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Judge Won't Close Hearing on Inmates' Entitlement to Comp 07/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 814 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A workers’ compensation judge denied a bid by attorneys for Fresno County to close the public a hearing into whether inmates who were injured while assigned to a work detail are entitled to benefits, the Fr...Read More

Judge's Fee Award Failed to Adequately Compensate Worker's Attorney 07/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Minnesota Supreme Court this week ruled that a workers’ compensation judge had improperly short-changed an attorney for his work establishing which employer was responsible for the payment of benefits. ...Read More

Judge Sets Deadlines for Filings in Applied Underwriters Dispute 07/12/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
A federal judge in Connecticut set deadlines for parties to submit various filings for a case in which an employer is accusing Applied Underwriters of making false or misleading statements relating to the EquityComp program. ...Read More

Judge Dismisses 6th Amendment Claim in Vanguard Case 07/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1259 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A federal judge in Southern California dismissed a claim that the automatic stay on liens filed by criminally charged providers is unconstitutional and interferes with the ability of a provider to hire the best attorney he or she can afford. ...Read More

Jones Requests Tax Info, Explanation if Carriers Not Cutting Rates 07/03/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 766 | 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 | 1469 | 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 | 268 | 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 | 238 | 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 | 739 | 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 | 547 | 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
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