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Georgia: Uninsured Fund May Not Challenge Constitutionality of Statutory Amendment Expanding “Covered Claims”

A public entity, such as the Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool, created as it was by the Georgia legislature to pay the covered claim of an insolvent insurance company for the protection and benefit of the company's named insured, could not bring constitutional challenges to legislative acts, held...

IL: Statutory Cap Does Not Apply to Guaranty Fund Payments Related to Excess Comp Coverage

A divided Illinois Supreme Court recently held that a $300,000 cap on payment of individual claims related to obligations of insolvent carriers by the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund does not apply to excess coverage policies providing workers’ compensation protection to employers. By statute...

South Carolina: Guaranty Association Ordered to Pay Penalties and Interests Where It Failed to Pay Claim in Timely Fashion

The Supreme Court of South Carolina recently held in relevant part that with regard to the handling of claims related to insolvent workers’ compensation carriers, the "covered claim" limitation applies only in the context of claims deriving from insolvent carrier's policies; when...

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (January-June 2015)

LexisNexis has picked the top “noteworthy” panel decisions issued by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board during the period January through June 2015. The list features a number of split-panel decisions, including bonus cases addressing the validity of untimely independent...