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Oregon Fund to be More Closely Scrutinized 06/28/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 122 | 0
Oregon Senate passed HB 3980 on June 26 making the bill law once signed by the govenor. The bill will increase oversight of the State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF). The bill is intended to give the public and state officials an unbiased view of the financial condition and business practices of the ...Read More
Officer Hurt on Way to Court Not AOE/COE 06/23/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, issued a ruling Thursday, 6/20/01, that a police officer injured while traveling from home to court to testify on behalf of the City was not within the 'going and coming rule', and thus not entitled to work comp benefits. In City of S...Read More
Only One Penalty for Late Interest Says Court! 06/14/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Yesterday the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, issued its ruling in California Highway Patrol vs. WCAB (D036792 - 6/12/01), holding that where a carrier makes a late payment and fails to include interest in that payment, only a single penalty may be imposed under Labor Code section 5814....Read More
OSHA Ergonomic Rules Almost Dead 03/08/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 204 | 0
The House, as predicted, sent a bill to President Bush to repeal the first federal job safety rules targeting repetitive-motion injuries yesterday. The House vote to kill the OSHA MSD ergonomic regs was 223 to 206. Only 13 of 220 Republicans strayed from their party leadership to support...Read More
OSHA Ergonomic Rules Challenged in Senate 03/07/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 203 | 0
The Senate yesterday voted to overrule the newly enacted OSHA MSD ergonomic rules on largely partisan lines with 6 Democrats breaking ranks to vote with the Republican-led initiative. In a vote the AFL/CIO called ...Read More
Out-of-State Plans Constitutional Says Appeals Cou 03/02/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 222 | 0
The Second Appellate District has rendered an opinion, certified for publication, in Antonette Niedle v. WCAB (La Salsa Holding Co; Cal. Indemnity), B140258 (2/27/01) upholding the constitutionality of LC 4644. 'Antonette Niedle seeks a writ of review after the Workers...Read More
Ohio Has State of Art Claims System 11/14/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 193 | 0
Ohio has announced the state's Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) 'Dolphin Project' which puts claims handling, payments, and coverage applications online. Launched Nov. 9, injured workers can file a claim online, view their claim's status, and access information about the workers comp cla...Read More
Ossias Reinstated 08/16/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 182 | 0
Attorney Cindy Ossias, fired by former state Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush for disclosure of confidential documents leading to the investigation of Quackenbush, has been reinstated. This development occurs seven weeks after Ossias was placed on administrative leave for leaking the docume...Read More
Oklahoma Comp Mess 06/09/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 164 | 0
From imms.com: More than 5,000 workers with permanent partial disability claims outstanding for up to six years will finally receive settlements from the state...Read More
OK to Commit Fraud? 06/07/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 203 | 0
According to a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Research Council, about 24% of all Americans think it's okay to inflate or otherwise misrepresent the extent of loss on claims. The group has been tracking public tolerance for insurance fraud for many years. Public tolerance for insur...Read More
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