The September 24, 2014 issue of Workers’ Comp Executive highlighted RPNA’s latest win for California employers who have been treated unfairly by their workers’ comp carriers. In Monarch Consulting et al v. National Union Fire Insurance Co., the New York appellate court found that California employers with large deductible workers’ comp policies are no longer required to…Details
WorkCompCentral Article Describes Implication Of New York Appellate Ruling For California Workers’ Comp Policies In RPNA Case
In a recent WorkCompCentral article, Nick Roxborough, who represented three employers in their action against an AIG subsidiary and won, talks about how the recent court decision reaches beyond arbitration clauses in workers’ comp policies. The ruling invalidates unfiled arbitration clauses along with the cost-containment fees and other financial arrangements typically found in carriers’ side…Details
More than 2,000 people attended the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles’ Annual Las Vegas Convention over Labor Day weekend where Drew Pomerance served on the expert panel “Red-Eye Breakfast: Hot Topics in Insurance Bad Faith.” Pomerance outlined the differences between “advice of counsel” and “genuine dispute defenses” during his presentation. He discussed how to…Details
Roxborough Comments on Recent Changes at SCIF in Workers’ Comp Executive article “Significant Changes at SCIF: Vern’s Improvements Begin”
Workers’ Comp Executive tapped Nick Roxborough for his opinion on recent changes at State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), namely, former State Fund General Counsel Carol Newman being placed on ‘administrative leave.’ He said her anticipated and long overdue departure seems to suggest that the legal culture that has existed under her reign is about to…Details
Ginsburg Quoted in WorkCompCentral Article “FedEx Vows to Fight 9th Circuit’s Misclassification Ruling.”
WorkCompCentral reached out to RPNA’s David Ginsburg for comment on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeal ruling that FedEx workers are employees, not independent contractors. Ginsberg said in the August 29 article that the case adds to the body of law available for applying the right-to-control test, but otherwise relies on existing concepts. “I…Details
A California federal judge has refused to disqualify Irell & Manella LLP from representing State Compensation… California federal judge has refused to disqualify Irell & Manella LLP from representing State Compensation Insurance Fund in a lawsuit accusing a former hospital president and his son of fraud, saying the court wasn’t persuaded that a former Irell partner’s…Details
Nick Roxborough was interviewed by WorkCompCentral’s Jake Paris at the 2014 Comp Laude™ Gala after winning his award. During the interview, Nick shares his thoughts on improving the workers’ comp system in 2015: 1. Ensure legitimate injured workers get their fair share in indemnity benefits and medical care, which should not be at the expense…Details
Drew Pomerance will be speaking at the Consumer Attorneys of California 52nd Annual Convention in San Francisco, November 14-17, 2014.
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Roxborough Explains in WorkCompCentral Article Why SCIF’s Proposed Protective Order Attempts To Hide Evidence in RICO Case.
Roxborough says “SCIF’s instant motion is nothing but an attempt to hide the evidence, from SCIF’s own ‘pen,’ that SCIF knew everything, years ago, on which SCIF’s RICO claims are now alleged.” Roxborough tells WorkCompCentral he will be able to “get rid of most of State Fund’s case” if the courts deny SCIF’s motion, allowing…Details
RPNA’s Nick Roxborough and Michael Adreani will be speaking at The Big 2015 Fraud Fighting Conference on Thursday, May 14. Their session is titled “Carriers, TPS’s, Excess Reinsurance, Brokers, Insured – Who is Your Client?” For more information or to attend, click here.
Roxborough Quoted in WorkCompCentral Article “Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss State Fund RICO Complaint
Roxborough said, “…he is considering filing a motion for summary judgment because the underlying facts of the case haven’t changed. His clients did not commit fraud and State Fund attorneys signed off on settlements…” Roxborough also said, “…there is no relationship between the pharmacy defendants and the surgical defendants.” Read article. [subscription required]
Adreani and Weisberg Publish Article “Prop. 65 Shakedown Suits’ Will Continue Unless Law is Clarified” in the Los Angeles Daily Journal
Adreani and Weisberg note, “… despite the passage of Assembly Bill 227… Proposition 65… is still in dire need of reform.” Read article.