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Workers' Compensation News

ACP Re Completes Acquisition of Tower Group International 09/16/2014
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ACP Re has completed its acquisition of the troubled insurance giant Tower Group International. The deal will mean taking Tower out of public hands, according to a Monday press release. ...Read More
Agreeing to Apportionment Didn't Let Carrier Dodge Liability for Interest 09/16/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An agreement between insurance carriers to apportion the liability for a worker's cumulative trauma claim does not divest the workers' compensation commissioner of the authority to decide the actual liability of each carrier and award interest. Case: Ferraro v. Ridgefield European...Read More
Attorneys Trade Allegations of Gamesmanship in Drobot Discovery Dispute 09/10/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorneys for State Compensation Insurance Fund, beset by what they characterize as efforts to avoid discovery in the face of a looming November deadline, asked the U.S. District Court for Central California on Tuesday to compel Michael R. Drobot to respond to 32 requests for information about hi...Read More
American Apparel to Pay $1 Million to Settle Unsafe Workplace Action 09/10/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 394 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced that American Apparel agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit for failing to provide a safe work environment resulting in a worker’s death. Tuan Phan was killed Aug. 19, 2011, at an American Apparel facilit...Read More
Agent Accused of Pocketing $100K in Commercial Premiums 09/09/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 539 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California insurance and bond agent is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from commercial clients by pocketing insurance premiums instead of purchasing coverage, the California Department of Insurance said in a press release Monday.   Isidro Santillan, 53, of Pacoi...Read More
Attorneys Object to Proposed Rule on Where Claimant Checks Can Be Sent 09/09/2014
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Claimants’ attorneys have objected to proposed rule changes that would allow insurance carriers to send workers’ compensation checks directly to injured workers, instead of to the attorneys who represent them, according to the Charleston Gazette. The proposed rules would allow...Read More
Advisory Council to Discuss IME Selection Panel on Friday 09/08/2014
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will discuss Independent Medical Evaluator Selection Panel appointments and other matters during a meeting on Friday, Sept. 12. Other items on the ...Read More
Alliant Purchases Moloney O'Neill Brokerage 09/08/2014
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 318 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Alliant Insurance Services said Friday it has purchased the Moloney O'Neill brokerage in Spokane, Washington, expanding its presence in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Founded in 1947, Moloney O’Neill has offices in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Alliant said in ...Read More
Accident Fund Holdings Names Director for New Risk Management Services Program 09/05/2014
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Accident Fund Holdings, a group of workers' compensation insurers, has announced a director for its new Risk Management Services program. Tim Greifenkamp, who has 27 years of experience in the insurance industry, will take on the role, according to a Wednesday ...Read More
After Helping Implement Administrative Reforms, Lackey Moves to Claimant Firm 09/04/2014
State: TN | Segment: Top | 394 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Landon Lackey left Tennessee’s Department of Labor just in time to work, in some ways, against a new system that he helped implement. Lackey, who spent two years as the department’s benefit review director until last April, joined the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm in Nashville on T...Read More
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