Los Angeles custodian pinched for workers’ comp fraud

A 42-year-old Corona, California man has been arrested on two counts of insurance fraud, for allegedly submitting a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim that netted him over $11,400. The man worked as a custodian for the Baldwin Park Unified School District, and claimed to have suffered an injury to his right shoulder. Subsequent investigation and video […]

Former teacher sues Oakland school district over noose left on desk

A former Oakland Unified School District teacher has filed a lawsuit against the district, claiming racial harassment after she found a noose on her desk. The plaintiff claims she was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for her racial harassment complaint, court documents state. After the incident, she went on workers’ compensation leave because of the threat […]

Fishermen sue Japan for hiding records of fallout from US nuclear tests

A group of 45 retired Japanese fishermen have filed a lawsuit against their own government that seeks compensation for failing to disclose records of their exposure to radiation from a series of hydrogen bomb tests conducted by the U.S. in the Pacific Ocean and starting in 1954. The plaintiffs, who are demanding a little over […]

With workers’ compensation fraud comes soaring insurance costs

Suzie Kim had a hunch that something was wrong. Janitors from her Los Angeles cleaning company flocked to many of the same medical providers for work injuries over and over again. Sky-high medical bills led to sky-high workers’ compensation insurance rates. Increasing Kim’s suspicions, some of the employees had been long gone from Premier Building […]