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Liberty Mutual Sees 5% Growth in Net Income 07/26/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 268 | 0
Liberty Mutual Group reported net income of income of $339 million for the second quarter of 2007, about a 5% increase from the same quarter last year. The company reported net earnings of $689 million for the first half of 2007, Liberty Mutual said the increases in both periods pr...Read More
Librarian Wanted Court to Shelve Partial Disability Ruling 07/25/2007
State: AL | Segment: Courts | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal
There was evidence presented that a longtime librarian's job at a city branch required her to exercise predominantly mental skills, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals held in denying a total permanent disability for an arm injury. The court affirmed a trial court's finding that librarian...Read More
LWCC Gets Sixth Consecutive Ranking from Ward 07/25/2007
State: LA | Segment: Business | 84 | 0
The Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corp. (LWCC) was named one of the 50 top-performing property and casualty carriers in nation by Ward Group, a Cincinnati-based management consulting firm. LWCC, Louisiana's largest workers' compensation carrier, received the designation for the sixth co...Read More
Lufkin Office Sets Session on Legislative Changes 07/20/2007
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 69 | 0
The Lufkin field office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host a "brown-bag" on recent legislative changes Aug. 13. The free session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4415 S. Medford Drive. The session is an open forum in which participants may ask questions an...Read More
Laredo Office to Host Dispute Resolution Session 07/18/2007
State: TX | Segment: Events | 83 | 0
The Laredo field office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host a "brown-bag" session on dispute resolution Aug. 3. The free session will be from 11 a.m. to noon at 5420 Springfield Ave. in Laredo. The session is an open forum in which participants may ask ques...Read More
Licensing Agreement Announced for New Pain Treatment 07/17/2007
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 83 | 0
Tikvah Therapeutics Inc. and Apkarian Technologies LLC announced Monday that Tikvah entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Apkarian for patents and patent applications involving potential treatments for chronic pain. These rights provide Tikvah with patent claims that encompa...Read More
Lower Carrier Penalties Among Changes Coming to Nevada 07/13/2007
State: NV | Segment: Top | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
LAS VEGAS -- A new law that decreases penalities against insurance carriers for late benefit payments emerged Thursday as a key issue among a long list of challenges regulators are considering after the 2007 legislation session. The Workers' Compensation Section of the Nevada Division of...Read More
LWCC Names Claims Operations Manager 07/13/2007
State: LA | Segment: Business | 143 | 0
Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corp. (LWCC) has hired the former head of the state Second Injury Board to oversee daily claims operations at the Baton Rouge-based carrier. The workers' compensation insurer said Jill Breard will serve as operations manager of the Risk Management Services Di...Read More
Louisiana Claims Assoc. Hosts 13th Annual Conference 07/12/2007
State: LA | Segment: Events | 88 | 0
The Louisiana Claims Association will hold its annual educational conference at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, La., on July 18-20. This year's 13th annual Louisiana Claims Association's Educational Conference will focus on increasing productivity, improving customer service a...Read More
Leather Goods Maker Cited, Fined $45,000 07/06/2007
State: MA | Segment: Safety | 167 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 15 serious citations and fines totaling $45,000 against New Bedford, Mass., leather goods manufacturer Michael Bianco Inc. The citations and fines involve alleged chemical, electrical and mechanical hazards identified during OSHA sa...Read More
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