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Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/22/2010)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the April 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com users can link to the full summaries of these cases. Billy Epps, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Triangle Environmental...

Stuart D. Colburn
Texas Performance Based Oversight 2010 Assessment

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) published its Performance Based Oversight 2010 Assessment. DWC will utilize data between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010 using the same criteria as 2009: 1. Timeliness...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
MI: Richard Zapala Reappointed to Funds Board of Trustees

LANSING, MI - Richard F. Zapala was recently reappointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to the Funds Administration's Board of Trustees. Mr. Zapala is the Assistant General Counsel at the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, and will represent...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
CA: Gregory G. Aghazarian, Former WCAB Commissioner, Appointed Deputy Secretary With Dept. of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, CA - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointment: Greg Aghazarian, 45, of Stockton, has been appointed deputy secretary for legislation and special assistant to the secretary for the Department of Food and Agriculture...

H. Edwin Detlie
Iowa Employer Subject to Penalty for Not Paying Injured Worker With Zero Impairment

On April 21, 2010, the Iowa Court of Appeals issued an opinion that will almost certainly be appealed, and will cause considerable discussion among insurance carriers and employers. In Williams v. KW Products and Hartford Insurance , the Iowa Court of...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
UT: Ron Dressler Appointed Director of Industrial Accidents Division

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Sherrie Hayashi, the Utah Labor Commissioner, has announced that Ron Dressler has been appointed the Director of the Industrial Accidents Division. Dressler's previous position was Deputy Director at the Industrial Accidents Division...