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Workers' Compensation News

Casino Worker Didn't Satisfy Burden of Proof 08/03/2009
State: MS | Segment: EAST | 261 | 0
A casino worker did not provide enough evidence to prove that his elbow injury or carpal tunnel syndrome resulted from his employment, the Court of Appeals concluded. Case: Brown v. Robinson Property Group, Limited Partnership, No. 2008-WC-01091-COA, 7/28/09, published.Facts:...Read More
Consumer Affairs Collected $1.3 Million in Second Quarter 08/03/2009
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 125 | 0
The Connecticut Insurance Department's Consumer Affairs Unit reported it recovered $1.3 million during the second quarter of 2009 – twice the amount recovered during the same three months last year.Insurance Commissioner Thomas R. Sullivan said last week that consumer represent...Read More
CNA Taps Zurich Exec for Commercial Lines 07/31/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 234 | 0
CNA Financial Corp. announced Thursday that Bob Lindemann has been appointed to the position of president and chief operating officer of CNA’s commercial lines operations.Lindemann will be responsible for achieving profitable growth in CNA's $3.5 billion commercial property and...Read More
Claimant Failed to Prove Hypertension Disabled Him 07/30/2009
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant failed to prove that his mild hypertension caused him to miss three weeks from work, the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled.Case: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office v. Robert Shacklett, No. 1D09-0456, 7/29/09, published.Facts: Ro...Read More
Colorado Casualty Appoints Irving Regional VP in Phoenix 07/30/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0
Colorado Casualty on Wednesday announced the appointment of Brent Irving to regional vice president for the company’s Arizona territory, which includes Nevada and New Mexico.Irving previously was vice president of marketing, a position he held since 2004. He was responsible for mar...Read More
Correctional Officer Accused of Lying About Cause of Injury 07/29/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Northern California correctional officer is charged with eight counts of workers' compensation fraud for allegedly lying about the origin of his injury.The Solana County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that Correctional Officer Aaron James of Vacaville told his supervi...Read More
Consumer Group Slams NAIC Oversight And Warns Against OFC 07/29/2009
State: NA | Segment: Top | 138 | 0
The Consumer Federation of America warned a U.S. Senate banking panel Tuesday that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) remains too close to the industry it polices and said that state guaranty funds can't weather the collapse of multiple major insurers.But, des...Read More
Chancery Court Upholds Commissioner's Decision to Slash Rates 07/29/2009
State: DE | Segment: EAST | 212 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
Former Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn acted correctly by ordering the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau to reduce its rate filings, according to a recent court decision.The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware upheld Denn's orders on Friday, which were to impose a further r...Read More
Comp Fraud Bureau Loses Key Players to Governor's Retirement Plan 07/29/2009
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 111 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Fraud Control Bureau has lost two key officials based on Gov. M. Jodi Rell's budget-cutting retirement incentives program, a spokesman for the Office of Chief State's Attorney confirmed Tuesday.Mark Dupuis said Michael J. Sullivan, the su...Read More
Coventry Reveals Lower 2nd Quarter 07/29/2009
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 218 | 0
Coventry Health Care, which last month announced plans to sell its First Health Services Corp., its fee-based Medicaid services subsidiary, said Tuesday its second-quarter net earnings were down nearly 78% to $18.42 million, from $83.15 million in the second quarter of 2008.Coventry said...Read More
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