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Nevada Self-Insurance Subpanel Reschedules 03/22/2006
State: NV | Segment: Business | 181 | 0
The Nevada Division of Insurance announced the meeting of the Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Subcommittee of the Commissioner's Advisory Committee on Property and Casualty was rescheduled from 9 a.m. March 22 to April 11. The meeting will be held at the division's offices, 788 Fairview ...Read More
Northern Ohio NSC Offers Courses 03/21/2006
State: OH | Segment: Events | 30 | 0
The Northern Ohio Chapter of the National Safety Council in Youngstown announced training courses available during April. Those courses include: * First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, April 3 and 4 * Confined Space and Machine Guarding, April 6 * DDC 4 Instructor, April...Read More
Nominations for Oregon Award Sought 03/21/2006
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 42 | 0
The executive committee of the Oregon Workers' Compensation Section is seeking nominations by April 10 for the annual Douglas Daughtry Award of Merit. The award recognizes a section member's commitment to "the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, integrity and willing adherence to...Read More
Navigators Introduces Building Wrapup Policy 03/21/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 97 | 0
Navigators California Insurance Services introduced Monday its ReWrap liability policy for construction wrap-up projects in California, Arizona and Nevada. ReWrap provides coverage on an excess basis over the primary construction wrap-up policy. However, in the event that the insurer on th...Read More
Neverland Employees Paid, Ranch Still Uninsured 03/20/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 265 | 0
Michael Jackson's employees at Neverland Valley Ranch told state regulators they received their first paychecks in months on Friday, but the pop singer's insurance problem hasn't been resolved. The 30 or so staff members at the Santa Barbara County ranch cannot return to work until Jackson...Read More
N.Y. 3rd Finds Employment Relationship Despite Staffing Company 03/20/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court upheld a Board decision finding the existence of employer/employee relationship where the employee subsequent to hire, but before injury, became a member of a staffing company. In Fisher v. KJ Transp...Read More
New Hampshire Tax-Cut Bill Advances 03/20/2006
State: NH | Segment: Politics | 113 | 0
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) said premium tax reduction legislation approved by the New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee will make insurance companies in the state more competitive. The committee approved HB 678 on a 16-2 vote, PCI reported. ...Read More
N.Y. Pharmacist Admits $2M in Bogus Billings 03/20/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 117 | 0
The former owner of a Watkins Glen, N.Y., pharmacy pleaded guilty to state and federal charges of stealing nearly $2 million from Medicaid, Medicare and private insurers. Glenn Mathews, 46, of Horseheads, appeared on March 2 before Schuyler County Court Judge J.C. Argetsinger, and pleaded ...Read More
N.Y. 3rd Refuses Additional Time in Death Claim 03/17/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 280 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that no additional time can be granted for a carrier to seek reimbursement in a death claim. In Ricci v. W.J. Riegel & Sons, Inc. , No. 97539, 03/16/2006, Janet Ricci's husband suffered a ...Read More
N.Y. 3rd Finds No Violation of Due Process 03/17/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that the Workers' Compensation Board does not violate a claimant's due process rights by deciding issues not before the Workers' Compensation Law Judge (WCLJ). In Dishaw v. Midas Service Expert...Read More
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