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Judge Throws Out Charges Against CHP Dispatcher 11/02/2005
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 324 | 0
A Shasta County judge this week threw out the bulk of a workers' compensation fraud case filed against a California Highway Patrol dispatcher who was videotaped riding horseback while collecting disability benefits. Defense attorney Joe Gazzigli represented Barbara Lee Fogarty, 48, in th...Read More
Job Total at All-Time High in Pennsylvania 10/24/2005
State: PA | Segment: Business | 281 | 0
There are more jobs -- 5.7 million -- in Pennsylvania now than at any time in history, a jubilant Gov. Ed Rendell said on Friday. The latest statewide workforce report shows Pennsylvania's job count rose to a record high 5,720,900 in September and that unemployment fell to 4.8%. "...Read More
Judge Overrules TWCC on Spinal Impairments 10/03/2005
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 96 | 0
AUSTIN -- A state district judge Friday prohibited the Division of Workers' Compensation from using two advisories issued by the former Texas Workers' Compensation Commission that allowed physicians to go beyond published impairment ratings in cases involving spinal fusion surgeries. Judg...Read More
Judge Holds AIK Comp Members Liable for Claims 09/09/2005
State: KY | Segment: Courts | 111 | 0
A Kentucky judge has ruled that members of the failed workers' compensation self-insured group AIK Comp are liable for the deficit in its fund, the state Office of Insurance announced Thursday. The ruling by Franklin Circuit Court Judge William L. Graham affirms the enforcement by regu...Read More
Judge Sends Wrongful Death Suit to N.C. Court 08/16/2005
State: NC | Segment: Other | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The families of four security contractors slain in Iraq won a favorable ruling last week from a federal judge who ordered their wrongful-death lawsuit against the employer back to North Carolina state court. The four worked for Blackwater Security Consulting, which argued in federal court ...Read More
JPMorgan Selling Block of AXIS Capital Stock 08/10/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 270 | 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 | 340 | 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 | 347 | 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 | 129 | 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 | 253 | 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
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