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Davis Wants 100% Employer Paid DWC Costs 12/09/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 39 | 0
California Governor Gray Davis on Friday announced a plan to shift $60 million in Division of Workers' Compensation funding to employers of the state, in a proposed budget that seeks $10.2 billion in reductions to address the anticipated two-year budget shortfall that is known to be more than $21.1 ...Read More
 
 
Defamation Charges Sought on ID Theft Case 12/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 39 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workcompcentral has found out that the workers' compensation defense law firm of Adelson, Testan & Brundo plans on filing suit against several competitive firms in California for defamation related to the hiring of an attorney that wasn't, as ...Read More
 
 
Delphi Announces Increased Cash Dividend 11/15/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 54 | 0
Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: DFG) yesterday announced that its Board of Directors approved an increase in the Company's regular quarterly cash dividend to $0.08 per share from the current $0.07 per share. The Board of Directors also declared the next regular dividend of $0.08 per share to be ...Read More
 
 
Decompression Catheter for Herniated Discs 10/31/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 60 | 0
Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Division, a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE: SNN) (London Stock Exchange: SN), yesterday announced the introduction of the Smith & Nephew Decompression Catheter, an ElectroThermal(TM) or heat-based procedure for lower back and leg pain associated with bulging o...Read More
 
 
Donegal Reports 100% Increase in 3Q Net 10/24/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 36 | 0
Donegal Group Inc. (Nasdaq: DGICA, DGICB) today reported its operating results for the quarter and year to date ended September 30, 2002. The Company's strong operating results continued during the third quarter of 2002 with the Company posting operating income of $3,148,461, or $.34 per s...Read More
 
 
DOT Definition of Employee Valid in Liability Case 10/14/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 26 | 0
A Federal Court of Appeal ruled last week that it was proper to use a Department of Transportation regulation for the definition of whether was an "employee" for purposes in determining coverage for a truck driver injured in a motor vehicle collision. In Consumers County Mut. Ins. Co. V...Read More
 
 
Drinking Off Job Increases Risk of On Job Injuries 09/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A recent study by University of California-Berkeley research professor David Ragland found that the more a worker drinks off the job, the more likely he or she will suffer a severe injury on the job. According to the study, workers who reported having 10 or more drinks a week after hours w...Read More
 
 
Deputies Sue Investigator on Privacy re Comp Claim 08/14/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, CA ran a story on 8/10 reporting that seven sheriff's deputies seeking medical retirement have filed a lawsuit alleging that Riverside County officials hired a private investigator who illegally searched their credit histories. The suit alleges that the cou...Read More
 
 
DOL Pays $293M in Nukes Work Comp Program 08/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 24 | 0
On the first anniversary of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, $293 million in compensation payments have been paid out to current and former nuclear weapon workers, or their survivors. "I am proud of the work the Department of Labor has done to help these m...Read More
 
 
DCA 8th Rules 'Casual Employee' not AOE/COE 08/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 64 | 0
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eight District (Minnesota) last week ruled that the husband of a restaurant owner who performed only casual work was not an employee as defined by the Minnesota Worker's Compensation Act, and thus was entitled to pursue benefits from his trade union disabil...Read More
 
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