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Jan 1 '04 New Target Date For NY SERFF 09/24/2003
State: NY | Segment: Top | 96 | 0
The New York Insurance Department issued Circular Letter No. 15 (2003) on Sept. 22 announcing that it was delaying the implementation date for mandatory use of System for Electronic Rate and Form Filings (SERFF) by property/casualty insurers. The Department issued a press release on May 6, ...Read More
Jim Ramsey Named for ASSE Pro of the Year 09/09/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 196 | 0
Acknowledging his efforts in developing the Journal of Safety, Health and Environmental Research, an ASSE electronic research journal designed for occupational safety, health and environmental academics, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently named Jim Ramsay of Stevens Point, WI, ...Read More
Jack in the Box Net Off 18% Due to Comp Costs 08/07/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 77 | 0
Following on the heals of Costco's meager net earnings due to exhorbitant workers' compensation costs, Jack in the Box Inc. (NYSE: JBX), operator and franchiser of Jack in the Box(R) and Qdoba Mexican Grill(R) restaurants, yesterday said that its earnings were significantly impacted by radically hig...Read More
Judge Upholds State Authority in RINightclub Fine 07/25/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 124 | 0
Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Judge, Bruce Morin, ruled Thursday that the $1.07 million fine assessed against the owners of The Station nightclub is within the authority of the Department of Labor and Training. The Judge further reversed a decision by a state hearing officer and rule...Read More
Japan High Court Upholds Repeal in Toyota Suicide 07/21/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 63 | 0
Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Chikara Sakaguchi announced that the Labor Ministry will not appeal the Nagoya High Court ruling on July 8 upholding a lower court's repeal of the Ministry's decision not to pay workers' comp benefits to the wife of a Toyota Motor Corp. employee who committed suici...Read More
Jim Little says Timing Right for Employers Direct 07/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers Direct Insurance Company (EDIC) is a newly formed company focused exclusively on the Southern California workers' comp insurance market. What made Jim Little, EDIC's CEO, and Ronald Groden, the company's CFO, jump in at a time of complete market turmoil? Little was gracious enough to sit d...Read More
Judge in RI Nightclub Fire To Decide Next Month 06/26/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 59 | 0
Rhode Island Workers Compensation Judge Bruce Morin, assigned to preside over the trial of Jeffrey and Michael Derderian, owners of The Station Nightclub, and who were fined over $1 million for not have work comp insurance, has set a date of July 24 to issue his decision.Last week, Morin h...Read More
Jury Award of Punitive Damages vs Argonaut Upheld 06/16/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 66 | 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 | 71 | 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 | 58 | 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
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