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A.M. Best Downgrades Cincinnati Insurance Co.'s Rating 12/28/2011
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A.M. Best Co. downgraded The Cincinnati Insurance Companies' issuer credit ratings to “aa-” from “aa” last week because of continued deterioration in the companies' underwriting results. A.M. Best Co. downgraded The Cincinnati Insurance Companies' (CIC...Read More
 
 
Alleged Machinery Hazards Bring Plant $51,000 in Fines 12/27/2011
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 296 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued four safety citations, with fines totaling $51,000, to Colfor Manufacturing for alleged violations involving machinery at its Malvern, Ohio, facility.The company manufactures automotive parts using hot and cold forging methods....Read More
 
 
Assault by Fellow Firefighter Merits Lower Benefits 12/21/2011
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York City firefighter who was hit over the head from behind with a metal chair is not entitled to accidental disability benefits, according to a ruling from New York's highest court.The Court of Appeals denied Robert Walsh's attempt to obtain accidental disability benefits,...Read More
 
 
Alliant Appoints Scott Ernst VP of T&H Brokers 12/21/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 383 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Alliant Insurance Services announced on Tuesday that producer Scott Ernst, who specializes in technology/communications/media, advanced materials and manufacturing, and life sciences clients, has joined the company's T&H Brokers office in New York City as vice president.Alliant, ...Read More
 
 
AWCP Offering Seminar on Liens in Sacramento Jan. 27 12/20/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals (AWCP) will hold a "mini conference" entitled, “Liens, Liens, Liens: Tools for Understanding, Contesting, and Litigating Lien Claims,” on Friday, Jan. 27.The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at National U...Read More
 
 
Alleged Lead, Fall Hazards Prompt Fines to 5 Racetrack Contractors 12/20/2011
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued five contractors a total 19 alleged serious citations, with fines totaling $127,400, for alleged violations of workplace health and safety standards at the former Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, N.Y., which is being converted into a casino. ...Read More
 
 
Alleged Machinery Hazards Bring $90,000 in Fines 12/20/2011
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 247 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued PPG Industries four safety citations, with fines totaling $90,000, for alleged safety violations at its Cleveland, Ohio, resin production facility.PPG Industries is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and operates in more than 60...Read More
 
 
Association Warns Employers on Wage Loss Reporting Rules 12/19/2011
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 509 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association has issued a circular letter to provide carriers guidance on their obligation to report wage loss benefits under the Minnesota Statistical Plan when an employer elects to directly pay wages to an injured worker.The letter ref...Read More
 
 
Announces Registration for Regulatory Forum and AIS 12/19/2011
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) announced this week it will include a regulatory forum with its 2012 Annual Issues Symposium to be held May 9-11 in Orlando.The regulatory forum will be held on May 9. The symposium follows on May 10-11.All events are at L...Read More
 
 
Alleged Nitrogen, Other Hazards Bring Pizza Plant $76,300 in Fines 12/16/2011
State: WI | Segment: CENTRAL | 267 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Emil's Pizza, Inc., of Watertown, Wis., nine safety and health citations, with fines totaling $76,300, for alleged violations, including exposing workers to an oxygen-deficient atmosphere at its frozen pizza manufacturing plant....Read More
 
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