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N.Y. 1st: Sandwich Wrapper Doesn't Violate Labor Law 08/14/2007
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 103 | 0
A sandwich wrapper on a roof is not a violation of the Labor Law, a New York court ruled. In Vital v. City of New York, 7880/03, 08/09/2007, the New York Appellate Division, 1st Department ruled that the court improperly denied summary judgment in favor of the owners of the buildi...Read More
Neutral Doctor Must Be Employed by University 08/14/2007
State: KY | Segment: Courts | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A physician contracted by a university does not fit the requirements for an independent examiner under Kentucky law, an appellate court ruled. In T.J. Maxx v. Blagg, 2006-CA-002640-WC, 08/10/2007, the Court of Appeals ruled that the Supreme Court's decision in Morrison v. The H...Read More
N.J. Court Denies Class Status in PVC Workers' Suit 08/13/2007
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 261 | 0
A New Jersey appellate court Friday denied class status for former workers at a New Jersey factory that made an industrial-type plastic linked to a rare liver cancer. The six former employees of Pantasote Inc. in Passaic, N.J., named the company, four of its workers' compensation insurer...Read More
North American Buys Deep South MGA 08/13/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 105 | 0
North American Insurance Leaders announced Friday that it has signed an agreement to acquire the businesses of Deep South Holding, L.P., one of the largest managing general insurance agencies in the United States. Founded in 1967, Deep South is a full-service distributor of commercial ...Read More
NIOSH Posts Resources in Wake of Utah Collapse 08/13/2007
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 187 | 0
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) placed a series of links to safety and regulatory information regarding mining safety and "retreat mining" on its Web site last week, despite denials from the owner of a Huntington, Utah, coal mine that his company was engaged in the ...Read More
Neuromed Abandons New Pain Treatment Development 08/09/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 143 | 0
Neuromed Pharmaceuticals and Merck & Co. Inc. decided to discontinue development of NMED-160, a potential chronic pain treatment, Neuromed announced Wednesday. Neuromed and Merck determined that while no serious adverse effects were observed with the treatment, also known as MK-6721, th...Read More
New Bar President Includes Diversity on His Agenda 08/08/2007
State: CA | Segment: Business | 70 | 0
Newly elected California Bar Association President Jeffrey Bleich said he intends to strengthen the young lawyer division and promote a pipeline program designed to interest young people, especially those from underrepresented minorities, in law careers. The 211,00-member organization ele...Read More
Network Charges Cluster Near Medicare Rates 08/08/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A survey by the Texas Department of Insurance showed that payments for services by workers' compensation health care network providers clustered in the range of 101% to 115% of Medicare charges, with higher payments for surgery and emergency medicine services. That's considerably less tha...Read More
NCRB Schedules Annual Meeting 08/08/2007
State: NC | Segment: Events | 203 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau will hold its annual meeting and elect a governing committee from member carriers in Greensboro on Oct. 23. The bureau posted notice of the meeting on Tuesday, with an agenda that includes review of the agency's 30th annual report and the election of two sto...Read More
NCRB Posts Editing Program Updates 08/08/2007
State: NC | Segment: Regulatory | 46 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau said Tuesday the policy and editing program (PEEP) it uses in conjunction with workers' compensation carriers has been updated through the American Cooperative Council on Compensation Technology. Sue Taylor, director of insurance operations for the bureau, s...Read More
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