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Racial Incidents Didn't Cross Threshold, Court Finds 11/08/2006
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 151 | 0
Racially tinged remarks and run-ins with white supervisors did not create abnormal work conditions that support a black store clerk's psychological injury claim, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled. The Commonwealth Court upheld a trial court's finding that a black grocery clerk Allen Joh...Read More
Risk Management Solutions Promotes Two 11/07/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 124 | 0
Risk Management Solutions on Monday announced the appointment of Bill Keogh to the position of group executive for global client development and the appointment of Matthew Grant to the position of chief markets officer. Keogh will oversee global client-facing activities, including sales, ...Read More
Republic Reports Continued Earning Growth in Q3 11/03/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 129 | 0
Republic Companies Group Inc. on Thursday reported revenues of $79.5 million and net income of $8.3 million for the third quarter of 2006. Shareholders' equity was $175.8 million as of Sept. 30. Republic's revenues of $79.5 million for the third quarter represent an increase of 20.8% when...Read More
Resolution Health to Profile Physicians' Care Nationwide 11/01/2006
State: MD | Segment: Medicine | 28 | 0
Resolution Health Inc., which provides health care data analysis, said Tuesday it has been chosen to conduct a national study of the clinical performance of physicians and physicians' groups. Resolution, based in Columbia, Md., said the study has been in the planning stages for three year...Read More
RenaissanceRe Reports Record Third Quarter 10/31/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 72 | 0
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. on Monday reported a record third-quarter operating income of $247 million, compared to a $292.5 million operating loss in the third quarter of 2005. The company said in a press release that its operating income excludes net realized investment gains of $4.2 mi...Read More
Report Shows Long-Standing Problems at BP Facilities 10/31/2006
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 97 | 0
British Petroleum internal documents prepared between 2002 and 2005 "revealed knowledge of significant safety problems at the Texas City refinery and at 34 other BP business units around the world" long before the March 2005 explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others, according to the p...Read More
RTW Blames Soft Market for Decreased Earnings 10/27/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 102 | 0
RTW Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1 million for the third quarter of 2006, a 50% decrease from the same period last time. Premiums earned in the third quarter totaled $10.8 million, down 14.3% from $12.7 million for the same period in 2005, RTW said in a press release. Premiums...Read More
Rare Genetic Flaw Made Some 9/11 Rescuers More Sick 10/24/2006
State: NA | Segment: Top | 206 | 0
A study showed World Trade Center rescue workers deficient in a protein key to healing in the lungs and liver saw a more rapid decline in their lung functions after exposure to environmental irritants, scientists told the America College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Monday. Dr. Gisela Bana...Read More
Reviews of Med-Legal Reports Have Docs Wary 10/19/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A physicians' group charged Wednesday that insurers are hiring outside reviewers to second-guess California medical-legal evaluators in an attempt to negotiate lower ratings. The California Society of Industrial Medicine & Surgery (CSIMS) sent a three-page letter to members describing a p...Read More
Ruling: Judge, Board Have Say Over Attorney Fees 10/18/2006
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Both the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board and the workers' compensation judge have the authority to review and award attorney's fees between a claimant and his attorneys, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled. In Hendricks v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, No. 237 C.D. ...Read More
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