Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Top Court Sets Jan. 7 Oral Argument in Vaccine Mandate Appeals. Landmark Tort Claim by Spouse of COVID Infected Worker Affirmed. DCA Clarifies IFPA “First-to-File” Rule in Published Decision. WCAB Panel Rejects Claim of CRPS Total Disability. Lien Claimant Must Meet CCP 473 Criteria for Relief From Default. Secret Service Says Cost of COVID-relief Funds Fraud is $100 Billion. Marketers of Beverly Hills Surgery Companies Guilty of $355M Fraud. Mileage Rate Will Increase to 58.5 Cents Per Mile in 2022. RAND Study Shows 21% Decline in Opioid Prescribing. Global TPA Market to Reach $514.98 Billion by 2030.