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Claims Seminar Set for August 05/16/2006
State: AZ | Segment: Events | 276 | 0
The Arizona Industrial Commission (AIC) will hold its annual workers' compensation claims seminar Aug. 10 and 11 at the Wigwam Resort and Golf Club in Litchfield Park. The tentative agenda for the shows the program on Aug. 10 will feature educational workshops by claims division personnel a...Read More
Couple Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud 05/15/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 60 | 0
New York State Insurance Fund on Thursday announced the arrest of a husband and wife in connection with a workers' compensation premium fraud scheme in upstate Jefferson County, N.Y. Gordon Dobbins, 73, and his wife, 66-year-old Kathryn Dobbins, both of Adams, face grand larceny charges in...Read More
Comp Carriers Told to Rethink Underwriting 05/15/2006
State: NA | Segment: Other | 306 | 0
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The combined ratio for private workers' compensation carriers dropped to the lowest level in 15 years in 2005, propelled in large part by a rapidly improving market in California, the National Council on Compensation Insurance reported Thursday during its Annual Issues Symposium....Read More
County Janitor Arrested, Charged With Claims Fraud 05/11/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 61 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office announced the arrest of a Victorville, Calif., man who worked as a janitor for the county and charged with him with workers' compensation fraud. Eddie Carodine, 57, of Victorville was booked on charges of insurance fraud and grand theft...Read More
Charismatic Risk Manager Seated on Fraud Panel 05/11/2006
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 202 | 0
Southern California risk manager Jiles Smith has been appointed to the state commission that doles out millions of dollars in fraud-fighting funds and coordinates policing efforts in California's workers' compensation. Smith -- a former workers' compensation manager for Roadway trucking co...Read More
Ceremony to Honor Delta Air Representatives 05/11/2006
State: MO | Segment: Safety | 82 | 0
Delta Air Lines-St. Louis Airport Customer Service will be honored to day for earning membership in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's "Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. "Delta Air Lines has exhibited excellence in s...Read More
Court: No Impairment Based on Evidence 05/11/2006
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 151 | 0
The Tennessee Supreme Court, Workers' Compensation Division, upheld a finding by the trial court of zero impairment where substantial evidence supported the judge's decision and credibility of the claimant was an issue.In Conatser v. Metro Ready Mix, No. M2005-00814-WC-R3-CV (Tn.Work...Read More
Court Finds State Entitled to Guarantee Funds 05/11/2006
State: CT | Segment: Courts | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Connecticut ruled that the state's claim for reimbursement of workers' compensation expenses from a defunct carrier was a "covered claim" for purposes of that state's insurance guarantee statutes even though the state subsequently waived reimbursement to its new carrier followin...Read More
Court Denies 19(b) Tolling if No Changed Circumstance 05/11/2006
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Second District for the Illinois Court of Appeal, Workers' Compensation Division, ruled that where a claimant did not experience a change of circumstance warranting an increase pursuant to an original 19(h) petition, the statute of limitation is not tolled. In Behe vs. The Industri...Read More
CA 1st Denies FEHA in Work Stress Claim 05/10/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In an opinion certified for publication, the First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment for the employer in a Fair Employment and Housing Act, where the plaintiff claimed discrimination due to work stress and harassment, and explained the necessary factual c...Read More
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