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Self-Insured Subsequent Injury Board Reviewing Claims at Wednesday Meeting 11/03/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 436 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nevada’s Board for the Administration of the Subsequent Injury Account for Self-Insured Employers will review requests for reimbursement from a half-dozen employers during a Wednesday meeting near Las Vegas. ...Read More
Samsung Fire and Marine to Transfer $190M in Liabilities to Catalina Subsidiary 11/01/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Catalina Holdings Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary Alea North America Insurance Co., has signed an agreement with Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. to transfer a portfolio of legacy U.S. insurance liabilities in run-off to Alea. The portfolio consists mainly of U.S. gene...Read More

Saleswoman Lies About Assault; Nurse Tripped Up by Video Surveillance 11/01/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A liquor saleswoman who lied about an assault at work was convicted on a theft charge, and a nurse who is accused of lying about a work injury so she could take the rest of the day off were highlighted in the latest edition of the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority’s latest n...Read More

Spa Shuttered in Human Trafficking Investigation Fined for Failure to Carry Comp 10/30/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 619 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Northampton spa shuttered in the wake of a human trafficking investigation faces fines of more than $10,000 for labor law violations including failure to carry workers' compensation insurance and the use of unlicensed employees. ...Read More

Settlement Reached After Worker Injected With Flammable Gas 10/30/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reached an agreement with Shield Packaging Co. Inc., ASI Staffing Group Corp. and Southern Mass Staffing to correct hazards following an incident in which an employee was injected with a flammable propellant gas. ...Read More

Senate Passes Formulary Bill, Awaits House Vote 10/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 539 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Despite opposition from the trial bar, the Pennsylvania state Senate late Wednesday passed a bill that would require regulators to adopt a drug formulary and more stringent utilization review requirements. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Overturns Remittitur of Injured Truck Driver's Damage Award 10/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 224 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided Tennessee Supreme Court overturned decisions by a trial judge and the Court of Appeals reducing the damage award payable to a truck driver who suffered injuries in a multi-vehicle accident. ...Read More

Supreme Court Won't Review Application of Misclassification Act to Injured Roofer 10/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined an opportunity to weigh in on the application of the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act to a roofer who suffered injuries in a 2013 fall. ...Read More

Some Document Fees Going Up Under Proposed Rules 10/20/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The cost of doing business with clerks for the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration will go up soon if rules proposed by the agency are approved.  ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Upholds Award for Worker's Industrial Hearing Loss 10/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for hearing loss from his industrial noise exposure. Case:...Read More
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