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Florida County Not Liable for Boy’s Death on Beach

A judge has ruled in favor of Volusia County in a family’s lawsuit over the death of their 4-year-old son who was fatally struck by a pickup truck on Daytona Beach. Judge Robert Rouse wrote that Aiden Patrick’s father was …

Alabama Trio Convicted in $2 Million Gulf Oil Spill Claims Fraud

Federal prosecutors said three people have been convicted of fraudulently filing Gulf Oil Spill Fund loss claims. Officials said 53-year-old Marcella Truss, her 42-year-old husband Martee Davis and the woman’s 42-year-old brother Howard Carroway were each found guilty of trying …

Florida Regulators Consider NCCI Request for 3.3% Rate Decrease

Florida’s workers’ compensation insurers rating agency says its request for a 3.3 decrease in rates reflects a stable market, although it cautioned that pending court cases could severely impact the state’s system. The National Council on Compensation Insurance initially filed …

Insurer Group Honors 3 Tennessee Lawmakers for Litigation Funding Law

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies presented its State Legislator of the Year Award to three Tennessee state legislators. Reps. Curtis Johnson and Charles Sargent and Sen. Jack Johnson were recognized for helping to improve the insurance market in …

Severe Storm Claims 2 Lives, Knocks Out Power in South

A severe storm system rolled across the South for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to thousands as it made a mess of the morning commute in Atlanta and other Southern cities. The storm, which claimed two lives a …

Florida’s Century Risk Advisors Adds Bogdanoff

Century Risk Advisors in Boca Raton, Fla., has hired Debra Bogdanoff as a commercial insurance advisor for its Professional Practice division. In this role, Bogdanoff will be working with law firms, accounting firms and other professional clients to provide insurance …

Slain Alabama University Student’s Family Seeks $1M Award

The parents of slain Auburn University student Lauren Burk are asking the Alabama Board of Adjustment to award them $1 million because they say Auburn did not provide adequate security. Jim Burk and Viviane Guerchon told the board that they …

Alabama Man Urged to Return BP Claim Payment

The former FBI chief appointed to investigate the BP oil spill claims process is seeking the return of nearly $240,000 from an Alabama man and his maritime business. Louis Freeh, in a federal court filing, says the man claimed to …

Florida Public Universities’ Corporations Raise Immunity, Disclosure Questions

The business of Florida’s 12 public universities is supposed to be public like any other state agency. Salaries, contracts, policies and other university business records are supposed to be subject to Florida’s expansive Sunshine Law, which mandates that most government …

Judge Dismisses Mississippi Death Claim Against Omega Protein

The mother of a 24-year-old Mississippi man who died in 2012 during a machinery incident at Omega Protein plant in Moss Point will appeal the dismissal of her wrongful death lawsuit against the company. The suit was filed in April …

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