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Arizona Court Says No Blanket Right to Travel for Injured Worker Care

A court ruling says Arizona workers being treated for on-the-job injuries aren’t entitled to travel expenses if they haven’t shown they cannot get necessary care locally. The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled last week in the workers’ compensation case of a …

Small Fire Erupts by Disneyland Attraction in California

Officials say a small fire erupted over the weekend near a Disneyland attraction, but it was put out by park firefighters and no one was hurt. Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown says the fire broke out about 9:20 p.m. on Saturday in …

Utah Firm to Issue Refunds to Settle Suit Over Weight-Loss Pills

A Salt Lake City, Utah-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, “Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight,” was deceptive. Under the …

Nearly 200 Distracted Drivers Ticketed in Nevada

Nearly 200 people in the Reno-Sparks, Nev. area were cited for distracted driving during a special enforcement effort earlier this month. The Nevada Highway Patrol and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office joined Reno and Sparks police in the distracted driving awareness …

Operations In Boise, Idaho Suspended by Uber After Impasse

Uber said on it was suspending its operations in Boise, Idaho, after reaching an impasse in negotiations with city leaders over new regulations. “Steep and growing costs that come from offering thousands of free rides combined with unworkable and onerous …

LP Insurance in Nevada Names Marini Sales Executive

Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services Inc. has named Tony Marini to its northern Nevada sales team beginning Sept. 1. Marini, the current executive director of Hot August Nights, will be joining LP Insurance as a sales executive after the conclusion …

Atlas in California Names Williams Executive Vice President

Atlas General Insurances Services LLC in California has named Mark Williams executive vice president of underwriting. Williams will be responsible for driving profitable workers’ compensation and premium growth nationwide. Williams will also assist in the management of all underwriting personnel …

Californians Favor Mandatory Rationing to Battle Drought, Poll Shows

Nearly every Californian sees the drought as a big problem and more now say they favor mandatory rationing, according to a survey released Thursday. The Field Poll found 94 percent of registered California voters consider the shortage serious, and 68 …

Lawsuit Filed in California Against Scope Maker in Superbug Infection

A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Attorney Pete Kaufman filed suit this week on behalf of 18-year-old Aaron Young, who remains hospitalized after …

Nevada Governor Signs Construction Defect Bill

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits over construction defects after the measure passed through the Republican-controlled Legislature along party lines. The Republican governor said AB125, which was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen, …

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