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Don’t Drink and Bike

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Deaths of intoxicated cyclists is a “significant problem,” according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. They found that these fatalities haven’t declined as much as those of drunk drivers …

California Department of Insurance and FAIR Plan Square off in Public Statements

The California Department of Insurance and the California FAIR Plan Association squared off in conflicting press releases on Thursday over a court decision that awarded a homeowner higher repair costs following a claim. The California Court of Appeal, First District …

Central California Organizations at Odds over Explosion Liability

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Foundation for Public Safety has filed a claim against the county seeking reimbursement after an employee struck a gas pipeline and caused an explosion in April. The county employee was building a dirt berm at a …

Washington Utility Whistleblower Files Retaliation Claim

A Snohomish County Public Utility District employee who alerted the Washington utility board to no-bid contracts given to a former employee says he has been harassed and suffered retaliation since reporting the practices. The utility board launched an independent ethics …

Official Files $123K Claim Following Arizona University Mascot Pounce

A suburban Phoenix official filed a claim against Arizona State University, saying the school mascot seriously injured his back when the costumed character playfully leaped on him at a football game two months after surgery. But Tempe City Councilman David …

Family of Boy Hit by School Bus Files Claim against Idaho District

The family of a Nampa, Idaho grade school student who was hit by a bus in March has filed a claim against the city and others. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that the family of 7-year-old Connor Wright filed a tort …

Edison Expects 2016 Hearing on $7.57B California Reactor Claim

Edison International expects a hearing to be held next year on its $7.57 billion damage claim against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. over the shutdown of a Southern California nuclear power plant. A confidentiality order in the case, being arbitrated by …

Mitsubishi Says Edison Claims $7.57B over California Nuclear Facility

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said the operator of the San Onofre nuclear plant is claiming $7.57 billion in damages related to the shutdown of the California facility. The Tokyo-based company said in a filing that U.S. power generator Edison International …

Southern California Docs Bribed To Use Unsafe Spine Screws, Suits Claims

A former Southern California hospital executive is being sued by more than two dozen people who claim he ran a scheme that bribed surgeons to implant counterfeit screws in their patients’ spines, causing pain and injury. Twenty-eight fraud and negligence …

Fireman’s Fund Could Be On Hook for $20-$60M Over Fast & Furious

The insurer for the latest Fast & Furious film is looking at a huge, and possibly historic, payout, according to an entertainment insurance agent. The Hollywood Reporter trade magazine is reporting a source with knowledge of the situation says there …