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MI Attorney Defaults Work Comp Malpractice Case 02/27/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 69 | 0
According to a recent story published by the Daily Telegram out of Michigan, Detroit attorney, Joseph Kierpiec had a default judgment of over $76,000 entered against him Monday in a legal malpractice case where it was alleged he failed to properly handle a work comp claim.The case was brough...Read More
Magnitude Ergo Software Deployed at HDR 02/26/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 61 | 0
Magnitude Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MAGY announced yesterday that its patented Anti-Injury(TM) software suite was selected by HDR for enterprise deployment. HDR, the nation's 20th largest architectural, engineering and consulting firm ranked by Engineering News-Record...Read More
Man Arrested for Fraudulent WTC Claim 02/26/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 60 | 0
Though not a specific workers' compensation case, editors felt this story from the New York Department of Insurance worthy of publication. New York State Insurance Superintendent Gregory V. Serio, along with Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen and Broome County Sheriff David...Read More
MT's 30 Day Reporting Rule Strictly Construed 02/25/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 76 | 0
Montana's Workers' Compensation Act requires an employee to report injuries within 30 days after the accident occurs, or no claim for compensation will be considered. This rule was recently upheld by the Montana Supreme Court in ruling a 65-year-old home care aide couldn't recover for a back injury ...Read More
Meadowbrook Posts Higher Net on Lower Revenue 02/25/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Meadowbrook Insurance Group (NYSE: MIG) yesterday reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2002 of $2.5 million, or $0.08 per share. Meadowbrook President and Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Cubbin stated, "Our underwriting business and fee business have performed well...Read More
MN Commissioner Cops to No Work Comp Ins. 02/25/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 121 | 0
St. Paul, Minn.: The following is a statement from Jane Volz, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Because of recent media requests for information on whether political and government officials had workers' compensation insurance coverage for their employees, I h...Read More
Michigan's Commissioner Suddenly Resigns 02/24/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 100 | 0
On Friday, February 21, 2003, Michigan Financial and Insurance Services Commissioner Frank M. Fitzgerald suddenly announced that he was leaving his position effective at the end of that day. Governor John Engler appointed Fitzgerald as commissioner of insurance in January 1999. He assumed ...Read More
Missouri 'Dominant Factor' Bill Moves Thru House 02/21/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 55 | 0
The Missouri House of Representatives moved forward a bill Wednesday that proponents say will make the state's workers' compensation laws less liberal and will fix the exodus of business from that state.HB321, sponsored by Kevin Wilson, R-District 130, redefines occupational diseases for the...Read More
Missouri Chamber Seeks Changes to Comp Laws 02/20/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 83 | 0
The Missouri state Chamber of Commerce and Industry began debating changes to that state's worker's compensation law that they want to send to the legislature. At issue are the effects of a 1983 court ruling that the employer lobby says resulted in many more workplace related injuries being ...Read More
Maryland Pending Work Comp Legislation 02/20/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 52 | 0
The 2003 Maryland legislative session is at the halfway point, with a crop of insurance-related bills still working their way through the process, including workers¬タル compensation benefits, noted the NAII. "With the 2003 Maryland legislative session already half over, there are still a ...Read More
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