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July 2016 Archives

Allstate Insurance Popped for 27 Million Dollars!

A jury has slammed Allstate Insurance for over $27 million dollars in connection with a defamation lawsuit brought by four former employees. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Allstate accused four of its employees of dishonesty in connection with stock trades that they made for Allstate. While the filing did not mention the employees by name, the employees argued that anyone could figure out who they were by simply connecting the dots. Allstate then fired the employees for cause. The employees contended that they were just following Allstate's own guidelines. Allstate continues to hold down the top spot on Johnstone Carroll's list of the worst insurance companies in America.

A Look at the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)

As a maritime oil rig worker, you are subjected to a range of hazards every day on the job. Your work on rigs, floating drydocks and other structures and facilities miles out in the Gulf of Mexico often places you in harm's way. Unfortunately, despite your awareness of these dangers and existing safety measures, accidents continue to happen. Injuries occur. For many maritime workers, their job-related injuries are covered under the Jones Act or the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). But for several years, these laws were limited and didn't cover the type of workers that performed their job duties on structures and devices located three miles off the coast. Today, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) extends additional protections to cover these areas and protect these types of workers when injured on the job.

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