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Medical Marijuana Treatment Slowly Gains Traction in Workers’ CompOpen in a New Window

Though states and the federal government remain at odds on marijuana legalization, the drug is gaining traction as a viable treatment in workers’ comp claims. In a recent discussion with Claims Journal, Brian Allen, vice president of government affairs for …

 

School Shootings Reveal Confusion Over Fire Alarm With GunfireOpen in a New Window

Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to …

 

Kansas House Panel Rejects Bill to Prevent Oil and Gas QuakesOpen in a New Window

A Kansas House committee has rejected a bill that was designed to prevent earthquakes that experts say are caused by oil and gas production wastewater disposal methods. The Sierra Club and several Kansas residents who say their homes were damaged …

 

Detroit Man Sues Contractor for Alleged DiscriminationOpen in a New Window

A Detroit, Mich., construction worker is suing a contractor for alleged discrimination and racism. Harold Wilson, 63, filed a lawsuit against Hardman Construction Inc. last week, The Detroit News reported . Wilson alleges the contractor used fake addresses for its …

 

Honolulu Officials Say Transportation Center Construction has FlawsOpen in a New Window

A $54 million traffic management center being built for the state and city is plagued by numerous deficiencies, including leakage problems and incorrect installations of the roof, flooring, lobby glass walls and fire escape stairways, Honolulu officials said. The city …

 

Study: Teens Who Receive Challenging Road Tests May Be Less Prone to CrashesOpen in a New Window

Adolescents who receive comprehensive and challenging on-road driving assessments prior to taking the license test might be protected from future motor vehicle crashes, according to a University of Alabama at Birmingham study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Motor …

 

The Known Loss Doctrine and Liability InsuranceOpen in a New Window

Insurance coverage is premised on the concept of fortuity – a loss that occurs by chance or accident. When an insurance company issues a policy, it insures against a risk of possible loss, not a certainty. Insurance carriers do not …

 

Allianz Raises Dividend, Shrugs Off Hurricane ClaimsOpen in a New Window

A record year for natural disaster insurance claims worldwide and a decline in fourth quarter profit wasn’t enough to stop Allianz SE from raising its dividend. Europe’s biggest insurer will increase the dividend for 2017 by 5.3 percent to 8 …

 

After 2-Year Spike, 2017 Traffic Deaths Fell SlightlyOpen in a New Window

Traffic deaths on U.S. roads fell slightly in 2017 after two straight years of big increases, but a leading safety organization that compiled the numbers says it’s no cause for celebration. The National Safety Council on Thursday estimated that 40,100 …

 

Leaping Elk Crashes Low-Flying Research Helicopter in UtahOpen in a New Window

An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. The elk jumped into the chopper’s tail rotor as the aircraft …

 

Businesses Rethink Workplace Romance PoliciesOpen in a New Window

It happens in so many workplaces – two colleagues begin a romantic relationship. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating. Many owners have consulted with employment attorneys or …

 

Fraud News: Father and Son Building Scam, $1M Workers’ Comp Payroll SchemeOpen in a New Window

Iowa Father and Son Sentenced in Insurance Fraud Case Two Iowa men were sentenced to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty in Delaware County District Court recently to the charge of Fraudulent Practices in the Third Degree, an …

 

Hurricanes Aren’t to Blame for Most Big Storm Surges in NortheastOpen in a New Window

Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones, including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the …

 

Texas Announces $1B for Hurricane Harvey Mitigation EffortsOpen in a New Window

Texas communities that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey will be able to apply for more than $1 billion in federal funds that can be used on projects to help prevent or lessen damage from future storms, Gov. Greg Abbott …

 

Actor Bill Paxton’s Family Sues Hospital, Doctor for Wrongful DeathOpen in a New Window

The family of Bill Paxton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital and the surgeon who performed the actor’s heart surgery shortly before he died. The suit filed Friday against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleges the surgeon, …

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