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Appellate Court Vacates, Remands PD Rating For Lack of Evidence 01/30/2008
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Less than a week after urging applicants' attorneys to stringently question physicians'  apportionment conclusions while sitting on a California Applicants' Attorneys' Association panel, a high profile attorney won a remand from an appellate court for doing exactly that. ...Read More
Appellate Court Reverses Sanctions Awards in Pesticide Suit 01/30/2008
State: AZ | Segment: Courts | 106 | 0
A claimant who suffered heart palpitations after inhaling pesticides at work does not owe a pest control company sanctions after declining their settlement offer, an Arizona appellate court ruled.The Arizona Court of Appeals  reversed and remanded four sanctions awards that penalize...Read More
A.M. Best Projects $59.2 B Net Income for P/C Insurers in 2007 01/30/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 196 | 0
Strong underwriting results and favorable investment returns are expected to generate 2007 net income of $59.2 billion for the U.S. property/casualty industry, A.M. Best said in a special report released Tuesday.Despite continued price softening across most commercial and personal lines,...Read More
Arizona Man Wins Benefits, But Loses Bid to Reopen 1987 Claim 01/29/2008
State: AZ | Segment: Courts | 188 | 0
An Arizona man won his bid for psychiatric care, but lost his attempt to reopen his 1987 claim because he did not sufficiently prove that he needed cervical surgery.The Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 2, affirmed an adminstrative law judge's decision to award petitioner James Rich...Read More
Assurant Reinstates Pollock Despite Ongoing SEC Investigation 01/29/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 133 | 0
The board of directors of Assurant Inc. voted unanimously to reinstate Robert B. Pollock as president and chief executiveofficer effective Monday, seven months after the carrier placed him on administrative leave after he received notice that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is inve...Read More
Auto Collision on Employer's Access Road Not Compensible 01/25/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 244 | 0
A union official who collided with a co-worker while driving on an access road to his place of employment was not acting within the scope of his employment, a New Jersey appellate court ruled, clearing the way for a civil action.In Acikgoz v. New Jersey Turnpike Authority, A-175...Read More
AmerisourceBergen Selling PMSI After Disappointing Quarter 01/25/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 216 | 0
Wholesale drug supplier AmerisourceBergen announced Thursday that it is selling its workers’ compensation business, PMSI, after reporting a 10% drop in profit for the third quarter.In a press release, Amerisource Bergen President and Chief Executive Officer R. David Yost said PMSI&...Read More
Appeals Court Rules Co-Workers' Disdain Isn't Actual Causal Event 01/24/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An uncomfortable staff meeting featuring harsh feedback about a manager's behavior did not constitute an "actual event of employment" to cause a psychiatric injury, a California appellate court ruled on Wednesday.The California 3rd Appellate District Court of Appeals denied a petitio...Read More
AMA Guides Author Requested Tennessee Delay 01/24/2008
State: TN | Segment: Top | 184 | 0
State Rep. Charles Curtiss, D-Sparta, said Wednesday he may amend his bill mandating a rollback of the Tennessee workers' compensation system to use of the Fifth Edition of the Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment at the request of the Tennessee Medical Association.And, ...Read More
AMA Authors: Sixth Edition Isn't Sole Determiner of Disability 01/24/2008
State: NA | Segment: Top | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Some of the doctors who crafted the Sixth Edition of the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment warned it will take a large number of cases to fully gauge the impact of the major shift in approach contained in the new edition.But Dr. Christoph...Read More
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