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Ohio Court Seeks Heirs in $2M Asbestos Claim Payout

A northeast Ohio court is trying to track down for heirs to hundreds of rubber workers who died or became very ill because of exposure to asbestos as it looks to pay out about $2 million in legal claims. Heirs …

Pilots in Fatal 2015 Ohio Crash Were Fired from Previous Jobs: NTSB

Both pilots in a chartered-jet crash last year in Akron, Ohio, that killed seven employees of a Florida real estate company had been fired from previous jobs for performance issues, investigators said. All nine people aboard the Hawker 125-700A died …

2 Ohio Property/Casualty Insurers Approved to Operate in Arkansas

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has approved Ohio-based All America Insurance Co. (AAIC) and Central Mutual Insurance Co. (CMIC) to do business in the state. The companies now have the authority to offer property, casualty, surety and marine products in …

Mercury Insurance Launches Ride-Hailing Coverage in Illinois

Mercury Insurance is now offering ride-hailing insurance to cover Uber, Lyft and other Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers in Illinois. This new coverage will provide drivers with insurance that will bridge the gap between their personal auto insurance and the …

FEMA: $30M in Disaster Assistance Going to Texas Following March Storms

More than $29.9 million in federal and state aid to date is helping the residents of 13 Texas counties recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in March, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Assistance is ongoing and residents of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, …

Central U.S. States Hit with Tornadoes, Strong Storms

A powerful spring storm brought strong winds and baseball-sized hail to several central states on April 26, with tornadoes spotted in Kansas and Oklahoma as the severe weather marched east, forecasters said. The storm knocked down tree limbs and left …

Some Senior Drivers Have Higher Crash Risk

Older drivers with a history of falling have a 40 percent higher risk of being involved in motor vehicle crashes. But despite this increased risk, drivers ages 40 – 80 still have a lower risk of being involved in a …

West Virginia to Receive $8M From Wells Fargo in Marketing Practices Dispute

Wells Fargo will pay $8 million to West Virginia as part of a settlement of a decade-long dispute involving marketing practices. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday that Wells Fargo will pay the money to the Office of the Attorney …

Balcony Collapses Near South Carolina University, Injures 4

Authorities say about 15 people were standing on a balcony that collapsed at a house near South Carolina’s Clemson University, injuring several of them. The Greenville News reports that four people were taken to a hospital after the collapse April …

Oregon Women Sue Kaiser Over Ex-Nurse Facing Sex Abuse Charges

Two Oregon women who claim they were sexually abused by a nurse at a Beaverton clinic have filed a $1 million lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente over claims of negligence. The Oregonian reported the suit filed this week claims Kaiser failed to …

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