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Jim Little says Timing Right for Employers Direct 07/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers Direct Insurance Company (EDIC) is a newly formed company focused exclusively on the Southern California workers' comp insurance market. What made Jim Little, EDIC's CEO, and Ronald Groden, the company's CFO, jump in at a time of complete market turmoil? Little was gracious enough to sit d...Read More
Judge in RI Nightclub Fire To Decide Next Month 06/26/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
Rhode Island Workers Compensation Judge Bruce Morin, assigned to preside over the trial of Jeffrey and Michael Derderian, owners of The Station Nightclub, and who were fined over $1 million for not have work comp insurance, has set a date of July 24 to issue his decision.Last week, Morin h...Read More
Jury Award of Punitive Damages vs Argonaut Upheld 06/16/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 48 | 0
The California 4th Appellate District on Friday issued a ruling upholding a jury verdict against Argonaut Insurance Co., awarding damages for compensatory, fraud and punitive damages in favor of an employer whose employees were leased through an agency that provided the workers' compensation covera...Read More
Japan: Highest Number of Overwork Cases Ever 06/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
Japanese regulatory agencies and media are abuzz this week after the country's Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry on Tuesday issued a report reflecting that a record 160 karoshi cases of death from overwork were recognized under the state-administered workers compensation insurance system for fiscal...Read More
June is National Safety Month, SCIF & NSC 06/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 45 | 0
California's State Compensation Insurance fund reminds us that June is National Safety Month. In an effort to raise public awareness of how to stay healthy and safe both on- and off-the-job, the National Safety Council has designated June as "National Safety Month." There are four core safet...Read More
Jury Awards AL Woman $1M for WC Discrimination 03/18/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 57 | 0
Discrimination claims in Alabama are not the purview of workers' compensation courts and are outside of the workers' compensation system, subjecting employers to large jury awards when a claim is successful, like the Jefferson County jury that just awarded one million dollars on just such a claim....Read More
Johnson to Replace Retiring Ashcraft at CA SIP 03/13/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
Mark Ashcraft, manager of California's Office of Self-Insurance Plans, plans a retirement date of July 1, 2003.Ashcraft will be succeeded by Mark Johnson, formerly in charge of the Division of Workers' Compensation's audit unit. Johnson is familiar with the job, having worked in the SIP offi...Read More
Jim Weeks Asked to Return to AZ SCF Board 03/12/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 76 | 0
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano has asked former SCF of Arizona board member Jim Weeks to return as its chair, replacing Bruce Thoeny, who resigned earlier this year after serving 10 yearsWeeks first served on the SCF Board from 1990-92, after receiving an appointment by former Governor Rose M...Read More
Jury Awards $370K to Man Fired for Comp Claim 02/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 72 | 0
Associated Press reports that a Logan County, KY, forklift operator received a $370,000 verdict from a federal jury on a claim that he was wrongfully terminated after filing a work comp claim.Gregory N. Bullard sustained a neck injury in August 1999. He had been working at Logan Aluminum for...Read More
Jeb Bush to FL Business: Comp a Top Priority 02/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 52 | 0
Associated Press reports that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addressed members of the Florida Chamber of Commerce that the state's workers' compensation crisis will be resolved this legislative session.Bush told the group that work comp reform is a top priority for his administration and that he beli...Read More
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