Workers Comp Zone

A Partner at Boxer & Gerson LLP, Julius Young has practiced worker’s compensation law and social security disability law since 1979. He has represented thousands of individuals who have sustained life-changing injuries or illnesses while on the job. In every case, his goal is to secure the medical treatments his clients need.

September 19, 2008

GOING FISHING WITH HENRY WAXMAN

Friday in California. Some of you reading this may be stuck in an office, fantasizing taling the fishing gear this weekend to the nearest lake or pier. In Washington, a big fishing trip is about to begin. Led by Los Angeles Democrat Henry Waxman, a Congressional subcommittee is going on an oversight investigation about the […]


September 17, 2008

A.I.G.? YOU NOW OWN IT

A.I.G.? You now own it. You, the taxpayer, own it to the tune of up to $850 per household. Last night the Federal Reserve struck a deal to keep A.I.G. out of bankruptcy. The Federal Reserve will loan A.I.G. up to $85 billion, giving the United States as much as an 80% equity stake in […]


September 16, 2008

FLASH: SENATE ADJOURNS WITHOUT CONFIRMING NEVANS

After passing a budget, the California Senate has now adjourned. Carrie Nevans, the AD of California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, was not confirmed before the Senate adjourned. Without confirmation, Nevans will presumably have to step down soon. In politics, anything is possible, of course. But unless the Governor calls a special session and vetos the […]


FITCH AND A.M. BEST DOWNGRADE A.I.G.: SCRAMBLE TO KEEP AFLOAT

Here’s tonight’s report on A.I.G. from Bloomberg.com: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= … refer=home Clearly, parts of A.I.G. will be auctioned. One immediate concern is whether regulatory authorities in various states will object to transfer of assets from some solvent A.I.G. subsidiaries to the parent A.I.G. It’s complicated because various types of insurance have different capital requirements. The parent […]


September 15, 2008

FLASH: AIG ON THE BANKRUPTCY BRINK?

It’s a beautiful night in New York. An hour ago I was strolling in Times Square after going to the theater. A full moon was hanging right over the Empire State Building. You’d never know that beneath the veneer, Gotham City was in the grips of a crisis that may have far reaching implications. But […]


September 14, 2008

The Penalty Box-Part One

You’re late on your mortgage payment. You owe a penalty. You’re late on your credit card payment. You owe a penalty. You’re late on your cell phone bill. Your service probably gets cut off. But if you’re a California workers’ comp insurer and you are late on payments, what happens to you? The answer? It […]


September 11, 2008

RUNNING OUT OF MONEY

Running out of money. No, I’m not talking about Lehman Brothers, the venerable New Yorkinvestment bank that is teetering and “restructuring”. And I’m not talking about Ford or General Motors, both of which have been burning through cash like there was no tomorrow. I’m talking about the California unemployment fund. At current rates, the fund […]


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