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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 | 40 | 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 | 157 | 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 | 349 | 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
 
 
Joint Committee Redrafting Alaskan Bill 05/23/2005
State: AK | Segment: Politics | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alaskan legislative leaders have assembled a free conference committee to redraft a workers' compensation bill that House Republicans can accept. Eight House Republicans voted Wednesday against Gov. Frank Murkowski's pet piece of legislation over concerns that the exclusivity of workers' c...Read More
 
 
Jockey and Four Businessmen Busted for Fraud 05/23/2005
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 311 | 0
An exercise jockey at Belmont Racetrack and four Long Island businessmen were arrested Thursday and charged in connection with workers' compensation fraud against The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF). The arrests came during a workers' compensation fraud sweep involving six suspects a...Read More
 
 
Japan May Allow Comp for Good Samaritans 05/20/2005
State: NA | Segment: Other | 72 | 0
Japan's labor ministry is taking steps to allow Good Samaritans who stopped to help injured passengers after a train derailment qualify for workers' compensation benefits for injuries or mental stress suffered at the crash site, a Japanese news service reported Thursday. Asashi.com said th...Read More
 
 
Jones Retiring from Hilb Rogal & Hobbs 04/13/2005
State: NA | Segment: People | 96 | 0
Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Company (NYSE: HRH) announced Tuesday that Carolyn Jones, senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, has decided to retire from the company following the recruitment and appointment of her successor. She will remain in her current position until her suc...Read More
 
 
Judge Approves AIK Assessements 04/11/2005
State: KY | Segment: Business | 124 | 0
A Kentucky judge ruled last week that a financially troubled workers' compensation insurance carrier may again start collecting assessments from its member companies to help plug a $58.5 million shortfall, the Associated Press reported. Franklin County Circuit Judge William Graham ruled ...Read More
 
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