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RMS: ‘Big One’ in Northern California Could Cause $200B in Losses

Earthquake risk in the San Francisco Bay Area is on the rise while earthquake insurance penetration statewide has dropped significantly since the Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked the Bay Area 25 years ago, causing nearly $6 billion in economic losses, …

St. Paul Employee Who Hit Own Car Seeks Damages from City

A St. Paul, Minn., Parks and Recreation employee has filed a claim against the city for damages she caused to her personal car while driving a rented city van. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Megan Campbell filed the claim …

Oregon Hospital Settles With Patients Abused By Doctor

A hospital in The Dalles, Ore. and two administrators have settled a lawsuit brought by four female patients molested by an anesthesiologist while they were under sedation. The Dalles Chronicle reported that the amount of the settlements is confidential, but …

Montana Court Hears Arguments in Jury-Award Cap Case

The Montana Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in an appeal of a case that could determine whether the state’s $10 million cap on jury awards for punitive damages will stand. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported attorneys debated before the court in …

New Mexico Inmate Sues for Not Being Allowed to Worship Satan

A state prison inmate says New Mexico correction officials aren’t allowing him to practice his religion and properly worship Satan behind bars. KRQE-TV reported that Bernard Pritchard recently filed a lawsuit in state court alleging the chaplain and deputy warden …

Lawsuit Against Vail Resorts Allowed by Colorado Judge

Vail Resorts could be required to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to the family of a teenager who died in an avalanche while skiing in Colorado January 2012. Broomfield County District Court Judge Chris Melonakis this week …

New Mexico City Seeks Assistance After $230K In Flood Damage

Alamogordo, N.M. officials say they plan to ask for state assistance for $230,000 in damages caused by recent flooding. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that the city will submit damage estimates to the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security this …

Missouri Regulators Assisting Ferguson Businesses with Property Claims

Representatives from the Missouri Department of Insurance headed to Ferguson on Aug. 27 to assist businesses that experienced damage during recent protests with filing insurance claims and to answer questions about the claims process. The department said it is encouraging …

Napa Quake May Cost Up to $4 Billion as Wineries Shuttered

The earthquake that struck northern California yesterday will lead to economic losses of as much as $4 billion, fueled by damaged wineries and shuttered businesses that rely on tourists. Insurers will probably cover about $2.1 billion, according to an estimate …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over SFO Runway Death After Asiana Crash

The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained. …