RPNA Helps DWC Get Audited

Testifying live before the legislature in Sacramento yesterday, Nicholas P. Roxborough, co-managing partner at Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani (RPNA), provided detailed evidence to support Assemblymember Rubio’s successful request for an audit of the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) by the California State Auditor Elaine Howle. In her request, Assemblymember Rubio stated her hope that…

RPNA Obtains Precedential Publication of the Luxor Decision

Another Arbitration Agreement Declared Unenforceable   In a recently published decision, the Court of Appeal refused to enforce the unlawful arbitration clause found in Applied Underwriters’ Reinsurance Participation Agreement (RPA) with Luxor Cabs, one of the oldest cab companies in San Francisco.  The decision, originally filed on December 4, 2018, was certified for publication on January 3, 2019, in response to…

Decision in RPNA’s Case Now Precedent

Applies to All Carrier Agreements In Similar Disputes. The Appellate Court has now published its recent decision in Luxor Cabs, which held that the delegation clause and arbitration provision in Applied Underwriter’s unfiled and unapproved reinsurance participation agreement (RPA) were unenforceable. The implications of this action are significant to California employers. First, now that the…

RPNA Eliminates Significant Liability To Applied Underwriters

Precedential Decision Voids Reinsurance Participation Agreement. RPNA recently continued its streak of protecting employers from onerous and unfair terms contained in side-agreements that have ensnared unwitting employers over the past few years. On December 17, 2018, the California Department of Insurance issued a precedential decision in favor of RPNA’s client Platinum Security. The decision found…

RPNA Wins Appeal Against Applied Underwriters

Another Arbitration Agreement Declared Unenforceable. In a decision handed down yesterday, the Court of Appeal refused to enforce the unlawful arbitration clause found in Applied Underwriters’ Reinsurance Participation Agreement (RPA) with Luxor Cabs, one of the oldest cab companies in San Francisco. In 2015, RPNA Partners Joseph Gjonola and Nicholas Roxborough filed suit on behalf of Luxor against Applied in San…

RPNA Wins Two Cases Against Travelers Insurance

Precedential Decisions Void More Unfiled Workers’ Comp Side Agreements. In RPNA’s continuing efforts to serve its local and national employer clients, we are proud to have just won two precedential decisions from the California Department of Insurance (CDOI). Both well-reasoned decisions, which are more than 50 pages long, are signed by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

Nick Roxborough Advocates Greater Transparency, Protection For Employers

RPNA’s Nick Roxborough stated, in a recent WorkCompCentral article, that the California Department of Insurance’s pending rules to establish minimum financial strength requirements for carriers writing large-deductible policies falls short in providing transparency to employers regarding how carriers calculate collateral. To illustrate his point, Roxborough cited the case of one of his clients, Pacific States…

Roxborough Serves To Preserve Historic Heart of Los Angeles

Nick Roxborough joined Olvera Street merchants and city officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 25 to celebrate the restoration of the 1932 Olympic Cottage. The historic structure was built to house athletes during the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and was later donated to Olvera Street in 1933. Roxborough was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and…