December 30, 2003 |
Less than a month after agreeing to pay the State Compensation Insurance Fund about $7 million to settle a lawsuit over unpaid workers' compensation premiums, Checkmate Staffing Inc. and its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana throws into question how much of the settlement State Fund will be able to collect and when. State Fund, which provides workers' comp insurance, will be forced to stand in line with Checkmate's other unsecured creditors.
November 5, 2003 |
More than 100 law enforcement officers and investigators raided California offices of a major temporary staffing company Tuesday as part of a probe into workers' compensation fraud. Search warrants were served at 22 offices of CheckMate Staffing Inc., said Dale Banda, chief of the fraud division for the California Department of Insurance. Banda said the investigation, which he characterized as "large, complex ...