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Fraud Seminar Set for Columbus March 15 02/22/2007
State: OH | Segment: Events | 127 | 0
The Ohio Department of Insurance announced the 2007 Ohio Insurance Fraud Seminar is set for March 15 at Quest Conference Centers at 8405 Pulsar Place in Columbus. Hosts for the daylong event are the department, the Ohio Chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigato...Read More
FPIC Reports Modest Net Income Gain for 4Q 02/20/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 207 | 0
FPIC Insurance Group on Friday reported a slight gain in net income for the fourth quarter of 2006, and a larger profit gain for the full year due in large part to discontinued operations. FPIC said net income for the fourth quarter was $9.4 million, or 89 cents per diluted common share, ...Read More
Florida Updates Documents Form 02/16/2007
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 324 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has updated its form for purchasing Web-available forms and rules and for buying reimbursement manuals. The form, available at http://www.fldfs.com/wc/whatsnew.html, lists rei...Read More
Fireman's Chemical Exposure Compensable 02/15/2007
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 154 | 0
A firefighter's exposure to asbestos in the course of his employment resulted in compensable pulmonary disability and colon cancer, the Superior Court of New Jersey's Appellate Division ruled in Larsen v. City of East Orange, A-6209-04T2, 2/13/2007. Claimant Kenneth Larson was empl...Read More
Fraud Allegations Referred to Prosecutor's Office 02/13/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 235 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has asked county prosecutors to investigate whether there was criminal wrongdoing by a Houston business executive who was ordered to pay $7.5 million in damages to the carrier in a civil fraud judgment last week. A jury in the 419th District Court awarded Texas ...Read More
Focus: HOPE Programs Receive Awards Today 02/07/2007
State: MI | Segment: Safety | 132 | 0
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth announced two Focus: HOPE programs will receive awards for an outstanding safety and health record from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) in Detroit today. The ceremonies will be held at 8:30 a.m. at 13...Read More
Fifteen Work Comp Bills Introduced Since Jan. 9 02/07/2007
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 231 | 0
Fifteen bills relating to workers' compensation have been filed in the Texas Legislature since the 140-day session began Jan. 9 according the Insurance Council of Texas. The measures and sponsor, along with links to the bills, include: * ...Read More
Final Hearing on ASC Manual Scheduled 02/07/2007
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 256 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) on Tuesday added its final draft of the reimbursement manual for ambulatory surgical centers to the Feb. 13 hearings schedule. DWC said it has received a written request to conduct a hearing on the final draft of the 2006 manual, which h...Read More
Fire Closes Los Angeles WCAB Office 02/06/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 87 | 0
The California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board office in downtown Los Angeles closed Monday because of a fire at a nearby building. The board will reopen today, said Division of Workers' Compensation spokeswoman Susan Gard. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, th...Read More
Fla. 1st Nixes $20K Award for Attorney's Fee 02/06/2007
State: FL | Segment: Top | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a $20,000 attorney fee award because it exceeded the percentage allowed attorneys under the workers' compensation law section 440.34. "Because the judge of compensation claims (JCC) in this case ordered the employer-servicing agent to p...Read More
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