Boston Marathon bombing News

Treasury Hasn’t Determined Boston Bombing Was ‘Act of Terrorism’ Under TRIA

A U.S. Treasury Department spokesperson last week provided a statement to Boston news outlets that said “The Secretary has not determined that there has been an ‘act of terrorism’ under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act” for the April 15, 2013, …

Mass. Regulator on Boston Bombing Claims, TRIA Reauthorization Effort

Massachusetts Division of Insurance’s last data call showed that the vast majority of insurance claims stemming from the Boston marathon bombing tragedy have been resolved. The data also revealed that among the 160 commercial property and business interruption claims made …

Businesses, Insurers Tangle Over Boston Marathon Loss Payouts

Some businesses that reported financial losses as a result of the Boston Marathon explosions are still wrangling with their insurance companies over compensation or have had claims denied outright as the anniversary of the bombings approaches. The state’s largest property …

NY Post Loses Bid to Throw Out Boston Marathon Bombing Defamation Suit

The New York Post lost its bid to throw out a defamation lawsuit by two men whose photo and the headline “BAG MEN” appeared on the tabloid’s front page last year during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Suffolk …

NYC Marathon Balances Security Worries Post-Boston

The New York City Marathon’s finish area will again fill with spectators, some carrying bags. More bomb-sniffing dogs also will be roaming around. Less than seven months after the attack on the Boston Marathon, runners and fans will pack the …

Proposed Massachusetts License Plate to Aid Bomb Victims

State lawmakers are considering whether to allow motorists to buy a “Boston Strong” license plate with proceeds helping victims of the April 15 marathon bombing. The Legislature’s transportation committee is scheduled to hear the bill Tuesday. The proposed Massachusetts license …

Boston Area Gets $17.5M in Federal Safety Grants

The Boston area is getting more than $17.5 million in public safety grants from the Department of Homeland Security. The funding was announced on Aug. 23 by U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, a Democrat who serves on the House Committee on …

Insurance to Cover Vehicles Damaged in Shootout With Boston Bombing Suspects

Watertown, Mass., police say the town’s insurance company has agreed to cover the cost of replacing three department vehicles peppered with bullet holes and damaged beyond repair by explosions during the shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Chief Edward …

Business Frets at Terrorism Tag of Marathon Attack

President Barack Obama’s declaration that the Boston Marathon bombings were an act of terrorism could make it difficult for many affected businesses to be reimbursed for losses resulting from the explosions. Federal law enacted after the 9/11 terrorist attacks requires …

Mass. DOI to Issue Report on Insurance Claims Arising From Boston Bombings

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance said it is currently examining claims arising from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings in an effort to understand the insurance claims filed and paid, in line with examinations the Division has previously undertaken following …