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Ex-San Jose officer pleads no contest to insurance fraud

Jan. 14, 2022 19:52 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A retired San Jose Police officer who owns a security business pleaded no contest to insurance fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and worker exploitation and is expected to be sentenced to three years in jail, prosecutors said Friday. Robert Foster, who...

Nebraska seeking judgment against Oath Keepers militia group

Jan. 01, 2022 12:57 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is seeking to collect a $9,300 judgment from the Oath Keepers militia group for not providing workers' compensation for its only employee in the state. The Oath Keepers is an anti-government group that has nearly 20 members charged in the Jan. 6 riot...

DOJ alleges discrimination against ophthalmology practice

Dec. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department alleges in a lawsuit that a Tempe-based ophthalmology practice discriminates against patients with mobility disabilities by requiring them to hire support workers to bring them to and from its facilities for outpatient eye surgery. The...

Ex-Montana mine official pleads guilty to accident coverups

Dec. 09, 2021 19:31 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former official for a central Montana coal mine pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring with others to not make required reports about workplace accidents that injured employees, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Montana said. Dale Lee Musgrave of Pompeys Pillar...

New Mexico sees lower costs worker's compensation insurance

Nov. 30, 2021 00:15 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico insurance regulators are reducing a key component in rates for workers' compensation coverage that should help employers spend less, starting next year. The Superintendent of Insurance Office on Monday announced a 5.5% reduction in...

Woman awarded $2.2 million after firing from health clinic

Oct. 28, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman has been awarded $2.2 million after she was fired by a Sioux City women's health clinic shortly before she was scheduled to have surgery for a work injury. Susan Boutwell sued Siouxland Women’s Health Care, alleging she was fired in...