Business Insider: Pay Raises Sought for Medical Examiners to Curb Comp System Exodus

The article below was featured in Business Insider on July 24, 2019. A legislative effort to raise the compensation for qualified medical examiners in California aims to help quell the loss of doctors working on cases involving injured workers. Qualified medical evaluators are physicians certified by the California Division of Workers Compensation Medical Unit to…

Drew Pomerance Selected to American’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators

January 28, 2019 – Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP is pleased and honored to announce that Drew Pomerance has been selected to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® for 2019.  Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation.  Candidates…

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…