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Defense Attorney in Guzman Prefers Appeal to Reconsideration 04/08/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1459 | 0
The attorney who represented the employer in the claim brought by Joyce Guzman said Tuesday that the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board did not do his client and other employers any favor by deciding to reconsider its decision.Don Barthel, a partner in the Sacramento-based Bradford ...Read More
 
 
Division Puts New Rule Book Supplement on Website 04/08/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 162 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Tuesday that Rule Book Supplement 2009-02 is now available online.The supplement contains amended rules which were adopted on March 11 and become effective July 1.The changes involve Chapter 130, Impairment and Suppl...Read More
 
 
Doctor Sues Attorney Over Comments in Letter 04/07/2009
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 465 | 0
A doctor referred to in an attorney’s letter as the “most widely purchased respondent hand surgery opinion in the history of Illinois” has sued the attorney in Cook County circuit court over the comments.Dr. Michael Vender, who practices in Arlington Heights, contends s...Read More
 
 
DIA Launches Electronic Assessment Payment System 04/07/2009
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 185 | 0
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) has begun accepting electronic payment of assessments by self-insured employers and carriers writing business in the state workers' compensation system.A new link on the DIA website takes users to a secure section allowing pa...Read More
 
 
DOLI Seeking Comments for 2010 Voc Rehab Plan 04/07/2009
State: PA | Segment: Events | 335 | 0
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (DOLI) said its Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is soliciting comments for its forthcoming 2010 Combined Agency State Plan and is conducting a series of statewide meetings on the plan on Thursday.The meetings are soliciting comments...Read More
 
 
Drywaller Charged with Working While on Benefits 04/07/2009
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 236 | 0
A Ballston Spa, N.Y., drywall installer who said he hurt his arm lifting sheets of gypsum plasterboard has been charged with felony workers' compensation fraud.The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) said Michael Waldron, 28, was arrested March 6 and accused of working as a carpent...Read More
 
 
Dinallo Signs Compact with Macau 04/06/2009
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 111 | 0
New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo announced last week he has signed a memorandum of understanding with Antonio Jose Felix Pontes of the Board of Directors of the Autoridade Monetaria de Macau, Macau’s insurance regulator, to share information and conduct joint reviews of ins...Read More
 
 
Department Urges Sign-Up for April 30 Medical Bill Symposium 04/06/2009
State: MN | Segment: Events | 265 | 0
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is urging stakeholders to sing up for its workers' compensation symposium on April 30 to discuss current issues in the submission, review, payment and mediation of medical bill disputes.The symposium will be held at the department's ...Read More
 
 
Division Sets Discount Rate for Second Quarter at 4.19% 04/03/2009
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 125 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday the rate of interest for discounts under the Workers’ Compensation Act will be 4.19% for the second quarter of 2009.The rate will be effective for April 1 through June 30, the division reported.The div...Read More
 
 
Dinallo: Credit Default Swaps Exacerbated Subprime Mortgage Crisis 04/03/2009
State: NA | Segment: EAST | 105 | 0
New York Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo said credit default swaps – the shaky derivatives at the heart of last year's near collapse of American International Group (AIG) – also turned problems in the subprime mortgage market into a major crisis."Credit default swap...Read More
 
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