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ManagedComp Closing Doors Due to TIG Plans 12/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 81 | 0
Workers' compensation claims administrator, ManagedComp, will be shutting down as a direct result of the recently announced TIG Specialty Insurance Co. restructuring.The Woburn, Mass., TPA's is primary client was TIG, which is now running off its workers compensation business as part of a re...Read More
More Florida Ins. Committee Chairs Announced 12/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 63 | 0
The Florida Insurance Council released this report on Insurance Committee and Sub-committee formation in the Florida legislature yesterday:Following up on his leadership and 16 standing committee assignments, House Speaker Johnnie Byrd, R-Plant City, announced on Wednesday the members who wi...Read More
Monterey Mushroom Victors Hold Conference 12/11/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 149 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
In a press conference on Tuesday, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said that the ruling in the Monterey Mushrooms case was a major step in ending abuse of the workers' compensation i...Read More
MI Sup Ct Hears Harassment Psyche Case 12/11/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 65 | 0
The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether a state employee suspended for sexual harassment may pursue workers' compensation benefits for psychiatric injuries claimed as a consequence of the disciplinary proceedings and aftermath.Tony Daniel is a probation officer with the...Read More
Monterey Mushroom Win $480K vs. Chiros 12/10/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 59 | 0 | Popular with Legal
On Friday, Monterey County Superior Court Judge Robert O'Farrell found chiropractors Steven Thompson and Aster Kifle-Thompson liable to Monterey Mushrooms for fraudulent workers' compensation billing and ordered the pair to pay $480,000.This is the first time an employer has successfully pro...Read More
MS Sup Crt: Ball Player's Lost Use of Arm Not Tota 12/10/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 113 | 0
The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a former professional minor league baseball player workers' comp benefits for the total occupational loss of his arm.In Meridian Professional Baseball Club (Liberty Mutual) vs. Blair Jensen (NO. 1999-CT-02093-SCT, 11/19/02), Blair Jensen suffered an ...Read More
Morris, Manning Establishes Terror Practice Group 12/09/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
The law firm of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, has established a new practice group focusing on terrorism's impact on the insurance industry. Attorneys in the group will closely monitor and advise clients on the implementation of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, ("the Act") as well as other...Read More
Minix Resigns as Director of Crawford & Co 12/06/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
Grover L. Davis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA CRDB), announced that Forrest L. Minix has submitted his resignation as a member of the Board of Directors of Crawford & Company, effective December 31, 2002. In his letter to the Board, Mr. Minix stated ...Read More
MN Woman Worked 2 Jobs, And Collected WC 12/03/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 82 | 0
A Glenwood, Minn., woman has been charged in Pope County District Court with three counts of insurance fraud for allegedly collecting workers' compensation benefits she was not entitled to, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) announced yesterday. Kimberle Joy Anderson, 36, ...Read More
Munich Re Loses E859M in 3Q, Positive for 2002 12/02/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 90 | 0
Press release highlights:- Munich Re Group set to maintain profitable growth in 2003 / Continued upswing in reinsurance business / Need for even greater account to be taken of increased catastrophe potential in the treaties in future-First nine months of 2002: Despite loss in third q...Read More
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