LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
Montana Governor Announces Appointments to State Compensation Insurance Fund Board

HELENA, MT - Governor Brian Schweitzer announced appointments to the State Compensation Insurance Fund Board: James Swanson, Glendive. Qualification: insurance producer/policy holder. Swanson is an insurance agent and has been chair of the Glendive...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
Paul Magaril of Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Appointed to New York Task Force on Group Self-Insurance

ALBANY, NY - New York Governor David Paterson appointed Paul Magaril, regional manager and counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) to serve on the newly created Task Force on Group Self-Insurance. Last year the Legislature...

Rebecca A. Shafer
Social Media Perspectives for the Insurance Industry

On Thursday, March 19, 2009 a webinar was held covering social networking aspects for the insurance industry. Listed below is a wealth of information, many websites, contacts for the presenters and where to find their full presentations. The thrust...

Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP
California State Assembly Proposes Extension of Cancer Presumption

California Assemblyman Joe Coto (D-San Jose) has introduced a Bill which would amend Labor Code section 3212.1, commonly known as the firefighter’s presumption. Existing law allows a presumption of compensability extending for three months for each...

Alison Bass
Is Psychiatry More Corrupt Than Other Medical Specialties?

At a talk I gave Wednesday at George Washington University, someone in the audience asked why there seemed to be an inordinate number of psychiatrists on the take to the drug industry. Was it something about the specialty of psychiatry itself or the...

Robin E. Kobayashi
Recent Noteworthy Panel Decisions Issued by California WCAB (Posted 3/30/2009)

This is a preview of some recent noteworthy panel decisions issued by the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board that we'll be posting to lexis.com in the coming weeks. If you would like a copy of any of these decisions now, please logon...