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NY 3rd Finds Review Application Untimely 02/27/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 200 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court held that a carrier's two year delay to file an application for review made the application untimely. In Backus v. Wesley Health Care Center , No. 97147, 02/16/2006, Denise Backus was granted wor...Read More
NY Ct. App. Resolves Illegal Alien Issue 02/24/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 494 | 0
The New York Court of Appeals ruled that an undocumented alien can recover lost wages from his employer. In Balbuena v. IDR Realty LLC, No. 19, 02/21/2006, the court consolidated two cases with conflicting opinions from the First and Second Appellate Divisions. Balbuena...Read More
New York 3rd Affirms Attorney Fee Award 02/24/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 238 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court affirmed an award of attorney's fees that was less than 10% of the claimant's recovery. In Pavone v. Ambassador Transport, Inc., No. 96035, 02/16/2006, Frank Pavone was injured in 1999 and filed a ...Read More
New Mexico Schedules IME List Update 02/24/2006
State: NM | Segment: Regulatory | 389 | 0
The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Admnistration announced its schedule for updating its list of independent medical examination providers. Applications will be accepted from March 1 until April 30. Public comment on health care providers being considered will be accepted May 1 t...Read More
NYMAGIC Declares Dividend Ahead of Q4 Results 02/23/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 156 | 0
The board of directors of NYMAGIC INC. on Wednesday declared a 6-cent per share dividend payable to shareholders of record on March 31. The dividend will be paid on April 5, the company announced. The insurer also said it will release fourth- quarter 2005 financial results on Marc...Read More
New Chief Distances BWC From Coin-Fund Audit 02/23/2006
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 146 | 0
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation issued a statement Wednesday in response to audits completed by Crowe Chizek and Co., LLC and Clark, Shaffer, Hackett & Co. of the bureau's investment in Capital Coin Funds I and II. Administrator and Chief Executive William Mabe said that the audits ...Read More
New Jersey Delays WC Office Move 02/23/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Events | 76 | 0
New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation reports that the move of the Elizabeth workers' compensation court facility has been changed from Feb. 28 to March 24, 2006 because of construction delays. The division will use two days (Friday, March 24 and Monday, March 27) to move into the n...Read More
NIOSH Forming a Nanotechnology Study Team 02/23/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 241 | 0
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will form an interdisciplinary field team of NIOSH researchers in the area of nanotechnology. The team will work with employers and others in conducting field studies to observe and assess occupational health and safety prac...Read More
N.Y. Reports Slight Rise in Comp Fraud Cases 02/22/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 91 | 0
The number of suspected workers' compensation fraud cases reported to the New York Insurance Department rose slightly last year, according to just-released fraud bureau statistics. There were 1,118 reports of suspected fraud involving workers' comp compared to 1,027 the previous year, according...Read More
NY Ct. App. Rules on Offset Rights 02/21/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 639 | 0
The New York Court of Appeals ruled that a self-insured employer or carrier must expressly preserve its right to offset when consenting to the settlement of a third party action. In Brisson v. County of Onondaga, No. 11, 02/16/2006, Alan Brisson, a Department of Transportation emp...Read More
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