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  • Dancing hamster fraud

    June 4, 2014 8:11 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Disability fraud charges were filed against a man who played a dancing hamster in a Kia car commercial and who was a backup dancer for Madonna. The California Department of Insurance says Leroy Barnes of Los Angeles collected $51,000 in workers compensation payments. Barnes is 27... more »
  • Saints' workers comp bill scrapped this session

    May 27, 2014 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are getting out of a dispute between New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and NFL players about workers compensation claims. Hammond Rep. Chris Broadwater said Tuesday he's shelving the bill for the legislative session, hoping the two sides can negotiate a compromise. Broadwater's bill was pushed... more »
  • Senators vote with Benson in workers comp dispute

    May 22, 2014 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators on the labor committee have narrowly sided with New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson over the NFL players in a dispute over how workers compensation claims for professional athletes should be calculated. The bill by Rep. Chris Broadwater, pushed by the team owner, would calculate workers... more »

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