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Rideshare Firm Lyft to Pay $300K in Settlement With New York

New York officials announced Thursday that rideshare firm Lyft has agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties as part of a settlement with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the New York State Department of Financial Services. The $300,000 penalties represent …

Mass. High Court Orders Hearing on Alcotest Breathalyzer’s Reliability

Massachusetts’ highest court has ordered a hearing on the reliability of breathalyzer device Alcotest 7110 MK III-C in a drunk driving case where the defendant — along with 61 other defendants in similar cases — challenged the accuracy of test …

Court Revives Suit in N.H. School’s Missing Policy Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has revived a New Hampshire school’s lawsuit seeking to prove that it is still covered by an insurance policy from almost 50 years ago even though there are no longer any …

U.S. Appeals Court Revives Suit in N.H. School’s Missing Policy Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has revived a New Hampshire private school’s lawsuit seeking to prove that it is still covered by an insurance policy from almost 50 years ago even though there are no longer …

Connecticut Upholds Coverage Denial in IBM Data Loss Case

The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling on May 18 that Federal Insurance Company and Scottsdale Insurance Company are not required to defend or indemnify the insureds for the loss of computer tapes that exposed personal information of …

FEMA: Nearly 1,000 Sandy Claimants Signed Up for Claims Review So Far

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last week sent out its first round of letters to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy-related claims, offering them a chance to have their claims reviewed — and FEMA …

FEMA Sends Out 1st Round of Letters Offering to Review Sandy Flood Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday mailed out its first round of letters to the National Flood Insurance Program policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy-related claims, asking whether they want their claims reviewed. FEMA is mailing its letters beginning Monday …

Connecticut High Court Upholds Coverage Denial in IBM Data Loss Case

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court’s ruling that Federal Insurance Company and Scottsdale Insurance Company are not required to defend or indemnify the insureds for the loss of computer tapes that exposed personal information of some …

Industry Examines Potential Claims Issues Following Riots

Some 140 vehicle fires, more than a dozen structural fires and nearly 200 arrests were reported in the wake of Baltimore riots that shook the city in late April. And more than 200 businesses were damaged during the riots, according …

Sony, Zurich Settle PlayStation Data Breach Case

Sony Corp. of America and Zurich American Insurance Co. have reached a settlement in a commercial general liability (CGL) policy coverage case stemming from the April 2011 hacking of Sony’s PlayStation online services, according to court documents filed on April …