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Liberty Mutual Reports Fall in Net Income 08/04/2006
State: MA | Segment: Business | 372 | 0
The Liberty Mutual Group on Thursday reported net income of $323 million and $615 million for the three and six months ended June 30. The figures represent a decrease of $177 million and $281 million from the same periods in 2005. The Boston-based workers' compensation insurer said the decr...Read More
Longshoreman's Death Brings $52,250 in Fines 08/03/2006
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 232 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 23 violations with penalties totaling $52,250 against Sun Terminals of Fort Lauderdale after a fatal accident involving a longshoreman at Port Everglades, Fla. OSHA began an investigation after the March 25 accident in which the wor...Read More
Longer Statute of Limitations Applied to Job-Loss Suit 08/01/2006
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 412 | 0
The longer three-year statute of limitations applies to a tort filing when the injury alleged is loss of a contract for continued employment, the Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled. The Nashville-based appellate court in Sudberry v. Royal & Sun Alliance, No. M2005-00280-COA-R3-CV ...Read More
Labor Ready Inc. OKs Repurchase Plan 07/26/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 181 | 0
Labor Ready Inc. on Tuesday announced that its board of directors has approved a $50 million stock repurchase plan. Labor Ready said in a press release that the common stock will be repurchased either in the open market or in private transactions. The company said it will buy stock when mar...Read More
Letter Ignites Broadside Against Angelides 07/24/2006
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 209 | 0
The California Republican Party and a business group with ties to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign demanded Friday that opponent Phil Angelides denounce the California Applicants' Attorneys Association and return all contributions received from the group. They said money from the orga...Read More
Legislative Intent Argument Fails to Block Award 07/19/2006
State: GA | Segment: Courts | 235 | 0
A Georgia Court of Appeals awarded compensation to a disability applicant in a case that hinged on a law change that defined "catastrophic injury" and the Legislature's intent. At issue in Rite-Aid Corp. v. Davis, no. A06A0682 (7/13/06) was whether claimant Barbara Davis could have r...Read More
LIRC Meets Today in Baton Rouge 07/18/2006
State: LA | Segment: Regulatory | 188 | 0
The Louisiana Insurance Rating Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. today in the State Insurance Department hearing room on the plaza floor of the Poydras Building, 1702 N. Third St. in Baton Rouge. Interested individuals are invited to attend the meeting and present their vi...Read More
Loss of Earning Power Upheld on Single Report 07/13/2006
State: NE | Segment: Courts | 166 | 0
The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld a Workers Compensation Court's finding on loss of earning power based on a single vocational report, though several reports and conflicting evidence reflected greater loss. In Jackson v. Precision Builders, Inc. (A-05-1108, 07/11/2006) Jackson ...Read More
Landscaping Job Results in Fraud Charges 07/13/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 207 | 0
A New York taxi driver was arrested for workers' compensation fraud because of allegations that he concealed his employment as a landscaper while collecting disability benefits, the New York State Insurance Fund announced Wednesday. The arrest of William Parshall, 34, of Elmira, N.Y. could ...Read More
Louisiana Coventry CEO Joins HealthAmerica 07/12/2006
State: PA | Segment: People | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal
HealthAmerica and HealthAssurance today announced that Michael A. Kasper has joined the companies as executive vice president. In this role, Kasper oversees all areas of operation in central and eastern Pennsylvania, including marketing, sales, account management, medical management, govern...Read More
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