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Vendor Offers Do-It-Yourself Mold Testing 01/22/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 30 | 0
Jumping on the mold scare and resolution band wagon, vendor Pure Air Control Services (PACS) released the following press statement:Indoor pollutants such as mold and dust allergens can be toxic, dangerous and even deadly. Congressman Conyers recently submitted a Toxic Mold Bill: H.R. 504...Read More
Vito Peraino Promoted SrVP Great American 01/14/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 30 | 0
Great American Insurance Company has announced the promotion of Vito C. Peraino to Senior Vice President. Mr. Peraino is responsible for overall Claims Strategy and Oversight for Great American's specialty commercial operations. Mr. Peraino joined Great American in 1999 as a Vice Pr...Read More
Volz Appointed MN DL&I Commissioner 12/24/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 23 | 0
Minnesota Governor-elect, Tim Pawlenty, has named private attorney Jane Volz as Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry, which handles workers compensation claims and workplace safety matters. Volz, 42, has focused her legal career on labor and employment law. Though she has do...Read More
Video Tape Does In Fresno School Employee 12/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Investigators with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Criminal Investigations Branch's Fraud Division announced Friday the arrest of a Fresno resident on workers' compensation fraud charges. Richard Sharrah, Jr., 27, was arrested yesterday and booked into the Fresno County Jail. ...Read More
Vermont Subro Case Re UI Recovery 12/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 26 | 0
The United States Court of Appeal, Second Circuit has ruled that a subrogation case of first impression must be sent the Vermont Supreme Court for determination of legal issues as to controlling law.In The Travelers Ins. Co. v. Carpenter (12/13/02 - No. 01-9474), Susan J. Carpenter was injur...Read More
Vikings Ask for Dismissal of Stringer Suit 12/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 34 | 0
Yesterday, National Football League team, the Minnesota Vikings, asked a judge to dismiss some of the counts in a $100-million wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of Korey Stringer. Stringer, a 335-pound offensive lineman for the team, died Aug. 1, 2001, at the age of 27, of complicat...Read More
Virginia Expedited Hearing Regs Pending 11/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 39 | 0
The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission has issued a preliminary draft of new regulations instituting an expedited calendar for hearings on denied claims. During the 2002 legislative session, the General Assembly issued a mandate (...Read More
Vancouver Crowd Lambasts State's Rate Hike 11/11/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 0
The Columbian of Washington reported that an overflow Vancouver crowd testified before the Washington Department of Labor and Industries last Wednesday, saying that the proposed 40.5 percent increase in workers' compensation premiums next year would destroy them at a time when Washington has the nat...Read More
Videotape Results in Oakland Woman Arrest on Fraud 09/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 46 | 0
An Oakland woman was arraigned as a result of an investigation by the California Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Branch's Fraud Division. Jeanette Deran, 52, surrendered to the Alameda County Superior Court this morning on a $70,000 arrest warrant charging her with committin...Read More
Virginia to Hold Hearings on NCCI Rate Requests 08/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 55 | 0
The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled a hearing on November 20 to review National Council on Compensation Insurance's (NCCI) request to adjust workers compensation premium levels for most classes of coverage. While NCCI did not request any change in the overall prem...Read More
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