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
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
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.
Pomerance Featured in San Fernando Valley Business Journal article “Valley Bar Leader Judges Need for Mediation”
RPNA launched a class action lawsuit this month against insurance giant American International Group Inc. on behalf of all employers that paid compensation premiums over a 40-year period; Pomerance believes “tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars over time” were under reported. Read article.
Another barrage of class action suits against multinational insurance giant American International Group Inc. was filed this week in federal courts on both coasts. The plaintiffs’ firms include RPNA, among others. Read article.
Roxborough Notes Client’s Position in Workers Comp Central Article “Defendants in SCIF RICO Lawsuit Move for Dismissal of Complaint”
Roxborough comments that the dispute between the parties is really about SCIF trying to “undo settlement agreements” that the carrier had entered into with the Drobot businesses… by saying “they got duped”. Roxborough noted that SCIF’s claim will be “hotly disputed” and that he believes that “… this lawsuit is just being done to get…Details
Los Angeles Business Journal Article “State Companies Win in Workers Comp Insurance Disputes” Features Roxborough
Roxborough noted that he “… hope(s) that other national workers’ compensation carriers… would follow a less obstructionist path in attempting to seek unenforceable arbitration clauses against California employers.” Read article.
Insurance Journal Article “EPLI in Southern California Playing ‘Hard’ to Get” Notes Adreani Comments
Adreani has seen firsthand how EPLI cases are becoming more frequent. He comments, “I believe that some of this increased exposure on independent EPLI claims is due to plaintiff’s firms working those individual cases up more, going after cases to get cases on the EPLI issue more than they used to… they are attacking these…Details
Workers Comp Central Article “Self-Insurance Group Heads to Mediation Over $28 Million in Assessments” Features Roxborough Perspective
Roxborough notes that the threat of the Self-Insurers’ Security Fund could help provide some motivation to help the member businesses meet their assessments. He comments, “Whether they know it or not, they are jointly and severally liable for everything.” Read article. [subscription required]