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ATB’s Sacramento Office Goes to Bat for Soldiers in Salute to Armed Forces
2017-05-24 — ATB’s Sacramento office participated in the “Salute to Armed Forces,” sponsoring 50 soldiers to attend the Raley’s River’s Cats Minor League baseball game on May 6. They were among several thousand U.S. veterans and active duty military filling the stadium for the game, which drew a crowd of 14,500. “We’re proud to join with so many other organizations and individuals in a coordinated gesture to express our gratitude to our troops,” said Hilary…
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Favorable Outcome for Partner, Zarina Hora!
2017-05-23 — We received the following great news From Erin Ward-Dugan, Co-Managing Partner in our Long Beach location, “Congratulations to Zarina Hora of the Long Beach office for her stellar work on this claim for our client CNA. Zarina was able to successfully argue that the Trial judge erred in finding that Applicant was 100% permanently totally disabled and entitled to $1,091,920.77 in a present value award and there was joint and several liability amongst three co-defendants. There was also a…
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ATB Joins March of Dimes Fundraiser in Connecticut
2017-05-17 — Inspired by the national ATB Cares initiative, Gerald Davino, managing partner of ATB’s Connecticut office, joined with family and friends in the recent March of Dimes “March for Babies” event in Hartford, CT. “We had 42 people from our neighborhood alone, and with family and friends we had about 75 participants directly involved in the 5K run/family fun walk that day,” said Jerry, whose daughter raised $1,350 in support of a neighbor’s child. The event,…
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Appellate Judge Rules in Favor of Employer, Insurer Represented by ATB in Oklahoma City Workers’ Comp Case
2017-05-11 — An Oklahoma civil appeals court ruled in favor of an employer and its insurer represented by ATB in affirming an order by the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission, asserting an employer’s right to direct the medical treatment of an injured worker. “The Bray decision reinforces the Oklahoma legislature’s intent that the employer has the right to choose the injured worker’s treating physician even when a previously denied injury is found compensable,”…
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ATB Sacramento Office Assists Roseville City School District
2017-05-09 — Nearly two dozen attorneys and staff members of ATB’S Sacramento office, along with their families, recently participated in the Run4Roseville. ATB also was a major sponsor of this year’s event, which included 5K and 1-mile runs and a ‘Lil Ones 100-yard dash to benefit the students of Roseville City School District. Hilary McLaughlin and Shea Conway, co-managing partners of ATB’s Sacramento office said the office was delighted to join with the members of the community…
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ATB’s Long Beach Office Helps Ronald McDonald House as Part of National ATB Cares
2017-05-04 — Nearly three dozen attorneys and staff members of ATB’s Long Beach office along with their families participated in The Walk for Kids™ held recently by the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. Besides arranging for employees and their families to raise funds by walking, ATB was a sponsor of the event and provided beverages and food for all participants. The sponsorship is part of ATB Cares, a national initiative that will involve each of ATB’s 27 offices around the country in…
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ATB Partners to Speak at CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Comp Conference, May 24-25 in Chicago
2017-04-27 — Steven C. Testan, ATB Founder and Senior Managing Partner; Jeffrey Adelson, Managing Partner and General Counsel and Andrew M. Fernandez, Partner, will be among the speakers discussing emerging and complex claim issues at the 2017 CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference, May 24-25 in Chicago. ATB is also a major sponsor of the conference. Click here to read the news release issued April 27.
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ATB CARES SPONSORS RUN FOR ROSEVILLE
2017-04-17 — ATB Cares is once again reaching out to the community to help support youth and education through music. Run 4 Roseville is a 5K sponsored run taking place on April 23, 2017 in Roseville, CA.  ATB, through its ATB Cares program, is a Gold Sponsor and has over 23 runners from the ATB Sacramento office signed up for the challenge. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with our community and other sponsors who work with ATB such as Kaiser in supporting our youth through education and…
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ATB’s Sacramento Office Assists Homeless; Effort Marks Start of National ATB Cares Initiative
2017-04-06 — Nearly a dozen attorneys and staff members of ATB’s Sacramento office along with their families purchased supplies, food and clothing and personally delivered them to homeless men and women living in the vicinity of the levee on the Sacramento River. Hilary McLaughlin and Shea Conway, co-managing partners of the ATB Sacramento office said the office plans to continue its activities to assist the homeless in the coming weeks. The effort marks the start of ATB Cares, a national…
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ATB Proud Sponsor of OC Heart and Stroke Walk
2017-03-10 — Adam Roth, CEO of Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.,offered up a HEART full of thanks to our ATB Los Angeles office for sponsoring their team at the Orange County Heart and Stroke Walk on March 4, 2017 in Anaheim. In so doing, we at ATB are proud to have been able to help make a difference in the lives of others. Together, the team of Roth coworkers, clients, and business partners contributed nearly $150,000 for heart health research. Although the funds are important and will save lives, the…
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ATB to Sponsor the CLM Annual Conference in Nashville
2017-03-08 — ATB is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the 2017 CLM Annual Conference to be held in Nashville on March 29-31. In addition to sponsoring this event, ATB’s Jeffrey Adelson, Managing Partner and General Counsel, will be presenting on, “Invisible Obstacles: The Role Mental Health Plays in Recovery from Injury and Return to Work.” CLM will host 2,000 claims professionals and outside counsel in Nashville on March 29-31, 2017, during the largest insurance claims…
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ATB’s Karen Stankevitz among presenters at 25th Annual National Workers’ Comp and Disability Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Nov. 30
2016-11-08 — Suzanne Ormond, risk manager, Alsco Inc. will be joined by Karen Stankevitz, director of Consulting, ATB and Glenn Backus, president, Alternative Service Concepts, LLC to present “Takeaways From Alsco Inc.’s Strategy for Workers’ Compensation Litigation,” Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The session will be part of the 25th Annual National Workers’ Compensation Conference & Expo, Nov. 30 – Dec.2, 2016 in New…
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ATB Law was proud to sponsor the “Fly a Kite for a Cause” event
2016-10-26 — ATB Law’s Ft. Lauderdale location was privileged to participate in last weekend’s “Fly a Kite for a Cause” event organized by the Miami Power Team Foundation which is a non-profit organization devoted to giving hope and extending a helping hand to children who are terminally ill, have cancer or disabilities, including autism, Down Syndrome, as well as physical and visual impairments.
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ATB Proud Sponsor of the Comp Laude Awards and Gala
2016-09-07 — ATB is honored to be a sponsor at the upcoming Comp Laude Awards and Gala developed by WorkCompCentral. Their organization created the Comp Laude Award & Gala with a specific mission in mind – to celebrate what is right with workers’ comp, keeping in mind that people and companies deserve recognition for their dedication to improving the workers’ compensation system. In addition to sponsoring the event, Jeffrey Adelson, ATB’s General Counsel and Managing Partner…
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ATB IS HONORED TO SPONSOR THE CLM CLAIMS COLLEGE 2016
2016-08-12 — ATB Law is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Claims College, which will be held in the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel from September 7 to 10. In addition to sponsoring this event, ATB’s Jeffrey Adelson, Managing Partner and General Counsel, will be speaking on Occupational Disease. The CLM Claims College features more than 80 collaborative educational sessions and keynote presentations designed by industry professionals to help attendees gain the knowledge they need to be on…
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ATB is a proud sponsor of Rett Syndrome Charity Golf Classic
2016-08-03 — In the spirit of giving back to the community, ATB was proud to sponsor the Rett Syndrome Charity Golf Classic held on July 29th at the Cottonwood Golf Club in El Cajon, CA. The event was established and run by one of our partners American Claims Management, and specifically by Deirdre Gonzalez of that office. Representing our CA offices were, Patricia Beyer, Managing Partner of San Diego, Erin Wintersteen, Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, Melissa Bryant, Co-Managing Partner of Client…
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ATB OPENS OFFICE IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
2016-07-28 — ATB has opened an office in West Palm Beach led by Alison J. Schefer, managing partner. The new office gives ATB four locations in Florida (ATB’s other offices are in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa), all of which are under the direction of Jessika Lorie, ATB's managing partner for the state. Click here to read more »
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ATB EXPANDS FLORIDA OPERATIONS; PLANS OFFICE IN WEST PALM BEACH
2016-07-06 — ATB has appointed Alison J. Schefer and Daniel J. Simpson as partners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Schefer will lead the West Palm Beach office when it opens later this month. Click here to read more.
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ATB RECOGNIZED AMONG TOP U.S. LAW FIRMS FOR MINORITY ATTORNEYS
2016-05-20 — Law360, a leading publication covering law firms and legal developments, has ranked ATB among the country’s top law firms for minorities. The publisher ranked ATB #20 of the 100 best U.S. law firms for minority attorneys from more than 300 U.S. firms surveyed.  Rankings were based on three factors: the total number of minority attorneys, the percentage of nonpartner attorneys who are minorities, and the percentage of the firm’s partners who are minorities. Click here to read…
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ATB Exhibits at VICA’s 2016 Conference de Mayo
2016-05-06 — Erin Sands, ATB's Chief Marketing Officer and Hilary McLaughlin, Managing Partner, both from our Sacramento office, attended and manned the ATB booth at the Valley Industrial Claims Association's Annual 2016 Conference de Mayo which was held on May 5th at the Natoma Inn located in Folsom, CA. The conference was well attended by many claims adjusters and insurance professionals. The Valley Industrial Claims Association (VICA) is a non-profit organization established in 1977 to…
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ATB to Sponsor Culver City Centennial Celebration
2016-05-04 — ATB is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming Culver City Centennial Celebration. Kathleen Brundo, ATB’s Co-Managing Partner, lived in Culver City for over 45 years and her recently passed father, Richard Ross Brundo, served three terms on the City Council and served as Mayor three times.  On September 20, 2016, Culver City will commence its Centennial Celebration which will end on September 20, 2017—exactly 100 years from the date that Harry Culver received his City…
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ATB to Sponsor the 2016 CLM Atlanta Conference
2016-05-02 — Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell and Jimenez are thrilled to sponsor the 2016 CLM Atlanta Conference held at W Atlanta-Downtown on May 19-20 2016. CLM Atlanta offers sessions in four tracks — Insurance Fraud, Product Liability, Workers' Compensation, and Claims/Litigation Management. About the CLM: The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together the thought leaders in both…
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ATB RECOGNIZED AMONG TOP U.S. LAW FIRMS FOR FEMALE PARTNERS AND ATTORNEYS
2016-04-21 — Law360, a leading publication covering law firms and legal developments, has ranked ATB as the country's fifth best law firm for female partners and eighth best for female attorneys. The publisher ranked the best law firms in the two categories from more than 300 firms surveyed. Rankings for top firms for female partners were based on based on the percentage of equity and non-equity partners who are women; those of top firms for female attorneys used a variety of metrics, including:…
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Congrats to Sandra Phillips
2016-04-21 — ATB is proud to announce that Sandra Phillips has become elevated to Partner in the firm’s Long Beach office. We wish her the best of luck in her new position.
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Congratulations to Nicholas Kontogiannis and Ryan Edwardsen
2016-04-20 — ATB congratulates Nicholas Kontogiannis on his new position as Co-Managing Partner of our Van Nuys office alongside Co-Managing Partner, Joi Anderson. Congrats also to Ryan Edwardsen on being appointed Co-Managing Partner of our Los Angeles location alongside Managing Partner, Michelle Wu. Good luck to both in their new respective roles for the firm.
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Congratulations to Erin Ward-Dugan
2016-04-20 — ATB is pleased to announce that Erin Ward-Dugan has accepted the role as Co-Managing Partner in our Long Beach office.  With over 10 years of experience as an attorney, Erin has already brought a great deal of knowledge and leadership in her role as the Managing Partner of Consulting. As she expands her leadership to include this additional role, please congratulate Erin! 
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Congratulations to Erin Sands
2016-04-19 — ATB congratulates Erin Sands who has been named as ATB’s first Chief Marketing Officer. Erin will report directly to the shareholders and will be responsible for associates and non-equity partner’s marketing of the firm. Best of luck to Erin in her new role.  
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ATB Announces Partners
2016-04-19 — ATB is proud to announce that Perry Countryman of San Bernardino, Geri Diaz of Sacramento, John Leahy of Westlake Village and Rick Sedrakian of Van Nuys have become Partners at the firm. We wish them the best of luck in their new positions.
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ATB’S Michael Pang is quoted in article appearing on WorkCompCentral
2016-03-30 — Michael Pang, Managing Partner of ATB’s Sports Law Practice was quoted in an article about the contractual legal ramifications of the RAMS coming to Los Angeles. Click here to view the article in its entirety. Permission granted by WorkCompCentral.com to display this article.
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ATB is a proud sponsor of Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania
2016-03-25 — In the spirit of giving back to the community, ATB is proud to sponsor the organization Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania. The mission of Kids' Chance of Pennsylvania, Inc. is to provide scholarship grants for college and vocational education to children of Pennsylvania workers who have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident. The hardships created by the death or serious disability of a parent often include financial ones, making it difficult for deserving young…
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ATB-LAW CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
2016-03-14 — The Law Firm of Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez is marking 20 years of legal service in the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims. Please click here to view the accompanying press release.
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ATB Proud Sponsor of Oakland Mayor’s Toy Drive
2015-11-23 — In the spirit of giving back to the community, ATB is pleased to sponsor the Oakland Mayor’s Toy Drive Reception taking place on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 5-8p.m. at the Rotunda Building in Oakland. The Bench and Bar committee is sponsoring along with Oakland's medical community and other defense and applicant law firms. Oakland's mayor Libby Schaaf will be speaking as well as Judge Gene Lam, the WCAB Presiding Judge. This is an annual event where the Workers'…
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Congratulations to ATB's Marc Middleton, Managing Partner in our Omaha, NE Office
2015-11-05 — Congrats to Marc Middleton, Managing Partner, on his selection to the 2015 Super Lawyer “Rising Star” list in Missouri and Kansas and in the Great Plains region for Nebraska and Iowa.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. While up to five percent of…
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ATB is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming Lawyers for Warriors event benefiting the Veterans Legal Institute
2015-10-27 — Inspired by the overwhelming pro bono support that allowed Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) to assist close to 700 homeless and at risk veterans in the last 12 months, and with Veterans Day approaching, VLI is hosting an evening of fun, networking, wine, cigars, delectable appetizers and some surprises, at its “Lawyers for Warriors” event on November 10, 2015 at 5:30pm the Center Club in Costa Mesa. This year’s honoree is attorney and veteran advocate Bradley S. Erdosi, whose…
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AS SEEN IN FORBES…
2015-09-24 — ATB is proud to have their profile appear in the September 28, 2015 regional subscriber issue as well as on the ForbesCustom.com site. To view the profile, please visit the following link. http://forbescustom.com/marketplace/adelson-testan-brundo-novell-jimenez
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ATB PROVIDING CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
2015-08-13 — ATB is now authorized by the California Department of Insurance to provide CEU (Continuing Education Units) to claims professionals, allowing the firm to provide another service to their clients. For those interested in learning more about the CEU Program at ATB, please email the program director, and Managing Partner of Continuing Education, Michael Costello at ceu@atblaw.net.
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ATB IS HONORED TO SPONSOR THE CLM CLAIMS COLLEGE 2015
2015-08-12 — Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez is proud to be a silver sponsor for the Claims College held on September 9-12, 2015 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The School of Casualty Claims Management is designed for claims professionals from all industries. Students will benefit from the School’s rigorous curriculum, which is designed to help strengthen current skills and develop new skills and knowledge in order to excel professionally. Upon successful completion of all…
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ATB Congratulates the Steve Jimenez Award Recipients
2015-07-24 — ATB would like to congratulate all the recipients of the 2015 California State Bar Workers' Compensation Section's Steve Jimenez Special Recognition Awards. This year Michael McClain was bestowed the “Lifetime Achievement” award and Jerold Cohn was selected “Judge of the Year”. Joe Waxman was awarded “Applicant Attorney of the Year” and John Armanino received “Defense Attorney of the Year.” Jason Marcus also received…
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ATB OPENS OFFICE IN KANSAS CITY, MO; NAMES MARC MIDDLETON AS MANAGING PARTNER
2015-07-20 — ATB is pleased to announce the expansion of its National Practice with the addition of a Kansas City, Missouri office to assist our clients in that area. Marc N. Middleton from our Omaha, Nebraska location will be the Managing Partner.  
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ATB's Jeffrey Adelson cites advantages of diversity for law firms
2015-06-15 — In an interview with Law360, Jeffrey Adelson, general counsel and managing partner, ATB, discussed how diversity enables law firms to serve a wider range of clients more effectively, as well as develop new solutions and elevate their performance for an increasingly diverse corporate clientele.  The article, “Diversity Push By California-Based Firms Is Paying,” appeared alongside Law360’s listing of the 100 best U.S. law firms for minority attorneys in which ATB ranked…
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ATB RECOGNIZED AMONG TOP LAW FIRMS FOR MINORITIES
2015-05-27 — Law360, a leading publication covering law firms and legal developments, has ranked ATB among the country’s top law firms for minorities.  The publisher ranked ATB #5 of the 100 best law firms for minority attorneys from 289 U.S. firms surveyed.  Rankings were based on three factors: the total number of minority attorneys, the percentage of nonpartner attorneys who are minorities, and the percentage of the firm’s partners who are minorities. Click here to read more.
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ATB’s Karen Stankevitz and Janice Van Allen, Wal-Mart Stores Discuss Workers’ Comp Litigation Management at RIMS 2015
2015-04-22 — On Tuesday, April 28, Karen Stankevitz, ATB’s director of Consulting and Janice Van Allen, director, Workers' Compensation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will discuss “Removing Obstacles to Effective and Efficient Handling of Litigated Workers’ Compensation Cases” (TLT020), from 2 – 2:25p.m.   Their presentation is among the record number of educational sessions at the Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, April…
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ATB Attorney, Holly Zeitz to speak at upcoming NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar
2015-04-22 — ATB attorney, Holly Zeitz will be speaking at the upcoming New Jersey Association for Justice’s Annual Convention, Boardwalk Seminar on May 1, 2015. The convention runs Wednesday, April 29th through Friday, May 1st and is being held at Bally's Atlantic City, NJ. Along with petitioner's attorney, Michael Dennin, Holly will be speaking on the topic, "Ethical Considerations in Dual Jurisdiction Cases: How to Recognize the Available Benefits to Maximize the Recovery for Your…
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ATB RECOGNIZED AS BEST LAW FIRM FOR FEMALE ATTORNEYS
2015-04-21 — Law360, a leading publication covering law firms and legal developments, has ranked ATB as the country's top law firm for female attorneys.  The publisher ranked the 100 best law firms for women attorneys from 308 firms surveyed.  Rankings were based on various metrics including: percentage of female partners and nonpartners, total number of female attorneys, and the split between the percentages of female nonpartners and female partners. Click here to read more.
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ATB to Sponsor the 2015 CLM Fraud and Workers' Compensation Conference
2015-04-07 — Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez is proud to sponsor the CLM 2015 Insurance Fraud and Workers’ Compensation Conference. This conference will be held in Boston on Thursday, May 7th, "While seemingly unrelated, Workers' Compensation and Insurance Fraud actually complement each other perfectly. Insurance Fraud can potentially present itself in many aspects of the Workers'  Compensation claim which makes the pairing of these two conferences…
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Steve Testan and Karen Stankevitz show how to get the most from outside experts on workers' comp closure initiatives
2015-03-10 — In an article for Risk & Insurance, Steve Testan, founder and senior managing partner, ATB and Karen Stankevitz, director of Consulting discuss ways for managers to get the most from outside experts, including consultants and attorneys, in their workers' comp legacy and complex claim closure initiatives.  They offer tips on evaluating and selecting outside providers and proven ways for tracking progress, elevating performance and getting results.  The article —…
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ATB is pleased to congratulate Kathleen Brundo, Co-Managing Partner, ATB
2015-03-02 — Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez is pleased to congratulate Kathleen Brundo, Co-Managing Partner, ATB on her admission to the United States Supreme Court on March 2, 2015.
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ATB’s Jeffrey Adelson will be speaking at the 2015 Risk Management Summit
2015-02-23 — Jeffrey Adelson, General Counsel and Managing Partner of the National Practice Group, will be speaking at the 2015 Risk Management Summit which is a 2-day networking and educational conference open to senior risk managers. The 2015 Risk Management Summit will be held March 4 – 5 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The Business Insurance Risk Management Summit is a unique two-day conference serving the information and networking needs of senior risk managers, benefits managers…
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TRACY STURTEVANT TO SPEAK AT CSIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
2015-02-04 — ATB’S Tracy Sturtevant will present “Affirmative Defenses and the 90 Day Rule” on Tuesday, March 10, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Her discussion is part of the California Self-Insurers Association (CSIA) 2015 Employer Seminar & Annual Meeting & Educational Conference to be held March 9 – 10 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.  
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KAREN STANKEVITZ TO ADDRESS RIMS NEW JERSEY CHAPTER ON MANAGING COMP LITIGATION COSTS
2015-01-29 — ATB’s Karen Stankevitz will present “Improving Your Game Plan for Managing Litigation Costs in Workers’ Compensation” during the February 10 meeting of the RIMS New Jersey Chapter in Basking Ridge, NJ. 
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ATB Congratulates Jeffrey M. Adelson, General Counsel and Managing Partner, National Practice Group on his admission to the Washington, D.C. Bar
2015-01-12 —
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ATB Presents at Business Insurance 2014 “Women to Watch” Conference
2014-12-19 — ATB's Steven Testan, founder and senior managing partner, and Karen Stankevitz, director of Consulting, participated in a panel during the Business Insurance 2014 Women to Watch conference held in New York, Dec. 8 – 9.  The panel, "Case Studies of Successful Women's Leadership Initiatives," showed how leading businesses are providing a growing number of opportunities for women executives.  During the discussion, Steven Testan pointed out that 19 of ATB's…
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Associate Rachael Crim Recieves Mayor's Proclamation Award
2014-12-12 — ATB is pleased to congratulate Rachael Crim, Associate in our Oakland office, on being the proud recipient of the Mayor's Proclamation Award for the 6th annual Oakland Toy Drive. Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland presented Rachael and ATB with a Proclamation thanking her and the firm for their contributions to the annual toy drive. Rachael has been on the planning committee for the past two years. It was indeed a great moment as the event was well attended by members of the Oakland bench…
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ATB IS PROUD TO BE A SPONSOR OF BUSINESS INSURANCE 2014 “WOMEN TO WATCH”
2014-11-06 — The shareholders, partners, associates and staff of ATB are pleased to join the editors and publisher of Business Insurance and others across the industry to recognize the magazine's 2014 Women to Watch honorees. We also celebrate the numerous individuals who have earned this recognition over the years as well as the thousands of women leaders and executives who continue to elevate the insurance industry, risk management and legal professions on a daily basis.  We look forward to…
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Congrats to Jiblet Croft, Partner in our Los Angeles office on her speaking engagement at the October 2nd Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals Mini Conference where a Southern California Chapter was launched.
2014-10-06 — AWCP was established in 1999 to provide educational, networking and philanthropic opportunities to industry professionals in Northern California. Ms. Croft from Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, representing the defense bar, participated in a lively panel discussion and dialogue addressing the five critical pointsin a case’s litigation where the opportunity for settlement is possible but often overlooked and how to facilitate resolution of those cases.
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ATB to Sponsor the CLM 2014 California Event and Workers’ Compensation Conference
2014-09-29 — Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez is excited to sponsor both CLM events.  The California Event will be held at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on October 23, 2014.  This event will have amazing speakers.  The Workers’ Compensation Conference will be held at the The Westin South Coast Plaza Costa Mesa in Costa Mesa, California.  The 2014 Workers’ Compensation Conference will provide opportunities to learn from experts in the…
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MISTY PRICE DISCUSSES WEIGHT LOSS INTERVENTIONS IN WORKERS’ COMP
2014-09-16 — 2014-9-16 — In an interview with Business Insurance, ATB's Misty Price cites the relationship between obesity and higher workers' comp claim costs, and encourages employers to consider including weight-loss interventions in their workers’ comp programs. Click here to read the full article, "Weight Loss Interventions Worth A Try," which first appeared online at BusinessInsurance.com on January 6, 2014.
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JEFFREY ADELSON DISCUSSES DRUG TESTS AND WORKERS’ COMP LITIGATION
2014-08-29 — In an interview with Risk & Insurance magazine, ATB’s Jeffrey Adelson discusses how courts have ruled in cases where injured workers were reported to have positive tests for illegal drugs and filed workers’ comp claims.  Click here to read the full article, “Positive Drug Test Not a Slam Dunk in Court” which first appeared online at RiskandInsurance.com on June 13, 2014.  
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KAREN STANKEVITZ TO ADDRESS RIMS UPSTATE NY CHAPTER ON MANAGING COMP LITIGATION COSTS
2014-08-28 — ATB’s Karen Stankevitz will present “Improving your Game Plan for Managing Litigation Costs in Workers’ Compensation” at the Sept. 16 meeting of the RIMS Upstate New York Chapter in Canandaigua, NY.
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ATB CONGRATULATES HOLLY ZEITZ ON WINNING THE INTOUCH EXCELLENCE AWARD
2014-08-28 — Holly Zeitz, Managing Attorney of the firm’s Philadelphia, PA office received the INTOUCH Excellence Award for the Industry Stars: Honoring the Companies Who Have Contributed to the Workers' Compensation Industry in a Significant Way category. The INTOUCH Magazine Excellence Awards were created to honor and generate industry recognition for professionals in the Workers’ Compensation industry.
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ATB Law is honored to be a sponsor of the upcoming CLM Claims College taking place on September 7-10, 2014 at the Downtown Philadelphia Marriott.
2014-08-06 — In addition to sponsoring this event, ATB’s Jeffrey Adelson, Managing Partner and General Counsel, will be speaking on Occupational Disease and Marie Rose Bloomer, Managing Partner, will be speaking on Compensability Principles. Guided by some of the brightest minds in the claims industry, the Claims College is divided into seven schools, each focused on a specific audience. The two and half day sessions will be kicked off with a half-day Insurance Industry Primer course that…
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ATB IS PLEASED TO SPONSOR THE SPANISH AMERICAN LEAGUE AGAINST DISCRIMINATION AT THEIR UPCOMING 40TH ANNIVERSARY HONOREE RECEPTION
2014-07-23 — The Spanish American League Against Discrimination was founded in Miami in 1974 by a group of Hispanic and Cuban-American residents of South Florida as a response to the under representation at the time of Hispanics in the school system, local government and the judicial system. In its early years SALAD became recognized as a prominent civic entity, devoted to combating issues based on any type of discrimination, and for advocating in support of initiatives and legislation to promote…
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TAM B. NGUYEN NAMED TO LAWYERS OF COLOR’S 2014 HOT LIST
2014-07-21 — Tam B. Nguyen, Associate Attorney at Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys and law firm associates and partners. Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez is very pleased to have Tam B. Nguyen named to this exceptional group. Click here to read more.
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ATB APPOINTS MARC N. MIDDLETON AS MANAGING ATTORNEY OF THE OMAHA OFFICE
2014-06-16 — Mr. Middleton will serve the firm’s clients in Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas. Click here to read the news release issued June 16, 2014.
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MISTY PRICE ADDRESSES RIMS SAN DIEGO CHAPTER ON OBESITY AND WORKERS’ COMP
2014-05-23 — 2014-5-23 – ATB’s Misty Price presented “Weighing in On Obesity: Steps for Risk Managers to Tackle Rising Costs” to the RIMS San Diego Chapter during the chapter’s half-day seminar, “Insurance Fitness:  Get the Skinny on Some Heavy Issues,” held on May 22.
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KAREN STANKEVITZ ADDRESSES RIMS UTAH CHAPTER ON MANAGING COMP LITIGATION COSTS
2014-05-22 — ATB’s Karen Stankevitz presented “Improving Your Game Plan for Managing Litigation Costs in Workers’ Compensation” during the May 16 RIMS Utah Chapter Spring Workshop in Midway, UT. 
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MISTY PRICE DISCUSSES WORKERS’ COMP LITIGATION MANAGEMENT IN RISK & INSURANCE MAGAZINE
2014-05-12 — ATB’s Misty Price and Janice Van Allen of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. co-presented on outcome-based workers’ comp litigation management during an educational session on April 30 at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS) in Denver, CO.  Their session was reported online at Risk & Insurance magazine’s Workers Comp Forum. Click here to read the article.
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ATB CA OFFICES AT ANNUAL VICA CONFERENCE IN FOLSOM
2014-05-09 — On May 8, 2014, our CA offices joined forces to meet and greet claims adjusters and insurance professionals at the Valley Industrial Claims Association Annual Conference in Folsom (www.valleyica.net). Representing our California offices were (L-R) Sam Brar (Fresno), John Paul Fickes (Sacramento), Erin Sands (Sacramento), Camille Day (Long Beach) and E. Susie Wendorff (Long Beach).
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MISTY PRICE DISCUSSES ISSUES POSED BY AGING WORKFORCE ON BEST-TV
2014-05-06 — Misty Price, Director of Analytics, ATB Law, recently appeared on BEST-TV where she was among several experts discussing the implications of an aging workforce on workers’ compensation programs.  Click here to view the segment, Insurers Grapple with Age Wave.
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ATB Attorney Selected As Legacy Magazine’s South Florida’s Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2014
2014-05-01 — ATB is pleased to announce that Sal Richardson, Managing Partner for Litigation in our Fort Lauderdale office, was selected as one of Legacy Magazine’s South Florida’s Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2014. To view the press release and accompanying ATB page please click here.
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ATB RECOGNIZED AS BEST LAW FIRM FOR FEMALE PARTNERS
2014-04-23 — Law360, a leading publication covering law firms and legal developments, has ranked ATB as the  country's top law firm in terms of percentage of female partners. The ranking appeared in The Glass Ceiling Report: 2014, listing U.S.-based law firms with the highest percentage of female partners. Click here to read the news release issued April 23, 2014.
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Catch ATB at RIMS 2014 in Denver, April 27 – 30
2014-04-09 — ATB is proud to participate in RIMS 2014, the Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, both as a sponsor of the RIMS Chapter networking venue and by sharing knowledge and insights during RIMS educational sessions. ATB Activities at RIMS 2014 Be sure to catch ATB at the following events:  On Sunday, April 27, ATB is a "Silver Sponsor" of the RIMS Chapter Leader Networking Hour, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  On Tuesday, April 29,…
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ATB CONGRATULATES CO-MANAGING PARTNER, KATHLEEN BRUNDO, ON HER ADMISSION TO THE WASHINGTON, D.C. BAR
2014-04-07 —
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ATB’S MISTY PRICE TO DISCUSS OBESITY AND WORKERS’ COMP AT RIMS NORTHERN NEVADA MEETING
2014-03-25 — 2014-03-25 — Misty Price, ATB’s Director of Analytics, will present "Weighing in On Obesity:  Steps for Risk Managers to Tackle Rising Costs" on Thursday, March 27 to members of the RIMS Northern Nevada Chapter in Reno, Nevada.
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ATB OPENS OFFICE IN NASHVILLE, TN; NAMES SAMARA NAIME FATONE AS MANAGING PARTNER
2014-03-24 — The new office gives ATB a presence in Tennessee.  Click here to read the news release issued March 24.
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ATB’S MISTY PRICE DISCUSSES OBESITY AND WORKERS’ COMP AT RIMS UPSTATE NEW YORK MEETING
2014-03-12 — Misty Price, ATB’s Director of Analytics, presented "Weighing in On Obesity:  Steps for Risk Managers to Tackle Rising Costs" on Tuesday, March 11 to members of the RIMS Upstate New York Chapter in Rochester, New York.
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ATB APPOINTS D. ROBERT “BOBBY” WELLS AS MANAGING ATTORNEY OF FORT LAUDERDALE OFFICE
2014-03-10 — Mr. Wells has more than 21 years of experience practicing law in Florida.  Click here to read the news release issued March 10, 2014.
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ATB’S GERALD DAVINO II TO SPEAK AT UPCOMING NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE SEMINAR
2014-02-19 — Managing Partner, Gerald Davino II, of our Rocky Hill, CT office will present "Complex Workers' Compensation Issues" for the National Business Institute on Monday, March 03, 2014 in Hartford CT. Click here for additional details and registration information.
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ATB SELECTED FOR CLM PROJECT
2014-02-04 — ATB would like to recognize Gerald Davino, Jason LaMark and Paul Shearer for their contributions and leadership in the development of CLM (Claims & Litigation Management Alliance) Wiki for Connecticut Worker's Compensation Claim Handling Guidelines. This is indeed a great honor as only one firm per state was selected for this project.
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ATB’S MISTY PRICE TO SPEAK AT UPCOMING RIMS EVENT
2014-01-15 — ATB’s Misty Price to present “Weighing in On Obesity: Steps for Risk Managers to Tackle Rising Costs” to the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of RIMS, the Risk Management Society on Wednesday, Jan. 22.  For additional details and registration information, click here.
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ATB'S ANDREW LYNCH IS NAMED MANAGING ATTORNEY OF THE SAN JOSE OFFICE
2014-01-14 — ATB is pleased to announce that Andrew Lynch has been appointed Managing Attorney of the San Jose office. Andrew is a certified specialist in workers' compensation and has been a practicing work comp attorney for over 15 years.
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ATB OPENS OFFICE IN LOS ANGELES; NAMES MICHELLE Y. WU AS MANAGING PARTNER
2014-01-13 — As ATB continues to expand, the firm has established an office in Los Angeles and appointed Michelle Y. Wu as managing partner.  Click here to read the news release issued January 13.
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ATB CT Attorney, Paul Shearer appointed to city’s ethics commission
2014-01-09 — Mayor Ben Blake of the City of Milford, CT selected Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez’ own Paul Shearer for a three year term on the city's ethics commission. Mr. Shearer will be one of five members on this voluntary commission that monitors, issues opinions, coordinates training and reports on the City of Milford's "Code of Ethics". ATB would like to congratulate Paul on this honor. 
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ATB opens office in Orlando; names Gina M. Jacobs as managing attorney
2014-01-06 — ATB opens office in Orlando; names Gina M. Jacobs as managing attorney. As its client engagements continue to grow in Florida, ATB expands its operations with the opening of an office in Orlando and appoints Gina M. Jacobs as managing attorney.  Click here to read the news release issued January 6, 2014.
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ATB’s Misty Price and Mariah Baesel discuss obesity issues in workers’ compensation
2013-12-05 — The American Medical Association's recent classification of obesity as a disease may spell more challenges for employers and risk managers, who recognize obesity as a major cost driver in workers' comp.  In an article for Risk & Insurance, ATB's Misty Price, director of Analytics, and Mariah Baesel, director of Wellness, outline steps for employers to manage obesity issues in workers' comp and the workplace, including improving wellness initiatives.  Click here…
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ATB Law's Karen Stankevitz Discusses Managing Litigation Costs in Workers Comp
2013-11-15 — Karen Stankevitz, Director of Consulting, ATB Law presented “Improving Your Game Plan for Managing Litigation Costs in Workers’ Compensation” to the Kansas City, MO Chapter of RIMS, the Risk Management Society on Tuesday, Nov. 12.  
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Managing Partner, Angel Casarez appointed to Board of Directors, Centro Legal de la Raza
2013-10-18 — ATB is proud to announce that Managing Partner, Angel Casarez has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area organization, Centro Legal de la Raza. Centro Legal de la Raza, founded in 1969, provides free or low-cost, bilingual, culturally-sensitive legal aid, community education and advocacy for low-income residents of the Bay Area. In so doing, not only will Angel give back to her community, she will also have the opportunity to enhance her leadership skills. 
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ATB to Sponsor 2013 CLM Construction/Environmental ADR/AFA Conference
2013-09-27 — ATB Law is honored to be a sponsor of the CLM 2013 Construction/Environmental ADR/AFA Conference, held in Costa Mesa, CA on November 8th. This conference offers hot topics ranging from ADR's use of early Neutral Evaluation, Unconventional Approaches to Resolving Construction Defect Cases, Environmental Lessons Learned in the Chinese Drywall Cases to Alternative Fee in Construction and Construction Defect litigation. In attendance will be Dan Jacobson, Of Counsel in our Construction…
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Misty Price To Discuss Managing Litigation Costs In Workers' Comp
2013-09-10 — Misty Price, director of Analytics, ATB Law will present “Improving Your Game Plan for Managing Litigation Costs in Workers’ Compensation,” Thursday, Sept. 19, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the RIMS New York Chapter Breakfast Meeting.  The event will be held at The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY.  Click here for registration and additional information.
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ATB’s Michael Pang discusses California Court Rulings and Legislative Developments Favoring Pro Sports Teams in Workers’ Comp
2013-08-13 — Recent court rulings in California and pending legislation favor professional sports teams located in other states whose injured current and former athletes seek to access California’s generous workers’ comp benefits.  In an article for LawInSport, Michael Pang, managing partner of ATB’s Sports Law Practice Group discusses these developments along with judicial considerations in other states and their potential implications for professional sports teams.  Click …
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ATB’s Jeffrey Adelson to speak at National Workers' Compensation Judiciary College
2013-07-19 — ATB’s Jeffrey Adelson, General Counsel and Managing Partner, National Practice Group has been invited to speak at the upcoming 5th Annual National Workers' Compensation Judiciary College in Orlando, Florida.  The topic will be "A View From the Other Side of the Bench."  Mr. Adelson will provide the Judicial College with his insights as a trial attorney as well as how the Judges behavior impacts the outcome and the duration of litigation in unexpected ways. To…
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ATB’s Steven Testan and Misty Price Discuss Keys to Successful Workers’ Comp Claim Closure Initiatives
2013-07-09 — Across the entire workers’ compensation industry, many insurance companies and employers are sitting on large-tail claims that have exceeded the ultimate values forecast in prior years.  In a current article for Claims Journal, Steven Testan, Founder and Senior Managing Partner, ATB, and Misty Price, Director of Analytics, discuss keys for insurance companies to conduct successful initiatives to close their paid claims and drive down incurred losses. Click here to read the article…
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ATB Attorney Selected As Legacy Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
2013-07-03 — ATB is pleased to announce that Sal Richardson, Managing Partner for Litigation, was selected as one of Legacy Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow. To view the cover and accompanying ATB page please click here.
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ATB’s Managing Partner of Continuing Education, Michael J. Costello, has a new video posted on our Continuing Ed Video Library.
2013-06-28 — ATB’s Managing Partner of Continuing Education, Michael J. Costello, has a new video posted on our Continuing Ed Video Library. To view the presentation, please click on the title “Handling the IMR Process” located on our homepage. Michael has created a guide to the new Independent Medical Review that all California cases as of 7/1/13 are subject to. The accompanying PowerPoint can be requested directly by contacting Mr. Costello at michaelcostello@atblaw.net. 
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Congratulations to Michael J. Costello
2013-06-19 — ATB is pleased to announce that Michael Costello has been named Managing Partner of Continuing Education with the firm. “Michael has done an incredible job educating both our attorneys and clients on significant legal issues and will continue to lead those efforts,” said Mr. Testan. As Managing Partner of Continuing Education, Michael has been entrusted to facilitate training, seminars, lectures, educational accountability and events for the firm's…
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ATB’s Michael Pang Examines California Court Rulings and Pending Legislation Favoring Sports Teams
2013-06-06 — In California, recent court rulings and pending legislation favor professional sports teams based in other states whose injured current and former athletes might seek access to California’s relatively generous workers’ comp benefit program.  In a current article for Sports Business Journal, published on May 27, 2013, Michael Pang, Managing Partner of ATB’s Sports Law Practice Group, takes a close look at these developments and discusses their potential…
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Florida Appellate Court Ruling May Drive Up Workers’ Comp Costs
2013-05-30 — A recent ruling by Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeals in Bradley Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg et al. held the state’s limit on temporary workers’ compensation benefits to be unconstitutional.  Sal Richardson, Managing Partner for Litigation in ATB’s Fort Lauderdale office, comments on the potential implications of the ruling in an article in Business Insurance.  Click here to read the article, which appeared in the magazine on May 20, 2013.
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ATB Law’s Managing Partner Rubina Khaleel Appointed to Federal Court Committee
2013-04-08 — Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez (ATB) is pleased to announce that Rubina Khaleel, Managing Partner in ATB Law’s Nebraska office and also licensed to practice in Iowa and Missouri, has been selected by Nebraska’s federal district court bench to serve as a member of the Federal Practice Committee. The Federal Practice Committee consists of ten Ex Officio members and not more than 12 at large members at any point in time. These individuals are asked to advise the…
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ATB Attorney Discusses Implications of California’s Latest Workers' Comp Reform
2013-03-25 — While California’s SB 863 seeks to improve the efficiency of the state’s workers’ compensation system, much rides on how the bill’s provisions are interpreted.  In an article for Risk Management, Michael Costello, Partner in the Santa Ana office of Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, looks at elements of SB 863 that will affect the largest group: medical treatment, indemnity and medical liens or bills. Click here to read the article.
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Sequester, Immigration Reform Raise Treatment Questions for Undocumented Workers
2013-03-19 — With immigration reform looming and the sequester limiting the federal government’s ability to provide services to undocumented workers, many employers wonder about the implications of these developments. In an article for Claims Journal, Geoffrey C. Curreri, Associate Attorney in ATB’s Fort Lauderdale office, discusses Florida’s workers’ compensation laws and related court rulings. The article describes how employees sustaining job-related injuries or illnesses are…
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ATB'S DAN JACOBSON DISCUSSES INDEMNITY IN MCLE COLUMN FOR CALIFORNIA LAWYER
2013-02-12 — DAN JACOBSON, SANTA ANA ATTORNEY, DISCUSSES INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS IN MCLE COLUMN FOR FEBRUARY ISSUE OF CALIFORNIA LAWYER SANTA ANA, California, February 12, 2013 – Dan Jacobson, of counsel to Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez (ATB), a national law firm focusing on workers’ compensation defense, has written a Continuing Legal Education column on the subject of indemnity in the February issue of California Lawyer, California’s magazine of record for the…
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ATB FORMS SPORTS LAW PRACTICE GROUP TO BE LED BY MICHAEL PANG
2013-01-29 — VAN NUYS, California, January 29, 2013 – Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez (ATB), a national law firm focusing on workers’ compensation defense, today announced it has established a Sports Law Practice Group and appointed Michael Pang as the practice group’s managing director. “Ever since ATB’s establishment in 1996, our attorneys have been continually involved in working with professional sports teams and leagues in the defense of athlete…
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LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE, RECOGNIZING MANAGING PARTNER
2013-01-15 — LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE, RECOGNIZING MANAGING PARTNER Susan Novell’s Name Added to Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez VAN NUYS, California, January 15, 2013 – Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a national law firm with more than 130 attorneys, today announced it is changing its name to Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez.  The new name, which is effective immediately, recognizes the contributions of Susan Novell, managing…
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ATB EXPANDS FLORIDA OPERATIONS
2013-01-09 — FORT  LAUDERDALE, January 9, 2013 – Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez (ATB), a national law firm focusing on workers’ compensation defense, today announced a significant expansion of its Florida operations with the addition of two experienced attorneys to its Fort Lauderdale office.  The attorneys, Geoffrey C. Curreri and Annie J. Shook, build on the firm’s strong team in the state. “Our client engagements continue to grow in Florida as more…
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Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!
2012-12-20 — Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year! Jeffrey Adelson, Kathleen Brundo, Steve Testan and the Partners, Associates and Staff of Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez
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NATIONAL UNDERWRITER ARTICLE: FLORIDA APPEALS COURT RULING MAY EXPAND PROTECTIONS FOR WORKERS' COMP CLAIMANTS
2012-12-05 — Sal Richardson, Esq., Managing Partner for Litigation in ATB’s Fort Lauderdale office, examines implications for Florida workers’ comp cases in light of a recent appeals court ruling on the state’s Prevailing Party Statute. Click here to read his article, published in National Underwriter, Nov. 19.
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ATB LEGAL INSTITUTE ESTABLISHED
2012-12-04 — VAN NUYS, December 4, 2012 – Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez (ATB), a national law firm focusing on workers’ compensation defense, has established The ATB Legal Institute as an innovative approach to develop new attorneys and introduce them to the firm and the practice of workers’ compensation defense law. Led by Kathleen L. Brundo, a co-managing partner of ATB, the Institute will offer qualified recent law school graduates the opportunity to work with the…
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McDONALD’S RECOGNIZES ATB’S SOPHIA CACOS AS A 2012 “MOST VALUABLE PARTNER”
2012-11-15 — On behalf of the entire ATB team, I am both pleased and honored to announce that Sophia Cacos, Esq., Regional Managing Partner, Southern California for Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, has been recognized by McDonald’s Corporation as its 2012 Most Valuable Partner:  Outside Counsel, Western Division. Sophia received the award earlier this month during the McDonald’s two-day Partnership Convention held at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL. The award…
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OKLAHOMA OFFICE
2012-11-06 — Recently our Oklahoma attorneys, Linda Foreman, Craig Johnston and James Gaston shared their expertise in insurance defense with self-insured clients doing business in Oklahoma and surrounding states.  The event was the yearly Oklahoma Self-Insured Association Conference held at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Tulsa, OK.
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Compounding Drugs Could Create Higher Workers Compensation Liability
2012-11-02 — Jeffrey M. Adelson, Managing Partner and workers’ compensation defense attorney in the Santa Ana, California Office of Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, was recently quoted in an article on the front page of Business Insurance discussing the risks and costs associated with contaminated compound drugs in workers’ compensation cases. Concerns over the practice of large scale compounding are rising following an outbreak of meningitis linked to a New England drug…
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ATB PARTICIPATES IN THE 'OAKLAND MAYOR'S TOY DRIVE'
2012-10-24 — ATB will participate in the 'Oakland Mayor's Toy Drive.  The Bench and Bar committee is sponsoring along with Oakland's medical community, and other defense and applicant law firms. Oakland's mayor Jean Quan is confirmed to speak.  This is going to be a great event on December 13th where the entire Work Comp community will come together for a great cause. For more info please click here to view the invite.
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Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a professional corporation, announces ...
2012-10-22 — ATB is proud to announce that Gerald V. Davino II has been designated as a Connecticut State Chair for the prestigious Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. The announcement was made today by CLM.  The State Chair is a leadership role within CLM whose purpose is to assist in the development and growth of the Alliance, foster communications locally and provide more opportunities to participate. State Chairs also establish and monitor CLM Strategic Affiliations for state and local…
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Thank you for helping make CLM’S 2012 Women’s Leadership Forum a Success!
2012-10-21 — Earlier this month, ATB once again was honored to be a major sponsor of the CLM Women’s Leadership Forum.  As you know, this year’s event, held in New York City, attracted more than 260 participants from all parts of the country, including several members of the ATB team.   One of our managing partners, Marie Rose Bloomer, had the privilege of moderating the panel, “Networking: Cultivating the Community Garden.” The attendees from our firm were…
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ATB OPENS CONSTRUCTION DEFECT DEPARTMENT
2012-10-12 — Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a professional corporation, has just opened its Construction Defect Department, which will defend contractors and developers throughout California. The department is headed by Dan Jacobson, a veteran of construction defect defense, who is renowned for using innovative legal tactics to win construction defect cases. By expanding its operations into the construction defect arena, ATB will be able to better serve its insurance company clients and…
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ATB ATTORNEYS ATTEND THE LITIGATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
2012-10-10 — ATB is proud to announce that Jeffrey Adelson, Sophia Cacos, Gerald Davino, Sal Richardson, and Hedy Golshani have received the prestigious designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP). This certification was bestowed upon them after successful completion of nearly 30 hours of reading, 18 hours of class time and approximately 10 hours of group project time during the CLM’s Litigation Management Institute. The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)…
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Distracted Driving Issues and Remedies
2012-10-09 — Darrin F. Meyer, Managing Attorney, Distracted Driving Defense, ATB, is quoted throughout this feature article, which examines the heightened risks for businesses related to distracted driving and outlines steps firms are taking to manage them. Click here to read the online article, appearing in the October 15, 2012 issued of Risk & Insurance magazine.
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ATB MANAGING PARTNER SPEAKING AT CLM WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP FORUM
2012-08-24 — Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a professional corporation, is pleased to announce that the Managing Partner of our New Jersey Offices, Ms. Marie Rose Bloomer, has been invited to speak at the upcoming Women's Leadership Forum for The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). The event, also being sponsored by ATB, is being held at New World Stages - a New York Broadway Theater, on October 4th 2012. Please click here to view the invite. The Claims…
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DISTRACTED DRIVING
2012-08-15 — ATB attacks distracted driving with AT&T and Port Nexus. Click here to read the article.
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ATB LAW SUPPORTS ARENA FOOTBALL
2012-08-14 — ATB is proud to be a supporter of the Arena Football League. Please view our 2 commercials aired during the AFL’s Arena Bowl 25. Ad Spot 1: Ad Spot 2:
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NEW JERSEY OFFICE:
2012-07-10 — ATB wins another one in the New Jersey Appellate Division! This time it was the skill and effort of Bob Rejent who won at the trial level and was affirmed July 10, 2012 by the Appellate Court. The court found the injury did not arise out of or occur in the course of employment. Please click on the link to view the 12 page decision from the Appellate Division. www.atblaw.net/pdf/a4595-10.pdf
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NEW JERSEY OFFICE:
2012-07-05 — Congratulations to Gregg Malovany from our Berkeley Heights Office for his victory in an Appellate Division that was decided July 5, 2012. Gregg won a decision at trial in the Workers’ Compensation Court when the Judge found fraud under the Statute. The decision was affirmed by the Appellate Division. Please click on the link to view the 15 page decision. www.atblaw.net/pdf/a2212-11.pdf
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NEW JERSEY OFFICE:
2012-06-19 — Marie Rose Bloomer, Managing Partner Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, Sworn Into the United States Supreme Court On May 29, 2012, Marie Rose Bloomer was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.  In addition to being able to take cases before the Court, members of the Bar are entitled to preferential seating at oral arguments and use of the Constitutional Law Library.  Following the ceremony, lunch was sponsored by The Claims and…
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CHICAGO OFFICE:
2012-04-30 — We are pleased to report  the Chicago Tribune listed Michael Brennan/ Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez in their “Chicago's Best Lawyers” 2012 edition. This marks the 7th year in a row the was nominated by his peers for the publication that links lawyers and clients worldwide. Congratulations to Michael on this great honor!
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THOUSAND OAKS OFFICE:
2012-04-25 — We are pleased to announce that Lilly Shyu, Controller/Chief Financial Officer of Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, was the proud recipient of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal's 'Manager of the Year' Award. The honor was bestowed upon Lilly at the 11th Annual Women in Business Awards Event on April 18, 2012. The event recognizes outstanding achievements made by professional business women. During Lilly's 11 years with ATB, the firm has grown from a…
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LITIGATION MANAGEMENT
2012-04-02 — Our Analytics and Consulting Division recently published on a co-authored article with Deloitte about the current and future state of analytics in Workers' Compensation Litigation. Being one of the largest WC Defense firms in the country has allowed us the opportunity to collect vast amounts of data. Through our analytics and consulting division we are evaluating and identifying models to leverage this data, to align with our clients needs for cost containment in workers…
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NEW JERSEY OFFICE:
2012-04-02 — Congratulations go out to Justin R. Callow who was named a Rising Star in the practice area of Workers' Compensation in the 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine.
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SANTA ANA OFFICE:
2012-03-19 — JUDICIAL NOTICE OF MEDICAL PROVIDER NETWORK (MPN)– A recent Marina Del Rey case held that the defendant does not need to prove the validity of the certification of their MPN, the court can take judicial notice of the Director’s web site showing that the MPN is certified. In issuing this decision the defendant needs to merely focus on making sure notices at time of hire or implementation and at time of injury were provided to the injured worker in order for them to maintain…
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THOUSAND OAKS OFFICE:
2012-02-07 — Our Thousand Oaks office is pleased to announce the ATB lien unit headed by Walter D. Hesse.  Walter Hesse has over 30 years of experience in the Workers’ Compensation industry where he has worked as a Hearing Representative, Claims Examiner and Claims Supervisor.  In the course of his career, Mr. Hesse has earned his Self-Insurance Certification and was previously an Insurance Educational Association (IEA) instructor. Mr. Hesse joined Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell &…
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OAKLAND OFFICE:
2012-02-07 — State Bar Seeks Nominations for the 2012 Steve Jimenez Special Recognition Awards The Executive Committee of the State Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Section has established an annual Recognition Awards program to recognize outstanding attorneys and judges who have made significant recent or lifetime contributions to the workers’ compensation community. The Recognition Awards program was established in 2005, and was the brainchild of Steve Jimenez, a partner with…
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SAN BERNARDINO OFFICE:
2012-02-07 — At the Riverside WCAB, Judge Sanford-Wachtel was named permanent presiding judge.  The board has a temporary position that is being filled by Judge Greenberg.  The position is not full time and Judge Greenberg is only there a few days a week. Rodney Johnston has been permanently assigned to the Pomona WCAB.  He was a defense attorney prior to becoming a judge a few years ago.  He is calm and considered a fair judge.  He will be a good fit for Pomona. Karen…
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VAN NUYS OFFICE:
2012-02-07 — We are pleased to announce that our Van Nuys Office was ranked amongst the top Law Firms in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Law Firm’s Edition.
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NEW JERSEY OFFICE:
2012-02-07 — We are proud to announce that on December 7, 2011 Marie Rose Bloomer, Managing Partner of our Berkeley Heights office, received the Jack O’Brien service award at the Annual Workers' Compensation Bench Bar Conference.  The recognition given to Ms. Bloomer reads: “The Worker's Compensation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association in appreciation for the service, dedication and diligence of Marie Rose Bloomer, Esq. hereby bestows the Jack O'Brien service…
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Missouri - Surveillance Video is Discoverable in MO Workers’ Compensation Courts without showing of undue hardship by claimant.
2011-12-23 — In the recent Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District case of State ex. rel. Feltz v. Bob Sight Ford, Inc.,the Court held that surveillance videotapes are discoverable to a workers’ compensation claimant without a showing of undue hardship under Rule 56.01(b)(3). Injured worker Feltz filed a workers’ compensation claim against his employer, Bob Sight Ford (hereinafter “Ford”) after tripping on a stairwell carpet.  During the course of…
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THOUSAND OAKS OFFICE UPDATES:
2011-12-23 — Oxnard WCAB to assist the Los Angeles WCAB with Lien Hearings: Due to a backlog of more than 6,000 liens in the Los Angeles district office, the WCAB has moved liens to the Oxnard district office.  This is expected to help relieve the pressure and resolve the numerous lien claims that are filed at the Los Angeles WCAB. Although the claims’ venue will still be listed as Los Angeles WCAB, the Oxnard judges will conduct the hearings. The Oxnard WCAB will be sending…
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Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a professional corporation, announces CLMP certification of Managing Partners Marie Rose Bloomer and Susan Novell.
2011-11-28 — Los Angeles, CA – Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a leading national Workers’ Compensation defense firm, is proud to announce that Marie Rose Bloomer, Managing Partner of it’s Berkeley Heights New Jersey Office and Susan Novell, Managing Partner of it’s Oakland California Office have received the prestigious designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP). This certification was bestowed upon them after successful completion of…
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Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a professional corporation, announces
2011-09-19 — Los Angeles, CA – Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a leading national Workers’ Compensation defense firm is proud to announce that Marie Rose Bloomer, the firm’s Managing Partner of it’s Berkeley Heights, New Jersey office has been selected to receive the prestigious New Jersey State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section Jack O’Brien Award recognizing one that has made a lifetime contribution and impact throughout their career to the…
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Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a professional corporation, announces
2011-08-15 — Los Angeles, CA – Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a leading national Workers’ Compensation defense firm, is proud to announce that Steven C. Testan has been designated as a State Chair for the prestigious Council on Litigation Management. The State Chair is a leadership role within the Council on Litigation Management (CLM) whose purpose is to assist in the development and growth of the Council, foster communications locally and provide more opportunities to…
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CASE LAW UPDATES FROM FLORIDA
2011-07-07 — Within the past couple of months, the 1st District Court of Appeals has made several rulings which expand the Claimant’s right to benefits. The most influential of these are detailed below. Medical Transportation Williams v. Onyx Waste of Florida (Opinion filed July 7, 2011) Case No: 1D10-5938 In an appeal from a West Palm Beach JCC, medical transportation, PTD, and a Motion to Disqualify the JCC were denied. The 1st DCA confirmed the denials of PTD and the Motion to…
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ATBJ NEWS – CONNECTICUT
2011-06-29 — Attorney Jason LaMark attended a seminar held by John A. Mastropietro, Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission.  The purpose of the seminar was to educate payors and workers' compensation claim administrators regarding guidelines as it pertains to providing medical services.  Chairman Mastropietro  expressed concern throughout the seminar regarding what he perceived as dilatory practices among the major insurance company stakeholders, third party…
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