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Governor's Coal Plant Fined After Fatal Accident 05/01/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family coal operations was fined $10,684 for six safety violations following the death of a worker in February. ...Read More

General Contractor Gets Summary Judgment in Coverage Dispute 04/26/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 522 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor was entitled to summary judgment establishing its entitlement to coverage under a subcontractor’s insurance policy for a worker’s alleged injuries. ...Read More

Gov. Ducey Signs Bill to Ignore Certain Contractors' Lack of Comp Insurance 04/19/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arizona will no longer suspend certain contractors' licenses if they do not carry workers' compensation insurance after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's signature on Senate Bill 1116. ...Read More

Great American Names Julie Kadnar Divisional President 04/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Great American Insurance Group has named Julie F. Kadnar divisional president of its property and inland marine division. Kadnar will succeed...Read More

Governor Recommends Amendments to Fraud Bills 04/18/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 428 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is asking lawmakers to consider amendments to a measure that would allow carriers to terminate payment of benefits without notification to injured workers. ...Read More

GOP-Led Panel Bucks Business, Passes Comp Reform Bill 04/14/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1363 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Republican-led Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday defied every major business organization in Florida and joined Democrats in unanimously passing a workers’ compensation reform bill that includes hourly attorney fees capped at $250. ...Read More

Governor Signs 2 Comp Bills Into Law 04/13/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed two workers' compensation bills into law on Tuesday. ...Read More

Gov. Wants Changes to Bill Addressing Carrier-Doctor Communications 04/11/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 511 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has returned to the Legislature a bill that would allow insurance carriers to deny claims if claimants refuse to sign a release allowing communication between their physician and the insurer. ...Read More

Guaranty Associations Assimilating CastlePoint Claims 04/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 723 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Before the days when electronic records were common, an insurance company liquidation might mean a truck pulling up to the offices of the California Insurance Guarantee Association, unloading claim files stacked on pallets. ...Read More

Governor, Medical Boards Propose Limiting Opioid Scripts for Acute Pain to 7 Days 04/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 728 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio physicians treating adult patients with acute pain would have to limit opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply under rules being considered by the state's Medical, Nursing and Dental Boards, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced last week. ...Read More
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