Insurance Journal » damages http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:27:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Lawsuit Over Hiker’s Death Moves to Wyoming from India http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/03/333818.htm Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:56:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333818 A federal lawsuit seeking damages against a Wyoming-based wilderness training academy over the death of a hiker on a 2011 trip to India will be heard in Wyoming. The lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Brenner of Minnetonka, Minnesota, against the Lander-based …

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Tornado Recovery in Nebraska Town Expected to Cost Tens of Millions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/30/333267.htm Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:21:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333267 Nebraska officials are still tallying the cost of the tornadoes that destroyed most of the town of Pilger, but it’s expected to climb into the tens of millions. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency will send teams to the northeast Nebraska …

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Lawsuit: Arizona Mismanaged Deadly Wildfire http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/26/333035.htm Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:04:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333035 Dozens of property owners in central Arizona are suing the state, saying it failed miserably in its management of a wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court seeks unspecified damages for emotional distress, property …

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Damage Assessment Begins After Twin Tornadoes Flatten Nebraska Town, Kill 2 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/18/332340.htm Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:27:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332340 A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing two people, crumpling grain bins like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes. Pilger’s 350 residents evacuated their homes after the powerful twisters slammed …

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Repairs Ongoing from Early June Hailstorm in Nebraska http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/17/332225.htm Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:06:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332225 The severe thunderstorms that spawned large hail and strong winds earlier this month left a lasting mark on many Nebraska communities. Aaron Volkman tells the Norfolk Daily News it will take weeks or even months to repair all the damage …

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Minor Injuries, Damage From 8 Colorado Twisters http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/10/331505.htm Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:12:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331505 Several tornadoes touched down as a line of severe thunderstorms swept through Colorado on Sunday, with one of the twisters hitting near a junior golf tournament and injuring a caddy. Six of the tornadoes struck in northeast Colorado, while two …

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Colorado Governor Signs Law Giving $18M to 2012 Fire Victims http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/09/331392.htm Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:38:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331392 Victims of a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state will receive about $18 million in liability payments with a bill that’s been signed into law. The legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. John Hickenlooper identifies nearly two dozen …

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California Chicken Plant Sues Orkin Over Cockroaches http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/02/330760.htm Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:01:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330760 A Central California chicken-processing plant has filed a lawsuit against a pest-control company over a cockroach infestation that caused the plant to close for two weeks. The Modesto Bee reported that Foster Farms in Livingston filed a lawsuit last month …

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Technology Changing Perceptions of Tornadoes, Damages http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/05/28/330199.htm Wed, 28 May 2014 16:09:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330199 Experts say that advances in technology, particularly social media, are changing how people watch for severe weather and how quickly images of the damage can be shared. John Robinson, the warning coordinator for the National Weather Service’s Little Rock office, …

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Falling Mirror Prompts Woman to Sue Oregon Yoga Studio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/28/330184.htm Wed, 28 May 2014 15:36:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330184 A Portland, Ore. woman is suing her yoga studio and a glass company after she suffered serious injuries when a mirror fell on her during class. Lindsey Eltinge said she had her eyes closed when the mirror fell in January, …

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Arkansas Governor: $68.7M in Damage Claims Following Tornadoes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/05/27/330098.htm Tue, 27 May 2014 16:07:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330098 The office of Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says $68.7 million in damage claims have been filed for individual and commercial entities in Faulkner, Pulaski, Randolph and White Counties following the April 27 tornadoes. The tornadoes are blamed for 16 deaths …

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West, Texas School District Suing Insurers over Fertilizer Blast Damages http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/05/23/329985.htm Fri, 23 May 2014 16:02:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329985 The West, Texas, school district is suing its insurers, saying the two sides are $23 million apart on the costs of rebuilding buildings after last year’s devastating plant explosion. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that the West schools filed their lawsuit …

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San Diego Fires Took More Than 40 Homes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/20/329676.htm Tue, 20 May 2014 16:22:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329676 Officials say at least 47 homes were destroyed during last week’s outbreak of nearly a dozen wildfires in San Diego County. State fire officials said Sunday at least 39 homes in the suburb of San Marcos were destroyed. Another eight …

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Opinion: 1 Year Later, Moore Is Study in Resilience http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/05/20/329668.htm Tue, 20 May 2014 16:10:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329668 One year ago today, a deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., making it the third most violent storm in less than 15 years to pummel the small city, which was struck by an EF5 tornado in 1999, and an …

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Anheuser-Busch Discrimination Suit Verdict Draws Near http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/16/329469.htm Fri, 16 May 2014 16:44:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329469 A St. Louis jury is preparing to deliberate in a former Anheuser-Busch executive’s gender discrimination lawsuit against the company. Francine Katz filed suit soon after she left Anheuser-Busch following its 2008 sale to Belgian brewer InBev. Katz earned roughly $1 …

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Several San Diego Fires Ongoing, Some Evacuations Lifted http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/16/329453.htm Fri, 16 May 2014 16:26:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329453 Several ongoing fires around San Diego, Calif. that started early in the week have destroyed at least eight homes, an 18-unit condominium complex and two businesses. The fires have burned more than 10,000 acres, and are being battled by more …

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Role Of Faith After Oklahoma Tornado Depicted in Film http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/05/15/329377.htm Thu, 15 May 2014 16:41:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329377 The massive tornado that hit Moore nearly a year ago killed 24 people and affected the lives of virtually everyone in the Oklahoma City suburb, and a new film captures the role that faith played in the lives of some …

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Montana Jury Says Hyundai Owes $240M In Punitive Damages http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/15/329361.htm Thu, 15 May 2014 16:26:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329361 A Montana jury has ordered Hyundai to pay $240 million in punitive damages after finding that a manufacturing defect in a Hyundai vehicle caused a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011. Lake County jurors late Tuesday awarded …

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Firefighter Involved in California Asiana Rescue Files Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/12/328858.htm Mon, 12 May 2014 17:02:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328858 A San Francisco firefighter accused of accidentally running over a passenger thrown from the wreckage of an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport is suing the San Francisco Fire Department. Elyse Duckett alleges that she is …

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Southern California Wildfire More than Halfway Contained http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/02/328136.htm Fri, 02 May 2014 15:20:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328136 The Etiwanda Fire in Southern California fueled by strong winds and high gusts that forced more than 1,000 evacuations is now 53 percent contained, according to fire officials. The fire in San Bernardino County around Rancho Cucamonga, which started on …

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Court Revives Suit Over WWII Site Cleanup in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/29/327614.htm Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:19:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327614 A divided U.S. appeals court revived efforts by oil companies to force the federal government to reimburse them for the cost to clean up a Southern California site where they had dumped toxic sludge during World War II. By a …

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Arkansas, Oklahoma Hit Hard by Weekend Tornadoes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/28/327505.htm Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:37:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327505 Arkansas, Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest were pounded over the weekend by deadly tornado-producing storms that touched down in seven states. As many as 30 tornadoes have been reported, half of which touched down in Arkansas. The Arkansas Department …

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Utility Caused California Wildfire, Suit Alleges http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/25/327336.htm Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:49:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327336 Victims of a wildfire that burned 24 homes last year are suing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, claiming the utility started the huge blaze and failed to properly maintain power lines and equipment. The Daily News reported …

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Timber Company Sues Over Idaho Wildfire http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/21/326875.htm Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:27:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326875 Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they’re responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reported the …

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Rescission Decision Averts $43M in Damages in California Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/16/326656.htm Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:54:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326656 Attorneys representing Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. averting what could have been a $43 million payout in damages this week characterized the California court case a cautionary tale for insurers. The case is Heide Kurtz v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., et al., and …

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Comedian George Wallace Awarded $1.3M in Vegas lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/10/325962.htm Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:54:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325962 A Nevada jury has awarded $1.3 million in damages to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he said he suffered while performing at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007. The split decision in a civil negligence and personal …

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School District In Alaska Faces $4.5M Judgment For Negligence http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/09/325866.htm Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:19:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325866 A judge has ruled that the Anchorage School District was negligent and liable for $4.5 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by the family of a student who was severely injured after falling at his school. Superior Court Judge …

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Judge Awards Utah Woman $250K In Dog Bite Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/08/325778.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:03:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325778 A judge has ruled in favor of an Ogden, Utah woman in a lawsuit over a severe dog bite. Second District Judge Mike DiReda found that Sara Loving was owed $250,000 in damages from defendants James and Cindy Davis for …

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New Mexico Jury Gives 1-Cent Damage Award http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/07/325734.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:10:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325734 A potash mining company won its lawsuit against an oil and gas company over a mistake in a New Mexico drilling project but a jury awarded just one cent of damages. The award for Plymouth, Mass.-based Mosaic Co. in its …

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Millions For Comic’s Vegas Injury Requested Of Jury http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/07/325640.htm Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:06:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325640 A Nevada jury was asked Friday to award comedian George Wallace at least $7.1 million for earnings he claims he lost as a result of a leg injury he said he received while performing in December 2007 at a posh …

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