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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

RICO Case Against Wal-Mart & CMI Settles for $8 Million

A pending RICO case against Wal-Mart, Claims Management, Inc. (CMI)  and others, where the plaintiff alleged that the employer, working in concert with other defendants "dictated and interfered unlawfully " with employees who were entitle to medical treatment flowing from occupational accidents. has been settled for $8 Million. (Settlment Documents).

The parties made a Joint Statment on November 13, 2012 announcing the Court's approval:
The United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Judge Robert N. Blackburn, has granted final approval to the settlement of a class action suit.

JOSEPHINE GIANZERO and JENNIFER JENSEN, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v.WAL-MART STORES, INC., a Delaware corporation; CLAIMS MANAGEMENT, INC., an Arkansas corporation; AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE CO., a New York corporation; CONCENTRA HEALTH SERVICES, INC., a Nevada corporation; and JOHN DOES 1-10, whose true names are unknown,
Defendants. Civil Action No. 1:09-cv-00656-REB-BNB (USDCT Colorado) 

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Jon L.Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson).  

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