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Workers' Compensation News

Applicants: COLA Decision Still a Year-and-a-Half Away 01/25/2011
State: CA | Segment: Top | 939 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorSAN DIEGO -- Attorneys at the California Applicants' Attorneys Association's annual winter seminar urged their colleagues to continue ensuring that their judges reserve jurisdiction o...Read More
Amendments Didn't Eliminate Coverage for Occupational Diseases 01/25/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Amendments to Missouri's workers' compensation laws in 2005 did not remove occupational diseases from coverage, the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri ruled in holding exclusivity barred a negligence claim against Harley Davidson stemming from workplace exposure to benzene....Read More
App Attorneys Present New Attack on 3% Add-On 01/24/2011
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1037 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorGet CEs for reading this column, click here!...Read More
Alleged Lead Exposure Brings 32 Citations. $307,200 in Fines 01/24/2011
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 312 | 0
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 32 citations with fines totaling $307,200 to Lead Enterprises in Miami for allegedly failing to protect employees from lead exposure.Lead Enterprises is a lead recycling and manufacturing company that produces lead product...Read More
Alleged Needle Stick, Other Risks Bring Recycler $53,000 in Fines 01/24/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 95 | 0
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 20 citations with fines totaling $53,000 to Greenstar Mid-America for 10 serious and 10 other-than-serious citations after an inspection allegedly found that workers processing trash were not protected against hypodermic needle sticks...Read More
Addicted OB/GYN Found Guilty of Work Comp Fraud 01/20/2011
State: CA | Segment: Top | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Griggs, EditorA Southern California obstetrician-gynecologist who had already admitted to using fake identities to secure 30,000 narcotic pills now has a workers' compensation fraud conviction on her record as well...Read More
AFL-CIO Seeking to Intervene in Court Review of Spitzer Reform 01/20/2011
State: NY | Segment: Top | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe New York AFL-CIO is seeking permission to intervene in a protracted court fight between New York carriers and the State Workers' Compensation Board over a 2007 workers' comp...Read More
Alleged Scaffolding Risks Bring 8 Citations, $41,200 in Fines 01/20/2011
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 334 | 0
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued eight citations with fines totaling $41,200 to Westport Stucco of South Florida for alleged safety citations following an inspection of the company's site in Cooper City, Fla.OSHA issued the company four repeat citatio...Read More
AG Drops Remaining Marsh Bid-Rigging Charges 01/19/2011
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 606 | 0
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has dropped the last two criminal cases facing former executives of mega-broker Marsh & McLennan stemming from a bid-rigging probe that dates back to 2004, Reuters reported.The news service said Schneiderman's office has dismissed indic...Read More
A.M. Best: Chartis Pulling Away from Comp Market 01/18/2011
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 362 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The property and casualty subsidiary of American International Group (AIG) is in the process of shedding the majority of its workers' compensation business in a bid to focus on higher-margin policies, A.M. Best reported Friday.The ratings house quoted Chartis President and Chief Exec...Read More
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