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Assessment on Employers' Premiums Unchanged 09/28/2010
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 253 | 0
The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission announced the assessment on premiums, used to retire debt from the closed second injury fund and cover future claims for black lung disease, will remain unchanged in 2011.The commission will continue its 6.5% assessment on employe...Read More
Alleged Chemical Exposure, Other Risks Bring $43,150 in Fines 09/28/2010
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 345 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 20 citations with fines totaling $43,150 to Miskeen Originals for alleged workplace safety and health violations, including employee exposure to methylene chloride, at its Camden facility.OSHA initiated an inspection at the sit...Read More
Alleged Excavation Hazards Bring 4 Citations, $62,800 in Fines 09/28/2010
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 219 | 0
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued four citations with fines totaling $62,800 to Gary's Grading and Pipeline Co. of Monroe for allegedly exposing workers to excavation hazards while installing a tie-in pipe between two manhole basins at a site in Gainesville, Ga....Read More
Arnold and Itkin Firm Launches Maritime Law Website 09/27/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 159 | 0
Houston-based law firm Arnold and Itkin announced Friday it has has launched a new website to provide information to injured maritime and oil rig workers in the state.The site is intended to serve as a resource for Texas residents who have questions regarding maritime laws and injuries....Read More
Attorneys Question High-Dollar 'Town Hall' Meeting at Manhattan Bar 09/24/2010
State: NY | Segment: Top | 169 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefAttorneys on both sides of the New York's workers' compensation bar are questioning an upcoming "town hall" meeting with the top brass from the State Workers' Compensation B...Read More
Amputation Accident Prompts 10 Citations, $47,500 in Fines 09/24/2010
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 262 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 10 citations with fines totaling $47,550 to McDuffie Box Co. in Thomson for alleged safety violations following an amputation accident.OSHA began an inspection in March after receiving a complaint concerning alleged improper ma...Read More
Alternative Risk Services Moving Across State Line to Kansas City 09/23/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 120 | 0
Alternative Risk Services is moving out of the suburbs and across the state line to Kansas City, bringing 42 employees along with it and a promise to add 20 new jobs over the next few years, according to a report in the Kansas City Star. The claims administrator is now located at 6900 Co...Read More
AHCS Files Defamation Suit Against Blog Author Joe Paduda 09/23/2010
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Automated Healthcare Solutions (AHCS) has filed a federal defamation lawsuit against Health Care Strategy Associates principal Joseph Paduda based on postings in his blog, Managed Care Matters.The South Florida-based firm said in the lawsuit that Paduda mischaracterized the nature of its...Read More
AIA Urges 6th Circuit to Dismiss Suit Similar to Cassens 09/23/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The American Insurance Association filed an amicus brief urging the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the dismissal of a racketeering suit that is related to the Cassens Transport case. The American Insurance Association implored the 6th Circuit to dismiss Jackson v. Drouillard beca...Read More
Alleged Fall, Electrical Hazards Bring 17 Citations, $54,500 in Fines 09/23/2010
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 232 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 17 citations with fines totaling $54,500 to Spartech Plastics of Evanston, Ill. for allegedly exposing employees to unguarded machinery and electrical shock hazards, and for failing to protect workers from fall hazards.As the r...Read More
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