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Appeals Court Upholds Agent Disclosure Reg 03/09/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower-court ruling affirming the validity of the state's regulation requiring agents and brokers to tell customers who is paying for the placement of policies.  The Supreme Court Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department u...Read More
Agency Posts Advisory on Change in NCCI 'Split Points' 03/08/2012
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Massachusetts insurance agency is advising employers that a change by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in the way it calculates experience ratings could impact their workers' compensation premiums.Wolport Insurance Agency, of Worcester, Mass., said the change i...Read More
Alleged Amputation, Other Risks Bring Facility $124,740 in Fines 03/08/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 19 health and safety citations, with fines totaling $124,740, to Falls Stamping and Welding Co., following an inspection of the employer's metal-stamping facility in Cleveland, Ohio.OSHA began the inspection after receiving...Read More
Alleged Fall, Other Hazards Bring Contractor $43,800 in Fines 03/08/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 12 serious citations, with fines totaling $43,800, to Buford, Ga.-based Maga Construction for allegedly exposing workers to fall and other hazards at a San Antonio, Texas, work site. OSHA began a safety inspection on Feb. 15 at...Read More
Alleghany Completes Merger with Transatlantic 03/07/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 595 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alleghany Corp. and Transatlantic Holdings announced on Tuesday the closing of their previously announced merger.With the closing of the transaction, Transatlantic becomes an operating subsidiary of Alleghany, and is expected to increase Alleghany’s breadth of distribution, diversi...Read More
Arraignment Postponed for Alleged Pill Mill Doc Accused of Murder 03/06/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Arraignment was postponed until March 9 for a Southern California doctor arrested on Thursday on three counts of second-degree murder for the overdose death of her patients.Hsiu-Tyin “Lisa” Tseng, 42, did not enter a plea at her first court date on Thursday, according to a re...Read More
Agoraphobic with Back Injury and Panic Disorder Entitled to PTD 03/06/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 804 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Wyoming construction worker suffering from psychological issues and persistent pain from an old, work-related back injury was entitled to permanent total disability benefits under the "odd lot" doctrine, the state high court ruled. Case: McMasters v. Wyoming, No. S-11-0107, 03/02/2012,...Read More
Attorney Expenses in 3rd-Party Action not Limited by Practice Book 03/06/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Act allows an attorney who represented an injured worker in a third-party tort action to collect "reasonable and necessary" expenditures from the award of damages, in addition to his fee, even though those costs would not be recoverable under Section 18-5 of the Practic...Read More
Agent Must Repay $137,664 to Clients and Serve Probation 03/06/2012
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Kansas insurance agent must pay back $137,664.63 to victims of forgery and theft following a Kansas Insurance Department-led investigation involving nonpayment of clients’ insurance premiums to companies.A Crawford County District Court judge sentenced Kregg Muninger to 32...Read More
Alleged Hazards Bring Manufacturer $131,670 in Fines 03/05/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 17 citations, with fines totaling $131,670, to Berridge Manufacturing Co. for allegedly exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at the company's facility on Fratt Road in San Antonio, Texas.OSHA inspected the facility, ...Read More
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