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Rate Bureau to Select Four Governing Committee Members at Annual Meeting 07/21/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 640 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The North Carolina Rate Bureau will fill four seats on its 14-member governing committee during its 39th annual meeting on Oct. 12. The three-year terms of stock companies Allstate Insurance Co. and American Home Assurance Co., and non-stock companies Auto-Owners Insurance Co. and State F...Read More
The Hilb Group Acquires Carrier Insurance Agency 07/21/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 392 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 5 min read
The Hilb Group LLC, a middle-market insurance agency headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, has acquired Florida-based Carrier Insurance Agency Inc. The acquisition strengthens The Hilb Group’s presence in central Florida, the company said in announcing the deal on Tuesday. The transa...Read More

Split Court Upholds Finding That Worker Experienced Change in Condition 07/21/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A divided Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that the evidence before it established that a worker had experienced a change in condition for the better, but that there had not been sufficient factual findings to determine whether this change would allow his employer to terminate his disability benefi...Read More

Attorney's Testimony Didn't Provide Adequate Basis to Support Costs Award 07/21/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 759 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that an attorney's testimony as to the costs his client incurred in defending against a claim was insufficient to support the award of costs to his client. ...Read More

Evidence Supported Finding That Worker Had Compensable Back and Neck Injury 07/21/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 590 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a worker for a claimed back and neck injury despite evidence of a pre-existing back condition, and discrepancies as to the date he was actually hurt. ...Read More

DWC Fining Claims Administrators for Tardy Medical Records in IMR 07/20/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2039 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The California Department of Industrial Relations has begun to issue fines against insurers and employers that do not submit medical records for independent medical review, a spokesman said, but there was no word from the agency as of late Tuesday as to how many fines were issued, against whom, a...Read More

Judge Upholds $3.6 Million Award to Deputies Alleging Discrimination 07/20/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1674 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A Sacramento superior court judge upheld an award of $3.6 million to four sheriff's deputies who claimed superiors retaliated against them for speaking out about discrimination in the department. More than $3.2 million of that amount went to a plaintiff who claimed stress from the retaliation...Read More

Doctors on Liens Adds Wong Chiropractic to Network 07/20/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Wong Chiropractic in Rocklin has joined the Doctors on Liens network, a group of medical providers who offer services on a lien basis in California and Nevada. ...Read More

WCRI: Results of Physician-Dispensing Reforms Not Long-Lasting 07/20/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 723 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
States that have implemented reforms to rein in prices of physician-dispensed drugs in workers’ comp claims initially saw good results, according to a new series of reports from the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Rating Bureau Recommending 42% Decrease for Longshore, Harbor Workers 07/20/2016
State: PA | Segment: Top | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
Pennsylvania’s rating bureau has proposed a 42% decrease in workers’ compensation premiums for longshore and harbor workers after discovering its rates dwarfed those in other maritime states. ...Read More
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