QUANTUM OF SOLACE
The week isn't yet over, but you may be feeling a bit cranky.
You wouldn't have wanted a $35,000 antique commode with legs, but it galls you to see that former Merrill Lynch chief John Thain spent over a million redecorating his office at a firm bailed out by taxpayers. You
POIZNER CUTS FEES
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced yesterday a 6% reduction in license fees that are paid by California insurance agents and brokers.
Poizner is also reducing the special assessment paid by insurers that is targeted for fighting fraud.
How's that for pandering
HOLD THAT CAMERA?
The applicants attorneys conference in San Diego drew to a close today.
In some coming posts I'll be commenting on some of the nuggets from the CAAA confab.
Hold that video?
That's the upshot of today's interesting presentation by Los Angeles attorney
EXPOSED TO SOLVENT, WORKER FACES HURDLES
When most people think of workers' comp, they think of accidents at work.
Occupational diseases due to workplace chemicals and other hazards get less attention. Under the recently departed Bush administration, there was little progress in addressing the hazards of workplace chemicals
LIVE BLOGGING FROM CAAA SAN DIEGO
I'm at the winter Applicants Attorney Conference in San Diego.
Here's a live blog on "The Most Important Cases". I'm paraphrasing some comments as they go along (caution: the following are a selection of the opinions of various panelists and may or may not be accu
FLASH: GUV MAKES WCAB APPOINTMENT
The long wait is over.
Governor Schwarzenegger has filled the last open slot on the California Workers Compensation Appeals Board. The appointment went to a fellow Republican, Greg Aghazarian. Aghazarian represented an area encompassing San Joaquin County as an elected member of the Calif
LABOR UNDER THE BUSH PRESIDENCY
You're ready to look ahead. I can understand that.
But as the transition from Bush to Obama occurs along the Potomac, it's time to take a last look at how labor fared under the Bush Presidency.
Workers' compensation is not a federal law, so Bush had no direct ef
DOLLAR TREE SETTLES
One of the more embarrassing recent episodes in California workers' comp has come to a close.
Dollar Tree Stores has agreed to pay the death claim in the case of Taneka Talley. Talley was murdered in 2006 while working as a salesclerk in Fairfield. A customer who Talley did not know
CALLING ALL SOOTHSAYERS! TAKE THE QUIZ!
What's ahead in the comp world for 2009 and beyond?
It's time for soothsayers among us to crawl out of the post-holiday haze. Rev up your futurescope and take the quiz:
1. Regarding the vacant WCAB commissioner spot, in 2009 Gov. Schwarzenegger will a) continue to lea
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