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Fla. Court Rules Work Comp Attorney Didn't Defame Fraud Suspects 08/25/2008
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 149 | 0
A carrier is not liable for a former attorney's comments to a television station about “the biggest workers' compensation fraud case in the history of Florida” because the attorney's statements are “pure opinion” and not actionable, a Florida appellate court ruled...Read More
First Grant Awards from L&I Handed Out 08/25/2008
State: WA | Segment: Safety | 218 | 0
The Department of Labor & Industries is awarding $1.2 million in health and safety grants from money gathered from the workers' compensation State Fund.This is the first set of grants from the new Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) fund established by the Legislature la...Read More
Florida DWC Completing First Full Look at the Comp System 08/22/2008
State: FL | Segment: Top | 375 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A key official of the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) said Thursday the agency could be five months away from completing its first full review of how the system is working in a major data project that could spawn the first calls for changes to the 2003 reforms.Andrew ...Read More
Fla. Dispatches Investigators to Care Facilities 08/22/2008
State: FL | Segment: Safety | 59 | 0
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum first announced Wednesday he had sent teams of law-enforcement officers to nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and other care facilities and expanded the areas of the state under investigation to determine safety conditions and whether the units are habit...Read More
Former N.J. Worker Sentenced for Stealing Disability Benefits 08/22/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 117 | 0
A former Union County, N.J., human services assistant has been sentenced to four years of probation and 180 hours of community service after submitting false claims for disability insurance.New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram said Denise M. Muhammad, 45, of Linden, N.J., also was or...Read More
Fatal Accidents Drop in 2007, Transportation Still Tops Causes 08/22/2008
State: MN | Segment: Safety | 96 | 0
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry reported the state recorded 72 fatal work-related injuries in 2007, a decrease of six from 2006 and 15 fewer than in 2005, with transportation accidents accounting for the most fatalities.The 2007 total is less than the average of 80 cases a...Read More
Florida Judge Clarifies Gun Ruling 08/20/2008
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 126 | 0
U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle issued a ruling clarifying his July 28 order that struck down parts of Florida's new parking-lot gun law last month and said he is making it clear that employees with concealed weapons permits only have the right to keep guns locked in their cars in company p...Read More
FWCI Conference Underway 08/19/2008
State: FL | Segment: Top | 185 | 0
The Florida Workers' Compensation Institute (FWCI) officially launched its 63rd annual conference in Orlando Monday with addresses from Alex Sink and welcoming speeches from some of the state's top workers' compensation defense attorneys.The four-day conference began with a g...Read More
Flagstone Re Merges Subsidiaries in Bermuda 08/19/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 99 | 0
Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings Limited announced Monday today that it will restructure its global reinsurance operations by merging its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Flagstone Reinsurance Limited of Bermuda and Flagstone Réassurance Suisse SA.The subsidiaries will be merged into ...Read More
Fla. Court: Claimant Didn't Voluntarily Leave Job 08/18/2008
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 160 | 0
A judge of compensation claims erred by ruling that a claimant had voluntarily left his position because the claimant's work restrictions precluded him from performing his job, Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled.The appellate court judges affirmed and reversed various p...Read More
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