in Medicare Payment System
July 25, 2014 - DWC Commences Rulemaking Action to Delay ICD-10 Implementation Until October 1, 2015
July 24, 2014 - American Claims Management Now Handling GL & Excess Claims For Golden Insurance Company RRG
July 21, 2014 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Arraignment In Orange County For Work Comp Billing Fraud Trailed To September 11th
July 17, 2014 - Report on Workers’ Comp Reforms of SB 863 Shows Progress, Challenges in Enacting Law’s Wide-Ranging Changes
July 14, 2014 - Aspen Medical Resources’ Defense To File A 995 Motion To Dismiss In Orange County 36 Million Dollar Workers’ Compensation Fraud Case. Next Court Appearance Set For August 29th 2014.
July 10, 2014 - Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Corrected Spanish Language Time of Hire Pamphlet
July 7, 2014 - Orange County DA Relentless Against Workers' Comp Fraud. New Case Indictment Soon Coming To Court. Aspen Medical Returns To Court Room This Friday, July 11.
July 2, 2014 - DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
July 1, 2014 - The Hartford To Release Second Quarter Earnings July 30th. Sells Hartford Life Insurance KK To Orix Life.

June 2014

June 30, 2014 - DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 26, 2014 - New Workers' Comp Fraud Case Coming To Orange County Superior Court Within Days. Sim Hoffman, M.D. and Aspen Quartet Back In OC Court In July.
June 24, 2014 - CA Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated Time of Hire Pamphlet
June 23, 2014 - Orange County DA Indicted Landmark Medical Management Owner And 15 Others For Conspiracy And Insurance Fraud Last Week. Indictments Unsealed Late Last Thursday.
June 19, 2014 - Ohio Governor Signs Bill Allowing Captive Insurance Companies in Ohio
June 16, 2014 - General And Professional Liability Claims Of Security American Risk Retention Group To Be Handled By American Claims Management (ACM).
June 12, 2014 - New Partner At Sullivan & Associates, Rosa Williams, To Be Celebrated June 20th In San Diego's Gaslamp District
June 12, 2014 - City of Los Angeles Employee, Kelvin Piazza, Arrested For Grand Theft
June 9, 2014 - Christopher J. Swift Appointed New Chief Executive Officer Of The Hartford
June 5, 2014 - Judith Parrish, Risk Manager Of Workers’ Compensation Program At UCLA, And Once The Right Hand Woman To Zenith Executive Bill Saake, To Be Memorialized Tomorrow, June 6th 2014, At Forest Lawn In Glendale, California
June 2, 2014 - Judith Parrish, Former Zenith Executive And Most Recently Workers’ Compensation Manager Of UCLA, Passed Away Last Week. Memorial Service To Be Held Friday, June 6th.

May 2014

May 29, 2014 - Department of Insurance Intensifies Efforts To Fight Workers’ Compensation Fraud In Southern California
May 27, 2014 - Senior Vice President of Claims of Zenith Insurance Company, Vernon Steiner, Becomes President and CEO of California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF)
May 22, 2014 - You Will Smile When You See The Work Comp Savings Of On-Site Cameras
May 20, 2014 - DIR Reduces Fees for Independent Medical Review, Independent Bill Review by 25 Percent
May 19, 2014 - DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule Regulations
May 18, 2014 - DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on July 1 for Proposed Copy Service Fee Schedule
May 15, 2014 - Lying A Way Of Life For Workers’ Comp Fraud Claimant According To Judge Imposing Maximum Sentence
May 12, 2014 - WCAB, DWC Issue New Forms, Document Types and Titles for E-form and OCR Filers
May 8, 2014 - Parks And Recreation Worker Exploits Lyme Disease Diagnosis For $364,000 Through A Fraudulent Workers' Compensation Claim
May 5, 2014 - York Risk Services Group Acquires Sacramento-Based Bickmore
May 2, 2014 - DWC Issues Third 15-Day Notice for Modifications to Proposed Medical Provider Networks Regulations

April 2014

April 30, 2014 - CEA Policyholders File Claims, Receive Payments For Damage From La Habra Earthquake. But recent earthquakes show that Californians are uncertain about their insurance coverage.
April 28, 2014 - San Bernardino Prosecutor’s Head In Sand When Charging An Undocumented Immigrant With Identity Theft When Filing For Comp Benefits Using Fake SSN.
April 25, 2014 - Aspen Medical Owners And Their Collector Plead Not-Guilty In Orange County Superior Court Today To $36 Million In Overbilling To Workers’ Compensation Carriers And Self-Insureds.
April 23, 2014 - Cal/OSHA Fines Butler Amusements over $100,000 for Willful Violations at Big Fresno Fair
April 18, 2014 - DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)
April 17, 2014 - Cal/OSHA Fines BART $210,000 in 2013 Accident that Killed 2 Transit Workers
April 15, 2014 - Jason Landrum Promoted To CIO Of Sedgwick. Believes In Leading In Technology So Everyone Can Choose How To Interact.
April 15, 2014 - Three Frogs Real Estate Cited For No Work Comp Policy Plus Safety Violations Leading To An Employee Death
April 11, 2014 - California DWC Announces Changes to Panel QME Request Process to Comply with Navarro v. City of Montebello
April 8, 2014 - Matt Horton Hired As Vice President Of Marketing At Atlas General Insurance Services
April 7, 2014 - DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS and Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
April 3, 2014 - New York Grand Jury Makes Recommendations to Deter Workers' Comp Fraud
April 1, 2014 - Michael Drobot, Former Owner Of Pacific Hospital And Raper Of Work Comp System In California, Surprisingly Pleads Not-Guilty In Federal Court. Judge Reveals Initial Plea Purely Procedural.

March 2014

March 27, 2014 - Disbarred Lawyer Served As Workers' Compensation Judge Within A Secret Web Of Deceptions And Falsehoods
March 25, 2014 - Cal/OSHA Launches 2014 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
March 21, 2014 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. and Thomas Heric, M.D. Scheduled Back In Orange County Superior Court On May 9th. DA Hoping To Get This Case Soon To Preliminary Hearing.
March 19, 2014 - CA DWC Posts Proposed Changes to Regulations Reflecting Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 to Online Forum for Public Comment
March 18, 2014 - Richard Grossman, M.D., Revered So Cal Burn Specialist, Dies At Age 81
March 17, 2014 - Aspen Medical Quartet Of Defendants Appear In Orange County Superior Court For Continuing Arraignment
March 14, 2014 - California Employers To Post Annual Work-Related Injury And Illness Summary
March 12, 2014 - Claims Examiners At Tristar Risk File Class Action
March 11, 2014 - California DWC Issues Second 15-Day Notice for Modifications to Proposed Medical Provider Networks Regulations
March 6, 2014 - AIG Appoints Michael Smith COO of Commercial Insurance; James Shea, President Global Financial Lines; And Robert Thomas, President Global Specialty Lines
March 4, 2014 - Tim Cloney Promoted From Manager To Director At Investigation Solutions Inc.
March 3, 2014 - California DWC Posts Adjustment of Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) Inpatient Hospital Section to Conform to Medicare Changes
March 3, 2014 - Claims Adjuster Down, Shot, Code Three
March 3, 2014 - Sedgwick Closes Transaction With New Investment Partners

February 2014

February 27, 2014 - Office of Administrative Law has Approved DWC’s Final Version of the Predesignation of Personal Physicians and Reporting Duties of the Primary Treating Physician Rulemaking
February 26, 2014 - DWC Reminds Parties to Include Required Documents when Filing IMR and IBR Applications, Will Cease to Issue Reminder Letters
February 26, 2014 - Sense and Sentencing; A Comparative Look at Work Comp Fraudsters Michael Drobot and Ron Calderon.
February 24, 2014 - Ron Calderon Expected To Be Arraigned In Federal Court Today On Various Fraud And Corruption Charges
February 21, 2014 - Chandra Cebello Now Executive Vice-President of Business Development for CCMS Based In Torrance, California
February 20, 2014 - Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. Appoints Bill Farran as President of its Professional Liability Division
February 19, 2014 - California DWC Posts Non-Substantive Changes to the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit Voucher Forms
February 17, 2014 - California DWC Posts Proposed Copy Service Fee Schedule Regulations To Online Forum Area. Public Invited To Comment.
February 15, 2014 - Update on California DWC Santa Barbara Satellite Office Conference Scheduling
February 14, 2014 - Office of Administrative Law Has Approved California DWC’s Final Versions of the Independent Medical Review and Independent Bill Review Regulations
February 11, 2014 - Exam Works Acquires Gould & Lamb
February 10, 2014 - Maine’s Governor Announces Workers’ Compensation Rates To Fall By 7.7 percent.
February 6, 2014 - John Morris Speaks Again To Employers' Fraud Task Force To Ask For Financial Support For His Campaign For L.A. County Assessor
February 3, 2014 - Two New Executives Join Atlas General Insurance Services Business Development Team

January 2014

January 31, 2014 - Orange County District Attorney Refiles Against Sim Hoffman, M.D. And His Associate Thomas Heric, M.D., With New Felony Complaint For Workers’ Compensation Fraud
January 28, 2014 - Calif DWC Announces Recipients of 2014 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award
January 27, 2014 - Sedgwick Announces New Majority Ownership by KKR
January 27, 2014 - The Wolves Of Work Comp Street
January 23, 2014 - 2014 Onset Of Affect Agents For Workers’ Compensation Claims: The Affordable Care Act, A Botched Computer Upgrade, And All The Rest.
January 21, 2014 - Ohio's Bureau Of Workers' Compensation's Investigations Bring Forth Guilty Pleas And Convictions In November
January 17, 2014 - California DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Examination on April 12
January 15, 2014 - Mileage Rate For Medical And Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Decreased Effective January 1, 2014
January 12, 2014 - Herb Schultz, from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, to Speak at Employers' Fraud Task Force Luncheon on Affordable Care Act January 28th.
January 8, 2014 - Jennifer Snyder, Head Deputy of Heathcare Fraud For The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Addressed The Employers' Fraud Task Force Christmas Party Attendees. 'If It's A Material Lie, Make My Day,' She Said In Closing.
January 5, 2014 - Your Car Insurance Rates and Your Driving Record
January 1, 2014 - DWC announces agenda for the January 13 and 14 meetings in Van Nuys and Oakland, California, on UR and IMR

December 2013

December 31, 2013 - DWC Files Certificate Of Compliance For IMR And IBR Regulations With OAL
December 30, 2013 - Arrested LAPD Officers For Workers' Comp Fraud Inspire New York Applicants' Attorney To Make His Pitch For Claimants To Seek Representation
December 24, 2013 - DWC Posts RBRVS-Based Physician Fee Schedule and 2014 Updates Effective January 1, 2014
December 20, 2013 - California Bay Area Janitorial Service To Large Supermarkets Cited For Wage Theft
December 17, 2013 - Judge In Sim Hoffman, MD's case, Throws Out All 884 Counts In Orange County Workers' Compensation Fraud Case
December 16, 2013 - CA DWC Posts Adjustments to Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section of Official Medical Fee Schedule to Conform to Changes in Medicare Payment System
December 13, 2013 - Constitutional Challenges Portend Set-Back For Lien Defense. Combating Liens On Merits Now The Better Action Over Dependence On Procedural Defenses.
December 13, 2013 - Division of Workers’ Compensation Administrative Director Announces 2014 Profile Audit Review and Full Compliance Audit Performance Standards
December 12, 2013 - DWC Issues Second 15-day Notice for Modifications to Proposed Independent Bill Review (IBR), Billing and Payment Regulations, and Third 15-day Notice for Modifications to Proposed Independent Medical Review (IMR) Regulations
December 11, 2013 - Judge Froeberg Takes All 995 Motion Arguments For The Defense Under Submission In Sim Hoffman, M.D. Workers' Comp Fraud Case. Proceedings Resume In Orange County Superior Court On February 28th 2014
December 10, 2013 - DWC Issues 15-Day Notice for Modifications to Proposed Medical Provider Networks Regulations
December 10, 2013 - Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Reached In Lincoln National Death Master Case. Over half of the total market is now in compliance.
December 7, 2013 - DWC Issues Second 15-day Notice for Modifications to Proposed Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review Regulations
December 6, 2013 - DWC Announces Meetings in Oakland, Van Nuys to Discuss UR and IMR
December 4, 2013 - DWC Offers Free Webinar on “The Independent Medical Review Process Explained for the Injured Worker” on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 10-11 a.m.
December 4, 2013 - IEA and the Employers' Fraud Task Force Together Have Formed a New Designation: the CPFI
December 3, 2013 - John Morris Addresses Employers' Fraud Task Force Lunch Group. Announces He's Running For Los Angeles County Assessor.

November 2013

November 27, 2013 - Department of Industrial Relations Workers’ Compensation Policy Assessment Rates for Fiscal Year 2013/14 Reflect Aggregate Reduction of $9.5 Million
November 27, 2013 - RIMS: Proposed Legislation Would Streamline the Claims Settlement Process
November 24, 2013 - British Union Urges More HSE Safety Funding
November 21, 2013 - Oakland Restaurant Owner Charged With Workers' Compensation Fraud Along With Wage Violations In Excess Of One Million Dollars
November 20, 2013 - DWC Final Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit Regulations Approved
November 19, 2013 - Sim Hoffman, M.D., Indicted With Three Others for Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud In May 2011, Has His Case Continued In Orange County Superior Court To December 6th 2013. Judge Absolutely Beyond Fed Up.
November 14, 2013 - Indictment Against Aspen Medical Resources Owners and Hearing Rep/Collector Spells Out Overt Acts of Conspiracy To Commit Insurance Fraud
November 13, 2013 - DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing to Revise the RBRVS Physician Fee Schedule
November 13, 2013 - DWC Posts Revised QME Form 105 and Instructions for Forms 105, 106 and 37
November 11, 2013 - Three Owners Of Aspen Medical Resources In Anaheim Had Bail Set At A Million And A Half Dollars
November 6, 2013 - California Department of Workers' Compensation To Open Santa Barbara Satellite Office In December
November 5, 2013 - California Work Comp Community Is Saddened By The Death Of Applicants' Attorney Marvin N. Shapiro
November 4, 2013 - Owners Of Aspen Medical Resources, Anaheim, Indicted By Orange County District Attorney. Details Of Case To Become Public By Thanksgiving.
November 1, 2013 - Sedgwick Makes Two Executive Appointments Designed To Drive Their Innovation

October 2013

October 30, 2013 - For Halloween, the Day of the Dead: A Ghostly Site. Hundreds Killed When Two Vessels Explode.
October 28, 2013 - ACE USA Announces Key Executive Appointments In Some Regional Operations
October 25, 2013 - John Pike, UC Davis Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Seated Campus Protesters, Receives $38K Work Comp Settlement
October 25, 2013 - $32 Million In Grants To District Attorneys Awarded Statewide In California To Assist Law Enforcement In Fighting Workers' Compensation Fraud
October 23, 2013 - Costa Bella Builders, Operating In Aptos, Calif, Convicted Of Workers' Compensation Premium Fraud
October 22, 2013 - Minnesota Sees Drop in Paid Workers Comp Claims
October 18, 2013 - One of Biggest Shams in Comp Claims Is Unwarranted Diagnostic Testing
October 16, 2013 - California Is On The Brink Of Adopting The AMA Guides, Sixth Edition
October 14, 2013 - Probe Information Welcomes Christine Alire, Attorney At Law, as SIU Supervisor
October 10, 2013 - AB 1309 Signed Into Law. Professional Athletes Will Now Stick Within Their Own States.
October 8, 2013 - 'Insurance Fraud & Weapons to Fight Fraud' Webinar
October 4, 2013 - AB 60 Signed By California Governor Brown. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Says Thank You.
October 2, 2013 - Allstate Insurance Company Sued By Company Retirees. Law Firm of Heninger Garrison Davis Forms Class Action.

September 2013

September 30, 2013 - Settlement Conference For Intercare Adjusters' Class Action Trailed To October 16th 2013
September 25, 2013 - National Insurance Crime Bureau: Questionable Workers' Compensation Claims Increase. California, Illinois, and New York Lead the States.
September 23, 2013 - USA Business Insurance Now Offers General Liability For Tree And Lawn Care Services Under One Policy
September 20, 2013 - Watch Out For The ‘Swoop And Squat’ Scam, The California Department Of Insurance Warns Drivers. Dave Jones And Company Grants $6,963,600 To Los Angeles DA For The Investigation And Prosecution Of Auto Insurance Fraud Rings.
September 19, 2013 - Atlas Hires Billy Garren And Kristi Tinker With Strong Work Comp Underwriting Experience For Knoxville, Tennessee, Marketing Office.
September 16, 2013 - Zenith Insurance Should Be Commended For Taking On Workers' Compensation Insured In Pennsylvania State Court. Insured Lied To Zenith About Its Farm Operation.
September 13, 2013 - Berkshire Hathaway Agrees Not To Poach AIG Business Insurance Executives For One Year
September 11, 2013 - Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Names Vice President, Executive & Professional Liability Claims
September 9, 2013 - Dave Jones Announces Death Master Settlement With Aegon
September 6, 2013 - Huntington Park, California, Widow Arrested For Fraudulently Collecting Over $500,000 On Her Now Deceased Husband's Workers' Compensation Agreement. Claimant Had Fallen From A Scaffold While Employed At Aramark.
September 5, 2013 - The Law Firm of Doyle Raizner Files Suit against Safeco Insurance on Behalf of Public Adjusters
September 3, 2013 - Workers Compensation Claim Handling Standards: what are they?

August 2013

August 31, 2013 - United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Billing Manager
August 29, 2013 - Kimberly George Placed By Sedgwick Into New Role Of Senior Vice President, Senior Healthcare Advisor
August 28, 2013 - Katrina, Five Years Ago A Defense Lawyer At Tobin Lucks, Sells Out Her Singing Performance At The Mint In Los Angeles
August 26, 2013 - How Can A Workers’ Comp Adjuster Be Out On Workers’ Comp?
August 24, 2013 - Texas Employer Cited for Workplace Safety Violations
August 22, 2013 - Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Death Master settlement with ING. Conduct exam of a second insurer finds MassMutual using Death Master Database properly.
August 20, 2013 - Try Not To Be So Optimistic When Reserving A Work Comp Claim
August 18, 2013 - IAS Claim Services Makes Two Executive Promotions
August 15, 2013 - Frasco Investigator On A Work Comp Claim Discovers Evidence Leading To Arrest For Illegal Arsenal Of Weapons Possession
August 13, 2013 - Sim Hoffman Case 995 Motion Won't Be Heard In Orange County Superior Court This Friday. Points And Authorities Document From Defense Presents Well Crafted Sophistical Arguments.
August 9, 2013 - Poll Shows 1 in 3 Make Insurance Claims
August 7, 2013 - Arizona Applicants' Law Firm Files RICO Action Against York
August 5, 2013 - AIG Property Casualty Reports Operating Income Of $1.1 Billion In Second Quarter 2013
August 1, 2013 - American Claims Management Wins El Camino Hospital Contract

July 2013

July 30, 2013 - Mitchell Advances Medical Bill Review Capabilities With SmartAdvisor™ 6.0
July 26, 2013 - Workers’ Compensation Claims From Spider, Insect, And Other Small Critter Bites And Stings
July 22, 2013 - Summit Staff Members To Speak At National Workers' Compensation Educational Conference
July 18, 2013 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. And His Bevy Of Work Comp Fraudsters Back In Orange County Criminal Court August 16th
July 16, 2013 - SW Australia Unveils Work-Related Mental Stress Report
July 12, 2013 - John Riggs Addresses Employers' Fraud Task Force On SB 863. Calls For Industry Individuals To Get Involved In Shaping Legislation And Reform.
July 9, 2013 - Dodgers And Giants On The Same Team In California When It Comes To Workers' Comp Bill
July 3, 2013 - Missouri Governor Vetos Legislation That Would Give Employers Online Database To Check Workers' Compensation Claims
July 1, 2013 - Allstate Goes After Frauds

June 2013

June 26, 2013 - Structured Settlements Frequently Asked Questions
June 24, 2013 - Marni Wood Joins iUnlimited Investigative Services as a California Senior Claims Consultant
June 20, 2013 - In Memory Of Gordon Doddridge, Veteran Southern California Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner. 1964 - 2013.
June 18, 2013 - Oxnard Police Officer, Edward Idukas, Is Sentenced to 120 Days In Jail For Workers' Compensation Fraud
June 14, 2013 - Landmark Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2013 Spotlight of Tennessee Workers' Compensation Conference.
June 10, 2013 - California Doctor Indicted For Illegally Dispensing Oxycodone
June 6, 2013 - Applicants’ Attorney, Robert Pearman, Literally Tears Up Las Vegas Hotel Suite With Drunken Bacchanalian Revelry. Pearman Arrested, Booked, And Released Pending Court Appearance.
June 4, 2013 - Kelly Soo Park Found Not-Guilty Of First Degree And Second Degree Murder. Court Room Explodes With Volatile Emotions And Outbursts Of Grief For Juliana Redding.
June 3, 2013 - Judge Suspends Verdict Of Not-Guilty Of First Degree Murder For Kelly Soo Park. Says, 'I'm taking no verdicts at this time.'
June 2, 2013 - Deliberating Jury In Kelly Soo Park Murder Trial Asks For Read Back Of Jury Instructions About First And Second Degree Murder

May 2013

May 30, 2013 - The Jury Still Deliberates For Fifth Full Day In The Kelly Soo Park Trial. Family And Friends Of Both Victim And Accused Wait In Agony And Anxiety.
May 28, 2013 - No Verdict Yet! But The Fate Of Kelly Soo Park Lies In The Hands Of 12 Jurors Who Want To Hear The Damning Evidence Over And Over Again...
May 26, 2013 - The Jury Further Deliberates In The Kelly Soo Park Murder Of Juliana Redding Trial. Jury Asks For Read-Back. Rarity Of DNA In Blood Drop To Match Another Profile Other Than Kelly Soo Park's Is One In One Trillion.
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May 23, 2013 - Closing Arguments By The Prosecution Brilliant, Not Credible By The Defense In The Kelly Soo Park Trial For The Murder Of Juliana Redding. The Jury Now Deliberates
May 22, 2013 - May 17th 2013
May 22, 2013 - Kelly Soo Park Collected $1,043,927.47 Within 18 Months From Frontline Medical According To The Testimony Of Detective Karen Thompson
May 19, 2013 - Juliana Redding's Friends Testify At Murder Suspect Kelly Soo Park's Trial. None Asked Had Ever Heard Of Or Seen Kelly Soo Park.
May 18, 2013 - Greg Redding Takes The Stand In Trial Of Kelly Soo Park For The Murder Of His Daughter. Tells Of Tens Of Thousands Of Containers For Compound Pain Creams.
May 16, 2013 - May 16th 2013
May 15, 2013 - Kelly Soo Park attorneys try to enter third-party culpability evidence
May 15, 2013 - Kelly Soo Park Trial: Opening Statement By The Prosecution Has Courtroom Riveted
May 14, 2013 - The Kelly Soo Park Trial - Day Two, Tuesday
May 13, 2013 - The Kelly Soo Park Trial - Day 1 – Monday
May 12, 2013 - Trial Of Kelly Soo Park For The Murder Of Juliana Redding Starts Tomorrow Morning
May 9, 2013 - American Claims Management Continues To Expand In The U.S. Southeast
May 8, 2013 - Workers' Comp Battle Over Professional Athletes In California Heats Up After Passage Of AB 1309
May 4, 2013 - Amerisure Names Bill Dennis Assistant Vice President of Claims
May 1, 2013 - Idaho Supreme Court Affirms Idaho Industrial Commission. Thus Rejects Claimant's Psyche Claim For PTSD

April 2013

April 29, 2013 - What A Wrap! Thrown In Spectacular Style By Sedgwick In Downtown Los Angeles At Studio One.
April 28, 2013 - What The Passing Of Major Workers' Compensation Reform Bill Will Mean In Tennessee
April 24, 2013 - RIMS Conference Draws The Risk Management Glitterati To The LA Convention Center
April 22, 2013 - Star Singer-Songwriter, Katrina, Alleges She Was Stalked By Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney Richard Widom. Feels She Let Down Defense Lawyer Lisa Kerner.
April 17, 2013 - Sedgwick Introduces Performance 360
April 16, 2013 - Tennessee House of Representatives Approves New Workers’ Compensation Court Panel System
April 12, 2013 - Union Groups Protest New Proposed Legislation In Tennessee Which Would Take Workers' Comp Out Of The Courts And Align It With A Government System Already Fraught With Dysfunction
April 10, 2013 - Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, California, Was Served Friday With A Search Warrant By The FBI
April 9, 2013 - Will New Worker's Comp Rules Turn Injured Workers into Lifelong Drug Addicts?
April 5, 2013 - Counterfeit workers' compensation insurance leaves injured workers without benefits. Four-year investigation, hundreds of victims in 19 states and losses exceeding $700,000.
April 2, 2013 - Tennessee Senate Approves Bill That Would Create A Work Comp Court System

March 2013

March 29, 2013 - John Kallas of SmartComp Speaks At Employers' Fraud Task Force Luncheon On Latest Workers' Comp Cost Drivers
March 28, 2013 - Workers' Comp Plan Goes Against Conservative Ideals
March 26, 2013 - Southern California Claims Manager, Darrell Brown, Appointed Chief Performance Officer by Sedgwick.
March 24, 2013 - Say It Isn't So: Ex-Adjuster Guilty of Fraud
March 20, 2013 - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Ordered By Judge To Refund $859 Million To Employers
March 19, 2013 - Stockwell Firm Seeks Further Discovery In Defense Against Former Partner, Richard Widom.
March 15, 2013 - Ohio Judge Considers 860 Million Dollar Demand By Employers For Workers’ Compensation Premium Overcharges
March 13, 2013 - Kelly Soo Park Set For Trial May 13th. Husband Tom Files Claim Against Former Employer, The City Of Oxnard.
March 11, 2013 - Workers' Comp Figures Prominently in National Rx Drug Abuse Summit
March 8, 2013 - Intercare Holdings Responds To adjustercom Published News Editorial On Their Pending Class Action Lawsuit
March 6, 2013 - Tim Cloney Hired as Special Investigations Unit Manager at Investigation Solutions, Inc.
March 5, 2013 - Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces He Will Defend Rate Reduction Against Mercury Insurance Lawsuit
March 1, 2013 - Kelly Soo Park Trial Pushed To May 13th. Judge Accuses Defense Of Shenanigans. Prosecution Loses Motion To Admit Other Crimes.

February 2013

February 25, 2013 - Crawford & Company Announces Review of 4th Quarter 2012 Tax Provision. Reaffirms Initial Guidance for 2013
February 21, 2013 - Intercare Offers Adjusters $500 To Opt-Out Of Class Action
February 19, 2013 - SB 863: Workers’ Comp Cases In Many Areas Will Not Be Able To Adhere To A Fee Schedule For Home Health Services.
February 14, 2013 - WCRI - Compscope™ Identifies Medical Cost Drivers, Trends, And Impact OF Regulatory Changes In 16 State Workers' Comp Systems
February 12, 2013 - Products Liability Suit Filed Against Merck Over Failure To Properly Warn Of Propecia Side Effects
February 8, 2013 - EMPLOYERS® Inducted into Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Hall of Fame
February 6, 2013 - CNA Gets Trial Court Judgment On Workers' Comp Audit Affirmed By Connecticut Court Of Appeal
February 4, 2013 - George Burr Hired As Vice President, California Workers' Compensation Claims For Crum & Forster In Orange Office
February 1, 2013 - Sedgwick Appoints Robert A. Johnson Executive VP Of Specialty Operations

January 2013

January 31, 2013 - Steven E. Penman Appointed Sedgwick Chief Operating Officer
January 30, 2013 - Veteran Claims Professional Michael McFadden Promoted To Regional Vice President Of Patriot National Insurance Company For California
January 29, 2013 - Richard Widom's Motion For Net Worth Discovery Of The Stockwell Firm Denied By The Court
January 28, 2013 - PMSI Mobile App Helps Injured Workers Manage Workers' Compensation Injury
January 24, 2013 - Slew Of New Employer Laws Hit The Books In California
January 22, 2013 - The SMART Act. What It Really Does...
January 18, 2013 - Intercare Arbitration Decision At Odds With Witness Accounts
January 16, 2013 - Secret Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Which Is Privileged To Law Enforcement, Catches Harley Davidson Motorcycle Owner In Insurance Fraud
January 14, 2013 - 2013 Workers' Compensation Management Guidebook Includes 80 New Topics, Helps Employers Cut Workers' Comp Costs 20% to 50%. Amaxx and Advisen Collaborate to Provide Cost-Reduction Tools for Employers, Insurance Brokers, TPAs, Carriers and Consultants.
January 10, 2013 - SB 863--Advice To Claims Operations To Review The Regulations.
January 8, 2013 - Anne Ruiz Named Vice President and COO of Angela Livingston Collaborations
January 6, 2013 - The Kelly Soo Park Case For Murder. Judge Says, “This Is A Very Old Case. We Need To Get Going.”
January 3, 2013 - Hutterites Must Have Workers' Compensation Insurance According To Montana Supreme Court Ruling.
January 1, 2013 - 270,000 Ohio Employers Win Restitution After Judge Rules They Were Overcharged By The State

December 2012

December 27, 2012 - City Of Monroe, Louisiana, Sees More Firefighter Claims
December 25, 2012 - Arkansas' Workers Comp System Could Be A Model
December 20, 2012 - Former Football Players Sue Over Arbitration Award Barring Them From Workers' Compensation
December 17, 2012 - Sprinter For Sex Sentenced To Nine Months In Jail For Workers' Compensation Fraud.
December 13, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park Marries Tom Chronister. She Appears In Court With Him Alone.
December 10, 2012 - Have A Seat. Retail Cashiers May Just Take A Load Off After K-Mart Employees Class Action Suit.
December 7, 2012 - Patriot National Subsidiary To Start Writing Workers' Comp In Michigan
December 6, 2012 - Widom vs. Stockwell Case To Come Back To Court In January 2013 For Possible Evidentiary Hearing
December 4, 2012 - Janet Frank New President And CEO Of Pacific Compensation Insurance Company.
December 3, 2012 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. To Return To Court With Consorts On February 15th 2013 Hopefully For D.A. To Hear 995 Motions.

November 2012

November 29, 2012 - California Department Of Insurance Announces Streamlined License Application Process
November 28, 2012 - Trial For Kelly Soo Park Set For March 11th 2013.
November 27, 2012 - Spanish Will Be Spoken In The Name Of The Lord. Hope For No Large Liability Against Intercare. (Op-Ed)
November 24, 2012 - Arizona Court of Appeals Overturns Lower Court Decision And States That Lawmakers Can Access State Compensation Fund To Balance The Budget.
November 21, 2012 - Thanksgiving - The Importance Of Being Grateful
November 19, 2012 - If You Can Eat Your Turkey With A Toothpick, Maybe It's Not A Dinner. But Watch Out-- There Are No Free Lunches.
November 17, 2012 - Melanie Louise Schodde, Riverside Workers' Compensation Judge, Passes Away November 12th
November 15, 2012 - California Indian Tribal Nations Workers' Compensation Fraudster, Greg Chmielewski, Finally Arrested And Taken To Task
November 15, 2012 - Oklahoma's Workers' Compensation Rates Just Continue To Rise. It's More Of The Same.
November 13, 2012 - Colorado Workers' Compensation Premiums To Rise In 2013 By 5.2 Percent
November 12, 2012 - The Stockwell Firm’s Cross-Complaint Reveals More Motivation For Firing Former Partner Richard Widom Than Him Beating His Wife
November 12, 2012 - American Medical Association's Impairment Ratings Often Unfavorable to Injured Workers in Illinois. The AMA impairment ratings may negatively impact Illinois workers' compensation claims.
November 8, 2012 - Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Names New Press Secretary
November 7, 2012 - The Liberalization Of America. A Nation Divided. What It Means For Businesses, Individuals, And Insurance Claims.
November 6, 2012 - Notice Issued to Health Insurers Reminding Them of Legal Obligation to Consumers When Claim Is Denied. Insurance Commissioner Educates Consumers About Their Right to Appeal Treatment Denials.
November 4, 2012 - Paul Turley, D.C., Uwaydah's Business Partner, Left Macedonia For Lebanon Today. Money Machine Up And Running In Eastern Europe Aimed At Exploiting U.S.
November 1, 2012 - Judge Gregory Alarcon Steps Into Richard Widom vs. Stockwell Case In Los Angeles Superior Court After Writs Of Mandate, Peremptory Challenge, And Other Legal Verbal Spear Chucking.

October 2012

October 31, 2012 - Claimant Who Insisted She Couldn't Drive At All Appeals Her Workers' Compensation Fraud Conviction. But CA Court Of Appeals Affirms.
October 29, 2012 - Richard Widom vs The Stockwell Firm Back On Calendar. Case Management Conference Set For October 31st In LA Superior Court.
October 25, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park Signs DA's Waiver Of Conflict-Of-Interest. Judge Warns Kelly Soo Of The Possible Consequences And Poignantly Asks Park If She Fully Understands.
October 24, 2012 - Former U.S. Marine And City Of Pomona Police Officer Terrorizes Pomona Human Resources And Workers' Compensation Claims Departments. Permanent Restraining Order Affirmed After Claimant's Appeal.
October 23, 2012 - Controller Chiang, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announce Settlement With AIG Insurance. Company to Pay California Life Insurance Beneficiaries an Estimated $25-$30 Million
October 21, 2012 - Judge Expected To Rule In 45 Days Whether English-Only Imperative At Intercare Impacted Hispanic Adjuster
October 18, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park's Independent Counsel Asks For One More Week On Waiver Of Conflict-Of-Interest
October 15, 2012 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Announces $1 Million In Grant Funds To Combat Insurance Fraud In Ventura County. Grants for Investigation, Prosecution of Workers’ Compensation; Automobile Fraud.
October 13, 2012 - Dave Jones, CA Insurance Commissioner, Announces Settlement In Death Master Investigation. Nationwide Agrees to Multi-Million Payment and Important Business Reforms.
October 11, 2012 - Illegal Activities Of Dr. Gonzalo Flores Ruiz Not Connected With Central Valley Occupational Medical Group's Practice, Officials State. Dr. Ruiz To Be Sentenced On December 3rd.
October 10, 2012 - Claims Industry in So Cal Mourns Death Of Veteran Claims Assistant, Theodore Concepcion. Funeral Services To Begin Friday.
October 9, 2012 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Announces Arrest Of Los Angeles County Educator For Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud. Para-Educator Allegedly Files Fraudulent Claim After Breaking Up Fight.
October 8, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park Lawyers Being Paid By Uwaydah, Detective Karen Thompson Advises DA's Office. Judge Orders Independent Counsel To Inform Park Of Conflict-Of-Interest Problems And To Sign Waiver.
October 5, 2012 - Family Members Convicted In Central Valley Workers' Compensation Fraud Case. Father, Daughter From Bakersfield Ordered To Repay Over $600,000 In Restitution.
October 4, 2012 - Gonzalo Flores Ruiz, M.D. of Central Valley Occupational Medical Group in Bakersfield, California, Pleads Guilty To Distributing Addictive Pain Killer For No Legitimate Medical Purpose
October 3, 2012 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Launches Innovative New Senior Protection Web Site
October 1, 2012 - California's WCIRB Backs Off From Recommending A Pure Premium Rate Increase For January 1st 2013

September 2012

September 27, 2012 - Football Injuries Not Intentional As Time And Practice Not Essential
September 25, 2012 - AIMS To Hire 30 Claims Professionals In A Brand New Office In Pomona, California, Opening On November 30th
September 21, 2012 - Marathon Depositions Must Now Learn To Sprint
September 19, 2012 - Jerry Brown Headed South Yesterday Hoping SB 863 Won't Do The Same. He Signs Bill In San Diego At A Small Family Owned Printing Company.
September 18, 2012 - Search Warrant Served Against Aspen Medical Resources In Anaheim Reveals Double Billing Was Consistently Done For Renting Hundreds Of ThermoCool Hot-Cold Units
September 15, 2012 - America’s $182.3 Billion Total Commitments To AIG Fully Recovered. More Than $15 Billion Combined Positive Return From AIG To Date.
September 13, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park's Consort, Retired Police Commander, Tom Chronister, Under Investigation By The Oxnard Police Department
September 11, 2012 - Injured Workers’ Groups Struck By Lightning Before Hearing Thunder Of SB 863.
September 10, 2012 - Elizabeth Demaret Now Chief Customer Relationship Officer For Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
September 7, 2012 - Rosa Moran Resigns As Administrative Director Of The CA Division Of Workers' Compensation
September 6, 2012 - May The Real Work Begin. Workers' Compensation Reform In California With SB 863 Will Require A Herculean Effort By Claims Adjusters.
September 5, 2012 - Why I Think SB 863 Was Passed By The Legislature In California
September 2, 2012 - We Have Workers’ Compensation Reform In California. Almost! Just Need The Governor’s Signature.

August 2012

August 31, 2012 - California Department Of Insurance Grants Riverside County 2.4 Million Dollars
August 30, 2012 - Mad Dash On SB 863 May Not Be Such A Quick Fix
August 28, 2012 - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Releases WCIRB's Report On Workers' Compensation Reforms
August 27, 2012 - Farmers Insurance And Subsidiaries Prepared With Adjusters To Handle Hurricane Isaac
August 24, 2012 - Hector Porrata, Former Work Comp Claims Manager, Released From Prison
August 22, 2012 - Discovery Continues Over Numerous Investigators In Kelly Soo Park's Murder For Hire Prosecution
August 20, 2012 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Case Continued Once Again. Defense Still Attacking DA's Case With 995 Motion.
August 19, 2012 - Aspen Medical Resources Raided By Orange County District Attorney. Accused Of Egregious Overbilling And Kick-Backs.
August 16, 2012 - California Supreme Court Denies Workers' Comp Defense Attorney Richard Widom's Petition For Review. Stockwell Firm Alleges Widom Beat And Battered Stockwell Attorney Lisa Kerner
August 15, 2012 - Jungle Drums Beat That Major Work Comp Reform Is On The Horizon
August 13, 2012 - Might Does Not Make Right For Orange County Police And Deputy Sheriffs. No Crime In Photographing Sim Hoffman, M.D. On The Sidewalk. Part II.
August 10, 2012 - Might Does Not Make Right For Orange County Police And Deputy Sheriffs. No Crime In Photographing Sim Hoffman, M.D. On The Sidewalk. Part I.
August 8, 2012 - Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Intercare Holdings, Inc. For Adjuster Overtime Pay
August 7, 2012 - Ex-NFL Player Can't Seek Workers' Comp in California
August 3, 2012 - Appellate Court Says Claims Adjusters Can Get Overtime
August 2, 2012 - Slow Recovery Affects Workers' Compensation Benefits and Costs

July 2012

July 31, 2012 - Sick Of Workers' Compensation Fraud. Can You Analyze This?
July 27, 2012 - New Anti-Fraud Partnership Aimed At Dismantling Medical Insurance Schemes
July 25, 2012 - California Appeals Court Strikes Down Liberty Mutual’s Argument That Claims Adjusters Are Exempt From Over-Time. But Who Is Frances Harris?
July 23, 2012 - Lynchburg, Virginia Area Still Busy With Claims Borne Out Of June 29th Wind Storm
July 19, 2012 - West Virginia Governor Tomblin Announces Another Reduction For Workers' Compensation Loss Cost Rates
July 17, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park Has A New Man. About To Stand Trial For Murder, She Snags The Recently Retired Veteran Watch Commander Of The Oxnard Police Department.
July 16, 2012 - An Ankle Injury, High Heels, A Tryst, And An Arrest
July 13, 2012 - Workers' Compensation QME Pain Specialist, Dr. Steven Sadler, Dies After Fall From Horse
July 11, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park Appears In Court With The Grim Sleeper. Her Trial Predicted Not To Start Until November.
July 10, 2012 - Spanish Speaking At Intercare Causes Conflict
July 9, 2012 - “Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: MSA/LMSA Trends” at the August 19-23 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott will offer guidance in that area.
July 6, 2012 - Former CA State Comp Attorney Who Was Sued By Dr. Uwaydah Is Now Being Sued By State Comp Itself Under RICO
July 3, 2012 - West Virginia Court Determines Special Employment Status for Workers’ Compensation Immunity

June 2012

June 29, 2012 - Sex, Marriage, Criminal Charges, and the Firing of a Company Man, Part II
June 28, 2012 - Sex, Marriage, Criminal Charges, and the Firing of a Company Man, Part I
June 26, 2012 - EK Health Expands Leadership to Advance National Footprint in Workers' Comp Managed Care
June 25, 2012 - Tropical Storm Debby To Affect WorkersCompensation.com Office Operations
June 21, 2012 - California Insurance Commissioner Jones Announces $32 Million in Grants to Local Law Enforcement to Fight Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud. Funds to Aid District Attorneys in Investigation, Prosecution.
June 19, 2012 - John Morton Memorial To Be Held Tomorrow Morning. His Mother Has No Clue As To The Motivation Behind His Suicide.
June 18, 2012 - California DWC's TTD Rates For 2013 Announced
June 15, 2012 - Workers’ Compensation Claims Supervisor Takes His Own Life. Investigation Into Penalty Payments Disguised As Total Temporary Disability Launched In The Wake Of Suicide.
June 13, 2012 - Kern County Doctor And Consorts Indicted On 21 Felony Counts. Authorities Say He Conspired To Defraud Insurers Out Of 95 Million Dollars.
June 12, 2012 - Hearing For Jailed Doctor Accused Of Prescription Fraud Trailed To July 10, 2012
June 11, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park Case Still Doing Discovery At Least Until July 11th. DA Eric Harmon Changing Jobs. Trial Now Predicted To Start In The Fall.
June 10, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park To Appear In Court With New Defense Counsels Tomorrow Morning In Downtown L.A.
June 8, 2012 - Alaska Bill Introduced To Reform Workers’ Comp
June 6, 2012 - New WCRI Study Helps Policymakers Design Medical Fee Schedule
June 2, 2012 - TRISTAR Acquires Industrial Claims Management
June 1, 2012 - Tristar Risk Management To Move REM’s Brea Office Into Tristar’s Santa Ana Building. An interview with Tristar President and CEO Tom Veale.

May 2012

May 29, 2012 - Employer Who Sent Has To Bring Employee Home To End Business Trip Liability, Kentucky Supreme Court Demonstrates.
May 25, 2012 - Claim Costs For Medical Treatment In Workers' Comp Claims In California Increased After Year 2005
May 23, 2012 - Former Workers’ Compensation Doctor Convicted Of Prescription Abuse, Arrested Again
May 21, 2012 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Case Trailed Once Again To August 17th in Orange County Superior Court. Defense filing Motion 995 to attack case hoping to have it thrown out.
May 17, 2012 - California WCIRB Offers Testimony About System Cost Drivers
May 15, 2012 - Promising Sign Of Growth Reported In The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Market, Although Not Out Of The Woods
May 11, 2012 - Workers' Compensation E-Billing Webcasts Will Drive Industrywide Engagement -- May 11th AMA Webinar for Vendors about California's Workers' Compensation eBilling Kicks Off Campaign Webcast Series for Physician Practices Starting May 17th
May 10, 2012 - California Department of Transportation Honors 178 Workers Killed On The Job
May 8, 2012 - U.S. Treasury On The Road To Potentially Earning 15 Billion Dollars From Its Loans To American International Group.
May 6, 2012 - U.S. Treasury To Cut Its Ownership In AIG From 70% To 63%
May 2, 2012 - Employers' Fraud Task Force Produces Top Film On Workers' Comp Claims Handling And The Problem Of Liens In Southern California
May 1, 2012 - One Call Medical and Group & Pension Administrators, Inc. Surpass $2 Million in Diagnostic Radiology Savings -- Easy-to-Implement, Easy-to-Use Diagnostic Program Delivers Significant Cost Savings, Quality Imaging, and Patient Advocacy

April 2012

April 30, 2012 - Ohio Offers Bill To Senate To Prevent Illegal Workers From Collecting Workers' Compensation
April 27, 2012 - New WCRI Webinar on Avoiding Litigation: What Employers, Insurers, and State Workers' Compensation Agencies Can Do
April 24, 2012 - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Belmont Business Owners -- Co-owners of roofing business charged with 29 felonies
April 23, 2012 - One Devastating Week of Tornadoes and Storms Last Year Caused 93 Percent of Alabama's Insured Catastrophe Losses
April 20, 2012 - Court Ruling: Woman Is Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Injury That Happened During Sex
April 17, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park Fires Her Lawyers: Undergoes Change Of Counsel Once Again.
April 16, 2012 - George Woolverton Appointed To CIGA Board Of Governors
April 13, 2012 - Tristar Risk Management Acquires Risk Enterprise Management
April 11, 2012 - Broadspire® Promotes Lorraine Shriner to Atlanta Service Center Manager
April 10, 2012 - Los Angeles City Firefighter Charged With Fraud
April 6, 2012 - Lawrence Hamilton New SIU Manager At Horsemen Investigations
April 5, 2012 - EK Health Names Douglas Benner Chief Medical Officer -- Richard Thompson Focuses on EK Health Next Step Medical Advisory Programa'
April 2, 2012 - ISYSEd Sponsors Extraordinary Educational Seminar On Burn Injuries At Anaheim Crowne Plaza

March 2012

March 29, 2012 - Workers' Compensation Medical Prices Were Higher and Grew More Rapidly in States without Medical Fee Schedules, Says New WCRI Study
March 26, 2012 - Mercury Insurance Named One of 'America's Most Trustworthy Companies' by Forbes
March 24, 2012 - Leslie Dilbeck Joins iRatings, LLC as Vice President of Marketing and Sales
March 21, 2012 - Kelly Soo Park Back In Court On A Cold Monday Morning in L.A. Where Greg And Patricia Redding Speak Out On Their Right To A Speedy Trial
March 19, 2012 - Sim Hoffman, M.D., Files A Motion For Discovery Only To Get It Denied. Will Be Back In Orange County Superior Court On May 18th To Continue To Attack DA's Case Of 887 Counts Of Insurance Fraud.
March 15, 2012 - Henry Eford Named Sales Executive for Employers Holdings
March 11, 2012 - Australian Oil Rig Workers Injured In The 2009 Montara Blow Out Frustrated By Lack Of Compensation
March 7, 2012 - Union For Claims Adjusters At California's State Compensation Insurance Fund Files Request With State Personnel Board To Disapprove Contracts With Outside Vendor PIs
March 3, 2012 - Matthew Hopkins Now President and CEO of Argus West Investigative Services

February 2012

February 28, 2012 - California Department Of Insurance Files Action Against Workers’ Compensation Insurers Using Illegal Agreements -- Unapproved agreements evaded review by Commissioner
February 27, 2012 - American Claims Management Continues To Expand. Opens An Office in Tampa Bay, Florida.
February 24, 2012 - Tristar Insurance Group Bought Keenan's Innovative Care Systems On January 1st Says Tristar's President Tom Veale
February 23, 2012 - Jackie Secia, of York RSG, Named To Stanford's Who's Who
February 20, 2012 - Dallas Insurance Attorney, Marc Fanning, To Address Subject Of Insurance Fraud At 14th Annual Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Conference.
February 17, 2012 - York For The Moment Just Taking Care Of Its Own. No New Purchases Quivering On The Horizon.
February 14, 2012 - Marguerite Sweeney, An Applicants’ Attorney, Appointed By California Governor Brown To The Workers Compensation Appeals Board
February 13, 2012 - Louisiana Citizens Property Ins. Corp. Offers $80M For Hurricanes Katrina And Rita Settlement
February 8, 2012 - Lebanese Consulate Gets Admonishing Answer From Adjustercom. Munir Uwaydah's Corruption Must Be Confronted With Iron Hand
February 7, 2012 - Munir Uwaydah Launches Legal Assault From Beirut. Tries To Manipulate Home Court Advantage.
February 6, 2012 - Facebook Pictures Gaining Precedence As Admissible Evidence In Workers' Compensation Claims
February 3, 2012 - Deborah L. Michel Now Liberty Mutual's Helmsman Management Services' President
February 1, 2012 - Barry Zalma Starts New Video Series Called 'Who Got Caught' on WIRN.tv

January 2012

January 26, 2012 - Woodland Man Found Guilty of Five Counts of Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud
January 24, 2012 - Faster Growth in California Workers' Compensation Indemnity Costs Per Claim After 2007 May Reflect Impact of Recession, Says WCRI Study
January 20, 2012 - State Fund's Plan To Outsource Investigations Department Won't Happen Overnight
January 17, 2012 - Workers' Compensation Rate Filings Indicate That Significant Numbers Of Companies Are Using Insurance Commissioner's Advisory Pure Premium Rates
January 15, 2012 - Insurance Industry Grows By An Increase Of 300 Claims Adjuster Jobs In November 2011
January 13, 2012 - Fireman's Fund Insurance Appoints Juliene Conway as Chief Marketing Officer
January 10, 2012 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Case Set For March 16th Pretrial. Defense Tried To Back-Door A 995.
January 6, 2012 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. And Co-Defendants Finally Plead Not Guilty
January 5, 2012 - York RSG Purchases Avizent. But Avizent Might Just Keep Its Name.
January 2, 2012 - California Supreme Court Overrules 2007 Appellate Court Ruling Stating Claims Adjusters Are 'Non-Exempt' Employees Entitled To Overtime Pay

December 2011

December 28, 2011 - Funeral For Veteran California Adjuster, Cynthia McShan, To Be Held Friday
December 24, 2011 - Class Action Settlement Ruled In Favor Of AIG's Workers' Compensation Adjusters Upheld By Appellate Court
December 21, 2011 - Cynthia McShan, Veteran Multiline Claims Adjuster, Passed Away Monday. She Was Working In Workers' Compensation Claims At Tristar In Alhambra, CA
December 20, 2011 - Mike Mathews Named President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlas General Insurance Services
December 16, 2011 - California's State Comp To Outsource Investigations Department. Contracts Will Go To A Few Big PI Firms.
December 15, 2011 - State Comp To Return $50 Million To California Employers
December 12, 2011 - Hardening Insurance Market The Dawn Of A New Cycle. California Workers' Comp Dances To Its Different Drummer.
December 8, 2011 - Sedgwick SVP Kimberly George Recognized Among Business Insurance 2011 Women to Watch
December 6, 2011 - Des Moines County Supervisors To Clarify Workers' Compensation Process

November 2011

November 29, 2011 - Sedgwick CMS Now Transitioning Into Just Sedgwick
November 28, 2011 - Stanley Zax, Decades Long CEO Of Zenith Insurance, To Be Chairman Of The Board In 2012
November 23, 2011 - Stanley Zax, The Formidable Leader Of Zenith Insurance Company, To Retire. Zax Has Served As A Powerful Force In The Fight Against Fraud In Workers Compensation Claims.
November 21, 2011 - ISYSEd Rolls Out Web Site Offering Online Training
November 18, 2011 - Gunman Who Stormed Canadian Work Comp Board And Held Hostages To Be Sentenced. Victim Impact Statements Read Aloud In Court.
November 15, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park Will Get Her Cash, Cameras, and Computer Returned By December 12th.
November 14, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park's Defense Demands Her Video Camera And $20,700 In Cash Returned. An MRI Will Require Her Ankle Bracelet Monitor Removed.
November 10, 2011 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Issues Statement On Workers' Comp Rate Filing By State Compensation Insurance Fund
November 9, 2011 - Orange County Case Against Sim Hoffman, M.D., And Other Defendants Continued Once Again. New Arraignment Set For January 6, 2012
November 4, 2011 - Stockwell And David Bautista, Former Stockwell Lien Specialist And Hearing Rep, Come To A Settlement Agreement

October 2011

October 29, 2011 - Comp-Insure.com Now Providing California With The Lowest Workers' Compensation Rates Possible
October 27, 2011 - Petition on Ogilvie Denied By California Supreme Court
October 21, 2011 - Jose Solorio Put His Passion Into Correcting The 'Scandalous State Of Affairs' In California Workers' Compensation In Authoring AB 378
October 19, 2011 - Association of California Insurance Companies Applauds Gov. Brown’s Workers’ Compensation Signature & Vetoes
October 18, 2011 - Sedgwick CMS Awarded Employer Of Choice® Recertification
October 17, 2011 - Central Valley Occupational Medical Group In Bakersfield Ostensibly Searched By The FBI. Irene Sanchez, M.D., Not Touched.
October 17, 2011 - IAS Claim Services Acquires Jim Buckley & Associates. Purchase of California-based adjuster gets IAS step closer to nationwide service.
October 12, 2011 - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Struggles To Dismiss Case Of Frontline Medical And Munir Uwaydah Against Former Administrator. Case Dismissed Without Prejudice But A New Case Lands In Another Court Room! Part III
October 12, 2011 - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Struggles To Dismiss Case Of Frontline Medical And Munir Uwaydah Against Former Administrator. Case Dismissed Without Prejudice But A New Case Lands In Another Court Room! Part II
October 12, 2011 - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Struggles To Dismiss Case Of Frontline Medical And Munir Uwaydah Against Former Administrator. Case Dismissed Without Prejudice But A New Case Lands In Another Court Room! Part I
October 9, 2011 - Virginia Nurse Who Crashed After Answering Her Cell Phone Has Her Work Comp Claim Upheld By Virginia Appeals Court
October 6, 2011 - California's State Compensation Insurance Fund To Lay Off 1,500 By June 2012
October 6, 2011 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Announces Arrests Of Suspects In Organized Insurance Fraud Ring And Conspiracy. Grand Jury indicts 22 suspects after two year investigation.
October 3, 2011 - One Call Medical Acquires Raytel Imaging Network

September 2011

September 30, 2011 - Governor Vetoes Bills To Hike The Minimum Wage And Force Employers And Insurers To Pay Another Work Comp Penalty
September 30, 2011 - Keith Jacobs Now President Of iUnlimited Investigations, Inc.
September 29, 2011 - Dave Jones Discusses New Calculation Of California’s Workers’ Compensation Pure Premium Rate
September 28, 2011 - Workers' Comp Claim Frequency Increases for First Time in Five Years
September 26, 2011 - Darryl Nolan, The Car Jacker Who Brutally Beat Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney Louise Armstrong in January 2010, Gets 16 Years In California State Prison
September 22, 2011 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Announces Arrest of Mia Rachel Brown of West Covina for Workers' Compensation Fraud.
September 21, 2011 - U.S. Risk Acquires American Special Risk Insurance Services
September 15, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park To Get Her Hard Drives Back Before November 10th. Stephen Bernard, New Defense Counsel, Moves The Case Forward.
September 14, 2011 - Insurance Claims Payout For Joplin, Missouri Recovery Tops $1 Billion
September 12, 2011 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Announces Passage Of Bill To Prohibit Insurers From Overriding a Physician's Opinion And Deny Disability Coverage. He Urges Governor To Sign SB 621
September 8, 2011 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Announces Passage of Bill to Make Workers' Compensation Policies More Transparent. Commissioner Urges Governor to Sign SB 684 into Law
September 6, 2011 - Prometheus The Trickster, aka Munir Uwaydah, M.D., Bamboozles The Los Angeles Superior Court Into A Fraudulent Six Million Dollar Judgment Against A Beirut Businessman. Part III
September 2, 2011 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Announces Passage Of Bill To Protect Life Insurance Beneficiaries

August 2011

August 31, 2011 - Settlement Agreement Underway In Case Of David Bautista And Petition Filed By Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton & Muehl
August 29, 2011 - Hurricane Irene So Far Causes More Than 3 Billion In Insured Losses
August 25, 2011 - Police Raid Medical Offices Of Advanced Radiology In Beverly Hills. Clinic Was Going To Factor $10 Million In Receivables Of Predominantly Workers' Compensation Liens.
August 25, 2011 - Federal Court Rejects Liberty Mutual's Request To Appeal AIG's 450 Million Dollar Offer To Settle Work Comp Underreporting
August 22, 2011 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. And Co-Defendants File A 995 Motion. Case Continued To October 28th 2011.
August 21, 2011 - Prometheus The Trickster, aka Munir Uwaydah, M.D., Bamboozles The Los Angeles Superior Court Into A Fraudulent Six Million Dollar Judgment Against A Beirut Businessman. Part II
August 17, 2011 - Prometheus The Trickster, aka Munir Uwaydah, M.D., Bamboozles The Los Angeles Superior Court Into A Fraudulent Six Million Dollar Judgment Against A Beirut Businessman. Part I.
August 13, 2011 - David Bautista, Former Stockwell Lien Rep, Talks About Divorce And Switching Sides. Settlement Negotiations On Petition Still Underway.
August 10, 2011 - Dave Jones Issues Statement On Impact To Insurers Of Credit Ratings Downgrade
August 8, 2011 - Workers' Compensation Deception Fails. Never Lie to Your Insurer.
August 4, 2011 - Liberty Mutual Opposes Settlement Proposal From AIG Over Underreporting Of Work Comp Premiums. But Judge Gives Approval.
August 1, 2011 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. And Co-Defendants Still Cop No Pleas. Orange County D.A. Amends Indictment On 17 Million Dollar Case Of Workers' Compensation Fraud.

July 2011

July 28, 2011 - David Bautista, Ex-Stockwell Defense Firm Lien Specialist, Stipulates In Court. He Will Not Act Adverse In The 64 Cases That Were In His Former Case Load Now That He Has Switched Sides.
July 25, 2011 - Dave Jones, CA Insurance Commissioner, Announces Enhanced System For Filing Workers' Compensation Pure Premium Rates
July 22, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park Gets A New Lawyer. Debate Continues Over The Frontline Medical 100K And When The Feds Will Get To Confiscate It.
July 20, 2011 - The Way We Were And Still Are Today. A Retrospective On Workers' Compensation Claims Departments In California: from Fred S. James To Zenith Insurance Company.
July 18, 2011 - California Legislature Passes PacificComp-Sponsored Resolution; Efforts Heighten to Bring Necessary Reforms to the Medicare Secondary Payer Law
July 14, 2011 - Joplin, Missouri May 22nd Tornado Damage Reaches One Half Billion Dollars In Insurance Claims, Thus Far
July 11, 2011 - Liberty Mutual Sues Goldman Sachs
July 8, 2011 - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, Announces Rehab Plan For Majestic Insurance
July 6, 2011 - Dr. Uwaydah And Frontline Medical Throw A Real Cog In The Wheel Of Kelly Soo Park's Defense. Proceedings Now Further Delayed.
July 5, 2011 - Dave Jones Announces Nearly $32 Million in Grants For California Statewide District Attorneys To Fight Workers’ Compensation Fraud
July 2, 2011 - Sedgwick CMS Fully Acquires Cambridge TPA Portion of U.S. Operations. All Former Cambridge Operations Now Sedgwick As Sedgwick Continues To Grow.

June 2011

June 29, 2011 - Munir Uwaydah, M.D. versus Marissa Schermbeck Most Likely To Get Dismissed
June 26, 2011 - Portland, Oregon Audit Inspires Idea of Fire And Police Disability System Becoming Part Of Workers' Comp
June 23, 2011 - Arraignment For Sim Hoffman, M.D. And Other Defendants Trailed To July 29th 2011
June 19, 2011 - Frontline Medical Now Suing Their Former Business Administrator In L.A. Superior Court. Dr. Uwaydah Playing His Usual And Customary Games.
June 14, 2011 - Orange County District Attorney And CA Insurance Commissioner Hold Joint Press Conference On Hoffman Case
June 10, 2011 - State Comp in California Seeks Legislation To Allow It To Insure For Workers' Compensation In Other States
June 6, 2011 - Sim Hoffman, M.D., And Other Defendants' Arraignment On Indictment Trailed To June 22nd
June 2, 2011 - List Of Firms Raided By Search Warrants Last Week Sealed By Court
June 1, 2011 - Arraignment For Sim Hoffman, M.D. And Other Three Defendants Happening This Morning In Orange County Superior Court. Hoffman Declares His Innocence.

May 2011

May 26, 2011 - L.A. County DA's Office Raids Applicants' Attorney Dennis Fusi's Office. And Others...
May 23, 2011 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. Bail Set At 1.5 Million Dollars. Arraignment On Last Week’s Orange County Indictment To Take Place June 1st For All Four Defendants.
May 21, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park's Attorneys Withdraw As Counsel. Won't Take One Hundred Thousand Dollars From Frontline Medical.
May 19, 2011 - Sim Hoffman, M.D. And Consorts Arrested In Orange County For Workers' Comp Fraud. Hoffman's Bail Expected To Reach Seven Figures.
May 19, 2011 - Munir Uwaydah, M.D.'s Whereabouts Still Shrouded In Mystery. Kelly Soo Park Case For Alleged Murder Resumes Tomorrow. Part II.
May 19, 2011 - Munir Uwaydah, M.D.'s Whereabouts Still Shrouded In Mystery. Kelly Soo Park Case For Alleged Murder Resumes Tomorrow.
May 17, 2011 - Illinois' House Speaker Threatens To Back Legislation That Would Send Work Comp To The Pre-1911 Civil Court Days
May 13, 2011 - Jobs Are On The Rise In California Workers' Compensation Claims. But It's Still Not The Good Old Days.
May 10, 2011 - Yolanda Austin's Funeral Services Set For This Friday And Saturday
May 9, 2011 - Wisconsin, First State To Create Workers' Compensation, Celebrates 100 Year Work Comp Anniversary
May 5, 2011 - Yolanda Austin, Veteran California Workers' Compensation Claims Adjuster, Passes Away.
May 3, 2011 - Liberty Mutual Files Opposition to American International Group's Proposed Workers Compensation Premium Underreporting Settlement
May 2, 2011 - Majestic Insurance Filed For Bankruptcy In New York On Friday
May 1, 2011 - World's Most Reviled Terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, Is Dead. Shot And Killed By U.S. Military Operation.

April 2011

April 29, 2011 - More Claims Adjusters Mobilized By More Destructive And Deadly Tornados
April 27, 2011 - AB 52 Passed by California Assembly Health Committee. CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Prospect Of Having Power To Reject Excessive Health Insurance Rate Increases.
April 25, 2011 - Healthpointe 13th Annual California Workers’ Compensation and Employer Seminar – Anaheim, Orange County
April 22, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park's Murder Trial Still Not In Sight
April 21, 2011 - California Department Of Insurance Announces Majestic Insurance Now Formally In Conservatorship
April 19, 2011 - Two Hundred Tornados In The South Create Thousands Of Claims For Insurers
April 15, 2011 - Former Crawford & Company Executive O.L. Anderson Joins TPA North American Risk Services As A Business Development Executive
April 14, 2011 - Illinois Jumps On The Bandwagon To Curb A Workers' Comp System Out Of Control
April 11, 2011 - Ohio Considers Appealing Workers' Comp Lawsuit From Small Business Owners
April 8, 2011 - From The Writings Of Barry Zalma: Auto Fraud Conviction Upheld Against Kentucky Man Who Couldn't Get Past His Stupidity Of Using The Same Receipt Twice
April 6, 2011 - American Claims Management Is Now The TPA For The California Restaurant Mutual Benefit Corporation
April 4, 2011 - State Fund Adjuster-Westside Rapist Case Should Inspire No Exceptions To Criminal Background Checks.
April 2, 2011 - David Sokol, Top Berkshire Hathaway Executive, Resigns. Warren Buffet Ostensibly Blown Away.

March 2011

March 31, 2011 - All Defendants In Tristar-L.A. County Work Comp Claims Embezzlement Debacle Have Now Pleaded Guilty
March 28, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park's Hard Drive Still In Conflict With Investigators. Workers' Comp Fraud Issue Won't Allow Case To Be Just About Murder.
March 25, 2011 - From The Newsletter Of Barry Zalma -- Ohio Chiropractor Guilty Of Workers' Compensation Fraud
March 23, 2011 - Majority Of Workers Hurt Or Killed While On The Job By Japan's March 11th Earthquake and Tsunami Won't Be Covered By Workers' Comp
March 22, 2011 - Majestic Insurance To File Bankruptcy. Will Most Likely Be Put Into Conservatorship By The CA Department Of Insurance
March 21, 2011 - Fiancee's Claim To Her Significant Other's Workers' Comp Death Benefits Could Make It To The Connecticut Supreme Court
March 18, 2011 - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Intervenes in Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Giant Bristol Myers-Squibb Alleging Illegal Kickbacks Provided to Doctors
March 17, 2011 - Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire Signs SB 5801 Creating A Statewide Workers' Compensation Medical Provider Network
March 15, 2011 - American Claims Management Now Handles Workers' Comp Claims For Sparta Insurance Company
March 13, 2011 - Friday's Earthquake In Northeast Japan Could Hit 35 Billion Dollar Mark In Property-Insurance Claims Losses
March 9, 2011 - CWCI Study Examines Prescribing Patterns for Schedule II Opioids in California Workers’ Comp
March 5, 2011 - Washington State Senate Approves Salient Change In Workers’ Compensation System
March 3, 2011 - Work Comp Defense Attorney Stacey Tokunaga Sponsors 'Taco Tuesday For A Cause' To Support Troubled Youths
March 1, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park Doesn't Get Her Hard Drive Returned. DA Calls The Information On It A Warehouse.

February 2011

February 28, 2011 - Dave Jones Applauds Support In Fight Against Excessive Premium Increases
February 25, 2011 - Tuesday's Devastating Earthquake in New Zealand Could Hit 12 Billion Mark In Insurance Claims Losses
February 21, 2011 - Nevada Work Comp Rates To Immediately Decline
February 18, 2011 - Colorado's Medical Marijuana Laws And Workers' Compensation
February 16, 2011 - One Call Medical Acquires Express Dental Care
February 14, 2011 - The Hartford Now Offers Online Workers' Compensation Guide For Business Owners
February 11, 2011 - Marsh Advises Clients Affected By Egyptian Mayhem To File Interim Payment Requests
February 9, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park Receives A Large Package Of Discovery Documents From DA During Court Tuesday. She Asks For Her Hard Drive Back.
February 8, 2011 - Carrie Nevans, Acting Administrative Director of DWC, Has Died. Memorial Services Set For Saturday, February 12th, in Rocklin, CA.
February 7, 2011 - Plea Offers Refused By Remaining Ramirez Family Defendants In Tristar-LA County Grand Theft Case. Next Court Date To Set Preliminary Hearing Decided For March 25th.
February 3, 2011 - California Work Comp All Choked Up Over Liens
February 1, 2011 - Vermont To Reduce Workers Compensation Insurance Rates

January 2011

January 31, 2011 - Chubb's Net Income Falls 11 Percent in 4th Quarter 2010
January 28, 2011 - California Insurance Commissioner Announces That Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, And PacifiCare Will Hold Off On Rate Increases
January 26, 2011 - ISYSEd Packs The House With Orange County Seminar On Spinal Cord Injuries
January 25, 2011 - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Approval Of Emergency Regulation
January 23, 2011 - State Fund Appoints Two New Executive Officers
January 20, 2011 - Kelly Soo Park Pre-Trial Conference Continued. Case Bogs Down Over Continuing Discovery Issues
January 18, 2011 - OPINION: Hey Blue Shield, Davey Jones Has Made A Reasonable Request. So, Why Aren’t You Giving Him A Mere 60 Days?
January 17, 2011 - Montana Lawmaker Proposes Cutting Workers' Comp Costs By Prohibiting Illegals From Compensation
January 14, 2011 - On The Economy: Statistics Show Minimal Growth In Overall Insurance Industry, But More Significant Growth In Brokerage and Third Party Administrator Sectors
January 11, 2011 - CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Calls On Additional Insurers To Halt Premium Increases
January 10, 2011 - CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Central Valley Man For Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud And Grand Theft
January 7, 2011 - Newly Elected California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Calls On Blue Shield To Delay Substantial Rate Increases
January 5, 2011 - Case For Ramirez Family, Alleged L.A. County Embezzlers, Trailed To February 4th In Downtown L.A. No Preliminary Hearing Set, As Yet.
January 3, 2011 - In The Matter Of Munir Uwaydah, M.D. - For The Workers' Compensation Fraud Doctor, Deception And Dishonesty Are The Sine Qua Non Of His Life, Part III
January 1, 2011 - Steve Poizner, Current But Out-Going California Insurance Commissioner, Urges Governor-Elect Jerry Brown To Continue To Protect Workers' Compensation Reforms. Rates Could Skyrocket If Benefits Increased Without Cutting Costs, Warns Poizner

December 2010

December 30, 2010 - Legislation Underway In California To Stop The Abuses Of Compound Medications Upon The Workers' Compensation System, Part II
December 29, 2010 - Legislation Underway In California To Stop The Abuses Of Compound Medications Upon The Workers' Compensation System
December 28, 2010 - Oregon Boasts Of The Least Expensive Workers' Comp System In The Nation
December 26, 2010 - AIG To Pay $146.5 Million To Settle Under-Reported Work Comp Premiums
December 23, 2010 - Like A Thrown Cat, Tristar Insurance Group Lands On Its Feet With Bonuses For Christmas
December 20, 2010 - The Hartford To Sell Specialty Risk Services To Sedgwick CMS
December 20, 2010 - American Claims Management Announces New Business Relationship with Zurich American
December 17, 2010 - CompWest Insurance Company Announces Exclusive Program for Golf and Country Clubs
December 16, 2010 - Employers' Fraud Task Force Makes A Charitable Hit At Christmas Party
December 15, 2010 - California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner Announces $72 Million Rate Reduction For Mercury Insurance Auto Policyholders
December 12, 2010 - Highest Daily Average Of Auto Insurance Claims Falls On December 15th
December 10, 2010 - California State Comp To Begin Massive Consolidation And Relocations
December 6, 2010 - LA Times Reports On Grand Jury Transcript Of Secret Proceedings Against Kelly Soo Park. Dr. Munir Uwaydah Not Even Mentioned.
December 2, 2010 - Kelly Soo Park Misses The Boat. Appears In Court To Start Preliminary Phases Of Her Murder Trial
December 1, 2010 - Existence of Multiple Red Flags Avoids Suit by Insured

November 2010

November 28, 2010 - Deer In The Headlights To The Hood Of Your Car. Auto Body Claims Skyrocketing This Holiday Season From Deer Collisions.
November 24, 2010 - Steve Poizner Announces 18 Year Prison Sentence And 4.3 Million In Restitution Against Sacramento Man
November 23, 2010 - Dominique Boudreaux, Tristar/LA County Embezzler Co-Defendant, Cops A Plea To Guilty On Three Felony Counts
November 21, 2010 - Liberty Mutual CEO Calls Workers' Compensation Insurance A 'Time-Bomb' In Anticipation Of Coming Inflation
November 19, 2010 - California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner Rejects Request For Increase In Workers’ Comp Cost Benchmark--Requires Overhaul of Rate-Making System to Increase Transparency
November 17, 2010 - Don Marshall and John Riggs Elected Chair and Vice Chair, Respectively, Of Fraud Assessment Commission
November 15, 2010 - Editorial: Coalition Reports on Reduction of Funds to Fight Fraud
November 11, 2010 - America First Insurance Honored for Workers’ Comp Performance. Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission Recognizes 100% Compliance
November 8, 2010 - Cigna Corp. Selling Workers' Compensation Case-Management Business to Genex
November 4, 2010 - Dave Jones Elected New California Insurance Commissioner
November 2, 2010 - Kelly Soo Park, Alleged Murderer Of Aspiring Actress, Girlfriend Of Dr. Munir Uwaydah, Juliana Redding, Released On Bail
November 2, 2010 - In The Matter Of Munir Uwaydah, M.D. - For The Workers' Compensation Fraud Doctor, Deception And Dishonesty Are The Sine Qua Non Of His Life, Part II

October 2010

October 31, 2010 - Rene Montes, Mastermind and Ring Leader of AIG/Matrix Workers’ Comp Claims Embezzlement Scam, Gets 12 Years In State Prison. Judge Tells Montes He Took 1.5 Million Dollars Just To Party
October 29, 2010 - Poizner Hosts Insurance Recovery Forum To Assist San Bruno (Glenview Neighborhood)
October 28, 2010 - In The Matter Of Munir Uwaydah, M.D.-- For The Workers' Compensation Fraud Doctor, Deception And Dishonesty Are The Sine Qua Non Of His Life
October 26, 2010 - Ramirez Family Court Case Trailed Until November 22nd. Investigation Of Tristar/LA County Workers' Comp Department Embezzlement Scam Continues.
October 24, 2010 - Deer In The Headlights: Deer-Vehicle Collisions Increase While Breeding Comes Into Season
October 20, 2010 - Insurance Commissioner Candidate Mike Villines Favored By Insurers. Independent Spending Criticized As Fueled By Insurance Industry
October 16, 2010 - Rene Montes' Sentencing Hearing Trailed For Fourth Time. Hector Porrata States From Prison That Martinez Named Him As Co-Conspirator.
October 14, 2010 - LA County-Tristar Alleged Embezzler Sandra Orozco Bailed Out Of Jail. King Pins Believed To Be At Large And Targeting The Greater Industry
October 12, 2010 - Tristar-LA County Work Comp Embezzlement Case Trailed To October 25th. Sandra Orosco's Bail Lowered to $200,000.
October 10, 2010 - Allstate Sues Toyota For Subrogation Claims Related To Sudden-Acceleration Issues
October 8, 2010 - Downtown LA Court Hearing Tristar/LA County Embezzlers' Case Today On Early Disposition Program. Will Anyone Cop A Plea?
October 5, 2010 - Tristar Owner, Tom Veale, Can't Yet Comment On LA County Embezzlement Scandal, But Does Still Say A Few Things
October 1, 2010 - Commissioner Poizner Announces Six Orange County Residents Busted For Allegedly Stealing $1.5 Million From LA County
October 1, 2010 - Catastrophe Fraud Is Not Against Insurance, It's Against Government Charity. But It Comes Down To The Same Thing

September 2010

September 29, 2010 - GAB-Robins Sells Its Third Party Administrator And Managed Care Business, MedInsights, To Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
September 28, 2010 - A New Weapon Against Insurance Fraud – Refuse to Write Insurance In That State
September 25, 2010 - Rene Montes' Formal Sentencing Hearing Gets Trailed Once Again
September 22, 2010 - No Bail For Kelly Soo Park. No Dr. Uwaydah Either. Next Hearing Set For October 25th.
September 18, 2010 - Workers' Comp Adjusters And Investigators Now Checking Out Facebook
September 15, 2010 - Kelly Soo Park, Alleged Murderer And Employee Of Dr. Uwaydah, Appears At Hearing For Discovery Issues
September 14, 2010 - Insurance Journal Academy Attending the First Virtual Insurance Marketplace Tradeshow
September 13, 2010 - Claims Pour In From Downpour Of Tropical Storm Hermine In Texas And Oklahoma
September 10, 2010 - Tristar New State-Of-The-Art Building Now Open And Running In Long Beach, California
September 3, 2010 - Why Does New York Love Fraud Perpetrators?
September 1, 2010 - A Matter of Munir: Is Munir Uwaydah, M.D., The Money Behind Kelly Soo Park’s Forthcoming Bail?

August 2010

August 30, 2010 - Fraudulent Slips-And-Falls Up 57% In Past Two-And-A-Half Years
August 29, 2010 - The Good News And The Bad News For Workers' Compensation Insurance Today. Recession Cited As The 'Largest Impact On Workers' Compensation Exposure In 60 Years'.
August 27, 2010 - Rene Montes' Hearing For Final Sentencing In Orange County Superior Court To Be Postponed Once Again. Montes' Attorney, Fred McBride, Not Ready.
August 25, 2010 - Lisa Moore, Owner Of Accelerated Claims Services, Launches www.claimcrazy.com. It's For Fun And Games. And There's A Prize, Too.
August 22, 2010 - Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. Announces Investor Relations Appointment
August 19, 2010 - Kenneth Feinberg Takes The Helm Of Paying Out Gulf Oil Spill Claims
August 17, 2010 - Arrowhead Announces Instant Online Workers' Compensation Quotes
August 15, 2010 - Lawyer Reinstated After Conviction For Insurance Fraud
August 11, 2010 - California Workers' Comp: A Letter From Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger To Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner
August 7, 2010 - Where's Munir? Part IV. Workers' Compensation Treating Doctor And Alleged Subject Of Interest Behind The Murder of Juliana Redding Must Be Somewhere.
August 6, 2010 - California State Compensation Insurance Fund Hires New President And CEO
August 3, 2010 - Rene Montes' Final Sentencing Postponed. DA Confident Sentence Will Be For 12 Years In State Prison

July 2010

July 30, 2010 - SeaBright Files California Rate Increase
July 27, 2010 - PacificComp Appoints Agency Relations Manager - Chris DeSales to Drive Partnership Strategy with Brokers in California Workers' Compensation Market
July 22, 2010 - Long Time City of Santa Ana Risk Manager, Jeff Stevens, Has Died. Memorial Services Planned For Saturday
July 19, 2010 - Tristar Acquires Two Iowa Based Administrators
July 16, 2010 - Doctors Bill For Services To The Dead
July 14, 2010 - Hector Porrata Speaks Out From Wasco State Prison. Attests To Wife’s Innocence.
July 13, 2010 - Where's Munir? Part III. Workers' Compensation Treating Doctor Wanted For Questioning About The Murder Of Juliana Redding Must Be Somewhere.
July 12, 2010 - Where's Munir? Part Two. Workers' Compensation Treating Doctor Wanted For Questioning About The Murder Of Juliana Redding Must Be Somewhere.
July 5, 2010 - Where's Munir? Workers' Compensation Treating Doctor Wanted For Questioning About The Murder Of Juliana Redding Must Be Somewhere.
July 1, 2010 - Pressy Pascual, Veteran California Work Comp Examiner, Dies. Wake And Funeral Scheduled For July 9th and 10th

June 2010

June 30, 2010 - Treating Work Comp Doctor Now On The Lam. Munir Uwaydah, M.D., Connected To 2008 Murder Of Juliana Redding
June 28, 2010 - Fireman's Fund Now Offers Discount For Energy Star Labeled Buildings
June 22, 2010 - Lien Fiestas, Which Are Soon To Be Or Not To Be, Happened Last Week In Los Angeles And Sherman Oaks
June 18, 2010 - Convicted Of Insurance Fraud - Nursing License Refused
June 11, 2010 - Employers Direct Is No Longer Direct. It's Now Pacific Compensation. Part II
June 10, 2010 - Employers Direct Is No Longer Direct. It's Now Pacific Compensation. Part I
June 7, 2010 - Rene Montes Finally Accepts Plea Deal From Orange County DA. Judge Agrees To A Maximum Of 12 Years In State Prison
June 2, 2010 - Poizner Announces Arrest of Former City and County of San Francisco Claims Examiner for Fraudulently Spending Public Money
June 1, 2010 - Rene Montes Turns Down Plea Offer From Orange County District Attorney. DA Ready To Start Trial.

May 2010

May 27, 2010 - Joe Rippinger Out Of The Hospital After Being Stabbed At LA WCAB. An Eye Witness To The Aftermath Tells His Tale.
May 24, 2010 - Joe Rippinger, Defense Attorney Stabbed Last Thursday, Expected To Make Full Recovery
May 21, 2010 - Veteran Work Comp Defense Attorney, Joseph Rippinger, Stabbed By Unknown Assailant At Downtown Los Angeles WCAB. Said To Be In Critical Condition.
May 19, 2010 - Insurer's Fraud Defense Succeeds - Summary of Louisiana Court of Appeal Decision
May 14, 2010 - Slip and Fall Cases: What Businesses Need to Know to Minimize the Damages
May 12, 2010 - Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner, Kim Holland, Issues Emergency Order To Speed Up Claims
May 10, 2010 - George Martinez Cops A Plea Deal With Orange County DA. Gets Released From Jail On Friday Night.
May 8, 2010 - Workers Comp Management Firm, CRM Holdings, Considers Options
May 4, 2010 - Cara Cruz-Thompson In Good Spirits Looking Forward To Her Release From Orange County Jail On May 7th, This Friday
May 2, 2010 - Failure To Appear For Examination Under Oath Is Fatal To A Claim

April 2010

April 27, 2010 - The Hartford Launches Integrated Leave Management Solution For Employers
April 21, 2010 - The Impact Of Obesity On The Resolution Of Workers’ Compensation Claims
April 13, 2010 - Tristar Insurance Group Makes New TPA Acquisitions
April 10, 2010 - Hector Porrata Pleads Guilty. Gets 8 Years In State Prison In Plea Deal With DA.
April 7, 2010 - Defendants' Plea Deals Continued Until April 9th 2010 In AIG/Matrix Embezzlement Debacle
April 4, 2010 - No Joke – Expert Explains Insurance and Fraud
April 4, 2010 - News Obit: Janis Presley, Hearing Rep, Dies At Age 61. Memorial Monday, April 5th, At Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

March 2010

March 31, 2010 - Cara Cruz-Thompson Pleads Guilty To All Counts Against Her. Cuts Deal With Orange County DA For Two Years In State Prison.
March 24, 2010 - AIG/Matrix Embezzlers' Case Continued, Catherine Tameny Murderer Sentenced
March 17, 2010 - The Suffering Inside The Claim
March 15, 2010 - Janet Frank Starts Today As President Of The Zenith
March 10, 2010 - Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, Has New E-Book, Insurance Fraud, Now Available
March 5, 2010 - Insurance Fraud Can Be Expensive to the Perpetrator
March 2, 2010 - No Deals Struck By Defendants In AIG/Matrix Embezzlement Case

February 2010

February 28, 2010 - Zenith's Deal To Be Acquired By Fairfax Financial Expected To Close In Second Quarter. Stanley Zax Not Talking.
February 23, 2010 - New Arraignment To Take Place March 1st For Montes, Porrata, Cruz-Thompson & Martinez In AIG/Matrix Embezzlement Case
February 20, 2010 - Zenith National Insurance Company Agrees To Be Bought By Fairfax Financial Holdings
February 15, 2010 - Judge Rules DA Has Sufficient Evidence To Try Defendants Hector Porrata, Rene Montes, George Martinez and Cara Cruz-Thompson in AIG/Matrix Embezzlement Debacle
February 11, 2010 - Craig Garner, CEO Of Coast Plaza Doctors' Hospital, Testifies In AIG/Matrix Criminal Embezzlement Case. DA Calls Rene Montes A 'Liar'.
February 9, 2010 - Cheryl Nordheim Further Testifies In The People Versus Porrata, Montes, Martinez & Cruz-Thompson. Change In Method Found In Evidence.
February 2, 2010 - Matrix Claims Manager, Cheryl Nordheim, Testifies In AIG/Matrix Preliminary Hearing in Santa Ana Court House

January 2010

January 28, 2010 - Cara Cruz-Thompson To Be Tried Separately Now In The AIG/Matrix Embezzlement Case
January 25, 2010 - Jane Gerisimola, AIG Investigator, Takes The Stand on January 11th in The People Versus Porrata, Montes, Martinez & Cruz-Thompson
January 21, 2010 - Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney Brutally Attacked And Carjacked By Assailant In Parking Lot At Anaheim WCAB
January 21, 2010 - Testimony Strong For The Prosecution In January 7th 2010 Preceedings In The People Versus Porrata, Montes, Martinez, and Cruz-Thompson In Orange County Court Room C-53
January 12, 2010 - AIG Unit Manager, Linda White, Takes The Stand In The People vs. Porrata, Montes, Martinez & Cruz-Thompson
January 11, 2010 - Franchise Tax Board Testifies In Matrix/AIG Case Against WCSC and Rene Montes
January 8, 2010 - Workers' Comp Fraud Conference & Awards Ceremony Monday, January 11th 2010
January 6, 2010 - AIG/Matrix Accused Embezzler Cara Cruz-Thompson Waives Preliminary Hearing. District Attorney Conjoins.
January 1, 2010 - Florida's Work Comp Rates To Drop An Average Of 6.8% Today

December 2009

December 28, 2009 - John Riggs Appointed By Schwarzenegger To California State Fraud Assessment Commission
December 23, 2009 - AIG/Matrix Embezzlement Defendant Cara Cruz-Thompson Hires New Attorney. Court Agrees To Waiver Preliminary Hearing Until January 5th 2010
December 21, 2009 - Preliminary Hearing Finally Underway in AIG/Matrix Embezzlement Case
December 16, 2009 - AIG/Matrix Accused Embezzlers' Preliminary Hearing Trailed To Friday, December 18th. Plea Bargaining Could Be In The Works.
December 11, 2009 - Funeral Of Mark Rodriguez Took Place Under Clear Skies
December 10, 2009 - The U.S. Senate Concludes Health Care Fraud is $220 Billion a Year
December 7, 2009 - An Interview with Cara, Part Two: 'I Was In Love With My Husband.'
December 4, 2009 - An Interview With Cara, Part One: 'Do I Feel Betrayed? I Do... I Do...'
December 2, 2009 - Washington State Work Comp Rates Will Climb By Average Of 7.6 Percent

November 2009

November 30, 2009 - Cara Cruz-Thompson, One Of The Four Accused AIG/Matrix Embezzlers, Says, 'I Need Help. I'm In Hell. I Need A Voice.'
November 30, 2009 - Alleged AIG Embezzlers Spend Thanksgiving In Custody. November 17th Preliminary Hearing Postponed Once Again. Part Two.
November 29, 2009 - Alleged AIG Embezzlers Spend Thanksgiving In Custody. November 17th Preliminary Hearing Postponed Once Again. Part One.
November 25, 2009 - Mark Rodriguez, Recent Claims Manager Of Farmer John, Dies Of Complications From The Flu
November 25, 2009 - Bill Zachry Appointed By California Governor To SCIF Board Of Directors
November 23, 2009 - Richard Zapata, Well Known In California Work Comp Claims, Dies At 54
November 19, 2009 - Zenith Files 2.7% Increase In Its California Workers’ Compensation Rates Effective January 1, 2010
November 16, 2009 - California's State Fund Asks For 5% Workers' Comp Rate Increase In Spite Of All Poizner's Denials
November 15, 2009 - Pinnacol Assurance and State Comp Have Colorado And California Drooling Over Their Assets
November 13, 2009 - Chartis Ambitious About Achieving Independence From Parent AIG
November 13, 2009 - Poizner Rejects Proposal for California Workers' Comp Insurance Rate Hikes
November 12, 2009 - Avizent's New TeamCOMP Approach Helps Ensure Lower Workers' Comp Costs and Faster Claims Resolution
November 5, 2009 - Preliminary Hearing For Accused AIG Embezzlers Now Set For November 17th

October 2009

October 30, 2009 - The Intrinsic Nature Of Ongoing Eduation In A Claims Career
October 29, 2009 - The Claims Community Says Good-Bye To Louise Mitchell
October 27, 2009 - Oscar Lemus Launches New Firm: Claim Network Services, LLC.
October 25, 2009 - California -- Investigators to Meet Near LAX November 6th, 2009
October 22, 2009 - Louise Mitchell, Veteran CA Workers' Comp Adjuster, Dies On Saturday, October 17th. Memorial And Funeral Services Scheduled.
October 20, 2009 - Preliminary Hearing Postponed In AIG/Matrix Embezzlement Case; Pre-Trial Conference Set For Next Monday, October 26th
October 16, 2009 - Preliminary Hearing For Accused AIG/Matrix Embezzlers This Monday, October 19th-PART TWO
October 15, 2009 - Preliminary Hearing For Accused AIG/Matrix Embezzlers This Monday, October 19th
October 14, 2009 - California Legislation Is Signed To Accept Workers' Comp Benefits In Racial Attacks
October 13, 2009 - Schwarzenegger Signs Bill To Require WCIRB Verify On The Web If An Employer Has Work Comp Insurance
October 11, 2009 - Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals to Hold 11th Annual Fall Educational Conference in Sacramento
October 8, 2009 - A Review Of Diminution In Value Cases In The United States – III
October 6, 2009 - Angela Livingston, Long Time Executive With LWP Claims Solutions, Starts Own Firm
October 2, 2009 - Premier Medical Agrees To Dismiss $70 Million In Work Comp Liens In So Cal
October 2, 2009 - CEO of State Compensation Insurance Fund of California Resigns

September 2009

September 30, 2009 - Self-Insured 99 Cent Only Stores' Work Comp Claims Now Handled By Sedgwick In California
September 25, 2009 - Head Injury Precautions for the Claims Professional
September 24, 2009 - Washington State's Monopoly Work Comp System To Increase Rates
September 16, 2009 - Construction To Start Any Day On New Signal Hill Tristar Claims Building
September 15, 2009 - September 9th Preliminary Hearing On Porrata, Cruz-Thompson, Montes, and Martinez Embezzlement Case Has Been Continued To October 19th 2009
September 9, 2009 - Oklahoma Now To Consider Privatizing Its State Work Comp Insurer
September 4, 2009 - CWCI Reports Medical Payments Have Soared For Private Sector Self-Insured Employers in California
September 2, 2009 - Top Ten Reasons for Rising Medical Costs in Workers’ Compensation
September 1, 2009 - Poizner To Sue California Over Its Design To Sell One Billion In State Fund's Assets

August 2009

August 27, 2009 - Work Comp Medical Mill Doctor Sued By Zenith Dies On Flight To L.A.
August 25, 2009 - SB156 Strips Down For Insurers
August 21, 2009 - AIG Wins Dismissal of Workers’ Comp Lawsuit Seeking $1 Billion
August 13, 2009 - When A State And City Government Steal From The US, Crime Pays
August 11, 2009 - The Insurance Broadcast System To Resume Global Streaming Video in Fall 2009
August 5, 2009 - FARA Moves To Laguna Hills; Tristar Reopens In Signal Hill
August 2, 2009 - On The Job Again

July 2009

July 29, 2009 - International Insurance Fraud A La North Korea
July 28, 2009 - The Zenith Further 'Right Sizes' Its Woodland Hills, California, Workers' Comp Claims Department
July 24, 2009 - Gird Your Loins! Let's Sell Off California's State Compensation Insurance Fund
July 17, 2009 - AIG Embezzlers Get Preliminary Hearing Set For September 9th 2009
July 15, 2009 - GAB-Robins Lays Off Five Claims People
July 11, 2009 - Interstate Brands No Longer To Be Self-Administered In California For Work Comp Claims As Of July 31st. Claims Being Shipped To Broadspire In Rancho Cordova, California
July 9, 2009 - Judge Denied New Trial For Convicted Doctor
July 3, 2009 - A.M. Best Lowers Ratings of Employers Direct Insurance Company

June 2009

June 30, 2009 - York Insurance Services Group Has Purchased Claims Management, Inc. (CMI)
June 26, 2009 - HEAT On Health Insurance Fraud
June 23, 2009 - The Travelers To Close Work Comp Claims Department In Orange, California
June 18, 2009 - Approximately 37.3 Million Dollars Recovered For Liquidation Estate Of Fremont Indemnity
June 9, 2009 - All Alleged Conspirators In AIG/Matrix Absence Management Embezzlement Scam Still In Jail Pending One Million Dollars Bail Each
June 6, 2009 - United States Job Losses Slowed Down In May
June 3, 2009 - The Claims Community Mourns The Passing Of Robert Lee Long, Attorney At Law
June 2, 2009 - Why Rescission Is An Appropriate Remedy to Health Policies Acquired Fraudulently

May 2009

May 30, 2009 - Tristar Signal Hill Office To Reopen In Approximately Three Weeks
May 23, 2009 - Tristar Risk Management Makes Full Recovery From Long Beach Fire
May 19, 2009 - Attorney General In Ohio Raises Workers’ Comp Worries Tied To Chrysler Sale
May 14, 2009 - The Names Change, But The Game Remains The Same
May 12, 2009 - Obama States 'Gears Of Our Economic Engine Slowly Turning Once Again'
May 10, 2009 - Positive Signs Recession May Be Over By Summer's End
May 4, 2009 - Tristar Long Beach Fire Destructive And Far Reaching

April 2009

April 29, 2009 - Definiti Reports Robust Growth in Medical Bill Review As Companies Combat a Tough Economy with Cost Containment
April 28, 2009 - Poizner Asks For Lower Workers' Comp Rate Increase
April 7, 2009 - Bill Banning Bonuses For Denying Insurance Claims Is Killed

February 2009

February 17, 2009 - Physician-Legislator Calls For Workers Comp Reform

January 2009

January 21, 2009 - Colorado Casualty Introduces Workers' Compensation to Product Line
January 17, 2009 - Unemployment Fund Running Out Of Cash In Kentucky

December 2008

December 15, 2008 - Trial Starts For Former North Dakota Work Comp Director
December 4, 2008 - Duke Sues Insurer Over Claims From Lacrosse Case

November 2008

November 18, 2008 - Are You Ready For EAMS?
November 8, 2008 - Appeals court upholds workers' compensation claim

October 2008

October 21, 2008 - Zenith Announces Third Quarter Results
October 7, 2008 - Appeals court denies rig worker's civil claim against Wyo workers comp
October 1, 2008 - Corzine Signs Workers Compensation Reforms Into Law

September 2008

September 24, 2008 - Roberta Garrett, Former Independent Staffing Solutions Claims Manager, Tells How Greg Chmielewski Put All The Tribal Claims Into A Reservation Black Hole, part 2
September 22, 2008 - Roberta Garrett, Former Independent Staffing Solutions Claims Manager, Tells How Greg Chmielewski Put All The Tribal Claims Into A Reservation Black Hole, part 1
September 15, 2008 - Farmers' Offers Swift Claims Handling In Response To Hurricane Ike
September 8, 2008 - The Case Of Rafael Manzano, Another Claimant Given The Tomahawk by Independent Staffing Solutions
September 5, 2008 - Health Systems International Expands Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Service Through Acquisition of Bridgeway Medical

August 2008

August 28, 2008 - A Review of Diminution in Value Cases in the United States
August 18, 2008 - Father Denied Claim Filed Against A Rainy Graduation
August 6, 2008 - Kerfuffle Raised By Plaintiffs' Lawyers Over 'Post Loss Underwriting'

July 2008

July 24, 2008 - Lawyer Who Commits Insurance Fraud Must Be Summarily Disbarred
July 16, 2008 - The Aftermath Of Carnage From Independent Staffing Solutions
July 4, 2008 - Time For Independence From Fraud

June 2008

June 19, 2008 - Insurance Expert Calls for End of Tort of Bad Faith
June 6, 2008 - Hispanic Workers In South Carolina Suffer From Highest Death Rate in United States
June 2, 2008 - Tribal Workers' Comp Was No Tribe And No Comp

May 2008

May 22, 2008 - Reforms Lowering Tennessee Workers' Comp Claims
May 5, 2008 - Murder is Not 'Just Insurance Fraud'

April 2008

April 21, 2008 - Public Adjusters Take Care Of Florida Homeowners--In More Ways Than One
April 12, 2008 - Nebraska Lawmakers Kill Bill To Provide Workers' Compensation For Mental Illness
April 11, 2008 - Columbia, South Carolina Attorney Samuel Painter Withdraws Name From Consideration For Workers' Compensation Board
April 10, 2008 - California’s Self Insured Solutions’ Five Construction and Agricultural Self-Insured Groups Experience Record Growth
April 7, 2008 - Editorial: Allegations of Fraud by Insurer Should Not Allow Rescission of Release Without Return of Consideration

March 2008

March 27, 2008 - Egg On His Face Rather Than On The Spoon
March 21, 2008 - Allstate Workplace Division Names Watkins Executive Vice President, Sales and Distribution

January 2008

January 8, 2008 - California's Look And Feel For Workers' Compensation In 2008

December 2007

December 24, 2007 - Memorial Service For Rich Fisher, December 28th at 1:00 P.M.
December 23, 2007 - Rich Fisher, Claims Professionals’ Recruiter, Died Saturday Night, December 22nd 2007
December 5, 2007 - FSK Publishing Finally Releases Supplement to Judge O'Brien's California Workers' Compensation Claims And Benefits

November 2007

November 30, 2007 - An Amherst, New York, Man Is Charged After Making Duplicate Insurance Claims
November 28, 2007 - New Insurance Books Published

October 2007

October 25, 2007 - Oklahoma Lawmakers Study Workers' Compensation System In Anticipation Of Reform
October 11, 2007 - Kim Kunkel - In Memorium

September 2007

September 7, 2007 - Crowds Mourn Pavarotti In His Hometown

August 2007

August 30, 2007 - Assembly Speaker Backtracks, Will Not Call Vote On Health Plan

July 2007

July 17, 2007 - Insurance Agency Must Pay $5.8 Million To SoCal Firm

June 2007

June 22, 2007 - 2007 Legislature Maintains Balance Between Unions, Management

May 2007

May 29, 2007 - Insurance Companies Try To Cut Losses In Wildfire Hotspots
May 2, 2007 - Prosecution Accuses Spector Defense Of Keeping Women Off Jury--But Defense Agrees To A Woman Claims Adjuster

April 2007

April 22, 2007 - CE Seminar For Texas Adjusters: April 23rd & 24th 2007
April 8, 2007 - Insurance Commissioner Will Audit State Workers' Comp Insurer

March 2007

March 11, 2007 - Louisiana Isn't The Only Coastal State With Insurance Troubles

February 2007

February 17, 2007 - Mississippi Attorney General Seeks Legislation on State Farm
February 16, 2007 - Shuttle Bus Company Accused Of Insurance Fraud, Tax Evasion
February 14, 2007 - Investigator Says Las Vegas Car Owners Set Fires To End Payments
February 12, 2007 - Jeannie Baulis Named Vice President, Sales And Marketing At SCRMA
February 11, 2007 - Supreme Court Sets New Precedent With Workers' Comp Ruling
February 7, 2007 - Nevada's Med-Mal Changes Help Doctors, Hinder Lawsuits
February 1, 2007 - Administration Says Disabled Workers Are Returning Sooner To Jobs

January 2007

January 12, 2007 - Schwarzenegger's Ambitious Health Plan Has Risk And Many Critics
January 8, 2007 - Entering His Second Term, Schwarzenegger Will Face Tough Issues
January 3, 2007 - State Farm Seeks $489M In Premium Reductions In California For '07

December 2006

December 17, 2006 - Governor Raises At Least $640,000 For Inaugural Celebration
December 11, 2006 - Former Head Of California Insurance Committee Takes Insurance Job
December 4, 2006 - Worker Output Stalls, But Pay, Benefits Rise

November 2006

November 19, 2006 - Secret Santa Reveals His Identity
November 19, 2006 - Marin Couple Calls For Global Orgasm For Peace
November 4, 2006 - Joey Buttafuoco's Jail Sentence Postponed For Two Months

October 2006

October 16, 2006 - A.M. Best: Few Americans Sign Up For Earthquake Insurance
October 4, 2006 - Career Politician, Entrepreneur Battle For Insurance Commissioner

September 2006

September 19, 2006 - Campaign Finance Measure Unites Some Major Donors Against It

August 2006

August 27, 2006 - San Francisco Contractor Arrested For Felony Insurance Fraud
August 19, 2006 - State Farm Abandons ZIP Code Rates Plan
August 13, 2006 - Former Attorney For O.J. Simpson Settles In Scam Case
August 10, 2006 - Judge's Tentative Ruling Refuses To Block New Rules On Auto Rates
August 3, 2006 - Attorney Mervyn Hillard Wolf Accused By Prosecutors In L.A.

July 2006

July 27, 2006 - Widow's OC Lawsuit Says Clark Foam Chemicals Killed Husband
July 20, 2006 - Insurers Sue State Over New Auto Regulations
July 18, 2006 - Universal Health Care Plan Approved In San Francisco
July 16, 2006 - Largest State Employees Union Ratifies New $500 Million Contract
July 12, 2006 - Wife Will Stand Trial In Marine's Arsenic Poisoning
July 11, 2006 - Joey Buttafuoco Gets Year In LA County Jail On Ammo Charge
July 10, 2006 - Club To Change How Car Insurance Calculated
July 7, 2006 - House Bill Bolsters National Flood Insurance Program
July 6, 2006 - Garamendi Orders Four Companies To Justify Homeowner Rates

June 2006

June 29, 2006 - SoCal Ring Allegedly Staged Auto Crashes To Swindle $4 Million
June 23, 2006 - John Garamendi & John Floyd To Speak June 27th 2006 At SCCSI Luncheon
June 15, 2006 - Immigrant Workers Suffer High Work Injuries, Less Medical Care
June 14, 2006 - City Tackling Workers' Comp Claims Now To Save Money Later
June 13, 2006 - Court Upholds Widows' Workers' Comp Benefits
June 7, 2006 - Large Fine Proposed In Death at Wood Plant
June 6, 2006 - Gasper To Plead Guilty To Charges
June 2, 2006 - Ex-Workers' Comp Official Charged In Ohio
June 1, 2006 - CCWC's Annual Conference In Newport Beach On July 12th & 13th 2006

May 2006

May 23, 2006 - Berkshire-Hathaway Completes Acquisition Of Applied Underwriters
May 20, 2006 - Berkshire Discloses Stakes In 3 Companies
May 19, 2006 - LA Police: Elderly Women Target Homeless Men In Fraud Scheme
May 18, 2006 - Buffett: Berkshire Ready to Buy Anywhere
May 16, 2006 - Berkshire Hathaway 1Q Earnings Up 70 Pct.
May 12, 2006 - San Bernardino Officials Say Paraplegic Faked Disability For Cash
May 9, 2006 - Commissioner Claims Shakedown Over Auto Insurance Regs
May 8, 2006 - California Coalition on Workers' Compensation
May 6, 2006 - Fair Claims Settlement Training For Earthquake Damage
May 5, 2006 - Forensic Expert Witness Association
May 5, 2006 - Study: More Workers Drop Health Insurance
May 4, 2006 - Blue Cross Workers Say Policies Canceled For Mistakes
May 1, 2006 - May 2006 Fraud Newsletter

April 2006

April 26, 2006 - Assembly Panel Approves Bill For Universal Health Care Coverage
April 25, 2006 - TPA Probe Leads To Filing Of Charges
April 25, 2006 - Bill Requiring Insurance In Flood-Prone Areas Dies Without Vote
April 20, 2006 - Governor Claims Workers' Comp Changes A 'Huge Success'
April 20, 2006 - Forensic Expert Meeting
April 19, 2006 - Judge Rules For Allstate
April 18, 2006 - Couple Faces Charges In Glass-In-Food Scam
April 14, 2006 - Garamendi Getting Handle On Fraud
April 6, 2006 - SoCal Residents Charged With Filing False Dismemberment Claims
April 4, 2006 - Insurance Commissioner Recovering After Heart Surgery
April 4, 2006 - Zalma's Insurance Fraud Letter Available Free

March 2006

March 31, 2006 - Calif Insurance Regulator Launches Probe Into Blue Cross Units
March 28, 2006 - Schwarzenegger Campaign Hires Former Bush Media Consultants
March 23, 2006 - Democrats Press For Quick Fix For Disabled Worker Benefits
March 21, 2006 - Zurich's U.S. Unit To Pay $171 million To Settle Probes
March 20, 2006 - News Briefs From Southern California
March 17, 2006 - State Says Michael Jackson Will Pay Neverland Workers Back Wages
March 14, 2006 - State To Sue If Michael Jackson Doesn't Pay Workers By Tuesday
March 10, 2006 - State Bars Workers From Neverland Ranch Due To Insurance Lapse
March 8, 2006 - Ex-FEMA Director Regrets Lack Of Aggressiveness Before Katrina
March 1, 2006 - LA Prosecutor Plans To Charge 200 Doctors With Phony Billing

February 2006

February 27, 2006 - Man Arrested After Abandoning Killing Plot
February 23, 2006 - California Adds Training Requirement For All Workers' Compensation Insurers
February 21, 2006 - Fallon Board's Push For Bill On Teen Smoking Meets Resistance
February 16, 2006 - Unlicensed Contractors Arrested In Napa Sting
February 14, 2006 - Study Finds Disabled Workers Losing Benefits Under New System
February 10, 2006 - Berkshire Hathaway Acquiring Underwriting Company
February 7, 2006 - GNW-Evergreen Insurance Services, LLC Announces New Executive Vice President And Chief Operating Officer
February 3, 2006 - Boeing Employees In California, 2 Other States Ratify Contracts
February 1, 2006 - LA Mayor Derides White House In Spanish-Language Speech

January 2006

January 31, 2006 - Gov's Bond Proposals Getting Thorough Examination By Lawmakers
January 27, 2006 - Nevada Ads Look To Lure Away California Companies
January 23, 2006 - Plight Of West Virginia Jockey Leads To Outcry For Workers Comp
January 20, 2006 - Ex-Credit Lyonnais Chairman Pleads Guilty In Executive Life Case
January 18, 2006 - Nevada Couple To Be Sentenced In Chili Finger case
January 13, 2006 - Heirs Of Armenians File Class-Action Lawsuit Against German Banks
January 11, 2006 - LA Doctor Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Health Care Scam
January 9, 2006 - Bus Driver Charged with Fraud And Grand Theft
January 4, 2006 - Extradition Hearing Postponed For Woman Accused Of Killing Marine

December 2005

December 28, 2005 - Washington State Again Fires Warning To LA-Based Contractor
December 19, 2005 - Latest News In Brief From Northern Nevada
December 15, 2005 - Marine Wife Allegedly Poisoned Husband To Cash In Life Insurance
December 13, 2005 - Six Arrested In Insurance Fraud Scheme
December 7, 2005 - Study Finds Living By A Church Helps Keep Drivers Safe
December 2, 2005 - Disability Insurers Challenge 'Underground Regulations' In Court
December 1, 2005 - Job Fair At AIMS in Valencia, Friday, December 2nd, 2005

November 2005

November 28, 2005 - Broker Who Allegedly Stole $3.8 Million Has 2006 Court Date In L.A.
November 28, 2005 - Under The Hood Also Under The Table
November 21, 2005 - Charges Dropped Against CHP Dispatcher Targeted In Fraud Probe
November 16, 2005 - The Answer According To WellComp Is To Be A Control Freak, Not A Discount Tijuana Bargain Network
November 11, 2005 - Garamendi Calls For Bigger Insurance Rate Cuts
November 10, 2005 - Marin County Roofer Pleads Guilty To Workers' Comp Fraud
November 4, 2005 - Physicians Unhappy With Treatment Delays; Many Leaving System

October 2005

October 26, 2005 - Illegal Immigrants Can Get Workers' Compensation, LA Court Rules
October 25, 2005 - Jury Rejects Harassment Claim Against LA Clippers Owner
October 18, 2005 - Surgeon Pleads Innocent To Charges Of Bilking Insurers
October 16, 2005 - Police And Firefighters Report Fewer On-The-Job Injuries
October 6, 2005 - Farm Groups Endorse Governor's Reform Agenda
October 3, 2005 - Worker Groups Sharply Criticize Veto Of Penalty Bill

September 2005

September 26, 2005 - Report Finds High Rate Of Tree Faller Deaths In British Columbia
September 21, 2005 - California Post SB 899: Should Out-Of-State Doctors Be Allowed To Perform Med-Evals?
September 20, 2005 - Quotes on Gov. Schwarzenegger's re-election bid
September 12, 2005 - Editorial - California Needs Nonpartisan Prescription For Work Comp Reform
September 8, 2005 - Katrina At A Glance
September 8, 2005 - Federal Evacuation Of Katrina Victims To California On Hold

August 2005

August 29, 2005 - Workers' Compensation: Bill Sent To Governor's Desk
August 24, 2005 - Man Wins $270,000 After Radio Show Identifies Him As Gay
August 11, 2005 - L.A. Fire Dept. Complains About Cambridge
August 3, 2005 - Nevada High Court Rules For Injured Workers

July 2005

July 21, 2005 - A California Editorial On Workers' Comp
July 17, 2005 - Another Murder For Life Insurance
July 10, 2005 - Marina del Rey Attorney Sentenced To 7 Years For Insurance Scam
July 5, 2005 - Allstate Settles Claims It Overcharged On Auto, Home Insurance

June 2005

June 30, 2005 - Assembly Committee Rejects Rate-Regulation Bill
June 20, 2005 - LA Contractor Accused Of Workers Compensation Fraud
June 5, 2005 - Garamendi Calls For Bigger Reductions In Workers' Comp Insurance Rates

May 2005

May 30, 2005 - LA County MTA Approves $2.86 Billion Budget That Requires Layoffs
May 20, 2005 - San Francisco Seeks To Recover Losses From AIG
May 12, 2005 - Transportation Spending Underway
May 5, 2005 - Nevada Legislation Would Make Insurers Pay Up
May 2, 2005 - Senate OKs Workers' Comp Director; Labor Leader Blasts Senate Head

April 2005

April 28, 2005 - Al Vargas, County Supervisor Dies, Funeral Set
April 25, 2005 - Employers' Attorney Criticizes Cuts In Workers' Comp Benefits
April 19, 2005 - Rallies Accuse Governor Of Breaking Promise On Workers' Comp
April 12, 2005 - Leaders Push California Funds To Recover $400 Million From AIG
April 10, 2005 - Workers' Compensaton: News Brief
April 7, 2005 - Study Says More Than Half Of California Adults Are Overweight
April 5, 2005 - Former Senate Leader Criticizes New Workers' Comp Rules

March 2005

March 29, 2005 - Burn Victim Settles Suit Against IBM, Contractor For $9.5 Million
March 21, 2005 - Injured Worker Group Making Progress But Facing Some Struggles
March 7, 2005 - Schwarzenegger Campaigns Amid Protesters, Backers
March 6, 2005 - Thirty Hospitals Sue State Over Frozen Medi-Cal Rates

February 2005

February 26, 2005 - Legislative Analyst Challenges CHP's 'Chief's Disease'
February 13, 2005 - Dianne Oki, President Of State Fund, Announces Her Retirement
February 10, 2005 - Retired Judges May Help With Nevada Lawsuit Overload
February 9, 2005 - Some Doctors, Citing Care Denials, Leaving Workers' Comp System
February 1, 2005 - Fines Imposed For Selling Unauthorized Workers' Comp Policies

January 2005

January 13, 2005 - Gov. Predicts 30 Percent Increase in State's Costs Despite Reforms
January 7, 2005 - Largest Fraud Case in the Central Valley
January 2, 2005 - Workers' Comp Still Imperfect

December 2004

December 27, 2004 - Governor Proposes New Worker Compensation Rules
December 22, 2004 - SoCal Ring Allegedly Netted $1.5 Million From 75 Staged Crashes
December 17, 2004 - Doctor, Attorneys Find Widespread Denial Of Care For Workers
December 15, 2004 - Benefits Claims By Some Los Angeles Firefighters Questioned
December 7, 2004 - Democrats Say New Disability Ratings Don't Follow Law
December 5, 2004 - Ethics Review Ordered For Workers' Compensation Judges
December 1, 2004 - Burton Hands Out Advice To Schwarzenegger, GOP On Last Day
December 1, 2004 - State's Largest Insurer Announces Average 5 Percent Rate Cut

November 2004

November 23, 2004 - Workers' Comp Judges More Likely To File Claims For Job-Related Injuries
November 17, 2004 - Garamendi Recommends 2.2 Percent Drop In Rates
November 15, 2004 - Ex-Wife Sentenced To Nearly 11 Years in Prison For A Bungled Plot To Kill Her Former Husband For Insurance Money
November 9, 2004 - Summary Box: California Insurance Regulator OKs Anthem Acquisition Of WellPoint
November 4, 2004 - Former Controller Of Workers' Comp Agency Sentenced To Prison For Embezzlement

October 2004

October 31, 2004 - Shut The ATM
October 25, 2004 - One Year After California Fires, Widespread Insurance Complaints
October 18, 2004 - California's Landmark Pot Law Leaves State Dazed And Confused
October 15, 2004 - Workers' Comp Overhaul Providing Little Relief, Newspaper Reports
October 12, 2004 - Sedgwick CMS Awarded Employer Of Choice® Designation
October 6, 2004 - Cambridge Just Sold To Scandent, A Singapore Based Company
October 4, 2004 - CompWest Launches Workers' Compensation Operations In California

September 2004

September 20, 2004 - Florida Can Weather Its Storm Of Claims
September 9, 2004 - Most Ground Zero Volunteers Still Waiting For Workers' Comp

August 2004

August 29, 2004 - Lawyers For Plaintiffs In The Sex Abuse Cases Put Claims At $1.5 Billion
August 28, 2004 - Lawmakers Send Bill Restricting Foreclosures To Governor
August 25, 2004 - Shasta County Declared Disaster After Wildfires
August 25, 2004 - The Regional Medical Center Hopes To Increase Percentage Of Insured Patients
August 25, 2004 - Nevada High Court Denies Bid To Block Doctors' Initiative
August 19, 2004 - Jury Convicts Professor In Staged Hate Crime
August 17, 2004 - Governor Brad Henry Vows To Tackle Workers Compensation Changes Next Session
August 10, 2004 - Ex-Employees Sue Halliburton For Fraud
August 9, 2004 - Conseco, Inviva Settle Annuity Probe
August 5, 2004 - Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Conspiracy
August 5, 2004 - Woman's Lawyers File Appeal Asking To Dismiss Felony Counts

July 2004

July 31, 2004 - Judge Approves Landmark Insurance Settlement To Benefit Armenians
July 30, 2004 - Former Providence Basketball Player Charged In Scam
July 22, 2004 - Buena Park Clinic Operators Arrested In Alleged Insurance Scam
July 20, 2004 - Insurance Fraud Sentencing
July 16, 2004 - Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Files Papers For Insurance Commissioner Post
July 13, 2004 - Governor Seeks Repeal Of Two Labor Bills As Part Of Budget
July 10, 2004 - Garamendi Says Largest Workers' Comp Insurer Can Cut Rates Another 5.9 Percent
July 8, 2004 - Strict Smoking Policy For San Mateo County Safety Officers
July 2, 2004 - Court Upholds Strict Workers’ Comp Standards
July 1, 2004 - 2 Ex-HealthSouth Execs Indicted In Scam

June 2004

June 25, 2004 - Schwarzenegger On The Verge Of California Budget Victory
June 24, 2004 - Supporters Will Revive Attempt To Aid Homeowners Who Lose Property In Natural Disasters
June 23, 2004 - IBM Cancer Claims Dismissed After Deal
June 20, 2004 - East Stroudsburg Man Loses Workers' Compensation Claim For Sept. 11 Trauma
June 14, 2004 - Former Claims Adjuster For San Diego Company Sentenced In Fraud
June 6, 2004 - State's Biggest Insurer Cuts Workers' Comp Rates 7 Percent
June 1, 2004 - Bills From Legislature Could Raise Costs For California Businesses

May 2004

May 25, 2004 - Atascadero School District Hopes To Reduce Workers' Compensation Costs By $1 Million
May 19, 2004 - Senate Stalemate Over Workers' Comp Broken
May 11, 2004 - Bill SB 796 Sticks Employers
May 7, 2004 - Missouri House Passes Tougher Workers' Compensation Standard
May 6, 2004 - Productivity Grows, Jobless Claims Drop
May 4, 2004 - State Of Vermont Investigates Vocational Rehab Provider

April 2004

April 29, 2004 - WTC Leaseholder Loses Insurance Battle
April 27, 2004 - Commissioner Launches Team To Investigate Wildfire Insurance Complaints
April 21, 2004 - Schwarzenegger Signs Workers' Compensation Reform Into Law
April 19, 2004 - Workers' Comp Bill Passes. Optimism Is In The Air.
April 15, 2004 - Workers' Comp Deal Imminent, Key Committee To Meet
April 14, 2004 - Life In The Fast Lane For Schwarzenegger When It Comes To Work Comp Change
April 12, 2004 - About One Dozen Protest Governor's Workers Comp Plan
April 12, 2004 - Gov. Schwarzenegger Back From Maui. Ready To Review Draft Of Work Comp Reform Bill
April 6, 2004 - While Governor Vacations, Staffers Try To Write Work Comp Bill
April 5, 2004 - Tentative Work Comp Deal Reached In California! Schwarzenegger heads for Hawaii
April 1, 2004 - Lobbyists Driving Schwarzenegger Bananas

March 2004

March 31, 2004 - We’re Almost There! A California Work Comp Agreement Is Close, According To Schwarzenegger
March 28, 2004 - Ouch! Workers' Compensation Negotiations in California Hit a Glitch. No Deal. Schwarzenegger's Deadline Missed Again.
March 26, 2004 - Serious Progress Is Really Happening With California Work Comp Negotiations
March 23, 2004 - Joey Buttafuoco Jailed For Auto Claims Fraud But Not With Any 'Long Island Lolita'
March 21, 2004 - Schwarzenegger Wants It Now - Well, Within The Week, At Least
March 19, 2004 - So. Dakota Supreme Court Approves Workers' Compensation For Plumber
March 17, 2004 - WCIRB First Messes Up Statistics--Then Doubles Cost Savings Prediction To 7 Billion For Work Comp In 2004
March 15, 2004 - Native Americans Offer Alternative Insurance To California Workers' Compensation
March 11, 2004 - Just What Does Schwarzenegger Want For California Work Comp?
March 9, 2004 - Alaska Legislature Passes Limits On Construction Defect Claims
March 5, 2004 - Schwarzenegger Flexes His Muscles For California Work Comp Package
March 4, 2004 - Texas Accused Of Giving Auto Claimants The Major Run Around
March 2, 2004 - Missed Deadline For Work Comp Makeover Not Likely To Terminate The Terminator

February 2004

February 26, 2004 - Too Late to Reboot a Work Comp Claim?
February 25, 2004 - The Insolvent Carrier Ate My Claims Experience
February 24, 2004 - Reliance Running Out of Cash
February 19, 2004 - Alarcon Posturing on Poochigian’s Plan
February 18, 2004 - Out On The Fringe Of Workers’ Compensation
February 16, 2004 - Perfume Claim Stinks Up Courtroom
February 13, 2004 - Desperate Times For Chiropractors and Applicant Attorneys
February 11, 2004 - One Carrier Leads to Another
February 10, 2004 - Garamendi’s Alternate Plan
February 9, 2004 - Brea Ribbon Cutting Set for Zurich North America
February 6, 2004 - CNA Calls in Cunningham Lindsay
February 5, 2004 - Zax Not Lax When it Comes to Fighting Fraud
February 4, 2004 - 26 Days and Counting
February 3, 2004 - Walgreens Playing Hardball with Lowball Reimbursements
February 2, 2004 - Ford to Exhume a Claim

January 2004

January 30, 2004 - Davis’ Business Friendly Parting Gesture
January 29, 2004 - Network Wants Legislature to Snap out of it
January 28, 2004 - Inside Job Ends Inside Cell
January 27, 2004 - Auditors Take New Legislation on a Dry Run
January 27, 2004 - Schwarzenegger Terminates First Two Comp Bills
January 26, 2004 - Liberty Bonus Program Cost More Than Anticipated
January 23, 2004 - Crying Over Spilt Milk?
January 22, 2004 - Doctor Sour After Caught Milking Patients’ WC Claims
January 20, 2004 - California Continues to Experience Lunar Claim Costs
January 19, 2004 - A Claimant’s Dream Come True
January 15, 2004 - Santa Monica Farms a Serious Claim
January 14, 2004 - Appellate Court Shuts Off PG&E Employee’s Benefits
January 13, 2004 - Investigation Rocks a Dispatcher’s Claim
January 9, 2004 - Arnold’s Opposition Negative on WC Reform Ambitions
January 8, 2004 - Fremont Claims Chilling up North
January 7, 2004 - Arnold’s State of the State Comp Statements
January 6, 2004 - Taking Comp Away From the Legislature
January 5, 2004 - It’s the End of the Line for MTA Bus Driver

December 2003

December 31, 2003 - Chapter 11 Keeps Carrier From Collecting
December 29, 2003 - Humboldt’s Hammering Down on Work Comp Fraud
December 26, 2003 - Aggressive Claims Handling – Brokers = Lower Premiums
December 24, 2003 - Los Angeles County Accidentally Issues Claimants a Holiday Bonus
December 23, 2003 - San Simeon Quake Opens Up a New Fault of Claims
December 22, 2003 - Buttafuoco Adds Insurance Fraud to His Resume
December 18, 2003 - Where There’s Smoke, There’s a Claim
December 17, 2003 - Spanked By a Claim
December 16, 2003 - Attorney Looking for a Slam Dunk Claim
December 15, 2003 - Ratings Raked Over by a Rand Report
December 11, 2003 - Chiropractors Caught in the Act
December 10, 2003 - Judge Benches Softball Players in a Federal Dugout
December 10, 2003 - Remembering Industrial Indemnity Co.’s Chairman Fred Drexler
December 8, 2003 - Intercare Insurance Puts the Federal Kibosh on an Inside Job
December 5, 2003 - Holiday Shopper Takes a Claim for Mom
December 4, 2003 - Commissioner Optimistic About Premium Relief
December 3, 2003 - State Fund’s Rate Yo Yo
December 2, 2003 - Zax Under Oath
December 1, 2003 - Burton’s Sacrificial Offering

November 2003

November 28, 2003 - Is California Indemnity Headed For the TPA Pasture?
November 26, 2003 - Alarcon’s Making a List and Checking it Twice
November 24, 2003 - Superior’s BIG Deal Not Settled
November 20, 2003 - Broker Safer in a Cell Than Back at His Agency
November 19, 2003 - Bowl of Claim Chowder
November 19, 2003 - Sovereign PEO Not Backing Down From CDI and DIR Threats
November 17, 2003 - Arnold’s On Board For Work Comp Reform
November 17, 2003 - Travelers Combines Forces With The St. Paul
November 14, 2003 - Are You Ready For Jan. 1, 2004?
November 12, 2003 - CDI Stops Broker From Pocketing Premiums
November 10, 2003 - The DIR Breaks Up Another Under-Covered Pancake House
November 7, 2003 - Drop And Give Me 14.9 Percent
November 6, 2003 - Carriers Wanted
November 5, 2003 - DOI Puts CheckMate Staffing in Check
November 4, 2003 - Octagon Joins CompManagement’s Expansion Team
November 3, 2003 - WC Loophole Big Enough to Drive a Hummer Through

October 2003

October 31, 2003 - Fourth Appellate Psyches Out the WCAB
October 29, 2003 - Ashes to Ashes, Claims to Claims
October 28, 2003 - Money Couldn’t Buy Surgery Centers Legislative Love This Year
October 24, 2003 - Garamendi Greets Schwarzenegger at the DOI
October 23, 2003 - Sierra to Announce CII Suitor Within Weeks
October 22, 2003 - Garamendi’s Plans For Phase II Reform
October 20, 2003 - Arnold Releases His Work Comp Reform Blueprint
October 16, 2003 - Couple Accuse NFL of Liability Foul
October 15, 2003 - IBM Employees Cashing In Their Chips For Claims
October 13, 2003 - Garamendi Eager to Comp Arnold a Lunch
October 10, 2003 - Claimant’s Re-Rating Leaves Him Financially Disabled
October 9, 2003 - A Couple of Real Winners
October 8, 2003 - The Claim Must Go On
October 6, 2003 - Of Microfiche and Claims
October 3, 2003 - Where There’s Smoke There’s a Claim
October 2, 2003 - Wal-Mart Rattled by a Snake Claim
October 1, 2003 - How Low Can Rates Go?

September 2003

September 30, 2003 - Legislation Throws Rates Off Upward Trajectory
September 29, 2003 - Alarcon and Davis Hit Arnold Up For a Job
September 25, 2003 - E&O Policy Comes Through For Broker’s WC Mishap
September 24, 2003 - Claim Center Stage
September 23, 2003 - Work Comp Placebo Sovereignty Dispute
September 22, 2003 - Take Two Before Going to Settle a Claim
September 19, 2003 - Alliance’s Savings Just Can’t be Beat
September 18, 2003 - Sedgwick Raises the Claims Bar a Few More Notches
September 17, 2003 - Who’s Going To Pay For All The Rotten Claims?
September 16, 2003 - Airline is Dogging Woman’s AKC Claim
September 15, 2003 - DOI Lassoes a Long Horn Claim
September 11, 2003 - Sink or Swim Legislation?
September 9, 2003 - Officials Shut Down A Work Comp Peep Show
September 8, 2003 - What If All Claimants Were Like Ron Hunt?
September 5, 2003 - Claims Reflux Strikes Employers With Cheap Policies
September 4, 2003 - Health Net Divests Its Work Comp Interests
September 3, 2003 - Garamendi’s Legislative Math Lesson
September 2, 2003 - A Shockingly Legitimate Shaky Claim

August 2003

August 29, 2003 - California’s Work Comp Poster Child
August 27, 2003 - Getting Carriers to Sign on the Dotted Line?
August 26, 2003 - SCIF Gets a Three-Year Restraining Order Against the Commissioner
August 25, 2003 - Zenith Yanks Financial Cane Away from Med Equipment Distributor
August 22, 2003 - Industrial Doc Dyeing to Get His Medical License Back
August 20, 2003 - Two Carriers Get Pumped for $104 Million
August 18, 2003 - Chiropractors Getting Fat on Work Comp
August 15, 2003 - Massive Blackout Not Expected to Light Up Massive Claims
August 13, 2003 - Hindsight is 20/20 on Glendale Claim
August 11, 2003 - Commissioner Opts Out of the Circus
August 8, 2003 - Garamendi, McClintock Not Gray on Work Comp
August 7, 2003 - CNA Okay
August 6, 2003 - Broker Pays for Deadly Insurance Certificate
August 5, 2003 - DA Puts a Stop to Doctors Milling Around the County
August 1, 2003 - Court Decision May Push Coaches Over the Edge of Liability

July 2003

July 31, 2003 - Fremont General Cashes in on Conservation
July 31, 2003 - Four Alarm Legal Fire at Fireman’s Fund
July 29, 2003 - Claim Shocks Taser Maker
July 25, 2003 - Liberty Mutual Takes a Hit in Court
July 23, 2003 - Kemper Cashes Out
July 23, 2003 - Commissioner Draws the Line for SCIF
July 22, 2003 - Virginia Slim Claim on Ice
July 18, 2003 - Attorney Puts Career on the Line For a Bogus Claim
July 17, 2003 - Hartford Says Amen to a Holy Man’s Unholy Claim
July 15, 2003 - City Takes a Trip Down Memory Claim
July 14, 2003 - 3000 Frivolous Claims Backfire on Law Firm
July 10, 2003 - Legislature Cooking Up a Work Comp Stew
July 9, 2003 - EICN’s Numbers Are Headed in the Right Directions
July 8, 2003 - Employee Disciplined Beyond Exclusive Remedy
July 7, 2003 - Judge Loads Up Two Chiropractors With a $1.7 Million Fine
July 3, 2003 - Commissioner Backs New Board Members
July 2, 2003 - Hawaii, No Claims Paradise
July 1, 2003 - Framer's Business Practices Not Plumb With California Law

June 2003

June 30, 2003 - Nabbed by the Skin of a Claim
June 27, 2003 - Appeals Board Appointment Goes to the Father of the Highest Bidder
June 26, 2003 - Placebo Policy Pusher Heyday
June 25, 2003 - California Claims Real Estate Paying Off For EICN
June 24, 2003 - Claimant Caught With His Crutches Down
June 24, 2003 - Twin Towers for Twin Claims
June 23, 2003 - DOI Targets Attorneys Tied to Referral Payola Network
June 19, 2003 - Illegal WC Policies Canceled at the Border
June 18, 2003 - State Fund Sends A&J to the Mat
June 17, 2003 - Argonaut’s Friday the13th Tale
June 13, 2003 - Bummin' For Claims
June 11, 2003 - High Tide on the Chesapeake for Claims
June 10, 2003 - Lodi Attempts to Straighten Out its Nevada Accent
June 9, 2003 - Dr. to Undergo “Cell” Replacement Therapy
June 5, 2003 - Central Valley Claims Adjuster Not Taking Any Lip
June 5, 2003 - Fremont Employers’ Disclaimer
June 4, 2003 - Fremont Indemnity Inducted into Insolvency Hall of Fame
June 4, 2003 - The Commissioner Conspiracy Theory
June 2, 2003 - Statement For Statement: Commissioner’s and SCIF’s PR Battle

May 2003

May 30, 2003 - Rabid Claims Biting Into USPS Funds
May 29, 2003 - State Fund Wants a Judge to Put Garamendi in His Place
May 27, 2003 - Lake County Officials Weed Out A Claim
May 23, 2003 - Claimant Tripping On His Claims
May 22, 2003 - San Diego DA’s Trophy Catch
May 20, 2003 - Sonoma Tangled in the WC Vine
May 19, 2003 - Blame it on the Claim
May 16, 2003 - CIGA Sorting Out Some Serious Financial Issues
May 15, 2003 - DWC Shuffles Its Deck Of Operations
May 15, 2003 - Paula Poised to Pick-Up Where State Fund Leaves Off
May 13, 2003 - The Sweet Scent of a Claim
May 9, 2003 - Is Kemper Going Down for the Count?
May 8, 2003 - McMahon Cleans-Up in Mold Mishap
May 7, 2003 - These Artifacts of a Museum Claim
May 5, 2003 - Religious Claims
May 5, 2003 - Tribune Targets Another Company to Pay its Claims

April 2003

April 30, 2003 - Warning Shot Fired Across Chiropractor’s Bow
April 29, 2003 - The Boogie Night Claim
April 28, 2003 - Doctoring Up a Legion Claim
April 28, 2003 - Penn’s Liquidation Delay Prompts California Action
April 23, 2003 - Delgadillo Wants Mayor to Hahn Over More Funds to Fight Fraud
April 23, 2003 - Garamendi: For the Record
April 22, 2003 - What About Tom?
April 21, 2003 - Becoming State Fundable
April 21, 2003 - Voc Counselor Still Standing After Guilty Plea
April 16, 2003 - Union Attempts to Sling Mud on TPA
April 15, 2003 - Industrial Strength Fine for Occupational Healthcare Provider
April 14, 2003 - Fontana Chiropractor Fraud Crackdown
April 10, 2003 - Noah Roofing Sinks During WC Fraud Flood
April 10, 2003 - An Equation County Workers Can’t Resist
April 8, 2003 - Party at the Fund
April 7, 2003 - RAND Calls WC Judicial System too Old School
April 4, 2003 - DA Calls Foul on Five for Double Dribbling WC Claims
April 3, 2003 - One Company’s Risk is Another Company’s RSKCo
April 2, 2003 - Bus Mechanic Gives Finger to Exclusive Remedy

March 2003

March 31, 2003 - Kemper Re-ups With CIGA
March 31, 2003 - When Good Adjusters Go Bad
March 28, 2003 - Chiropractors Cracking Carriers’ Financial Backs
March 26, 2003 - State Fund to Cut Back on Extra Value Meals
March 25, 2003 - Time For a Cosmetologist to Make-up a Good Story
March 24, 2003 - Fed Steps in on Heavy Metal WC Claims
March 21, 2003 - Zenith, Betters Days Ahead in California
March 19, 2003 - SF Juve Under a WC Claims Assault
March 18, 2003 - Good Samaritan Claim Denied
March 14, 2003 - Real Claims: A Byproduct of Reality T.V.
March 13, 2003 - Argonaut’s 2003 Strategy
March 12, 2003 - Plumber Cross Threads Comp Claim
March 11, 2003 - Insurers’ Fault for Northridge Aftershock Claims?
March 7, 2003 - Honk if You're Liable
March 6, 2003 - The Price Put on Fremont’s Shaky Tail
March 4, 2003 - Kemper Finds Solace in Claims Services
March 3, 2003 - Garamendi’s Words Out of State Fund’s Mouth?

February 2003

February 28, 2003 - Fitness Freak’s Fraudulent Claim Just Didn’t Workout
February 27, 2003 - Garamendi Teases the Release of His WC Playbook
February 27, 2003 - Fraud, Straight to Video
February 26, 2003 - Gab Robins Playin’ Hardball
February 25, 2003 - Stressing Back Pain
February 24, 2003 - Above the Law, but not Liability
February 20, 2003 - Ensuring a Terrorist Doesn’t Benefit From a Claim
February 19, 2003 - Lunchroom Claims Buffet
February 14, 2003 - Split Second Liability Claim
February 12, 2003 - Claimant Not Happy He Was Forced to do the Chicken Dance
February 11, 2003 - Employers Nearly Sandbagged by WC Budget Bill
February 10, 2003 - Governor’s Valentine Card to State Fund
February 6, 2003 - Dicey Attempt to Circumvent Exclusive Remedy Thwarted
February 4, 2003 - AIG Pops Wall Street Bubble
February 3, 2003 - Fraud Fermentation Ripe for Prosecution

January 2003

January 31, 2003 - CHP Captain’s Claim Just in Time For Retirement
January 29, 2003 - Claimants Taking the Easy Way Out
January 27, 2003 - Garamendi’s Special Teams Roster
January 24, 2003 - Political Warming: State Fund’s Hiring Freeze is Melting
January 23, 2003 - Travelers Stockholders Get Their Fair Share
January 22, 2003 - Zenith Compensates for its California Anchor
January 20, 2003 - Kemper Sticking to its Demutualization Playbook
January 16, 2003 - Sierra to Sell Some Prime Real Estate
January 15, 2003 - LAUSD Claims Fault Widens
January 14, 2003 - MTA Avoids Work Comp Third Rail
January 13, 2003 - Fresno, A Work Comp Paradise
January 9, 2003 - Half Full, Half Empty WCIRB Data
January 9, 2003 - Shredding by the Book
January 8, 2003 - EDIC Free From Old Carriers’ Straight Jacket
January 6, 2003 - Attorneys Throw in the Towel on Unfair Business Practices Claims
January 2, 2003 - Once Again, Adjusters Save the Day

December 2002

December 31, 2002 - Lights Out on Sawmill’s Self-Insured Claims
December 24, 2002 - Fresno Fraud Documentary
December 24, 2002 - Chiropractor OD’s on Mushroom Claims
December 19, 2002 - Smallpox Vaccinations Could Create an Outbreak of Claims
December 17, 2002 - State Fund Backs Crooked Employee into a Cell
December 13, 2002 - Businesses Call for 17200 Claims Safe Legislation
December 9, 2002 - Tenet’s Got Game
December 6, 2002 - The Million-Dollar Examiner
December 4, 2002 - Static Over Digital Liability
December 2, 2002 - State Foils Claim Identity Crisis

November 2002

November 27, 2002 - A Sip From Prop 65’s Deep Well of Claims
November 22, 2002 - Claims With Some Serious Reservations
November 20, 2002 - Crawford Kicks it Up Another Notch
November 19, 2002 - Claims Supervisor Cut for Teamwork Approach to Voc Rehab
November 18, 2002 - Pre-Terrorism Insurance Legislation Chatter
November 15, 2002 - Paula Earnings Packing a Slight Punch of Profitability
November 14, 2002 - Will Lame Duck Erect a Commercial Claims Backstop?
November 13, 2002 - Crawford & Company Goes Big With Two New Contracts
November 12, 2002 - Claims Straight off the Vine
November 8, 2002 - Pay Now or Pay Later
November 6, 2002 - HCO’s Gross Claims Nets 6,500 Employees
November 6, 2002 - Operatic Claims
November 4, 2002 - Zenith in a Wynn Win Situation
November 1, 2002 - Garamendi Campaign to Benefit from Bannister Clout

October 2002

October 29, 2002 - What’s Taking State Fund’s Hiring Freeze so Long to Thaw?
October 25, 2002 - Sheriff May Break on Through to the Other Side of a Cell
October 24, 2002 - Commissioner’s Liquid Lunch at Alistar
October 22, 2002 - Hot Cup of Coffee Burns Bosom Buddies
October 21, 2002 - Special Interest Spending Showdown
October 16, 2002 - City Hopes Zoo Claim Stays in its Cage
October 15, 2002 - Mexico Holds California to a “Going and Coming” Exception Ruling
October 11, 2002 - Honda is Found Liable After its Defense is Compromised
October 9, 2002 - Suspect Takes His Third Swing on a Fraudulent WC Claim
October 8, 2002 - Incentives to Drive Down the Cost of Claims
October 4, 2002 - Fremont’s Claims Head South
October 4, 2002 - Benefits Increase Gets an AB 486 Overhaul
October 1, 2002 - Fremont Compensation Claims Professionals Given Notice in SF

September 2002

September 27, 2002 - Perceived Profits for Property Casualty Insurers?
September 25, 2002 - Simon Touches on the Gray Area of Workers’ Compensation
September 24, 2002 - Court Sorts Out a Claims Double Standard
September 23, 2002 - Let the Claims Begin
September 20, 2002 - WC Costs Fueling Unemployment, Simon Says
September 19, 2002 - Would Simon Pull a Wall Mart “Roll Back” on WC Benefits?
September 17, 2002 - LA Times Parent Goes After Swiss Re
September 17, 2002 - Claims Clarity Post Terrorist Attacks
September 16, 2002 - Claims Panacea?
September 13, 2002 - Aon Brokers Reinsurance Deal for Two Decades of State Fund Risk
September 13, 2002 - State Fund President Names His Successor
September 12, 2002 - Two Percent Legislation, 50 Percent Complete
September 10, 2002 - Sacramento Seeks Subrogation From Rent-a-Cop Company
September 6, 2002 - Governor Slashes the DIR’s Allowance
September 5, 2002 - Intercorp Jumps on the HCO Bandwagon
September 3, 2002 - Property Casualty Super Model

August 2002

August 29, 2002 - Fireman’s Fund Prepared For the Financial Fire Season
August 28, 2002 - Study Finds Prevalence of Work Comp Naivety
August 26, 2002 - MTA’s Busload of Claims
August 23, 2002 - Double Barrel Liability Legislation
August 21, 2002 - TRISTAR Draws EOS Into Its Solar System
August 21, 2002 - TRISTAR Insurance Group Acquires EOS
August 20, 2002 - Fraud Suspects Bugged by New Legislation
August 15, 2002 - Travelers to be Added to the S&P 500
August 14, 2002 - WC Attorney’s War of Words
August 13, 2002 - One Man’s Mold is Another Man’s Gold: The 21st Century Mold Rush
August 9, 2002 - Tobacco Immunity Leaves Claims Smoking in Court
August 8, 2002 - Fitch Finds WC Rate Hangover Tough to Snap Out of
August 7, 2002 - Lone Star Carrier’s Numbers ‘Argonaut’ Bad
August 6, 2002 - Tanker Pilots’ Deaths Fuel the Fire over Federal Benefits
August 2, 2002 - The Hartford Plants its Flag in Riverside
August 1, 2002 - The Captive Alternative to Claims

July 2002

July 26, 2002 - Living Off the Fat of the Land
July 25, 2002 - Factoring AB 749 Into a Rate Increase
July 23, 2002 - A Marine Corps Veteran’s Psychedelic Claim
July 23, 2002 - Aetna and ICS to Help Employers Throw a Lid on SDI
July 22, 2002 - Fine Line Between Paper Carriers and Workers’ Comp
July 19, 2002 - CorVel at the Right Place at the Right Time
July 18, 2002 - Travelers Reels in a Solid 2Q Net
July 16, 2002 - The Best of Both Worlds
July 11, 2002 - Bike Broker Dominates in the Tour de Recall
July 9, 2002 - You’re on the Right Track
July 8, 2002 - Remembering Former Kemper chairman, CEO James S. Kemper, Jr.
July 3, 2002 - “EICN, Do You Take Fremont Comp to be Your Wholly Owned Subsidiary?”
July 1, 2002 - Sedgwick Supersized its Final Second Quarter Order
July 1, 2002 - Triathlete to Train in the County Jail Facilities

June 2002

June 27, 2002 - Suit Goes After Ex-Reliance Exec’s Mayonnaise Jar
June 27, 2002 - DIR Takes the Day off to Party
June 26, 2002 - Glendale SCIF Office: Where is the Love?
June 26, 2002 - Pair of Chico Chiropractors Caught in Crackdown
June 25, 2002 - Kernels of Claims Still Popping at Popcorn Plant
June 24, 2002 - Intercare First in Line at Paula Swap Meet
June 20, 2002 - Bollier’s Journey to Lilliput
June 18, 2002 - A Temporary War of Words Over Workers’ Compensation Liabilities
June 17, 2002 - Hazelrigg to Open up Claims Shop in Ventura County
June 13, 2002 - Railroad Company to Pay Record Sum to Injured Engineer
June 12, 2002 - Fraud Perpetrators Take a Trip Downtown
June 11, 2002 - One Flew Over the Eagle’s Nest
June 7, 2002 - SCIF President Sends Letter to Policyholders While Adjusters Remain “Low” Key
June 7, 2002 - One Work Comp Bill to Go, Hold the Punitive Damages
June 6, 2002 - Low Has the Fund’s Back up Against the Wall
June 5, 2002 - Lock and Load Legislation Aimed at Gun Maker Liabilities
June 5, 2002 - Majestic is on a Roll

May 2002

May 31, 2002 - Are We Having ‘Fun’gus Yet?
May 30, 2002 - Liability Shocks Need for Defibrillators
May 30, 2002 - Keenan & Associates Helping School Districts Control Liabilities
May 29, 2002 - Trial Lawyers and Big Business Light the Peace Pipe Over Carcinogen Claims
May 24, 2002 - Tiger Closes Door on Kemper Open
May 23, 2002 - Low Advises a Premium Rate Lube in July
May 22, 2002 - State Supreme Court Draws Line of Liability Around Public Entities
May 20, 2002 - Claim Intoxication
May 15, 2002 - Claims Out of Thin Air for LAUSD
May 14, 2002 - AB 1985 Takes Workers' Compensation Back to 1995
May 13, 2002 - NCCI Releases its State of the WC Line Report
May 10, 2002 - Ford/Firestone Spared a Consolidated Product Liability Suit
May 8, 2002 - Weekend at Buffett’s
May 7, 2002 - Juries Are Awarding More Money, More Often in Liability Cases
May 6, 2002 - Professional and Clerical Work Comp Claims Most Expensive
May 3, 2002 - SAFECO: Volunteerism is the Key to Success
May 3, 2002 - Zenith is Fourth Largest Work Comp Writer in California
May 3, 2002 - adjustercom.com Exclusive: SCIF Letter Provides Details to Recent Rating News
May 2, 2002 - Insurance Companies Come Clean About Claim Payment Policies
May 1, 2002 - Chubb 1st Quarter Earnings Up 23 Percent; CEO Announces Retirement

April 2002

April 30, 2002 - Willis Coroon Property & Casualty Division Under New Tutelage
April 29, 2002 - Claims Continue to Seep Through Legislative Cracks Created by Northridge
April 29, 2002 - Worker Memorial Day – April 28, 2002
April 29, 2002 - Adjusters – Prepare for New Ergonomic Work Injury Regulations
April 26, 2002 - Looks Like Low’s Gonna Stay Awhile at Paula’s House
April 26, 2002 - Trains that Crashed Head-On Covered by Self-Insurance
April 26, 2002 - AB 1985 – A Cooperative Work in Progress
April 25, 2002 - Insurers to Receive Specific Guidelines to Comply with Federal Anti-Money-Laundering Legislation
April 25, 2002 - Analysts Say The Hartford is Performing Well
April 25, 2002 - Allianz AG to Insure Airline Liabilities
April 24, 2002 - Workers are Overexerting Themselves
April 24, 2002 - State of the State’s Workers’ Compensation Industry
April 23, 2002 - Alistar Receives ‘R’ Rating but Fights Hard to Stay Alive
April 22, 2002 - Claim Service is #1 Criteria for Risk Managers Buying Property/Casualty Insurance
April 22, 2002 - New Executive Medical Director Appointed to Industrial Medical Council
April 19, 2002 - Kemper’s California Presence Set to Contract as Argonaut’s Expands
April 19, 2002 - CWCI to Host 4th Case Law Seminar
April 18, 2002 - A Rater’s Rating of AB 749
April 18, 2002 - 2001 Marks First-Ever Net Loss for the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry
April 17, 2002 - Highlands Insurance Group Considers Bankruptcy
April 12, 2002 - BOE Plans to Expedite Hearing on Work Comp Deductible Taxation Appeal
April 12, 2002 - Meth Lab Worker not Eligible for Workers’ Compensation
April 11, 2002 - Work Comp Deductible Tax Appealed
April 11, 2002 - CA Inmate Suing for Secondhand Smoke Exposure
April 11, 2002 - Ventura Woman Admits Workers’ Comp Fraud
April 11, 2002 - Multimillion-Dollar Verdict Upheld in Ford Motor Co. Product Liability Case
April 10, 2002 - If Congress "Billeds" it, They Will Build
April 10, 2002 - LAUSD Awarded $3 Million in Belmont Lawsuit
April 10, 2002 - Golden Gate Bridge Insurance Premium Up, Terrorism Coverage Gone
April 9, 2002 - Legislature Proposes Workers’ Comp Definitions to Include WTC Rescue, Recovery and Clean-up Workers
April 9, 2002 - Redding Doctor Arrested for Insurance Fraud
April 8, 2002 - Kemper Sells Renewal Rights to Argonaut
April 8, 2002 - Ex-Employee’s E-mail Rattles Intel’s Chattels
April 5, 2002 - Asbestos Claim Pulls Landmark Award
April 3, 2002 - Legion Puts Penn. Commissioner in Charge

March 2002

March 28, 2002 - The Newest Litigation Frontier - Slavery
March 28, 2002 - California Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase Suggested
March 26, 2002 - U.S. and European Governments Extend Airline Insurance Coverage
March 25, 2002 - The Combined Claims Conference—An Educational Buffet
March 25, 2002 - State Officials Take a Second Look at Workers’ Comp Deductible Taxation
March 22, 2002 - Travelers IPO Successful So Far
March 21, 2002 - Nevada Carrier Takes Over Where Fremont Left Off
March 21, 2002 - Lane Home Furnishings Wants to Avoid Future Cedar Chest Claims
March 20, 2002 - Pediatric Dentist Cleared on Remaining Three Charges
March 20, 2002 - Combined Claims Conference Day 1 in the Books
March 19, 2002 - Does The Typical Insurance Policy Cover Meteorites? Probably.
March 18, 2002 - Stock – Terrorism Insurance = Risky Investment
March 18, 2002 - Pasadena Dentist Cleared on Liability Charges but Not Out of Woods Yet
March 15, 2002 - If You Want Something Done Right Do It Yourself – Airlines Plan Own Insurance
March 15, 2002 - “Angel of Death’s” Shadow of Claims Passes Over Glendale Hospital
March 13, 2002 - Los Angeles School Board Says Yes to Romer’s Choice for Belmont Bid
March 13, 2002 - Let’s Get Physical
March 12, 2002 - Bilked Employees of Wins of California Inc. Closer to Retribution
March 11, 2002 - Claims Assistance Sites Up and Running for September 11th Victims Compensation Fund Recipients
March 8, 2002 - Oil Companies ordered to pay for McColl Superfund Site Cleanup
March 7, 2002 - Creative Adjusting Leads to Arrest
March 6, 2002 - All Eyes on Garamendi and Mendoza
March 6, 2002 - Lockheed Martin to Settle Over CA Skunk Works Contamination
March 5, 2002 - Citigroup Travelers IPO Plans
March 4, 2002 - Do you Smell Something Funny?
March 4, 2002 - Getting the Download From the State
March 4, 2002 - Farm Labor Reparations
March 4, 2002 - Sex Offender Information in Real Time
March 4, 2002 - Let’s Talk Deductible Taxation – CDI Meets With AIA Today
March 1, 2002 - A CDI Taxation Oversight Draws Fire from Insurance Industry
March 1, 2002 - Umberg Undaunted by the Calderon—Garamendi Show

February 2002

February 28, 2002 - Paula’s Workers’ Comp Ink Runs Dry Before it Writes Too Much Red
February 28, 2002 - Wes Bannister Wins Endorsement of Two Major Latino Associations in Insurance Commissioner Race
February 28, 2002 - Nasdaq Sharpens its Competitive Edge
February 28, 2002 - Workers’ Comp Puts a Drag on Horse Racing
February 25, 2002 - Public Comment Extended on Rocketdyne
February 22, 2002 - Wal-Mart’s TPA Solution Satisfies State Regulators
February 22, 2002 - DOI’s Got the Power?
February 22, 2002 - Two Insurers Take First Exit Off the Claims Laden Enron Highway
February 22, 2002 - Rocketdyne Public Comment Comes to a Close
February 22, 2002 - PG&E Opts for Appeal and Tweaks Bankruptcy Plan
February 21, 2002 - Outtakes From the Campaign Front Lines
February 21, 2002 - AIG’s Company Flu
February 21, 2002 - Baca Trying to get a Handle on Lawless Claims
February 21, 2002 - Benefits Late Than Never?
February 19, 2002 - ISO Getting Connected
February 17, 2002 - With AAA in His Corner, Bannister Comes Out Swinging at AB 749
February 14, 2002 - Six Months in Jail for City Worker Caught on Tape Committing Fraud
February 14, 2002 - Umberg’s Star Power Leaves Calderon Holding a Political Hot Wire
February 13, 2002 - Bankruptcy Judge Rejects PG&E’s Attempt for Federal Control
February 8, 2002 - Liability Insurance An Issue for Belmont Bidders
February 7, 2002 - Meeting PUC Standards Won’t Protect From Lawsuits
February 7, 2002 - Exclusive Remedy Even Applies to Football
February 6, 2002 - Hawaii Quack-O
February 4, 2002 - Disney Settles with Family of Brandon Zucker
February 4, 2002 - Michelle's Compendium
February 1, 2002 - The Lowdown on Tobacco—A Series
February 1, 2002 - Benefit Increase: Will it Happen this Time?
February 1, 2002 - Life in the Fast Lane

January 2002

January 30, 2002 - Michelle’s Compendium
January 29, 2002 - Andersen’s Right Brain Accounting has Firm Going Down (Under)
January 28, 2002 - Michelle’s Compendium
January 28, 2002 - Robert's Wrap-Up
January 25, 2002 - Arthur Andersen’s Ollie North
January 25, 2002 - Robert's Wrap-Up
January 22, 2002 - Deadline Passes for Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund Input
January 21, 2002 - A Good Samaritan is Hard to Find and Even Harder to Insure
January 21, 2002 - Robert's Wrap-Up
January 18, 2002 - Bannister, in the Pocket of Experience, Eyes the Commissioner End Zone
January 17, 2002 - Glendale School District Tries to Reign in Workers’ Compensation Costs
January 17, 2002 - Michelle’s Compendium
January 16, 2002 - Court Rules Landlord Can be Tried for Child’s Fall
January 16, 2002 - Michelle’s Compendium
January 15, 2002 - State Fund President Silences Cynics
January 15, 2002 - Robert's Wrap-Up
January 15, 2002 - Michelle’s Compendium
January 15, 2002 - “Desk Rage”: A Ripple Effect from Sept. 11
January 15, 2002 - Michelle's Compendium
January 15, 2002 - Robert’s Wrap-Up
January 11, 2002 - Brockovich Takes On Another Industry’s Heavyweight—Exxon
January 10, 2002 - From Police Academy to Prison Cell: Trainee Jailed for Workers’ Comp Fraud
January 10, 2002 - Convenient Workers Compensation Fraud
January 9, 2002 - Low Says “No” to Terrorism Coverage Exclusions
January 4, 2002 - Umberg’s Offensive for DOI Front Line
January 3, 2002 - Agreement Says California Liable for Millions in Hazardous Waste Cleanup

December 2001

December 28, 2001 - Earthquake Claim Deadline Looms
December 26, 2001 - Zurich Financial Forced to Embrace Change
December 24, 2001 - Garamendi’s Return Bid
December 21, 2001 - Citigroup Prepares Travelers for the Spin Cycle
December 20, 2001 - CA Public Insurance Adjuster Accused of Accepting Kickbacks
December 19, 2001 - British Court Asbestos Ruling is an American (Company’s) Dream
December 18, 2001 - Staked out by the Fund
December 18, 2001 - Disney Pays for Vendor’s Unfair Labor Practices
December 13, 2001 - Editorial: Holiday Party Legend
December 12, 2001 - CA Man Among Those Filing Fraudulent 9/11 Claims
December 12, 2001 - Employers Could Pay Dearly for Allowing Discrimination Against Arab-American Workers
December 11, 2001 - Insurers aren’t the Enemy
December 7, 2001 - If Congress Won’t Then the State Will
December 5, 2001 - Spreading the Risk of a Jihad
December 4, 2001 - Brockovich Takes On Another Industry's Heavyweight-Exxon
December 3, 2001 - It’s a Difficult Job but Somebody has to do it

November 2001

November 30, 2001 - Show Me the $$$Policy$$$
November 30, 2001 - Governor and Mayor Approve San Francisco Olympic Bid
November 30, 2001 - House Approves Limited Liability Bill for Nuclear Industry
November 29, 2001 - Second Injury Funds Are History In Some States But Not In CA
November 14, 2001 - San Francisco's Private Bid for XXX Games
November 13, 2001 - Bill Stems Nuclear Liability Meltdown
November 8, 2001 - Time for a Tamper Resistant Burger
November 6, 2001 - The Government Tries to Throw a Safety Net Under Anthrax Victims
November 5, 2001 - To BB or Not to BB?
November 2, 2001 - Liability Insurance for Dangerous Dogs Not a Bad Idea Said San Francisco City Official
November 2, 2001 - Beyond 60-Days: Audit Shows Late Fees Add Up for L.A.

October 2001

October 31, 2001 - B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Coverage)
October 31, 2001 - Ford Leadership Shake-Up Coexists with Latest Recall
October 31, 2001 - Cooper Tire Settles Lawsuit Over Damaged Tires
October 29, 2001 - Supreme Court to Rule on Risky Jobs for Disabled Workers
October 26, 2001 - Safety is Paying Off
October 25, 2001 - Sports Medicine in the Workplace
October 11, 2001 - Property/Casualty Insurers and Reinsurers Fare Well in Spotlight
October 8, 2001 - Schrempf Waves a White Flag and Surrenders
October 5, 2001 - When Popcorn Fumes Become Toxic
October 5, 2001 - Bed Time For Reliance

September 2001

September 25, 2001 - Commissioner Candidate Ready for Duty
September 21, 2001 - GM Goes After its Videos
September 20, 2001 - Insurance Commissioner Won't Run for Post
September 11, 2001 - Surreal Morning Across the Nation
September 7, 2001 - Goodrich Splits in Two Over Asbestos Liability
September 5, 2001 - Legal Maze for Victims of Rescue Helicopter Crash

August 2001

August 31, 2001 - AB 1679, Those Workers are Mine!
August 29, 2001 - SB 71 Job Killer of the Year
August 24, 2001 - Cal/OSHA Casts its Web on Spider-Man
August 23, 2001 - Patching the System With SB 71?
August 23, 2001 - AIG Scores Major News in Asia
August 22, 2001 - Will Old Insurance Settlements Hold Up?
August 22, 2001 - Three Damage Claims Keep Court, Feds,
County Officials Hopping

August 21, 2001 - Suit Settled in Molestation Case as New Church Policies Instated
August 21, 2001 - Trends in WC Replacement and Economic Conditions to Be Aired
August 17, 2001 - Jailhouse Blues for Taxpayers, Happy Faces for Lawyers
August 17, 2001 - Recoil From Gun Liability Decision
August 16, 2001 - City Settles Suit Against LAPD for Firing One of Its Own
August 16, 2001 - Heated Ignition Switches Leave Ford's Corporate Image Stranded
August 14, 2001 - Conference to Showcase Loss Prevention Programs
August 14, 2001 - Fremont's Back in Town…Putting out "A" Paper
August 13, 2001 - Tire-Separation Case Asks for $1 Billion Damages
August 10, 2001 - Compensation At Last for Nuclear Exposure
August 10, 2001 - Judge Slashes Tobacco Giant's $$$$$$$ Penalty
August 10, 2001 - Doomed Aspen Flight Brings More Lawsuits
August 10, 2001 - Posthumous Conception, Where Law, Science and Claims Meet
August 10, 2001 - Aetna's Financial Woes Could Spell Trouble Down the Road
August 7, 2001 - More Bad News for Ford's SUV Line
August 7, 2001 - California Supreme Court Sets Precedence for Gun Maker Liability
August 3, 2001 - Opponents of House-Backed Patients’ Bill of Rights
Cry ‘Federal Power Grab’

August 3, 2001 - Insurance Industry Ill from Asbestos Exposure
August 1, 2001 - How Do You Put the Smoke Back in a Cig

July 2001

July 31, 2001 - Double Trouble at Belmont High
July 27, 2001 - State Chamber Calls for WC Reform
July 27, 2001 - California Counties Want the Lead Out!
July 26, 2001 - For Murder, They Write $150,000
July 25, 2001 - More HMO Machinations in DC
July 25, 2001 - Dept. of Managed Health Care Appoints 'Solvency Experts'
July 24, 2001 - Voluntary Recall of Baby Walkers
July 23, 2001 - Voluntary Recall to Replace O-Ring Fire Sprinklers
July 20, 2001 - WC Settlement in Projects Shooting
July 19, 2001 - OSHA Advises Employers to Protect Workers from Heat
July 17, 2001 - More Class-Action Suits in the Pipeline
July 16, 2001 - Edison Hit with $21 Million Penalty in Avocado-Picking Mishap
July 13, 2001 - Some Timely Advice on Earthquake Damage Claims
July 13, 2001 - Understaffed, Overworked Claims Departments a Liability for Insurance Companies
July 12, 2001 - 21st Century Latest Insurer to Take Overtime-Issue Lawsuit Hit
July 11, 2001 - Jury Socks It to Farmers over Overtime Imbroglio
July 11, 2001 - Cart That Killed Boy Center of Suit Against LA Schools
July 10, 2001 - Hip/Knee Implant Maker Faces over 1,000 Liability Suits
July 9, 2001 - 3 Years Later, Holocaust Claims Still Unpaid
July 6, 2001 - Court Ruling Makes It Tougher to Recover On-the-Job Injury Damages
July 2, 2001 - Senate Passes Sweeping Patients' Bill of Rights

June 2001

June 27, 2001 - Two More Patients' Rights Amendments Defeated by Dems
June 22, 2001 - Jury Drops $3.6 Million Hammer in LAPD Damage Case
June 21, 2001 - Compromise Could Be the Key to Patients' Rights Bill
June 20, 2001 - Top Insurance Officials to Attend Seminar in Las Vegas
June 20, 2001 - Associations Warn of Dangers to Insurance Consumers
June 19, 2001 - Retired WC Judge Leon Berger Dies
June 19, 2001 - GOP Wants 'Time Out' in Patients' Rights Squabble
June 18, 2001 - Unique Pain-Killer Case Results in Jury Award
June 18, 2001 - $7 Million Verdict Goes to Northridge Quake Victims
June 18, 2001 - SSI Group and CompCare Group Sign Strategic Partnering Agreement
June 15, 2001 - FM Global Posts Solid Ratings from A.M. Best, Fitch
June 14, 2001 - Suit Filed for Infant Contaminated by Salmonella
June 13, 2001 - Woman Busted on WC Fraud Allegation
June 12, 2001 - Airlines Found Liable in Wrongful Death of Passenger
June 12, 2001 - Dept. of Insurance Seeks Committee Volunteers
June 12, 2001 - HMOs and Trial Lawyers Slug It Out
June 8, 2001 - Modernizing Insurance Regulations Hot Topic at National Confab
June 8, 2001 - Ergonomics Issue Centerpiece of LA Hearing
June 8, 2001 - The Loud-Tie Mouthpiece...He's Baaaacckk
June 5, 2001 - CDI Knocks Out 'Viatical' Insurance Scam
June 5, 2001 - Calco Prepares to Dump Its WC Book of Business
June 4, 2001 - WC Fraud Brings $728,000 Tab for Restitution
June 4, 2001 - Temp Worker Accused of Perjury in WC Case
June 1, 2001 - Doh! Ford Motor Co. Hits the Wall (Again)

May 2001

May 31, 2001 - Glendale at the Fore of Crusading for Safe Drinking Water
May 31, 2001 - Reliance Caught in the Wringer
May 29, 2001 - California Claims Departments Getting Soapy
May 29, 2001 - Contaminated Cantaloupes Can Take Down Consumers
May 23, 2001 - Good Samaritans: Can They Afford Legal Eagles?
May 23, 2001 - Govenor Appoints 2 WCAB Commissioners
May 18, 2001 - Trigger Lock Co. Purchases Handgun Maker, With Liabilities Included
May 17, 2001 - Strategic Alignment Between ePolicy and Republic Indemnity Announced
May 16, 2001 - Fremont on the Verge of Profitability
May 15, 2001 - Patients' Bill of Rights Squabble Sure to Heat Up
May 14, 2001 - Davenport Appointed Commissioner to CHSWC
May 11, 2001 - Sable Not Up to the Task of Survivability
May 11, 2001 - The Thing Is, It's Our Right to Know
May 10, 2001 - State Fund Off S&P CreditWatch
May 10, 2001 - Safety on the Job Is No. 1
May 4, 2001 - OSHA Takes Black Eye in University's Top 10 Story-Censor List
May 2, 2001 - The Hartford Comes Online with e-bill
May 2, 2001 - Bush Administration Still Finds Environment a Bugaboo
May 1, 2001 - Mishandled Bonds Leads to a Trail of Tears

April 2001

April 30, 2001 - CDI Nails Companies, Agents with Cease & Desist Orders
April 27, 2001 - First Quarter not So Bad for Workers' Comp
April 27, 2001 - They Want to Clean Up the Act at Santa Susana Field Lab
April 27, 2001 - A Gag That Goes Through the Roof
April 24, 2001 - Report on Wage Loss Issues Approved by Commission
April 24, 2001 - Second Time a Judge Upholds RICO Claims in Rampart
April 20, 2001 - Nations Target 'Dirty Chemicals' as Earth Day Approaches
April 20, 2001 - EEOC Settles First Case Challenging Genetic Testing
April 19, 2001 - Hefty Homeowner Insurance Rates in the Offing?
April 19, 2001 - Massive Liability Class Action Suit to Cost GM Millions
April 19, 2001 - Loss Cost Ratio Epidemic Not Exclusive to California
April 17, 2001 - We Salute Coverage of FDA Investigation by Times Reporter
April 17, 2001 - LA Superior Court Blowout Decision
April 12, 2001 - Nation's Costliest High School Awaits RFP Fate
April 11, 2001 - Tobacco-Liability Case Produces $$$ Allocation Proposals
April 6, 2001 - One Says Black, One Says White: It's Red vs. Green
April 5, 2001 - Tragic Events Shatter a Host of Dreams
April 4, 2001 - Worker Threatens Mass Destruction in Claims Hassle, Authorities Say
April 3, 2001 - West Coast CCC Convention Draws 700 Attendees
April 3, 2001 - If You Have Quake Insurance, It's Time for a Review

March 2001

March 30, 2001 - California Pushes for More Water Safety Standards
March 29, 2001 - Environmental Issues Tug-of-War Spans Oceans
March 27, 2001 - Environmental Quandary Keeps The Political Pot Boiling
March 27, 2001 - Other Shoe Drops on HIH Money Woes
March 27, 2001 - ""No Rate Hike"" Disappoints Insurers
March 26, 2001 - Mushroom Fire Raises Damage Concerns
March 22, 2001 - State Fund Receives a Clean Bill of Health
March 21, 2001 - The Big Un-Do?
March 21, 2001 - WCAB member Robert E. Burton Dies
March 16, 2001 - Nurses Settle Yearlong Strike
March 15, 2001 - The Squeeze Is On
March 14, 2001 - Paula Financial Rides Out Another Storm
March 9, 2001 - Navigating the Straights, Fremont Compensation Sets its Course for Deeper Waters in 2001
March 9, 2001 - It's not about the Motion of the Ocean
March 8, 2001 - Gloves Are Off as GOP Flattens Dems
March 6, 2001 - Please, No Earthquakes in My Backyard
March 2, 2001 - International Group Posts 16% Increase in Premiums

February 2001

February 12, 2001 - Even the Poet/Philosopher Virgil Reminds Us, ""Rumor Flies...""

January 2001

January 22, 2001 - Homeowners Wary of a "Third Strike"
January 21, 2001 - California Quake Insurance Scandal Jolts Former Commissioner's Aide

 
 

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