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The Hartford, WellGuard Sponsor Equipment Simulator 12/05/2006
State: NV | Segment: People | 34 | 0
The Hartford and WellGuard will sponsor a heavy equipment simulator at the 2006 National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Ground Water Expo today through Friday in Las Vegas. The Center for Transportation Safety will provide the simulator, which is being exhibited to help minimize the sever...Read More
Testimony of Employer Who Pleaded 5th Admissible 12/05/2006
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 173 | 0 | Popular with Empty
A trial court did not err when it allowed the testimony of an subcontractor who refused to answer questions on the grounds of self-incrimination, the Tennessee Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled. A laborer who sometimes worked for the subcontractor filed a workers' compens...Read More
Two Chief Insurance Regulators Step Down 12/01/2006
State: NA | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
Two top state insurance regulators -- including the president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners -- announced their resignations within a day of each other this week. Both said only that they are leaving their government jobs to enter the private sector. On Monday, Wis...Read More
Tenn. Court Pinpoints Date of Gradual Injury 12/01/2006
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 145 | 0
The date of a gradual injury, for purposes of determining the limitations period, is held to be the date the employee becomes unable to perform his or her job, the Supreme Court of the Tennessee Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel decided. The court ruled in Hagewood v. Americ...Read More
Trial Set on Oriska Takeover 12/01/2006
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 72 | 0
A New York Supreme Court justice in Oneida County, N.Y., left New York Insurance Superintendent Howard Mills in temporary control of financially troubled Oriska Insurance Co. Wednesday and set trial for the week of Feb. 12 to decide whether Mills will be allowed to force the workers' compensation i...Read More
Title on 'Final' Judgment Called Misleading 11/29/2006
State: AL | Segment: Courts | 117 | 0
It isn't the title of an order that makes it final, but rather the test of a judgment's finality is whether it sufficiently ascertains and declares the rights of the parties, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled. The opinion in Marchand v. Kerr-McGee Chemical, 2050705, 11/22/...Read More
Texas 9th: 7-Day Deadline Never Raised at Hearing 11/28/2006
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 178 | 0
A trial court erred in reversing a panel's decision for judicial review because the claimant did not demonstrate he had claimed that the provider failed to comply with the seven-day deadline to pay or to file a notice of refusal, the Texas 9th District Court of Appeals ruled. The court o...Read More
Two Honeywell Facilities Take 'Star' Honors 11/21/2006
State: KS | Segment: Safety | 78 | 0
Two Kansas facilities of Honeywell International earned membership in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's "Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). A recognition ceremony to honor the sites was held in Olathe. Honeywell Avionics Products of Olathe is a 600,000-...Read More
Texas 11th Finds Nothing to Support AOE/COE 11/20/2006
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 215 | 0
The Texas 11th District found nothing in a court's no-evidence summary judgment to suggest that a claimant was in the course and scope of his employment when he was involved in a fatal accident on his way to work. The appeals court affirmed a trial court's grant of summary judgment to the ...Read More
Tennessee Launches Two-Year Renewal Effective Jan. 1 11/20/2006
State: TN | Segment: Regulatory | 89 | 0
Tennessee regulators will begin issuing two-year renewals of licenses for insurance producers and business entities under a mandate approved last session by state lawmakers. The agency said renewals received and processed before Dec. 31 will continue issued on a 12-month basis with a one-...Read More
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