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Cincinnati Firm Draws $140,000 in OSHA Fines 10/12/2006
State: OH | Segment: Safety | 191 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued two citations and fines of $140,000 in fines against DCS Sanitation Management of Cincinnati for alleged willful violations of workplace safety and health standards at a work site in Cudahy, Wis. The investigation opened in April re...Read More
Coalition Launches High-Dollar Attack on Ga. Justice 10/11/2006
State: GA | Segment: Top | 501 | 0
An unusual coalition fueled by more than $241,000 in cash from doctors, hospitals and insurance interests has formed for the sole purpose of removing a 14-year-veteran of the Georgia Supreme Court that they consider a threat to tort reform and workers' compensation laws. The Safety and Pr...Read More
Company Fined $78,100 in Fatal Trench Collapse 10/11/2006
State: MS | Segment: Safety | 105 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued eight citations with penalties totaling $78,100 to Big Warrior Corp. of Cleveland, Ala., following the investigation of a fatal trench collapse at a work site in Gulfport, Miss. On April 27, three Big Warrior Corp. employees were di...Read More
Cambridge Branches Out Into Finance, Accounting 10/11/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 59 | 0
Cambridge Integrated Services announced Tuesday that it has entered into a three-year contract with Alea North America, a global specialty insurance and reinsurance company, to provide finance and accounting services, information management, and internal and external reporting services for its insur...Read More
Commission's Norwich Office Moving to New Location 10/11/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 65 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission's Second District Office in Norwich is scheduled to move to a new address but office telephone and fax numbers will remain the same. The Norwich office's new address and contact information effective Oct. 17 are Workers' Compensation Comm...Read More
Consumer Activist Endorses Poizner 10/10/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 246 | 0
The race for California insurance commissioner took an unexpected turn last week when one of the state's best-known consumer advocates endorsed Republican candidate Steve Poizner over Democrat Cruz Bustamante. Harvey Rosenfield, author of the 1988 Proposition 103 auto insurance initiative...Read More
CORRECTION 10/10/2006
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 7 | 0
Dr. Elizabeth Genovese said during a public hearing held by the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation on Thursday that some of the abstracts of studies used to support Work Loss Data Institute's Official Disability Guidelines inaccurately described them as randomized controlled trials, when actual...Read More
Consumer Advocate Says Fla. Rate Cut Too Little, Too Late 10/10/2006
State: FL | Segment: Top | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida's insurance industry watchdog said Monday the National Council on Compensation Insurance's call for a 13.3% decrease in workers' compensation rates doesn't go far enough. Insurance Consumer Advocate Steve Burgess told the Office of Insurance Regulation that lost-cost rates should...Read More
Court Says Employee Misrepresented His Injury 10/10/2006
State: LA | Segment: Courts | 274 | 0
A transmission shop employee purposely gave false statements to receive workers' compensation benefits, the Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit ruled. In Moore v. Transmissions Inc., No. 41,472-WCA, 09/27/2006, Gary Moore was employed by Transmissions Inc. as a "helper," who...Read More
Conn. Claimant Charged with Double Dipping 10/09/2006
State: CT | Segment: Fraud | 72 | 0
A Connecticut man will be arraigned Thursday on charges that he fraudulently received workers' compensation benefits while operating a furniture-moving business. The state attorney's office in Stamford/Norwalk announced the arrest of Alexander Jordan, 40, of Stamford, Conn. According to t...Read More
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