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Paralyzed California Teen’s Pop Warner Suit Can Continue, Judge Says

A Los Angeles judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit by a teenager who was paralyzed while making a tackle during a Pop Warner football game. City News Service says the judge on Wednesday rejected a motion to dismiss …

Uber in a California Regulatory Standoff Over Data

Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a …

Arizona Insurance Council Elects 2015 Board Officers

The membership of the Arizona Insurance Council has elected its officers for 2015. They are: Tim Goeller, President of AIC and regional vice president for Business Insurance at State Auto Insurance; Phyllis Senseman, vice president of AIC and vice president …

Wyoming Workplace Fatality Bill Endorsed by Lawmakers

Lawmakers have  advanced a proposal that would sharply increase penalties when employee deaths occur because of safety violations at large companies in Wyoming, which has long been among the top states for workplace deaths. Members of the Joint Labor, Health and …

California Woman Settles for $25K After Bad Buzz

A woman who claims she was served a pot-laced cookie at a Los Angeles hair salon has received a settlement of $25,000. Seventy-two-year-old Jo Ann Nickerson said she had never tried marijuana in her life before she partook of the …

Washington Artist’s ‘Angry Birds’ Lawsuit Goes Forward

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Seattle, Wash. artist who designed a line of plush pet toys called “Angry Birds.” Juli Adams designed the plush “Angry Birds” toys in 2006 for The Hartz Mountain …

Lava on Track To Hit Gas Station, Stores in Hawaii

Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said. Lava is about 1 mile from the shopping center in …

Los Angeles Police and NICB Warn of Bandit Tow Truck Scams

The Los Angeles Police Department and the National Insurance Crime Bureau are warning motorists of a growing problem with unauthorized tow truck operators in the L.A. area. These “bandit” tow truck operators monitor police radios and respond to accidents seeking …

Johnston Joins Gorst & Compass in California as Vice President

Gorst & Compass has named Russ Johnston vice president of business development and marketing. Johnston is based in San Diego, Calif. and will be responsible for business development and marketing for the Western region. Johnston comes to Gorst from Conway …

Beecher Carlson Names Jeppson Vice President in California

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC has named Laura Jeppson vice president. Jeppson will report to Senior Vice President Brian Cushard and work out of the Woodland Hills, Calif. office. She will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with regional …

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