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New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Paralyzed Waterpark Visitor Can Proceed with Gross Negligence Suit

A New Jersey waterpark visitor who was partially paralyzed in a 2010 accident while on a ride that simulates surfing can proceed with a lawsuit, the state Supreme Court ruled this week. Roy Steinberg and his wife claim employees at …

Starr Companies Expands with Nashville, Pittsburgh Offices, Leaders

Starr Companies, a New York based global insurance and financial services organization, is continuing to expand its field operations throughout the U.S. with the addition of new offices and leadership. Most recently, the firm announced the opening of two branch locations …

New Day Underwriting Managers of New Jersey Hires Giquinto to Real Estate Group

New Day Underwriting Managers LLC, a Hamilton, N.J., based specialty intermediary of environmental and construction related professional liability insurance, has hired Cara Giquinto as a senior account manager in its real estate group. In this role, Giquinto will work with …

New Jersey Catholic School Settles Sexual Abuse Allegations for $1.9M

A Catholic school in New Jersey has settled allegations of child sexual abuse for $1.9 million. The agreement between Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell and 21 former students who said they were sexually abused by staff at the all …

Rhode Island Fire Marshal Offers $5K Reward for Information on July Arson Fires

East Providence, R.I., police and the Rhode Island State Fire Marshal’s Office are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of whoever was responsible for two arson fires last month. Det. Lt. Raymond Blinn said both of …

Massachusetts-Based Landy Insurance Lands Certified Bookkeepers Group Account

ICBUSA, a Scottsdale, Ariz., based member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), a London-headquartered professional membership organization for bookkeepers, and the Landy Insurance Agency of Needham, Mass., have formed a strategic partnership. Through the partnership, ICBUSA members will be offered …

Lockton Hires Mercer’s Bailey for Washington D.C. Office

Lockton Companies, a Kansas City, Mo., based insurance brokerage, has hired George Bailey as a senior vice president in its Washington, D.C. office. He brings nearly 25 years of experience in the employee benefit and risk management space to his …

Vermont Law Tightens Regulation for Consumer Litigation Funding Companies

A new Vermont law introduces changes to the legal requirements for consumer litigation funding companies in the state. These companies will now need to get licensed and post a surety bond in order to operate legally. Vermont House Bill 84, …

Lesbian Sues New Jersey Catholic School Claiming Discrimination Over Firing

A woman is suing a Roman Catholic school in New Jersey, alleging the school violated the state’s discrimination law when she was fired because she’s married to a woman. But Christopher Westrick, an attorney for Paramus Catholic High School, its …

Connecticut Man Awarded $10K in Police Brutality Suit

A Connecticut man has been awarded $10,000 in damages after a federal judge ruled that he had been beaten by a police officer after a drug fueled car chase. Donato Rinaldi, of Watertown, Conn., filed the suit in 2014 against …

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