May 30, 1990 |
In a new sign of the increasing militancy of large pension funds, the California Public Employees Retirement System on Tuesday asked 22 of the largest companies incorporated in Pennsylvania to withdraw from that state's far-reaching anti-takeover law. CalPERS, the nation's largest and most influential public pension fund, with about $57 billion in assets, said the recently passed law placed radical restrictions on the right of shareholders to change management.
November 28, 1990 |
Accident and malpractice victims whose expenses are covered under their companies' self-insurance plans may be forced to reimburse such insurers with money won in lawsuits or settlements, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The court decided, 7 to 1, that self-insurance plans are exempt from state laws and regulations. California and some other states have prevented insurers from attempting to recoup money paid to individuals who later win lawsuits related to their injuries.
March 19, 2000 |
State legislators are exempt from the state ethics law for public officials, and scores of them have used their authority in ways that could help their own, their family's or their employers' financial interests, according to a new published report.
February 15, 1994 |
A federal judge in Philadelphia lifted an injunction that had prevented Pennsylvania's restrictive abortion law from taking effect. A state spokesman said parts of the five-year-old law could take effect immediately. U.S. District Judge Daniel H. Huyett III lifted a ban a week after U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter rejected an appeal by abortion providers. The law requires women to receive counseling about alternatives to abortion and then wait 24 hours before undergoing the
December 3, 1992 |
A state-funded program that will provide health care insurance to about 40,000 Pennsylvania children was signed into law by Gov. Robert P. Casey. The plan provides health care coverage free, or at reduced cost, and targets children of working parents who can't afford private insurance, don't qualify for Medicare benefits or whose employers don't provide medical coverage.
January 12, 1990 |
A federal judge blocked key sections of Pennsylvania's 1989 abortion law Thursday, giving abortion rights advocates a first-round victory in a battle over the most stringent controls in the nation. With the effective date of the law five days away, U.S. District Judge Daniel H. Huyett issued an injunction blocking a 24-hour waiting period and a requirement that women notify their husbands before having an abortion.