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Windham Group Receives 1st Case in Mass. Alternate Opioid Treatment Pathway

Windham Group, a workers’ compensation case management company, has received the first case in Massachusetts’ Alternate Opioid Treatment Pathway (OATP) program. The state’s Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) recently launched a two-year pilot program that assigns a care coordinator to …

Universal Insurance Holdings Expands to New York with Launch of Universal Direct

Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (UPCIC), has written its first homeowners policy in New York. The company also announced the official launch of Universal Direct, the direct-to-consumer online platform …

Three Injured After Train Strikes Car in Pennsylvania

Three people have been injured after a train hit a car at a Pennsylvania railroad crossing. Railroad officials say the crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Sunday in Aspinwall, a suburban area north of Pittsburgh. A spokesman for Norfolk Southern says …

New Jersey Teen Badly Burned After Touching High Voltage Train Lines

A 17-year-old New Jersey teenager is in the hospital with extensive burns after he was shocked by high voltage lines on a train trestle. Lance Vargas’ grandmother says the teen is currently in the hospital with broken bones and burns …

Freeborn & Peters Hires Keely to New York Office

Freeborn & Peters LLP has hired Sean Thomas Keely to the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Team. The addition of Keely continues the expansion …

Driverless Car Bill Under Consideration in New Hampshire

A bill under consideration for the next legislative session would allow car manufacturers to test automated vehicles on New Hampshire roads by January 2019. The Concord Monitor reports under the proposal, anyone with a self-driving vehicle, a $10 million insurance …

Connecticut Teachers’ Union, Towns Sue State to Stop Education Cuts

Connecticut’s largest teachers’ union and three municipalities are seeking a court order to stop Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from cutting $557 million from the majority of school districts, saying the reductions will be devastating to public education. In a lawsuit …

Tanker Truck Wreck Forces Closing of Main Delaware Highway

A tanker truck wreck forced the closing of Delaware’s main north-south highway in both directions Wednesday as crews worked to clean up thousands of gallons of spilled gasoline, authorities said. State police said the accident occurred about 8:20 a.m. when …

DFS Finalizes Regulation to Strengthen New York No-Fault Insurance Law

A new regulation issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) aims to curb costs and abuses of New York’s no-fault insurance law while leveling the playing field for New York insurers, according to a DFS press …

Mass. Nanny Gets 15 Months for Stealing More Than $100K from Employer

A Massachusetts nanny who stole more than $100,000 from her employers has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Stacy Fortunato was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and ordered to pay full restitution. …

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