California: Former hospital worker to pay restitution for insurance fraud

A 50-year-old former Ventura, California hospital worker was ordered last week to pay more than $26,000 in restitution and sentenced to 60 days in jail for workers’ compensation insurance fraud, in connection with a right shoulder injury she said happened while moving a shelf while working. Investigators say she hurt her shoulder while moving boxes […]

California assisted living facility operator pays $194K to resolve violations

An operator of three assisted living homes in California has paid more than $194,000 in back wages to 13 caregivers and cooks to resolve Fair Labor Standards Act violations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, which also notes that the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office opened a separate criminal investigation for workers’ compensation […]

Tennessee workers’ comp bureau unveils online filing system

The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has begun using a new online filing system, “TNComp,” modeled after the PACER platform for the federal court system. It allows attorneys and self-represented litigants file without printing copies or traveling to state offices. SFGate

Kentucky Senate passes insurance bill

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would change the personal injury protection coverage required in all Kentucky automobile insurance policies. The bill’s sponsor said it would eliminate excessive billing by requiring medical providers to charge the same price as workers’ compensation claims. Ohio County Monitor