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United States: Improper Cancellation Leaves Employer With Two Policies; Insurers Split Cost of Claim
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a Missouri husband and wife operated a local bakery and each separately procured policies of workers’ compensation insurance for the business, cancellation of one of the policies nevertheless had to be in conformity with state law, held the... Read More

Trends to Watch in Workers’ Compensation Law
Posted on 7 Feb 2017 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

At the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference last November, Brad Bleakney, a partner with Bleakney & Troiani, and Lora Northen, a Shareholder with Capehart Scatchard, led a seminar on recent trends in workers’ compensation... Read More

Federal: Commercial Liability Insurer’s Investigation of Employment Status is Not “Bad Faith” Refusal to Pay
Posted on 13 Oct 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a worker sustained fatal injuries in a ditch cave-in and the worker’s widow filed a tort action against the owner of a masonry business alleging negligence, it was appropriate for the insurer under the business’ commercial general liability... Read More

Workers' Compensation Resources Research Report Issue 9
Posted on 19 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Issue 9 of the Workers’ Compensation Resources Research Report contains the first of a series of issues that provide an Overview of Workers’ Compensation . Part I discusses the origins of workers’ compensation programs in the U.S. early... Read More

South Carolina: Court Finds Workers’ Comp Policy Was Procured by Fraud
Posted on 3 Nov 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where an employer rushed to an insurance agency to procure a policy of workers’ compensation coverage after one of its employees sustained serious injuries in a fall from a roof, the policy was void ab initio ; “cancellation” of the... Read More

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (8/4/2016)
Posted on 4 Aug 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 7 July 2016 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

The Profitability of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Industry
Posted on 17 Nov 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

John Burton's Workers' Compensation Resources Research Report analyzes the latest A.M. Best report As explained in the November 2014 issue of Workers' Compensation Resources Research Report (WCRRR), the operating ratio is the "most... Read More

California Workers' Compensation Case Roundup (1/2/2016)
Posted on 2 Jan 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 12 December 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Insurance Industry, Including Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 7 Jul 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

In an interview with wrintv.com, Dr. Robert Hartwig of the Insurance Information Institute gave a rundown on the impact of the ACA on the insurance industry, now that the Act has been declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court: Health care... Read More

Judge: Workers' Comp Act Bars Insurance Code, Deceptive Trade Practices Claims
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

HOUSTON - Controlling precedent from the Texas Supreme Court led a Texas federal judge on March 20 to grant dismissal of an insured's claims that his insurer violated the state Insurance Code and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), finding... Read More

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NY: WCB Proposes Circular Letter About WC Security Fund
Posted on 2 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

New York, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - The New York State Workers' Compensation Board drafted a circular letter to all Property/Casualty Insurance Companies and Reciprocal Insurers Authorized to Write Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Please... Read More

Insurance Council of Texas 2010 Property & Casualty Mid-Year Symposium
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by Stuart D. Colburn

Representative Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) headlined a panel discussion at the Insurance Council of Texas 2010 Property & Casualty Mid-Year Symposium. Rick Gentry, Executive Director of the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT), moderated the panel which... Read More

Non-Subscription by Employers
Posted on 22 Aug 2008 by Stuart D. Colburn

Another live blog from the State Bar of Texas Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar: Mr. Parker once again presents avenues for an attorney suing an employer that chooses or otherwise does not have workers' compensation insurance. He pointed... Read More

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Texas Subscription v. Non-subscription
Posted on 7 Oct 2008 by Stuart D. Colburn

The Research and Evaluation Group published their non-subscription statistical survey. In 2008, 33% of employers were non-subscribers in Texas. This is a decrease of 4% from 2006. However, more employees work for non-subscribing employers. According to... Read More

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California Insurers Seeking Second Round of Reductions of Medical Bills
Posted on 26 Mar 2010 by Reid L. Steinfeld

Insurance companies in California have been lately seeking a second round of reductions of medical bills for payments they had already reduced several years prior. These requests for reimbursement/restitution are made from payments to medical providers... Read More