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Business Risk Partners Partners With Aspen on Agents Professional Liability Coverage
Program administrator Business Risk Partners (BRP) has released an expanded professional liability form for insurance agents and brokers through Aspen American Insurance Co., part of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited. The policy targets a range of insurance agents and brokers – …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:49 PM
Woman Injured at Ohio Fair Gets $1.8M from Ride Owner, Inspection Companies
A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year’s Ohio State Fair will receive $1.8 million. A judge this week approved the settlement that calls for the ride’s owner, Amusements of America, and …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:44 PM
Houston-Area Flood Control District: $155M Needed for Harvey Damage Study, Repairs
The Houston-area flood control district has estimated needing $155 million to study and fix damaged infrastructure after Hurricane Harvey. Workers this week are assessing the storm’s destruction to the Harris County Flood Control District’s 2,500 miles of bayous, creeks and …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:38 PM
Firefighters Hope Better Weather Will Aid Oklahoma Wildfire Fight
Firefighters are hoping higher humidity and milder winds will help them fight wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Todd Schroeder said on April 19 that a fire near Leedey, about …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:34 PM
Florida Lawyer Gets Prison for $23M Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme
A Florida man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for his role in a $23 million auto insurance fraud involving chiropractors’ clinics. The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old Jason Dalley wept in court April 16 as a judge …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:33 PM
6 Students Injured in Florida School Bus, Semi Collision
A school bus and a semitractor-trailer collided in Florida, slightly injuring six high school students. News outlets report the bus was carrying about 18 students when it crashed Wednesday in Brooksville, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Tampa. The …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:30 PM
Louisiana Man Admits Setting 9 Fires in Neighborhood, Gets 2 Years
A 44-year-old Louisiana man has admitted setting nine fires in his neighborhood — the last six on his own street. Authorities say he confessed while being interviewed about the last fire, which was set in a car outside his home. …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:29 PM
West Virginia Regulators Monitoring Collapsed Section of Dam
West Virginia regulators are monitoring a damaged dam in the northern part of the state that could potentially fail. The state Department of Environmental Protection says in a news release a worker with the town of Lumberport notified authorities Wednesday …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:29 PM
German Prosecutors Eye Investigation of Auto Supplier Bosch over Emissions Scandal
German prosecutors may widen an investigation into auto supplier Robert Bosch over its suspected involvement in emissions test cheating to include dealings with Fiat, Ford, General Motors and Hyundai, according to the Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office. German weekly der Spiegel …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:26 PM
Tractors Worth $50K Stolen from Scottie Pippen’s Arkansas Farm
Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Investigator Mark Griever of the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office says two tractors were stolen from …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:26 PM

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Copperfield Takes Stand in Tourist Injury Case in Nevada
David Copperfield testified this week that he didn’t know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013. Although …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 3:02 PM
Waze Causing L.A. Traffic Headaches, Councilman Wants Legal Action
Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said. Councilman David Ryu …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 2:58 PM
Valen Analytics in Colorado Names Marr President
Denver, Colo.-based Valen Analytics has named Kirstin Marr president of the firm. Dax Craig, who was Valen’s president and CEO since co-founding the company in 2004, will remain with Valen in an advisory role. Marr lead growth and marketing initiatives …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 2:44 PM
Idaho Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease Another 3.4% in June
The Idaho Department of Insurance has approved a proposal from the National Council on Compensation Insurance for another 3.4 percent decrease to workers’ compensation insurance rates. The decrease is effective for policies issued or renewing after May 31, 2018. This …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 2:40 PM
Geico Must Pay $23M to Southern California Motorist
A jury has decided Geico Insurance must pay a Southern California man nearly $23 million in compensation and damages after the company unreasonably delayed paying out on a $400,000 damage claim. The injured driver, Omar Dauod, maintains the delayed payment …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:13 PM
California Wildfire Insurance Bills Moved Forward by Committee
A policy committee in California Legislature has unanimously approved a pair of wildfire-inspired bills by Assemblyman Marc Levine requiring insurance companies to notify homeowners whether their policies are sufficient to rebuild or replace their homes after a disaster. Assembly Bill …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:59 PM
Tesla Probed by California Agency on Occupational Safety
Tesla Inc. is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration disclosed the inspection on Wednesday, …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:56 PM
Quake Scenario: More than 1M Bay Area Homes Could Suffer Extensive Damage
More than a million San Francisco Bay Area residents would face extensive damage to their homes after a major earthquake on the Hayward fault, according to a new earthquake scenario developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS findings, which …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2018 6:07 PM
Downfall Eases, Improving Rescue Efforts After Massive Hawaii Storm
Heavy rains on Kauai let up this week, which helped emergency workers better rescue people stranded by flooding on the Hawaiian island. By Monday afternoon, emergency crews evacuated 152 people by helicopter, 121 people by bus and others by water, …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2018 2:26 PM
Train in Southern California Kills Woman on Tracks
A Southern California commuter train struck and killed a woman who fell from a platform onto tracks. Police Lt. Paul McLaughlin says the woman slipped and fell backward from the platform. McLaughlin says a man jumped onto the tracks and …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2018 2:23 PM

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