Deprivation of Workers' Compensation Benefits Violates RICO
Achille, Roger S., HRMagazine
Brown v. Cassens Transport Co., 6th Cir., No. 10-2334 (April 6, 2012).
An expected entitlement to workers' compensation benefits qualifies as property, as does the claim for such benefits, and injury to such property can violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), according to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Paul Brown was injured allegedly while performing work-related tasks for his employer, Cassens Transport Co., and sought workers' compensation benefits under Michigan's workers' compensation law. Cassens was self-insured and contracted with Crawford & Co., a claims adjudicator, to resolve workers' compensation claims. When …
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Publication information: Article title: Deprivation of Workers' Compensation Benefits Violates RICO. Contributors: Achille, Roger S. - Author. Magazine title: HRMagazine. Volume: 57. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2012. Page number: 59. © 1999 Society for Human Resource Management. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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