- Firefighter's whistleblower and retaliation charges reinstated
A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated whistleblower and retaliation charges filed by a District of Columbia firefighter, who said she said she was unfairly disciplined for following inappropriate orders in fighting a major fire and eventually…
- Tweets trip up bragging footballer’s injury claim
A semi-pro soccer player in Northwest England is ordered to pay back more than £11,000 ($17,069) after his tweets proved he made a dishonest personal injury claim, according to media reports.
- Federal health exchange enrollees have fewer provider options
People who purchased insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace had one-third fewer choices in health care providers than those covered by employer plans, according to a new analysis.
- Small-business owners struggle with workers comp fraud
One in five small-business owners don’t feel prepared to identify workers compensation fraud, according to a survey by workers comp insurer Employers Holdings Inc.
- Xerox to revamp health care business
(Reuters) — Xerox Corp. said it would revamp its health care information technology business and record a related impairment charge of about $145 million in the second quarter.
- New York workers compensation rates to increase an average of 5.9%
The New York State Department of Financial Services has approved an average 5.9% increase in workers compensation loss costs, the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board said.
- New Mexico proposes covering medical pot but not paraphernalia
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration has proposed a rule that would reimburse injured workers for medical marijuana but not for expenses related to associated paraphernalia or personal production.
- U.S. housing regulator paid law firms $373 million to sue banks
(Reuters) — The Federal Housing Finance Agency disclosed on Thursday that it paid two law firms over $373 million since 2010 to pursue litigation against several banks over mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the…
- FIFA, others defeat lawsuit over soccer concussions
(Reuters) — A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit by soccer players and parents seeking to force FIFA and other governing bodies to change the sport’s rules to limit the risk of concussions and other head injuries, especially for children.