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ALJ Didn't Err By Denying Benefits on Causation Testimony 09/14/2009
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 201 | 0
A judge did not err by denying compensability for a claim after determining that the employer's witnesses were more credible, the Court of Appeals determined.Case: Eller v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office of the State of Colorado, No. 08CA2274, 9/3/09, published.Facts:&nb...Read More
 
 
Adam Dombchik Takes Over as CAAA President 09/11/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 698 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Los Angeles attorney Adam Dombchik will take over as president of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association today, along with five other new officers, CAAA announced.Dombchik is a partner in the Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein law firm. He replaces To...Read More
 
 
Audit Clears House of Raeford Poultry Plants 09/11/2009
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 151 | 0
An investigation by the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) that spanned more than a year has given poultry plants operated by House of Raeford Farms in Greenville and West Columbia a clean bill of health in terms of reporting workers' injuries, The Greenville News reported...Read More
 
 
AIA Applauds Dodd's Decision to Remain Senate Banking Chairman 09/10/2009
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 202 | 0
The American Insurance Association (AIA) on Wednesday applauded U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd's decision to remain chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the wake of Sen. Ted Kennedy's death on Aug. 25.Dodd, D-Conn., has been a key player in the push to ove...Read More
 
 
AIG Pays Another $900,000 on 'Big Dig' 09/09/2009
State: MA | Segment: Top | 105 | 0
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chiefmike@workcompcentral.comAmerican International Group (AIG) has paid another $900,000 in surplus workers' compensation premiums owed to Boston's infamous 'Big Dig' ...Read More
 
 
AIG Sells Portion of Asset-Management Business 09/09/2009
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 92 | 0
American International Group (AIG) has agreed to sell part of its investment advisory and asset-management business to Bridge Partners, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based private investment firm Pacific Century Group.AIG said in a news release it is retaining an in-house investment operatio...Read More
 
 
Agent Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison 09/09/2009
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 68 | 0
A South Shore, Ky., insurance agent was sentenced to five years in federal prison and ordered to repay nearly $400,000 in clients' money, the Kentucky Department of Insurance (KDI) said.Regulators said Robert W. Rister, 40, pleaded guilty in May to charges that he set up accounts and...Read More
 
 
A.M. Best: Turmoil for WC Insurers to Linger into 2010 09/09/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 323 | 0
A.M. Best issued a special report Tuesday stating that challenging market conditions and a financial crisis that drove down profitability for U.S. workers' compensation insurers in 2008 will linger through 2009 and well into 2010.Meanwhile, changing regulatory issues and reforms are ...Read More
 
 
Almaraz/Guzman II Promotes Rating By Analogy, Attorneys Believe 09/08/2009
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1033 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's statement that physicians should not leave the "four corners of the American Medical Association Guides" in Almaraz/Guzman II appears to have the largest cost-related implications in last week's en banc opinions. Both applicants' ...Read More
 
 
Ascendant Picks up 15K Policies from Failed Insurer First Commercial 09/08/2009
State: FL | Segment: Top | 117 | 0
Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink negotiated a rescue package last week that transfers 15,000 policies and more than 100 workers from failed Hialeah, Fla.-based workers' compensation carrier First Commercial Insurance Co. (FCIC) to a former rival in Miami.The Florida Departme...Read More
 
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