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Appeal Expected Over Ruling Overturning Florida Workers’ Comp System

A Florida circuit court judge has ruled that the state’s workers’ compensation law is unconstitutional because it no longer provides adequate benefits to injured workers giving up their right to sue. Florida 11th Circuit Court Judge Jorge Cueto handed down …

AIG’s Mills Joins IFG in Atlanta As Managing Director

IFG Cos. has hired Steven M. Mills as managing director in its Submit unit. Mills will be based in IFG’s Atlanta office. In this capacity, Mills will be a member of the IFG’s Submit leadership team that continues to build …

Husband of Tennessee UPS Pilot Sues Honeywell Over Fatal Crash

The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed when a UPS cargo jet crashed in Alabama has filed suit against the company that made warning equipment used in the aircraft. Bret Tucker Fanning is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit …

Tennessee-Based Community Health Reports 4.5M Records Hacked

Chinese hackers stole social security numbers, names and addresses from 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems Inc., the second-biggest for-profit U.S. hospital chain, according to the company. The attacks occurred in April and June, the Franklin, Tennessee-based company said …

Tourist Bridge Being Built Over Kentucky Sinkhole That Swallowed Corvettes

The sinkhole that swallowed up eight cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green will be partially filled in with plans for a bridge built over the top of the section left open. National Corvette Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli …

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Generic Drug Liability Ruling

Brand-name drug makers can be held liable for warnings on a generic medication even if it was produced by another company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, standing by an earlier decision that business leaders viewed as a defeat. The …

Florida Supreme Court to Review Florida Football Player Death Case

The legal fight between the University of Central Florida and the family of a football player who collapsed and died following conditioning drills is headed for Florida’s highest court. This week, the Florida Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal …

Insurer to Participate in Proposed Fund for Failed West Virginia School

Former Mountain State University students who sued the now-defunct Beckley, West Virginia school would be entitled to compensation under a tentative settlement announced this week. The proposed settlement announced by University of Charleston officials would resolve hundreds of lawsuits and …

Study Finds Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes High in Coastal Mississippi

Data from a federal study shows more people died in alcohol-related crashes in coastal Harrison and Jackson counties than most other counties in Mississippi from 2008 to 2012. Harrison County ranked second behind Hinds County. That’s according to a National …

Florida Supreme Court Fate to Rest With Winner in Governor’s Race

If former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is elected governor as a Democrat in November, all seven state Supreme Court justices might be his appointments. If Republican Gov. Rick Scott is re-elected, he could completely reshape the court that has frustrated …

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