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US Airways BK - Comp Claims Authorized 09/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 85 | 0
The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) reports that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has authorized US Airways Group, which filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings on 08/11/02, to continue workers' compensation claim processing in the normal cours...Read More
UK Insurers Seek Fundamental Work Comp Reform 09/09/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 79 | 0
The ABI (Association of British Insurers) last week called for a fundamental long-term reform of workplace compensation in the United Kingdom. John Parker, the ABI's Head of General Insurance, said: "The current system of workplace compensation is unsustainable. It is buckling und...Read More
USDCA - Judge OK to Overrule Jury re Experts 09/04/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 79 | 0
The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals last week held that a trial court hearing a third party work injury claim can reverse a jury verdict and enter summary judgment on the basis that expert testimony relied upon by the plaintiff was not sufficiently reliable.In Amorgianos v. Nat...Read More
Utah Fund Gets Best A- Rating Affirmed 08/30/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 80 | 0
A.M. Best Co. has reaffirmed Salt Lake City, Utah-based Workers Compensation Fund (WCF)'s 'A-minus' (excellent) rating. WCF is in Category VIII of Best’s financial size ratings, between $100 million to $250 million. The Best rating reflects the mutual insurance company's excellent f...Read More
USCA 4th - Per Diem are "Wages" in LHWCA 08/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 85 | 0
The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued a ruling late last week that regular per diem payments made to employees incurring no room and board expenses should be included as wages under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). In Custom Ship Interiors...Read More
USA Today - Stress Claims Increasing 05/17/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 65 | 0 | Popular with Legal
USA Today ran a story on 5/16 proclaiming that more workers than ever are seeking compensation for mental stress injuries suffered on the job. Citing an unverified statistic that nearly a third of the 6,000 workers' compensation claims related to the World Trade Center attack involve some co...Read More
US Supreme Court: Illegals Are Not Employees 04/05/2002
State: NA | Segment: Courts | 514 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The United States Supreme Court last week ruled that immigrants that have not been legally admitted or, or authorized to work in, the United States, are not entitled to back pay and are not entitled to the protections found in the National Labor Relations Act. Though not a workers' compensa...Read More
US DOL's New Office for Black Lung Cases 03/29/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 86 | 0
The U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Coal Mine Workers Compensation, Wilkes-Barre District office has moved to: 100 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Room 300 A Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 (across the street from the Stegmaier Building) Phone: (800) 347-3755/(570) 826- 6457 FAX: (570...Read More
Update on Texas Regulations Since HB 2600 03/28/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 120 | 0
When House Bill 2600 was passed by the 2001 Texas Legislature, it was hailed as the first major workers...Read More
Ulico's S&P Rating Lowered 03/25/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Standard & Poor's said today it lowered its counterparty credit and financial strength ratings on Ulico Casualty Co. and Ulico Indemnity Co. (Ulico Casualty's interaffiliate pool member) to single-'Bpi' because of the companies' historically weak operating performance, low liquidity, and volatile re...Read More
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