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WA: Federal Jury Renders $19M Verdict for Cascade National Insurance Company
Posted on 31 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SEATTLE, WA - A federal jury in Seattle has issued a $19.3 million verdict against Danny Pixler, Anthony and Sheri Huff, and Midwest Merger Management LLC. for wrongfully siphoning off millions of dollars owed to Cascade National Insurance Company, a... Read More

TN: House Committee Passes Bill for Some Contractors to Opt Out of Workers' Comp Insurance Program
Posted on 29 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NASHVILLE, TN - The Tennessean reports that the House Consumer & Employee Affairs Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow owners of small construction firms to opt out of Tennessee's workers' compensation insurance program once... Read More

AZ: Legislature Approves Bill to Privatize SCF Arizona
Posted on 3 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

PHOENIX, AZ - The state Legislature has approved a bill to privatize the State Compensation Fund (SCF) as a mutual insurance company, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The bill now awaits the governor's signature. Source: Insurance Journal Read More

CO: Governor Signs Bill to Help Reduce Workers' Comp Insurance Rates for Businesses
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DENVER, CO - Governor Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 112 on Wednesday to allow businesses to use deductible programs to help reduce their workers' compensation insurance rate and to require the insurance commissioner to publicize aggregate loss and... Read More

ID: Judge to Consider $6.9M Settlement in Workers' Comp Premium Lawsuit
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DES MOINES, ID - The Idaho Statesman reports that an estimated 30,000 small Idaho businesses that purchased workers' compensation insurance between 7/1/2001 and 6/30/2007, with premiums of $2,500 or less, will benefit from a $6.9 million settlement... Read More

CO: Legislature to Shelve Pinnacol's Proposal for Autonomy
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DENVER, CO - The Denver Post reports that Pinnacol President and Chief Executive Ken Ross issued a statement today that Pinnacol's proposed plan to separate from the State of Colorado will not be considered during the 2010 legislative session. Read More

CO: Workers' Comp Bill to Aid Seniors Awaits Governor's Signature
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DENVER, CO - According to the Reporter-Herald , House Bill 10-1076, which will make it easier to provide workers' compensation coverage for senior citizens who work temporarily for self-insured governmental bodies (e.g., counties) to help pay part... Read More

PCI’s Sampson Reacts As Dodd-Frank Act Clears Procedural Hurdle For Senate Passage
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, DC — David A. Sampson, president and CEO of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, issued the following statement on the Dodd-Frank Act, which has cleared the necessary procedural threshold in the U.S. Senate to be considered... Read More

CO: Senate Panel Advances Five Bills to Make Pinnacol Accountable to State
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DENVER, CO - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved five of seven bills proposed by an interim committee to make Pinnacol Assurance more accountable to the state. These bills were House Bill 1009, House Bill 1038 , House Bill 1013, Senate... Read More

CO: Construction Groups Oppose Workers' Comp Policyholder Protection Bill
Posted on 30 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DENVER, CO - As reported by the Denver Post , construction groups on Monday wrote to legislators, voicing their opposition to several anti-business bills, including HB 1356, the Workers' Compensation Policyholder Protection Act, which would limit... Read More

OH: House Insurance Committee Hears Testimony on BWC Oversight Council
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

COLUMBUS , OH – The Columbus Dispatch reports that the House Insurance Committee heard testimony yesterday to determine whether any changes should be made to the BWC oversight council known as the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Council. Read More

NY: "Skip" Anderson Sentenced to Probation for Wrongfully Engaging in Business With Oriska
Posted on 11 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SYRACUSE, NY - The Utica Observer Dispatch reports that U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin, Jr. on Monday sentenced Robert "Skip" Anderson Sr. to five years probation. Judge Scullin also fined Anderson $5,000 and ordered him to stay... Read More

OK: Bill to Allow State Agencies an Alternative to CompSource Now Before Senate
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The state Senate is now considering a bill to enable state agencies to purchase workers' compensation insurance on the open market instead of through CompSource, the state-backed provider. The House of Representatives already approved... Read More

CT: Hartford to Settle Class Action Suit for $72.5M
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW HAVEN, CT - Hartford Financial Services Group has agreed to settle a class action suit for $72.5 million, this after the lawsuit accused Hartford of deliberately shortchanging thousands of injured claimants since 1997. Read more at TradingMarkets... Read More

WA: BIAW Files Initiative to Privatize Workers’ Comp
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OLYMPIA , WA –The Building Industry Association of Washington has filed an initiative with the Secretary of State allowing private insurers to compete with the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) to offer employers workers’... Read More