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Siemens General Counsel Joining AIG 10/07/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 713 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The former general counsel and corporate compliance lead of Siemens is joining AIG this month. ...Read More

Government Official to Insurance Agents: Watch CastlePoint Liquidation 10/07/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 707 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
The superintendent of Maine's insurance bureau urged the state's insurance agents to pay attention to the liquidation of California carrier CastlePoint National Insurance Co., as the proceeding may affect insurers with which agents work. ...Read More

Split Court Says Non-Subscribing Employer Can't Compel Worker to Arbitrate Tort Claim 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 666 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that a non-subscribing employer could not compel its injured employee to submit to arbitration because the terms of the arbitration agreement did not guarantee that the employer would provide advance notice of changes to the terms of the deal. ...Read More

Report: One Call Signs Contract With Maker of Wearable Pain-Treating Device 10/07/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 987 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
One Call Care Management has finalized a contract with the maker of a wearable ultrasound device to treat acute and chronic muscle injuries, Connecticut's Fairfield County Business Journal reports. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Logger's Back Injury From UEF 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a logger for his back injury, payable by the state Uninsured Employers' Fund. ...Read More

Inspection Reveals Mold in Post Office, Yields $63,500 Fine 10/07/2016
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 575 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Federal safety inspectors linked mold in an Iowa post office's vestibule to a leak dripping onto an electrical panel. Inspectors fined the U.S. Postal...Read More

Divided Court Says Worker Was Entitled to Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker who fell while unloading beams from the back of a flatbed truck was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law Section 240(1) claim. ...Read More
ICA Schedules Legislative Stakeholder Meeting 10/07/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is holding its annual legislative stakeholder meeting Nov. 3 in Phoenix. The purpose of the meeting is to provide people an opportunity to comment on issues regarding any aspect of the Industrial Commission, and to recommend possible legislation for th...Read More

Court Upholds BWC Payroll Re-Classification Causing 1,849% Jump in Employer's Premium 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 476 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 49 min read
An Ohio appellate Court upheld a reclassification decision by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation that raised an employer's premium by 1,849%. ...Read More
Contractors Board Accuses Three of Operating Without Comp 10/07/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 426 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board made recent visits to 72 job sites in the eastern part of the state and found three contractors who allegedly failed to carry mandatory workers’ compensation coverage. The board said it visited an additional 59 job sites during the five...Read More
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