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Lexington Insurance Launches Product Line for Road Builders 01/23/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 84 | 0
Lexington Insurance Co., an American International Group subsidiary, announced Tuesday the launch of Lex Infrastructure Solutions, a suite of insurance coverages that includes workers' compensation, tailored for U.S. contractors performing bridge and road work.Lex Infrastructure Solu...Read More
LIG Offering CMIP Courses in Florida and Texas this Year 01/23/2008
State: NA | Segment: Events | 143 | 0
LIG Educational & Consulting Services and the International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies are offering two of the four courses in marine and longshore insurance necessary to achieve a designation as a Certified Marine Insurance Professional (CMIP) in Florida and Texas this year....Read More
Lockton Appoints Former Aon Exec to Employee Benefits in S.F. 01/22/2008
State: CA | Segment: Business | 251 | 0
Lockton Companies announced Monday the appointment of Nancy Faville to the post of senior vice president for the company’s Employee Benefits Practice. She will be based in the brokerage's San Francisco office.Faville has worked in the insurance services and health care consulti...Read More
Longtime Applicants' Attorney Rick Wootton Dies at 80 01/16/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Longtime California applicants' attorney Richens L. "Rick" Wootton died surrounded by his family at his Santa Rosa home on Monday at age 80.At the time of his death, Wootton was still practicing with Ferchland Law Office in Santa Rosa. His nephew, attorney William T. Ferchland called...Read More
LAPD Detective Convicted For Working While Collecting Benefits 01/16/2008
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former city of Los Angeles police detective who worked for a security company while collecting injured-on-duty (IOD) pay pleaded guilty last week to one felony count of insurance fraud and immediately resigned from Police Department as part of the disposition of the case, the Los Angeles C...Read More
Lockton Adds Senior VP to Chicago Operation 01/16/2008
State: IL | Segment: Business | 64 | 0
Lockton appointed Mark Harris as a senior vice president and producer to its Chicago operation, the private brokerage announced Tuesday.Harris will be responsible for business development and client advocacy for law firms and other professional service firms.Harris, 44, of La...Read More
Lawmaker Plans Hearings on Consultants' Review of Agency 01/15/2008
State: ND | Segment: Regulatory | 138 | 0
The majority leader of the North Dakota House of Representatives says the interim Industry, Business and Labor Committee will review work by two consultants hired by the state's workers' compensation agency to review management practices and handling of claims for benefi...Read More
Last-Minute Petition Withdrawal Rejected 01/14/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 233 | 0
A New Jersey claimant who said she injured her back doing heavy lifting at work -- but whose co-workers said she had come to work complaining she had hurt herself by sleeping on the floor -- cannot withdraw her petition and try another tack when it appears her case is going badly, an appellate court...Read More
Liberty Mutual Adds 20,000 Providers to its MPN in California 01/08/2008
State: CA | Segment: Business | 638 | 0
Liberty Mutual enhanced its medical provider network in California by adding 20,000 providers from the Blue Cross of California WC network, the carrier announced Monday.Liberty Mutual said the expansion boosts its number of caregivers to more than 50,000 across the state and expands the ...Read More
Law Change Affects DWC's 'Compromise and Release' Form 01/02/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
It probably won’t be a deal breaker, but attorneys using a notary public to execute a “Compromise and Release” form supplied by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation early this year might first want to read the fine print. A little-noticed ch...Read More
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