Archive for April 2012

RICO suit allowed to continue on WC claim denial

From BusinessInsurance.com: A RICO federal lawsuit allowed to continue alleging collusion between the self-insured employer and the workers’ compensation claims TPA.  S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in Paul Brown et al. vs. Cassens Transport Co. et al. that the RICO suit can continue against Cassens and Crawford and Company. http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20120415/NEWS08/304159958?tags=|304|92

Montana Bad Faith Verdict tops $34,000,000

Insurance companies and the concept of bad faith in Montana…is it any wonder that companies are hesitant to write insurance in Montana? A judgement of $34,000,000…more than all the annual premium written in the long term care insurance sector for a full year in the state…for one claim with a partial/interim denial.  http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/jury-awards-elderly-billings-woman-million-in-long-term-care/article_3d804e08-580e-5746-83aa-9c624813a0b7.html

Montana Energy 2012

Midland Claims Service, Inc is a presenter at the 2012 Montana Energy expo held at MetraPark in Billings, Montana.  Day one was sold out.  Excellent opportunity to meet with folks in the energy related businesses and talk about workers’ compensation, the high costs in Montana, safety and the efforts of the non-profit supported by MCSi, […]

CGL Duty To Defend in Montana

Scottsdale Insurance and National Union Fire Ins held responsible for coverage for underlying case Newman v Lichfield, result when an insurance company doesn’t provide a defense to its insured in Montana, judgement of $4,757,166.57.  Source: Montana Law Week