Archive for September, 2012

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Upcoming Changes for CDL Holders Already Causing Some Problems

Regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers are changing in regard to medical cards.  These rules are not changing as to which drivers need them, but drivers will now have to provide an up-to-date copy of the card to the department …

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Massachusetts

States Ranked by Health Insured Rates

More than a quarter (26.3%) of Texans do not own health insurance, giving Texas the lowest rate of health insureds in the nation, according to 2010

States

State Occupational Safety and Health Plans Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation (FAME) Reports

The purpose of this report is to assess the State’s progress towards achieving their performance goals established in their Annual Performance Plan and to review the effectiveness of

Fax

Insurer Files Declaratory Judgment Action

Without a specific policy exclusion for distribution of unsolicited faxes, does the Businessowners Policy provide liability insurance protection for such acts? The insurer alleges it does not

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Retaliation Claims Are On the Increase by “Whistleblowers”

Human Resource professionals must be trained to consider these types of claims in their policies and procedures just as much as termination actions based on age,

Target Tender

Knowledge Alliance PODCAST: Targeted Tender Doctrine – The Basics

Targeted Tender Doctrine - The Basics

Join Terrence J. Madden for a look at the Targeted Tender Doctrine and the basics of target tender. Terrence is a partner

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Insurer Vicariously Responsible for Attorney Appointed to Represent Insured

Based on principles of equitable estoppel, the Court held that where an insurer accepts a defense of a claim that includes covered and non-covered claims under

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OSHA Vows to Continue Working to Improve Circumstances for Whistleblowers

Following a report it published last month, OSHA will continue to monitor treatment of whistleblowers in workplaces. The Federal Annual Monitoring Evaluation (FAME) report revealed that

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Homeowners Policy Endorsement Covers Ponzi Scheme

Court states the “Madoff fraud” is a covered event under the Fraud Safeguard Endorsement attached to their Homeowners Policy. The Court states specifically … “Indeed, a

Document sharing

2012 Confidential Documents at Risk Study

Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the first research study on the state of document-centric security in today’s corporate environment. In the wake of WikiLeaks and

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