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Jury Award of Punitive Damages vs Argonaut Upheld 06/16/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 35 | 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 | 34 | 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 | 31 | 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 | 43 | 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 | 28 | 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 | 60 | 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 | 64 | 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 | 43 | 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
 
 
Jeff Wells Appointed Exec Director CO DLE 01/30/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
Governor Bill Owens appointed Jeffrey M. Wells to the office of Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Wells assumed the office on January 14 when the Governor was sworn in for his second term. Prior to this appointment, Wells served as Deputy Executive Dire...Read More
 
 
James Tudor Promoted to Exec VP SCIF 01/23/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
State Compensation Insurance Fund - California's largest workers' compensation insurance carrier - last week announced the promotion of James C. Tudor to Executive Vice President. Tudor succeeds Dianne C. Oki, who on January 1 assumed the presidency of State Fund which insures approximately half of ...Read More
 
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