O.C.G.A. §34-9-221(b) and Board Rule 221(b) requires that indemnity benefits be commenced on the twenty-first day after an employer has knowledge or notice of disability caused by a compensable injury. ... Continue Reading
The Court of Appeals recently rejected a couple's attempt to have damage to a dwelling covered under their homeowner's policy based on their intent to use the dwelling as their residence despite the fact that the couple never resided in the dwelling. ... Continue Reading
An unfortunate reality of many work-related injuries is that injured employees suffer severe permanent disabilities that call for attendant care. ... Continue Reading
On August 10, 2007, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") released an advance copy of its final regulation, "Safe Harbor Procedures for Employers who Receive a No-Match Letter." ... Continue Reading
Debt Relief, But No Free Ride -- Filing Bankruptcy Does Not Excuse An Insured From Failing To Comply With Duties Under The Policy
Many first party insurers are reporting a rise in bankruptcy filings and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy among their insureds, and this trend is not likely to alter in the near future given the economic outlook of the real estate market. ... Continue Reading
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