Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 26
  • Mar
  • 2010

EMPLOYER PREVAILS IN RICO CLAIM AGAINST EMPLOYEES

On March 14th, 2010 a federal judge entered a default judgment for the amount of $2,264,690.68 against 86 workers’ compensation claimants in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)...

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  • 25
  • Nov
  • 2009

ALABAMA WORKERS COMPENSATION FRAUD CONVICTIONS CONTINUE

On November 17, 2009, Attorney General, Troy King, successfully convicted employee, Robert Burrows, on 3 counts of workers’ compensation fraud in the Circuit Court for Shelby County, Alabama. The employee...

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  • 17
  • Jun
  • 2009

NCOIL TO CONSIDER EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION WORKERS COMPENSATION COVERAGE MODEL ACT

The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) will consider a working draft of the Employee Misclassification Workers' Compensation Coverage Model Act, as sponsored by Rep. Charles Curtiss (TN) when it...

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  • 16
  • Jun
  • 2009

POOR ECONOMY EQUALS MORE FRAUD

In a recent article in the Insurance Journal, it was noted that the economic downturn has resulted in a rise in workers’ compensation fraud. According to a senior special agent...

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  • 16
  • Feb
  • 2009

EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE FRAUD INTERVIEW

On February 12, 2009, Mike Fish was a guest on the on the Workers' Comp Matters internet radio show.  The host, Attorney Alan S. Pierce, and Fish discussed issues related to workers' compensation fraud.  To access this...

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  • 10
  • Feb
  • 2009

ALABAMA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION DATABASE

The Alabama legislature recently established and implemented a controlled substance database for the entire state of Alabama. The purpose of this database is to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of...

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