Workers' Compensation News
High Court Declares 3rd-Party Liability Waivers Unenforceable
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
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With this week’s New Jersey Supreme Court decision in Vitale v. Schering-Plough Corp., the Garden State has become the first jurisdiction to rule that workers cannot sign away their right to ...
House Lawmakers Working to Pass Formulary Bill
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
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Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are working to pass legislation supported by 27 business and insurance groups that would mandate adoption of a workers' compensation drug formulary.
High Court Provides Analytical Guidance for Constitutionality of Claims-Revival Statute
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New York’s highest court has provided guidance to a federal appellate court that is deciding the constitutionality of a claims-revival statute for workers who participated in the cleanup of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but it declined the invitation to suggest a proper disposition...
High Lead Levels Result in $40,000 Fine for Manufacturer
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A New York manufacturer has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after the agency found high levels of lead throughout the company's facility.
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Today's Round Up
OH - Prosecutors Say Pill Mill Doctor Killed Two Patients
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Ohio prosecutors on Friday unveiled a 272-count indictment against a physician who is accused of running a pill mill out of his office in Jackson Township that overprescribed medications to the point that two patients died of overdoses.
Dr. Frank D. Lazzerini
(Stark County Jail)
The Stark County grand jury charges Dr. Frank D. Lazzerini with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and with trafficking opioids, sedatives, anti-anxiety pills and stimulants, CantonRep.com reported.
Stark County sheriff’s deputies raided Lazzerini’s office two years ago and arrested him at his...
TX - Texas Mutual Appoints Business Development Manager
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced Tuesday that it has hired Benjamin A. Siddons as vice president of business development.
Siddons joins Texas Mutual with more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, seven of those in the workers’ compensation field, the carrier said. He will be responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies to increase revenue and profits.
Siddons most recently served as president of Redpoint Workers’ Comp (previously Texas Builders Insurance Co. and Hallmark Workers’ Comp), where he oversaw underwriting, marketing and ...
CA - Hartford to Buy Farmers Small Commercial Business
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The Hartford announced a deal to acquire California-based Farmers Exchanges’ small commercial business sold through independent agents.
Hartford said it entered a renewal rights agreement to acquire Foremost Insurance Co. The small commercial independent agent book of business sold through more than 5,000 agents and brokers throughout the country had about $200 million in annual premium as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to a statement the Hartford released Monday.
The policies cover three primary lines including workers’ compensation, commercial auto and business policies for proper...
CA - Camps Forming for Possibility of Cumulative Trauma Legislation
CA - DWC Attorneys Preview Upcoming UR Changes
CA - Regulators Go High-Tech in Fight Against Fraud
CA - Supreme Court Won't Review Decision Allowing Convicted Fraudster to Collect Comp Benefits
CA - Fox Seeks Fix for Private Attorney General Act
CA - DA: Five Contractors in Thomas Fire Cleanup Receive Stop-Work Order
MA - County Courthouse Employees Sue Over Mold Exposure
CA - Ruby Tate Named Claims Manager for ICA
NATL. - Insurance Conference Spotlights Acquisitions, Reserves
CA - DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital Outpatient, ASC Fee Schedule
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