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Court Rulings Against Speeding Cameras Mount in Ohio

The speeding cameras have gone dark in another Ohio community, the latest turned off by a string of court rulings against automated traffic enforcement. A Butler County judge last week ordered the village of New Miami to hit stop, saying …

Virginia High Court Reverses Verdict in Virginia Tech Shootings

Virginia Tech University couldn’t have foreseen the rampage of a lone gunman who initially shot two people to death and later killed 30 more, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled, reversing a wrongful death verdict against the state. [The Virginia Supreme …

Court: No Insurance Coverage in South Dakota Crash That Hurt 4 Boys

An insurance company does not have to cover a Rapid City woman for a crash because her policy expired 12 hours before she hit four boys on their bicycles, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled. Tamara Bradford pleaded guilty to …

Louisiana Commissioner Praises Court Ruling on Emergency Rule

Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announced he is pleased that the 19th Judicial District Court has upheld an emergency rule put in place during Hurricane Isaac and his authority to do so during catastrophic events. Judge Janice Clark heard …

Ohio Employers Want $860M from Work Comp Bureau After Ruling

Attorneys for employers who won a ruling against the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation are asking the state to pay $860 million. The lawyers say there are 270,000 Ohio employers who are due restitution after a judge said in December …

N.Y. Judge Orders Iran, al-Qaida to Pay $6B for 9/11

A federal judge in New York has ordered al-Qaida, the Taliban and Iran to pay $6 billion to relatives of Sept. 11 victims for aiding in the 2001 terror attacks. Manhattan Federal Magistrate Judge Frank Maas’ ruling Monday is largely …

N.J. Court Rules on Workers’ Compensation Occupational Stress Claim

A New Jersey court struck down last week a claim by a former bank employee who sought workers’ comp disability benefits for what the claimant described as a psychological illness caused by occupational stress.The court stated that in order to …

Deadly NYC Crane Collapse Insurance Challenged

New York’s top court says misrepresentations on insurance forms by the operator of a crane involved in a deadly collapse four years ago could also limit coverage for the developer and builder.

N.Y. Court: Worker Injured on Break Entitled to Workers’ Comp Benefits

A New York court has ruled that a worker taking a short break does not constitute an interruption of employment, thus a worker injured during such a break is still entitled to workers’ comp benefits. The Appellate Division of the …

N.J. Court Rules in Favor of Allstate in Agency Franchise Lawsuits

Allstate announced on Friday that the Superior Court of New Jersey has entered judgment in favor of Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Allstate Insurance Company, and dismissed all claims in the franchise lawsuits filed against …