State Preparing Final Order To Usher CIC Out of California

The conservation of Applied Underwriters' California Insurance Company took a momentous step forward with the court adopting the state's rehabilitation plan. But there are always issues, and the Earth must get scorched.

Employers To Pay More To Fight Workers’ Comp Fraud

A big decision is coming on anti-fraud funding for next year. How big of an increase are prosecutors seeking?

Third District Reviewing State Fund’s Appeal

Is the California Department of Insurance violating the terms of a settlement agreement with State Fund? A court of appeal is expected to rule shortly.

Contractor Classification Disclosure Bill Sent To Governor

Contractors and the Contractors State Licensing Board could soon face a new reporting require-ment. What's in a bill that is now on Gov. Newsom's desk?

Apportionment: Second En Banc Decision In Nunes Case

The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board revisits issues it raised in a June en banc decision on apportionment in permanent disability cases. It had strong words for the claimant and their counsel.

San Francisco Sues Hospitality Company Over Worker Misclassification

San Francisco is taking on another gig economy company over the misclassification of the workers that generate the company's revenues. What are the occupations involved?

Darby Given More Responsibility by Berkshire Hathaway

A well-known executive is shouldering more responsibilities for Berkshire Hathaway. Get the details here.

Admiralty Law Doesn’t Cover Worker’s Injury

A workers' comp claimant tried to get around the Workers’ Compensation Act’s exclusivity provi-sion. Why have the courts blocked his path?

Instacart IPO Notes Workers’ Comp Risks

How could workers' comp cause problems for a gig economy company looking to cash in? SEC filings highlight the concerns.

Covid-19 Claims To Count Against X-Mods

When could Covid-19 workers' comp claims start counting against an employer’s X-Mod? How are other states handling these claims?

Court Reinstates Qui Tam Case Alleging Fraud

A Court of Appeal is allowing an insurance carrier to pursue fraud claims against a group of radiology providers. What was the alleged scam?

Classification Changes In Store For Food Manufacturing and Processing

The Bureau is looking to cut up the food and beverage industry into more credible classifications. What are the specific sectors and classes under review? Premium subscribers can find out by clicking here …

Court Limits Serious and Willful 50% Benefits Increase

What workers' comp benefits are not subject to the 50% bump up for a serious and willful violation? The Fourth District just clarified the standard.

Uninsured Inspections Are Down

How many scofflaw employers was the Department of Industrial Relations able to find with a targeted inspection program? Why total roughly half what it could have been?

State Fund’s Premium Decrease

How are State Fund's finances faring through the first half of 2023? What do its full-year totals look like?