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Jones Requests Tax Info, Explanation if Carriers Not Cutting Rates 07/03/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 825 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Workers’ compensation carriers who aren’t reducing rates charged to California employers as a result of the corporate tax cut Congress approved in December will have to explain themselves, under an order signed Monday by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. ...Read More

Judge Requests More Guidance on Pacific Hospital Restitution 07/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1654 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
SANTA ANA, California — U.S. District Court Judge Josephine Staton said on Friday that she really wants to issue a restitution order in the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach case, but she doesn’t know whether she can. ...Read More

Jamie Miller Joins AIG as Chief Underwriting Officer 06/26/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
American International Group has hired Jamie Miller as North America property chief underwriting officer for general insurance. ...Read More

John Elias Begins Term as Insurance Commissioner 06/13/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner John Elias, who was appointed by Gov. Chris T. Sununu in May, began his five-year term on Monday, the department announced. ...Read More

Jones Approves Double-Digit Pure Premium Rate Decrease 05/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 856 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
California Insurance Commissioner David Jones on Tuesday approved a pure premium rate of $1.74 to take effect July 1, rejecting the $1.80 rate recommended by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Judge Tosses Class Action Challenging Air Ambulance Rates as Pre-Empted by ADA 05/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: Top | 650 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
A federal trial court in Colorado has thrown out a class action against an air-ambulance provider by plaintiffs who challenged the allegedly exorbitant fees they were billed. ...Read More

Judge Can't Use 120-Day Rule to Authorize Surgery if Worker Didn't Raise It in Pleadings 05/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A Florida appellate court overturned a judge’s finding that a worker was entitled to a back surgery based on her employer’s violation of the statutory “120-day rule,” since the she had not raised the rule as a basis for obtaining authorization for the procedure. ...Read More

Judge Approves Reorganization Plan for Troubled Patriot National 05/10/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 927 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The story of troubled insurance and claims-management company Patriot National Inc., and its high-flying CEO, took another twist this week when a bankruptcy judge approved a Chapter 11 reorganization plan. ...Read More

Judge Dismisses Unfair Competition Suit Against Attorneys Facing Capping Charges 05/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2580 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A federal judge dismissed a complaint filed by a Southern California lawyer against 10 of his fellow claimants' attorneys who are accused of paying fees for client referrals as part of an alleged capping scheme in Orange County. ...Read More

Judge Dismisses Most Claims in Lien Stay Challenge, Won't Hold DIR in Contempt 05/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1771 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
A federal judge dismissed most of the claims in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a California law requiring the Department of Industrial Relations to stay liens filed by, or on behalf of, criminally charged providers, but allowed plaintiffs the opportunity to file an amended complai...Read More
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