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Long Holds N.C. Increase to 1.6% 10/29/2007
State: NC | Segment: Top | 178 | 0
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Jim Long on Friday ordered a 1.6% increase in voluntary loss costs effective Apri1 1, as part of a settlement agreement with the North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB). Long said the increase trims about $56 million in pure premium employers would have had...Read More
Lufkin Office Sets Compliance Session Nov. 19 10/29/2007
State: TX | Segment: Events | 86 | 0
The Lufkin field office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host a "brown-bag" session Nov. 19 on compliance monitoring and enforcement issues. The free session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4415 S. Medford Drive. Following a presentation the session will be ...Read More
Lawmaker Targets Attorneys in Planned Reforms 10/26/2007
State: OK | Segment: Top | 176 | 0
An Oklahoma lawmaker said Thursday he plans to file legislation next year to further overhaul the state's workers' compensation system by reducing attorney involvement and providing tax incentives to businesses to promote workplace safety. Rep. Mark McCullough, R-Sapulpa, outlined his pro...Read More
Legislature Boosts Benefits for Private 9-11 Responders 10/26/2007
State: NY | Segment: Politics | 182 | 0
New York lawmakers broke a deadlock with Gov. Eliot Spitzer this week and unanimously passed legislation that boosts benefits for privately-employed hospital workers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics who responded to the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. The Senate vo...Read More
LWCC Raises $37,000 for Kids' Chance Program 10/22/2007
State: LA | Segment: Business | 120 | 0
Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corp. chairman Aubrey Temple presented a check for $37,000 to the Louisiana Bar Foundation to support the foundation's Kids' Chance Scholarship Program, which provides monetary assistance to children of work-related accident victims. The presentation took pla...Read More
Labor, Consumer Groups Blast High Court 10/19/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 782 | 0
Representatives of organized labor and consumer groups Thursday issued statements calling the Texas Supreme Court a "corrupt" protector of "corporate lawlessness" as attorneys prepared to argue over whether the former head of British Petroleum should be required to give a statement in a lawsuit over...Read More
Liberty Mutual Gets Bulk of Fines in Disciplinary Orders 10/19/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 526 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Liberty Mutual and its subsidiaries received the lion's share of $684,877 in penalties imposed by the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation this week. The city of San Antonio was also fined $15,000 in disciplinary orders issued after DWC audits in August and September. The agency posted...Read More
Labor Secretary Smith Leaves Nov. 2 10/15/2007
State: LA | Segment: Politics | 235 | 0
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco announced Friday that Labor Secretary John Warner Smith will be leaving his position to accept the position of chief executive officer of Next Horizon, a newly established nonprofit organization whose mission is to reform public education in Louisiana....Read More
L.A. Drops Cambridge As Fire/Police TPA 10/12/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 441 | 0
The Los Angeles City Council has joined Los Angeles County in deciding to replace Cambridge Integrated Services Group as a third-party administrator (TPA) handling workers' compensation claims. The council voted unanimously Oct. 5 to let Cambridge's contract to serve as TPA for the Los Ange...Read More
La. Ct: Worker Can't Bring Action on Doctor's Behalf 10/12/2007
State: LA | Segment: Courts | 110 | 0
A doctor seeking payment -- and not the injured worker -- is the proper person to bring legal action, a Louisiana appeals court ruled. A workers' compensation judge found that Brenda Wallace was entitled to supplementary earnings benefits at a rate of $61.34 per week, a reduction from the ...Read More
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