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Washington State Lawmakers OK Workers' Comp Reforms

May 25, 2011
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A spokeswoman for the state Labor & Industries Department, which provides workers’ compensation insurance for more than 168,000 employers and 2.5 million workers, said the agency still was examining the legislation but overall is ‘excited about the changes.’
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Workers' Comp Market Deteriorating, Insurance Organization Reports

May 6, 2011
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Challenges insurers face includes policy prices that continue to drift downward, deterioration of reserves, and an increase in claims frequency.
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California Takes Over Workers' Compensation Insurer

April 22, 2011
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Aside from California, Majestic Insurance provided workers’ comp coverage to employers in Arizona, Nevada, New York, New Jersey and other states.
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Worker's Death En Route to Conference Compensable

April 1, 2011
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On the day of the accident, Troy McVey was driving a company-owned truck he regularly used to perform his work.
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A Workers' Comp Scandal

February 16, 2011
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In a lawsuit, New York alleges that Compensation Risk Managers executives enticed new business to maximize their management fees even at the expense of the trusts they were hired to safeguard, and maintained shadowy corporate structures that went unnoticed by the state workers’ compensation board charged with regulating a booming industry.
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Virginia Court Says Horseplay Doctrine Entitles Worker to Comp

January 18, 2011
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The state high court employed a theory of recovery, which has found that joking actions of co-workers are a risk of employment because humans are playful and from time to time engage in pranks, which can be dangerous.
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AIG Settles Workers Comp Case with Insurers Except Liberty

January 10, 2011
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The proposed settlement stipulates that the agreement would not be affected even if Liberty Mutual units Safeco Insurance Co. of America and Ohio Casualty Insurance Co. opt out.
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Employee Hurt on Smoke Break Awarded Workers' Comp Benefits

December 10, 2010
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According to Arkansas law, the only issue for the state Supreme Court to decide was whether substantial evidence existed to support the commission’s decision.
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Injury While Traveling for Business Ruled Compensable

December 8, 2010
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The high court’s 8-1 decision in Liana Leordeanu v. American Protection Insurance Co. overturned a state appellate court ruling involving a pharmaceutical sales representative who worked from her apartment and got into an accident while driving a company car.
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Washington State Voters Reject Workers Comp Privatization Plan

November 4, 2010
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The measure would have eliminated a Washington practice of requiring workers to pay a portion of workers’ comp premiums as well as allowed private insurers to sell policies.
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