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PG&E Attacks Rival Plan for Paying Fire Victims Before Insurers

PG&E Corp. and a group of insurers urged a judge to reject a competing reorganization plan for the bankrupt utility because the proposal would pay fire victims who lost their homes ahead of insurance companies and “unjustly enrich” bondholders including …

Viewpoint: CMS’ Liability Medicare Set Aside Proposal is Bad Policy

It’s a scenario every senior citizen fears—getting seriously injured in an accident. Whether it’s a slip and fall at the grocery store or getting hit by a car crossing the street, the question of “who pays?” often isn’t far from …

Study: Lower Satisfaction Among Total Loss Auto Claimants

Auto insurance claimants who incur a total loss are notably less satisfied with the claims experience than claimants who incur a repairable vehicle claim, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study(SM) released today. The …

Lawyers Ask Montana High Court to Protect Privacy of Workers’ Comp Claimants

Two Billings attorneys are asking the Montana Supreme Court to stop workers’ compensation investigators from practices that they say violate the privacy rights of workers’ comp claimants. The Billings Gazette reports that Gene Jarussi and Michael Eiselein, along with 10 …

Missing BP Laptop Had Personal Data of Claimants

A BP employee lost a laptop containing personal data belonging to thousands of Louisiana residents who filed claims for compensation after the Gulf oil spill, a company spokesman said Tuesday. BP spokesman Curtis Thomas said the oil giant on Monday …