NU Online News Service, May 6, 2:50 p.m. EDT–Orlando, Fla.Efforts to fight workers’ compensation fraud are being helped by new laws and a positive legislative climate, but hindered by financial constraints and an apathetic judiciary, the head of an anti-fraud group said.

The commentary by Dennis Jay, executive director of the Washington-based Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, was delivered at the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s annual meeting held here this week. His observations included results from a coalition survey of 12 states with law enforcement units devoted exclusively to combating comp fraud.

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