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Amicus Briefs Target Legislative Intent Behind COLA Statute 07/27/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 595 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Get CE for reading this column, click here!By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorThe California Supreme Court is currently consider...Read More
Attorney General Seeks Suspension of Pain Doctor's License 07/26/2010
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 159 | 0
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced he was filing a petition with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board requesting an immediate 90-day suspension of pain management doctor Kamal Tiwari's medical license for alleged over-prescribing of controlled substances.Zoeller announced...Read More
Alleged Excavation Violations Bring 5 Citations, $61,800 in Fines 07/26/2010
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 259 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued five citations with fines totaling $61,800 to Folsom Construction of South Windsor for alleged violations of excavation safety standards at a work site in Rockville.OSHA reported that on May 25 its inspectors observed workers i...Read More
Aon Joins Marsh In Resumption of 'Contingent Commissions' 07/23/2010
State: NY | Segment: Top | 272 | 0
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern BureauAon Corp. said this week it has reversed its policy on taking "contingent commissions" a half-decade after it agreed to drop the practice to settle allegations of bid-rigging by then New Yo...Read More
Amerisafe Touts 2nd Year on Ward Group's List 07/23/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 227 | 0
Amerisafe Inc., a specialty writer of high-hazard workers' compensation insurance, reported Thursday it has been named to the 2010 Ward Group's 50 list of top performing property casualty insurance companies for a second consecutive year.The Ward Group looks for companies that ou...Read More
Aircraft Parts Maker Draws 41 Citations, $130,050 in Fines 07/22/2010
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 415 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 41 serious citations with fines totaling $130,050 to EDAC Technologies Corp. for alleged "widespread fire, electrical, mechanical and other hazards" at its Farmington aircraft parts manufacturing plant. OSHA issued the citation...Read More
Advisory Council Set to Hear Report on Market Conditions 07/22/2010
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 212 | 0
The Tennessee Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation will hear a report on market conditions at its next regular meeting scheduled for Aug. 17 in Nashville.The council, which reviews proposed legislation and regulations, was moved from the Tennessee Department of Labor to the Depa...Read More
A.M. Best Reviewing Rating of Michigan Insurance Co. 07/22/2010
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 394 | 0
A.M. Best Co. announced it has placed the financial strength rating of Michigan Insurance Co. of Grand Rapids "under review with negative implications" pending review of the level of support to be provided by Michigan Insurance Co.’s new parent, Donegal Group Inc., of Marietta, Pa....Read More
Alleged Failure to Correct Chemical Hazards Brings $112,000 in Fines 07/22/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 229 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued $112,000 in fines against Home Depot USA, principally for failing to correct hazards previously cited at the retail chain's West Nyack store. Diana Cortez, OSHA area director in Tarrytown, said the size of the fines "stem f...Read More
Andrew Levin to Head Energy, Labor and Economic Growth 07/21/2010
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 154 | 0
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has appointed Andrew S. Levin as acting director of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth to succeed Stanley Pruss, who will retire as director effective Friday.The department includes the Workers' Compensation Agency and the Michigan Occ...Read More
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