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Law Firm Offering Free Employment Law Seminar 05/16/2007
State: CA | Segment: Events | 200 | 0
Attorney Phil Walker and the Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith law firm are holding a free employment law seminar in Irvine, Calif., on June 11. The Orange County Employment Law Seminar runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine. Walker recently was...Read More
Lorman Offering Comp Seminar in Santa Barbara 05/15/2007
State: CA | Segment: Events | 121 | 0
Workers' Compensation defense attorneys Jay S. Cohen, Ira Johns and Matt King will present a seminar on June 13 at the Mar Monte Hotel, in Santa Barbara. The daylong program, "California Workers' Compensation Today: It's a Different World," will cover a variety of topics for those working i...Read More
Lawmakers Reject Network Accreditation Bill 05/15/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 91 | 0
The Texas House of Representatives defeated legislation to require workers' compensation health care networks to be accredited by a national group. House Bill 1285 by Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, failed Friday night on a 42-49 vote in the 150-member House. Zedler had proposed...Read More
Lung Ailment Rises Among NYC Firefighters at WTC 05/09/2007
State: NY | Segment: Medicine | 93 | 0
A medical study reported in the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians found a higher incidence of a scarring lung condition among New York City firefighters who did rescue work at the World Trade towers. The research team set out to determine whether exposure to World Trade...Read More
Liberty Mutual Makes Blockbuster Deal for Ohio Group 05/08/2007
State: OH | Segment: Top | 117 | 0
Liberty Mutual Group on Monday announced a blockbuster deal to acquire the Ohio Casualty Group of regional insurance companies for approximately $2.7 billion. The deal would pair Liberty Mutual and its nationwide sales force with a regional group that had $1.4 billion in written premiu...Read More
LWCC Hires White to be Internal Audit Director 05/08/2007
State: LA | Segment: Business | 153 | 0
The Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corp. (LWCC) announced it hired David T. White as director of internal audit. White will be responsible for providing overall direction for the internal audit function at LWCC. White previously was audit unit manager for General Reinsurance's...Read More
Laredo Disability Management Session Now June 6 05/04/2007
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 71 | 0
The Laredo field office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation rescheduled its May 24 brown-bag session on disability management to June 6. The free session will be from 11 a.m. to noon at 5420 Springfield Ave. The session is an open forum in which participants may ask ...Read More
LWCC Announces 218% Drop in Goodwill Loss Ratio 05/02/2007
State: LA | Segment: Safety | 114 | 0
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana cut its workers' compensation loss ratio from 232% to 14% with a series of safety initiatives, Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corp. (LWCC) said Tuesday. LWCC, the state's largest workers' compensation carrier, said the reduction took seven ye...Read More
L.A. Fire Captain's Special Duty Passes FEHA Muster 04/30/2007
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 154 | 0
A county fire department's assignment of a disabled captain to special duty rather than to run a station did not discriminate against him under the federal Fair Employment and Housing Act, a California appeals court ruled. The 2nd District Court of Appeal, Division 1 sided with Los Angeles...Read More
Last Day for Doctors to Re-file E&M Claims With Aetna 04/30/2007
State: CA | Segment: Medicine | 119 | 0
Today is the deadline for California doctors to resubmit denied claims to Aetna for evaluation and management services provided on the same day as a decision for surgery. Previously denied claims with dates of service between Jan. 1, 2005, and Feb. 11, 2006 can be resubmitted, according to ...Read More
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