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JPMorgan Selling Block of AXIS Capital Stock 08/10/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 271 | 0
AXIS Capital Holdings Limited ("AXIS Capital") (NYSE: AXS) announced Tuesday that JPMorgan Partners, a private equity affiliate of JPMorgan Chase & Co., and related entities ("JPMorgan") have agreed to sell approximately 7.8 million of AXIS Capital's common shares in a block trade. The shares to be ...Read More
Jopari, David Corp. Release Single-Click System 08/10/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 349 | 0
Jopari Solutions Inc. and DAVID Corp. on Tuesday introduced a claim system embedded automated payment service that enables claims payers to disburse entire payment streams by means of a single dedicated hot button. Jopari specializes in payment automation and electronic funds transfer ...Read More
Journal: Pesticide Illnesses Continue at Schools 08/02/2005
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 350 | 0
Acute illness from pesticide exposure on school campuses continues to be a health concern despite restricted usage in some states, according to an article in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. A study of 2,593 students and school employees from 1998-2002...Read More
Judge Dismisses Suit Against Apportionment Law 07/29/2005
State: IA | Segment: Courts | 132 | 0
An Iowa judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of a business-backed bill that expands apportionment in the state's workers' compensation system. Polk County District Judge Douglas Staskal ruled that injured worker Gertrude Godfrey of Sioux City did not have standing...Read More
Judge Says Decisions in Reesor Apply Globally 07/21/2005
State: MT | Segment: Courts | 254 | 0
The chief of Montana's workers' compensation court decided Wednesday that all rulings in the Dale Reesor v. Montana State Fund age- discrimination case will apply globally to all insurers and self-insurers. The rulings will apply, too, to cases that don't raise them. "My conclusion i...Read More
Jockey Insurance Panel Studying Two Options 07/21/2005
State: KY | Segment: Medicine | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Kentucky governor's blue-ribbon panel on Wednesday identified two options for covering jockeys and riders for track injuries, though no consensus was reached on how the thoroughbred industry should pay for the added insurance. The panel decided to explore two methods: a traditional worke...Read More
Japanese Govt. Asks for Halt to Asbestos 07/21/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 36 | 0
The Japanese government wants industries that use absestos to switch immediately to safer alternatives rather than wait for a national ban in 2008. The Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will make ...Read More
J. Hyatt Brown Undergoes Bypass Surgery 06/22/2005
State: NA | Segment: People | 156 | 0
Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO) announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Hyatt Brown underwent successful bypass surgery on Tuesday. The procedure is not expected to prevent him from continuing his roles as Chairman and CEO of Brown & Brown Inc., the company said in a pr...Read More
James Barton Named CEO at Canadian Hub Unit 06/13/2005
State: IL | Segment: Business | 80 | 0
Hub International Limited (NYSE:HBG)(TSX:HBG) announced Friday that James S. Barton will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and President of Hub International Barton ("Hub Barton"), a Canadian subsidiary of Hub International. Barton succeeds R. Craig Barton, the founder of Barton Insurance, ...Read More
Job Displacement Regs Effective Aug. 1 06/09/2005
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California's new supplemental job displacement benefit regulations have been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and will become effective on Aug. 1, the Division of Workers' Compensation announced Wednesday. The regulations implement the provisions of Assembly Bill 227, passed by ...Read More
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