Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Supreme Court Says CMA May Proceed Against Aetna for Unfair Competition. Arbitration of Individual Claims Does Not Preclude Concurrent PAGA Litigation. $6M Punitive Damages Justified by Employer’s “Despicable” Conduct. WCAB Rejects Vocational Apportionment Noting Recent En Banc Decision. Allianz Unit Fined $5 Billion for Multibillion-Dollar Fraud Scheme. Applicant Attorney Robert Slater’s Conviction Affirmed. San Jose Roofing Contractor Faces $460K Premium Fraud Case. CHSWC Reporting Delays Cause Another Extension of Debit Card Sunset. 64% of 2000 Hospitals Non-Compliant with 2021 Price Transparency Law.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Lawsuit Blocks Enforcement of New Calif Privacy Protection Agency Regs. Court Clears PAGA Action Over Non-Payment of Employee At-Home Expenses. 1996 Finance Agreement Binds Disneyland to a 2018 Living Wage Ordinance. Pain Clinic Chain to Pay $11.4 Million to Resolve False Claims Act. Lawyers Must Report Rogue Lawyers Under New State Bar Rule. Nine Pending Congressional Bills Heat Up PBM Wars and Caustic TV Ads. California Legislature Resurrects Dormant Industrial Welfare Commission. Studies Show Continued Growth in National Healthcare Expenditures. Governmental Immunity Does Not Protect Counties From Unpaid ER Bills. Bankruptcy Court Approves Beverly Community Hospital Sale.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Top Court Says Employers Not Liable for COVID Spread to Family Members. Stay of Litigation Mandated During Appeal of Denial of Arbitration Motion. Cal/OSHA May Amend Citations Before, During and After ALJ Hearings. Money Launderer Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Premium Fraud Scheme. SoCal Chiropractor Among 78 Charged in $2.5B in Health Care Fraud. Bay Area Construction Companies Charged with Premium Fraud. Jury Convicts San Jose Doctor For Illegal Opioid Prescribing. Jury Finds DME Company Owner Guilty of $24M in Fraudulent Claims. Cal/OSHA Cites The Two Employers of Seven Mass Shooting Victims. 2023 Survey of 18,000 Nurses Shows 30% Leaving Career.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: WCAB En Banc Rejects “Vocational” Theory of Apportionment. Caregiver Injury During Transit Not Barred by Going and Coming Rule. Chamber of Commerce & Others Sue Government Over Drug Pricing Plan. Riverside Nursing Facility Resolves Doctor Kickback Case for $3.8M. CWCI Reviews California Private Self-Insureds’ 2022 Claim Experience. UCSF Study Shows Calif ER Demand Increasing as ER Facilities Decline. Is the New Tenth Annual FDA Report on Drug Shortages Accurate? Biden Suspends VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: 6th Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport Rejects CTE Causation. U.S. Opioid Settlements Now total Over $50 Billion. NLRB Reverses It’s 2019 Trump Era Independent Contractor Standard. 9th Circuit Finds Co-Worker Sexist/Racist Music-Blasting Actionable. Comp Case Manager Prevails Against Liberty Mutual on Discrimination Appeal. O.C. Doctor to Serve 12½ Years for Illegal Opioid Prescribing. New Book Says EDD Failures Emblematic of Antiquated Governmental Tech. California Proposed Change to TD Cap Will Have Nominal Impact. Congress and FTC Deepen Inquiry into PBM Business Tactics. Studies and Surveys Show VA Hospitals Outperform Private Hospitals.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Courts Imposing Limits and Sanctions on Lawyers Use of AI In Litigation. Vile Emails Force LA Employment Law Defense Firm Founders to Resign. 5th Try for Five Guys Restaurants $1.2M Wage/Hour Settlement Approval. High Number of Americans Think Insurance Fraud Is Not a Crime. Hackers Demand Cash After Penetrating Mission Community Hospital. NSC Kicks Off 27th Observance of National Safety Month. WCIRB Publishes Update on COVID-19 Claims and Long COVID. WCIRB Publishes New Experience Modification Estimator Spreadsheet. Prop 107 Forces Insurance Companies to Quietly Flee California Marketplace.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: AI Used to Discover New Antibiotic for Deadly Superbug. U.S. Supreme Court Deals Another Blow to Labor Unions. 9th Circuit Limits Application of LC 2810.3 Protections For Farm Workers. Trilogy of WCAB Decisions Find Valley Fever Presumptively AOE-COE. Invidior Resolves Suboxone Pricing Scheme For $102.5 Million. DHS Ends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility on July 31, 2023. 4th Largest Drug Distributor Suspended From Controlled Substance Sales. CPT Codes Silent About Amazing Advancements in MRI Equipment.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: AI Device Restores Function So Paralyzed Patient Can Walk. Sunnyvale Company Announces AI Underwriting for Work Comp. California Supreme Court Expands Employee Whistleblower Protections. Santa Clara Jury Awards $2M to Deaf Package Handler for Discrimination. Worker’s FEHA Action Rejected in Case Arising Out of Flu Vaccine Refusal. Handy Technologies Resolves Misclassification Claims for $6M. NSC Publishes Research on Improving Workplace Safety with Robotics. CWCI Studies Low-Volume – But High-Cost Driver Drugs. FTC Targeting Drugmaker Mergers and PBM Industry Middlemen. Arbitrator Awards Humana $642M in Walgreens Pricing Dispute.