6TH CIRCUIT RULES RICO CAN APPLY TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS

May 18, 2012

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that state workers’ compensation exclusive remedy provisions do not preempt federal law and is allowing a claim to proceed, using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). The plaintiffs argued that their workers’ compensation cases were denied unfairly, claiming the doctor who did the examinations was biased in favor of the third party administrator (Crawford). Read the rest of this entry »