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Fairmont Subpoenaed for General Re Info 06/28/2005
State: NA | Segment: Regulatory | 99 | 0
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited announced Friday that its subsidiary, Fairmont Specialty Group, has received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission requesting documents regarding any non-traditional insurance product transactions entered into by Fairmont with General Re Corp. or a...Read More
Fla. Sentences Trio for Money Laundering 06/27/2005
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 126 | 0
Florida's Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher announced Friday that three individuals affiliated with LifeTime Capital Inc., a viatical company that once operated out of Dayton, Ohio, and South Florida, have been sentenced to a collective 22 years in prison for their roles in a large-scale money l...Read More
Fraud Panel Chairman Musing Subpoenas 06/23/2005
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
SACRAMENTO -- California Fraud Assessment Commission Chairman Bill Zachry is itching to discuss some potential major abuses of the workers' compensation industry, but he can't get anybody to show up to a meeting and talk about them. So, on Wednesday he asked Department of Insurance staffe...Read More
Fla. Rewriting Medical Reimbursement Rule 06/23/2005
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 300 | 0
Florida's Workers' Compensation Division proposes changes to the administrative rule that covers reimbursement for medical services provided to workers' compensation claimants. The amendments to rule 69L-7.602: *Clarify rule language and data reporting requirements; *Lo...Read More
Fibromyalgia to be 'Major Market Driver' 06/22/2005
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Decision Resources, a research and advisory firm focusing on pharmaceutical and health care issues, finds that improved awareness of fibromyalgia among both physicians and patients will be a major market driver over the next 10 years. Currently, less than 20% of fibromyalgia sufferers rec...Read More
Finite-Risk Probe Extends to General Electric Co. 06/21/2005
State: NA | Segment: Fraud | 119 | 0
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York sent a subpoena Monday to General Electric Company asking for documents related to finite risk insurance, the company reported. The subpoena is general in nature. GE Insurance Solutions, one of GE's businesses, received a sim...Read More
Fla. Firefighters Given 'Stand Down' Order 06/21/2005
State: FL | Segment: Safety | 187 | 0
Florida's Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Tom Gallagher is calling for Florida's firefighters to join fellow responders across the nation in a "stand down" on Tuesday and suspend all non-emergency activity to focus on safety. "Firefighters and their families accept that t...Read More
FL Supreme: Carrier Liable for Intentional Torts 06/17/2005
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 171 | 0
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a carrier's decision to repeatedly deny medical care to an injured worker who was urinating blood and feces for 10 months is not protected by exclusive remedy. In Aguilera v. Inservices, Inc., No. SC03-368, 06/16/2005, Rodrigo Aguilera ...Read More
Fraud-Fighting Panel Meets June 22 06/15/2005
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A panel of California employers that doles out $30 million annually in fraud-fighting grants will convene on June 22 in Sacramento to decide who gets next year's money. The Fraud Assessment Commission, which is administered by the California Department of Insurance, meets annually to deem w...Read More
Fireman's Fund Supports Tsunami Recovery 06/14/2005
State: CT | Segment: Business | 138 | 0
Representatives of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company will make a a $200,000 donation this morning to ongoing tsunami relief and recovery efforts in southern Asia. Joe Finnegan, enterprise distribution executive for Fireman's Fund in New England, and independent agent Carl Zelinsky of the Ne...Read More
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