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Arthur J. Gallagher Buying Commercial Brokerage in Mo. 05/13/2008
State: MO | Segment: Business | 94 | 0
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced Monday that it is acquiring Specialty Risk Inc. of Liberty, Mo.Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Established in 1994, Specialty Risk is a retail insurance broker providing risk management and commercial property and casualty i...Read More
Austin Office Sets May 30 Session on Medical Fee Guidelines 05/13/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 96 | 0
The Austin field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a “brown-bag” session on the recently revised medical fee guidelines May 30.The free session will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Tippy Foster Room  (suite 100) at the DWC&rsq...Read More
Appeals Court Vacates Ruling for Violating 60-Day Notice Rule 05/13/2008
State: AL | Segment: Courts | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Alabama appellate court granted a petition for a writ of mandamus of a circuit court's ruling because the lower court convened a trial on the merits of the case without the statutory 60-days notice.The Court of Civil Appeals vacated the ruling and granted the employer's petiti...Read More
ASSE Annual Confererence in Las Vegas June 9-12 05/13/2008
State: NA | Segment: Events | 121 | 0
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ Professional Development Conference and Exposition, called "Safety 2008," will feature updates from occupational safety and health officials and technical insights from experts June 9-12 in Las Vegas. The conference features more than 200 e...Read More
AIG Reports $7.8 Billion Loss Tied to Derivatives and Subprime Market 05/09/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 213 | 0
American International Group on Thursday reported a $7.8 billion loss for the first-quarter of 2008 and plans to raise $12.5 billion in capital to shore up its finances.The giant carrier said it lost $9.11 billion on its portfolio of derivatives and another $6.82 billion in losses from o...Read More
AmerisourceBergen Taking PMSI Off Auction Block For Now 05/09/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 329 | 0
AmerisourceBergen Corp. has decided to end its effort to sell PMSI, according to the corporation's quarterly financial statement.AmerisourceBergen said in the Securities and Exchange Commission filing that fiinal bids did not reflect PMSI's fair value. The company had put PMSI, b...Read More
Advisory Council Elects Norman Businessman as Chairman 05/09/2008
State: OK | Segment: Regulatory | 125 | 0
The Oklahoma Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation elected Norman businessman and attorney Blake Virgin as chairman at the council’s meeting Thursday.Virgin was appointed to the council as an employer representative.Court staff attorney Bill Wiles reported the c...Read More
Appellate Court Concludes Firefighter Entitled to Presumption 05/09/2008
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 370 | 0
A Florida appellate court agreed with a firefighter's contention that he is entitled to permanent total disability benefits for his peripheral vascular disease because of the presumption of causation.The 1st District Court of Appeals ruled that a judge of compensation claims did not ...Read More
AFL-CIO Weighing in on N.Y. Trust Battle 05/08/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The AFL-CIO is wading into the ongoing legal fight between the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and 13 group self-insured trusts over efforts to assess the trusts for $54 million to $56 million in emergency money needed to shore up the system following a string of trust failures over...Read More
Association Says Assessment Change Still Leaves Employers Paying 05/08/2008
State: LA | Segment: Politics | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A spokeswoman for the American Insurance Association says employers would continue to be the “ultimate payors” for assessments to support Louisiana’s Second Injury Fund under a bill now pending in the state legislature.Senate Bill 663 by Sen. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monr...Read More
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