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Audit Finds 'Questionable' Transfers from Workers' Comp Fund 03/04/2010
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 56 | 0
The Missouri State Auditor's Office says the Office of Administration's central services cost allocation plan has made possibly "questionable" transfers from various state funds, including more than $265,000 from the Workers' Compensation Fund. Beginning in 2002, an amount ha...Read More
Attorney: ADL Decision Was Not About Add-Ons 03/03/2010
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An attorney who represented the interests of injured workers in a Nevada Supreme Court case decided last week says the ruling will entitle some claimants to far more than 1% to 3% in additional benefits. Nancyann Leeder, the attorney who represented the Nevada Attorney forInjured Workers...Read More
Agent May Get Probation in 1,054-Count Noncompliance Case 03/03/2010
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 133 | 0
The 80-year-old owner of a Connellsville, Pa., insurance agency appears will serve probation after reaching a plea bargain  on charges that he failed to provide workers' compensation coverage for his employees for 1,054 days, the Daily Courier of Connellsville reported.William R...Read More
Amerisafe Net Income Up, but Premiums Down 03/03/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 304 | 0
Amerisafe, a specialty writer of hazardous workers' compensation insurance, announced fourth-quarter 2009 net income of $6.6 million, compared to $5.7 million in the same period last year.For the full year 2009, Amerisafe reported net income of $46.4 million, up from $43.8 million in...Read More
Alleged Asbestos Violations Bring 19 Citations, $136,000 in Fines 03/03/2010
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 69 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 19 citations with fines totaling $136,000 against William A. Berry and Son in Danvers for alleged violations of workplace health and safety standards while removing asbestos-containing material at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston last Septem...Read More
Advisory Council Meets Wednesday on Legislative Issues 03/02/2010
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 188 | 0
The Minnesota Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Wednesday to consider possible legislative recommendations as part of the council's "agreed bill" negotiation process.Department of Labor and Industry spokesman James Honerman told WorkCompCentral the council met Frid...Read More
Atlantic County Woman Sentenced for Submitting Phony Disability Claims 03/01/2010
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 148 | 0
New Jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced last week that a Mays Landing, N.J., woman was sentenced to five years in state prison and ordered to pay $4,357 in restitution based on fraudulent disability claims.Down said Lynn White, 31, pleaded guilty to a charge of insurance fraud...Read More
Attorney General Opposes CompSource Sale 02/26/2010
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 84 | 0
Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he opposes legislation to sell CompSource Oklahoma, believing it could require businesses to pay higher workers' compensation premiums and coverage unaffordable for new and high-risk employers, the Associated Press reported Thursday.Edmon...Read More
AG's Letter Fuels Some Hope of SEUS Insolvency Pool Rescue 02/22/2010
State: GA | Segment: Top | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Georgia Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker last week issued an informal opinion letter that, if accepted by the courts, increases the likelihood that dozens of local government entities caught in last October's collapse of Southeastern U.S. Insurance Co. (SEUS) will qualify for protection from t...Read More
Alleged Dust Hazards Bring 7 Citations, $137,250 in Fines 02/22/2010
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 194 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued seven citations with fines totaling $137,250 to Endres Processing of Kansas City, Kan., for alleged combustible dust hazards following an inspection.OSHA said its inspection of the Endres facility resulted in three willful and ...Read More
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