Insurance Journal Features RPNA’s Recent Victory For California Workers’ Comp Policyholders

The August 7 issue of Insurance Journal highlighted the recent decision in RPNA’s case Zurich American Insurance Company v. Country Villa Service Corp., which stated that Zurich cannot enforce side agreements that were not filed with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB). The article, titled “Court Decision May Impact Workers’ Comp Side Agreements in…

RPNA Attorney Joseph Gjonola on KABC’s Gurvey’s Law

Joseph Gjonola was a guest on KABC’s Gurvey’s Law, a radio talk show about “the intersection of law and life.”  On June 6, 2015 he spoke on the topic of bad-faith insurance handling in the workers’ compensation cases, and the problems with “utilization review” that prevent injured workers from receiving medical treatment.  Joseph Gjonola (introduced at approximately 31 minutes into…

RPNA’s Nicholas Roxborough featured in California Lawyer Magazine

RPNA’s Nick Roxborough Offers Expert Advice on Workers’ Compensation Side Agreements Arbitration clauses contained in side agreements to workers’ compensation policies have been a hotbed of controversy for years and a topic of focus in the June issue of California Lawyer. In his article titled “Side Agreements Derailed,” RPNA Partner Nicholas Roxborough takes a close…

RPNA’s Joseph Gjonola featured in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine

RPNA’s Joseph Gjonola Advises Employers on the Role of the Workers’ Compensation Defense Counsel Joseph Gjonola, featured on the cover of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, talks about the role of the workers’ compensation defense attorney in his article titled “Working Relationships.” He advises employers that workers’ comp defense attorneys typically do not work for employers…

WorkCompCentral Interviews Nick About Allegations in Chiropractic Whistleblower Complaint | WorkCompCentral

Roxborough said in the article that the complaint quoted an email out of context to imply that his client Bahar Gharib-Danesh, ordered her staff to provide unnecessary services to injured workers being treated at her Pain Free Management clinics.  “Carriers out there are doing very little else other than using their muscle and threats to intimidate and…

Workers’ Comp Executive Spotlights RPNA’s Latest Win For California Employers – WCExec.com

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…

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…

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…