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Kentucky Supreme Court Reinstates Jury Award to Former Track Coach

The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a jury’s $300,000 award to a former Louisville, Ky., assistant track coach who claimed she was fired for filing a sexual harassment complaint. The Supreme Court said on August 20 that Mary Banker is …

Florida Nightclub Reaches $5M Settlement with Patron Attacked by Bouncer

Attorneys say a young man who was attacked by a bouncer at a South Beach nightclub has received a $5 million settlement. The lawyers representing 22-year-old Youness Adlan announced the settlement August 26. The Miami Herald reports that it is …

2 North Carolina Residents Accused of Insurance Fraud in Multiple Counties

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrests of Pamela Christine Liles, 31, and Travis Paul Randolph, 30, of Siloam. Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Liles of insurance fraud in three counties, and Randolph of insurance fraud in …

Hiscox Appoints Giralt as Head of Property for Miami MGA

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed John Giralt as head of Property for its Miami MGA operation. Joining from Catlin XL where he was a director covering the Americas, Giralt was responsible for managing the Latin American and Caribbean underwriting …

Deadly Erika May Weaken Before Reaching Florida on Monday

Deadly Tropical Storm Erika may weaken as it passes over the mountains of the Dominican Republic Friday before continuing on a path that may bring it to Florida on Monday. Erika was 90 miles (144 kilometers) east-southeast of Santa Domingo …

Florida Prepares for Possible Hurricane Erika on Monday

Florida advised residents and tourists to check disaster kits and escape plans as chances rise the state will face its first hurricane strike in 10 years. Tropical Storm Erika, which has triggered storm watches and warnings throughout the Caribbean Leeward …

North Carolina Looks at Regulating Zip Lines

As 12-year-old Bonnie Sanders Burney soared over a 40-foot ravine at her sleep-away camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tether attaching her to a dual zip line snapped – plunging her to her death. Her tether had been mistakenly …

Authorities on Alert After South Georgia Church Break-Ins

Law officers are searching for suspects who burglarized two Georgia churches. WTOC-TV reports that the break-ins are believed to have happened August 22 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Alston and Tabernacle of Deliverance in Vidalia. The Savannah station reports …

Florida Governor Orders Random Audits of 100-Plus Hospitals

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering state health officials to audit more than 100 hospitals as part of his ongoing battle with hospitals, which he says are driving up Medicaid costs. The state had asked hospitals and insurers to prove …

Citizens: Water Losses the Reason for Rate Increases in South Florida

In a nearly three-hour rate hearing on August 25, representatives from Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. delved into and defended their recent rate filing, which included significant increases in many Florida regions, before the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FLOIR). …

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