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Sedgwick Expands Service Offerings to Help Employers Cope with Coronavirus

While most businesses brace for an economic collapse caused by coronavirus, the outbreak has prompted creation of a new service offering by the nation’s largest claims administrator. Sedgwick, based in Memphis, Tenn., announced Thursday that it has expanded the scope …

Business News: Helmsman Management, MedRisk and Midwest Employers

Helmsman Completes Acquisition of Eberle Vivian Liberty Mutual’s wholly-owned third-party administrator, Helmsman Management Services, announced that it has closed on a deal to acquire Eberle Vivian Inc., a workers’ compensation claims administrator that serves the Pacific Northwest. Eberle Vivian, based …

Iowa Bars Bad Faith Against TPAs, but Question Unsettled Elsewhere

A split decision by the Iowa Supreme Court last week resolves the issue in one state, but the question of whether third-party administrators can be held liable for the tort of bad faith remains unsettled in much of the country. …

BP Decides to Drop Bid to Oust Oil Spill Settlement Administrator

BP has abruptly switched legal strategies—again—in the multibillion-dollar liability fight stemming from the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company dropped a campaign to oust a settlement administrator it had accused of tolerating waste and fraud. The move …

BP Can’t Remove Gulf Spill Claims Administrator

BP Plc lost a bid to remove Patrick Juneau, the claims administrator overseeing payouts for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, according to a New Orleans federal court ruling today. Juneau is in charge of the London-based energy company’s $9.2 …

BP Spill Claims Administrator Urges Dismissal of Lawsuit

The administrator of BP Plc’s settlement with thousands of people and businesses who sued over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill urged a federal judge on Monday to end the company’s lawsuit over how he determines damages claims. BP …