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IRC: Uninsured Motorists a Perplexing, Pervasive Concern

A new report shows there hasn’t been much ground gained in the battle to reduce the number of uninsured motorists on the road, and there’s nowhere experts can point their fingers as an explanation of the pervasive problem. From a …

Louisiana State Police Now Selling Crash Photographs Online

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) announced it is now possible to order crash photographs online at www.lsp.org. To order, the driver’s or pedestrian’s first and last name, parish of the crash, and date of the crash must be provided. Fatality …

California Windshield Repairer Ordered To Pay Insurer $1.4M

The owner of a Sonoma County windshield repair business accused in a fraudulent billing scheme has been ordered to pay Allstate Insurance and the state of California more than $1.4 million. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported the judgment against …

UnitedHealth’s $173M Fine May Be Warning to P/C Insurers

A decision by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to fine UnitedHealth Group $173.6 million for violations having to do with the Unfair Business Practices Act, the Unfair Insurance Practice Act and unfair claims settlements may be a wakeup call for not …

Montana and Arizona Lone States Without Texting Laws, but Does it Matter?

Arizona and Montana stand out as the only states without some form of texting and driving law, but some studies show there’s no evidence that laws intended to curb cellphone use behind the wheel reduce crashes. Fourty-four other states plus Washington, …

Widows of Arizona Firefighters File Additional Claims

Two Granite Mountain Hotshots’ families are seeking to obtain additional death benefits from a state retirement system for public safety workers. The widows of Andrew Ashcraft and William Warneke filed claims last month with the city of Prescott, stating their …

Panel Rules BP Spill Claims Don’t Require Direct Harm

A federal appeals panel ruled that businesses don’t have to prove that they were directly harmed by BP’s 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments. The ruling could clear the way for payments to resume from a …

Missouri Bill Would Create Online Database for Workers’ Comp Claims

An online database of workers’ compensation claims would be created under legislation passed by the Missouri Senate. Under the measure, businesses could provide a potential employee’s name and Social Security number to identify the date of workers’ compensation claims and …

California Psychologist Sentenced In Workers’ Comp Fraud

A psychologist apologized Tuesday in a Los Angeles court for defrauding the federal government with inflated and fraudulent workers’ compensation claims. Dr. Arnold P. Nerenberg of Whittier said Tuesday he was grateful federal agents caught him. In an emotional speech, …

Claims From Yarnell Hill Fire Denied by Arizona City

The city of Prescott has denied more than 100 damage claims seeking a total of $662 million for property owners and relatives of firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona. Ninety-one property owners filed claims and 17 …