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Workers' Compensation News

Policy Required Worker Be 'Furnished' by 3rd Party for Coverage 08/06/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A carrier owed no duty of coverage for injuries a worker sustained under the terms of a commercial general liability policy which provided coverage for temporary workers who had been "furnished to" an insured since the insured had hired the worker directly, a Tennessee appellate court ruled....Read More
Pain Clinic Pays nearly $450,000 to Settle False-Claims Allegations 08/01/2013
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A North Florida pain clinic and its owner have agreed to pay $448,794 to resolve allegations that they filed false claims for medical services with Medicare and the U.S. Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentl...Read More
PartnerRe Reports Q2 Net Loss due to Investment Declines 07/31/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bermuda-based PartnerRe Ltd. reported a net loss of $175.6 million in the second quarter, driven by investment losses. During the same period a year ago, PartnerRe reported net income of $176.1 million. Net premiums written for the quarter increased 15% to $1.3 billion primarily due to n...Read More
PIA Applauds New Surplus Lines Law 07/31/2013
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 426 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut is applauding legislation passed by the state General Assembly last session that allows agents to submit written statements instead of notarized affidavits to support the placement of coverage in the surplus lines market.Gov. Dannel Malloy...Read More
Panel Splits on Effect of Insured's Failure to Notify Carrier of Claim 07/30/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 538 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A named insured's breach of its duty to notify its carrier of a potential claim covered under the policy did not bar coverage for additional insureds who have complied with their duty under the policy notice provision, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled.Case: Mt....Read More
Painter's Fall on College Campus Was Not within COE 07/29/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A painter who tripped and fell on the University of Pennsylvania campus while walking to the train station after he finished work painting a dorm room was not within the course and scope of his employment at the time of his accident, the Commonwealth Court ruled.Case...Read More
PMA Companies Hires Key Risk Exec as New CIO 07/26/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Blue Bell, Pa.-based PMA Companies said it has hired David Chandler as chief information officer and senior vice president.Chandler will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the information-technology strategy, infrastructure and systems. He will report direct...Read More
Police Officer Can Sue City in Tort for Injury in Line of Duty 07/25/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Sherri Okamoto, legal reporterA New York appellate court last week ruled that a police officer who suffered injuries while loading barricades onto a flatbed truck could sue her employer in tort.The so-called "firefighter's rule" normally bars polic...Read More
Pain Clinic Doc Pleads Guilty to Oxycodone Conspiracy 07/22/2013
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A physician working at a South Florida pain clinic pleaded guilty last week to conspiring to distribute large amounts of the opioid painkiller oxycodone without a legitimate purpose and money laundering as part of an ongoing pill-mill probe by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.U.S...Read More
Platinum Underwriters' Profits Down, Premiums Grow in Q2 07/22/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bermuda-based Platinum Underwriters Holdings reported net income of $49.9 million for the second quarter, compared to the same period in 2012.The results for the quarter included total net premiums written of approximately $146 million, an increase of 3.5% from the prior year period, and...Read More
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