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Journal Reveals Miscounted Injuries in Michigan 05/02/2006
State: NA | Segment: Other | 178 | 0
The Wall Street Journal nearly missed reporting on a Michigan study about missed reporting of another kind: the actual number of injuries and illnesses that take place in U.S. businesses. The Journal ran the story Monday about the university study out of Michigan. Researchers there analyze...Read More
June Symposium Information Updated 04/21/2006
State: IA | Segment: Events | 172 | 0
The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation updated information on the Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee's 44th annual symposium June 8 and 9 in Des Moines. The one and one-half day event is directed toward participants in every area of workers' compensation, the division reports...Read More
Jockey Bill's Author Says She'll Try Again 04/14/2006
State: KY | Segment: Politics | 138 | 0
A Kentucky lawmaker whose jockey-insurance bill died Wednesday in the state Senate took the defeat in stride, saying she may reintroduce the workers' compensation measure in 2007. Rep. Carolyn Belcher (D-Owingsville) guided the jockey legislation through the House, but was unable to build ...Read More
Jockey Insurance Bill Probably Dead 04/13/2006
State: KY | Segment: Politics | 104 | 0
The bill to bring jockeys in Kentucky's Thoroughbred-racing industry into a workers' compensation system is probably dead for this session, its sponsor admitted Tuesday. Rep. Carolyn Belcher, D-Owingsville, gave her assessment of the bill's chances after the Senate rejected the House versi...Read More
Jacobs Moving to AIG as Tax Director 04/12/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 75 | 0
Philip Jacobs will join American International Group in July as director of taxes, a position he also holds at GE Insurance Solutions. Jacobs, who succeeds the retiring Peter Lathrop, will report to Chief Financial Officer Steven Bensinger. Jacobs has held several positions of re...Read More
JMB Insurance Hires Pair for Client Services 04/12/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 66 | 0
JMB Insurance has announced the hirings of Jeff Kaminsky and Zackary Pinkert to client-service positions with the Chicago-based brokerage. Kaminsky, 38, joins JMB Insurance as an account executive in group benefits. He had worked as a relationship manager at Aon Consulting. Pinke...Read More
Judge Won't Drop Cases From Welding Suit 04/10/2006
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 113 | 0
The federal judge in a consolidated lawsuit filed against manufacturers of welding rods denied their request to dismiss thousands of people from the product-liability action, the plaintiffs' group reported Friday. Federal Judge Kathleen O'Malley in Cleveland issued an order Wednesday denyi...Read More
Judge Sidesteps AMA Guide in Grover Beach Case 03/24/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Grover Beach worker's compensation judge last week awarded a 15% permanent partial disability to an injured caregiver who was rated a zero under the American Medical Association guide. Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge Michael LeCover issued his decision March 17 in the case ...Read More
Job-Injury Case Tests Judge's Authority 03/23/2006
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 360 | 0
The Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in an appeal over the authority of a trial court to grant a new trial in a dispute over a job-injury claim. The lawsuit (No. 05-0300), In re Brookshire Grocery Co., was received from Wood County and the Sixth District Court of Appeal...Read More
JMB Brokerage of Chicago Hires Senior Exec 03/23/2006
State: IL | Segment: People | 109 | 0
JMB Insurance has tapped Barry Gersowsky to become chief administrative and financial officer at the Chicago-based independent broker. Gersowky will be responsible for finance, information technology and and office services. He comes to JMB from Learning Curve International, where he was a...Read More
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