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Workers' Compensation News

Attorney Seeks New Trial for Former WSI Head Sandy Blunt 08/30/2010
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 192 | 0
The attorney for former North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) Director Sandy Blunt has asked a district judge to grant a new trial because prosecutors allegedly withheld evidence in the case, the Associated Press reported.Bismarck attorney Mike Hoffman, Blunt's attorney, ...Read More
Administrative Review of Utilization Program Not Mandatory 08/27/2010
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 142 | 0
A worker who was denied medical treatment through an employer's utilization review process has the option to appeal the decision through administrative means, but is not required to do so before pursuing judicial relief, the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court of...Read More
Advisory Council Meets Sept. 16 at Workers' Comp Court 08/27/2010
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 126 | 0
The Oklahoma Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Workers' Compensation Court's offices in Oklahoma City.The meeting will be in the court's second floor courtroom at 1915 N. Stiles.No agenda has been posted yet for the ...Read More
Alleged Lead Exposure Brings Gun Range $62,000 in Fines 08/27/2010
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 162 | 0
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued two citations with fines totaling $62,000 against the Guns and Knives gun range in Lauderdale Lakes for allegedly exposing workers to lead hazards.OSHA issued the company one serious citation for alleged failure-to-abate w...Read More
Affidavits Help Texas Mutual Defeat Bad-Faith Suit 08/26/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 199 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. prevailed over a bad-faith claims handling suit on summary judgment by presenting five affidavits from physicians in support of its primary medical expert in the underlying claim, according to a decision from a San Antonio appellate court.Case: Durst, Jr. v. Te...Read More
Attorney: Holtkamp Ruling Doesn't Affect Subpoena Case Law 08/25/2010
State: IL | Segment: Top | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 770 min read
By John Kamin, Legal EditorA recent appellate court ruling that the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission cannot use its subpoena powers to force medical providers to make copies of medical records does not change...Read More
AWCP Fall Conference Set for Oct. 15 in Sacramento 08/24/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 160 | 0
The Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals (AWCP) has scheduled its 2010 fall conference for Oct. 15 at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento.Keven Star, court administrator for the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), will discuss the court system and m...Read More
AIG Subsidiary Pays $3.95 Billion on Bailout Balance 08/24/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 128 | 0
American International Group (AIG) said Monday its aircraft leasing subsidiary has applied $3.95 billion of  the proceeds of the sale of secured and unsecured notes to pay down AIG's revolving credit facility with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.AIG and International Lease ...Read More
Accident Fund Donates $15,000 to Scholarship Program 08/24/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 68 | 0
Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America donated $15,000 to the Roy Westran Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to students pursuing college degrees in insurance-related programd.Since establishment of the foundation, more than 332 students have received $560,000 in financi...Read More
Agents Group Responds to Cuomo in Fight Over Disclosure Rule 08/20/2010
State: NY | Segment: Top | 93 | 0
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) and the Council of Insurance Brokers of Greater New York (CIBGNY) said they served state Attorney General Andrew Cuom...Read More
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