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Officials in N.Y.’s Nassau County Endorse Speed Cameras in School Zones

Officials in Long Island’s Nassau County, in the western part of Long Island, have formally asked for state permission to install up to 56 speed cameras in school zones. The County Legislature unanimously supported the speed camera resolution on April …

NYC Mayor Pledges to Reform Maligned Sandy Rebuilding Program

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report on April 17 that examined New York City’s recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to …

N.J. Court Advisory Panel Seeks to Speed Up Civil Cases, Unclog Dockets

Lawyers, judges and litigants have often complained they’ve had to wait years for resolution of civil lawsuits, and now New Jersey’s state Supreme Court advisory committee has offered guidelines to try to speed the process. In a report issued April …

IronHealth Increases Limits, Broadens Coverage for Healthcare Professional Liability

Bermuda-based IronHealth, the specialty healthcare unit of Ironshore Inc., has enhanced its Healthcare Professional Liability (HPL) insurance product, increasing limits to $50 million and broadening the scope of coverage. IronHealth’s  HPL coverage can now include individual limits for employed or …

Lockton Names Sherwin Senior Vice President in Colorado

Jay Sherwin joined Lockton’s Denver, Colo. operation as senior vice president and department manager of financial and professional services. In his role with Lockton, Sherwin will focus on developing insurance and risk management solutions. Additionally, he will assist in the …

Marsh & McLennan Names Dunn Director for Military, Veterans Affairs

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.  said that Eddie Dunn has joined the firm as director, Military and Veteran Affairs. In this role, Dunn will support the U.S. Veterans Talent Initiative Marsh & McLennan announced last November. He will be responsible …

Maine Man Found Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud

An Aroostook County jury in Maine has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Prosecutors said last Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his …

Rhode Island Gov. Signs Legislation Allowing Digital Proof of Auto Insurance

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation allowing motorists in Rhode Island to use their smartphones to offer police proof they have auto insurance. The bills sponsored by Sen. William Conley Jr. and Rep. Gregg Amore allow …

Timber Company Sues Over Idaho Wildfire

Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they’re responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reported the …

Montana Company Wants to Strike State Cap On Jury Awards

An office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule that the state’s cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional. The constitutional challenge comes after a Butte-Silver Bow district judge upheld a $52 million jury award in favor …

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