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Times: No Plans to Charge Fired AIG Exec 08/17/2005
State: NY | Segment: Other | 89 | 0
The New York attorney general doesn't intend to charge former American International Group executive Michael Murphy for allegedly destroying documents about the insurer's accounting practices, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Eliot Spitzer's office, however, said Tuesday that the Times...Read More
Two W.V. Companies Sued For Unpaid Premium 08/16/2005
State: WV | Segment: Regulatory | 87 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Commission recently filed lawsuits against two state employers whose accounts with the Commission are in default. Injunctions were filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court against: -- Huffman and Associates Inc., a Kanawha County building construction business that ...Read More
TPA Driving Up Costs for L.A. Fire Dept., Paper Reports 08/15/2005
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 233 | 0
The company that handles the Los Angeles Fire Department's workers' compensation claims needs to either shape up or be shipped out, the Los Angeles Daily News says. In an editorial published Friday under the headline, "Workers' comp costs city enough without slow claims," the paper reporte...Read More
TRIA Legislation to Omit Coverages, Journal Says 08/15/2005
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 69 | 0
The House Financial Services Committee is expected to propose an extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act that drops commercial auto and general liability coverages, an insurance publication has reported. National Underwriter said Friday, quoting lobbyists with access to the panel's p...Read More
TeamStaff Reports Strong Quarterly Increase 08/15/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 148 | 0
PEO TeamStaff Nasdaq: TSTF), reported Friday revenues from continuing operations for the three months ended June 30, 2005, of $13.5 million. The figure was comprised of $12.4 million from staffing services and $1.1 million from payroll services. The $13.5 million compared to $9.6 millio...Read More
TX 9th: Positive Drug Test Not Conclusive 08/12/2005
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 942 | 0 | Popular with Array
The Ninth District of the Texas Court of Appeals ruled that a positive drug test for marijuana is insufficient to prove that the claimant was intoxicated at the time of injury. In American Interstate Ins. Co. v. Hinson , No. 09-04-369 CV, 08/11/2005, William Hinson was injured when...Read More
TX 9th: Exclusive Remedy Won't Protect Parent Company 08/12/2005
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 165 | 0
The Ninth District of the Texas Court of Appeals held that a parent company who fails to prove the existence of workers' compensation insurance coverage and control over the claimant is not protected by the exclusive remedy provision. In Koskey v. Baker Hughes, Inc., No. 09-04-539 CV...Read More
TWCC Updates EDI FAQ 08/12/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 117 | 0
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission has updated the Electronic Data Interchange "Consolidated Question and Answer Document," with updates as current as August 10, 2005.The 23 page document answers in detail the most frequently asked questions regarding implementation of the IAIABC 837...Read More
Tenn. Pipe Company Honored for Clean Record 08/11/2005
State: TN | Segment: Safety | 115 | 0
The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has honored a gas-pipe manufacturer for being accident-free for four years. Commissioner James Neeley announced that Performance Pipe in Knoxville was chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recogniti...Read More
Texas Provider Put Out Erroneous Information 08/11/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A health-care company that claimed to be the first certified network in Texas' revamped workers' compensation system on Wednesday retracted the announcement after it was published by leading insurance news outlets, including WorkCompCentral. Comprehensive Network Solutions issued an error-...Read More
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