Insurance Journal » damages http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 RMS: ‘Big One’ in Northern California Could Cause $200B in Losses http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/13/343355.htm Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:31:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=343355 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, …

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St. Paul Employee Who Hit Own Car Seeks Damages from City http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/10/343279.htm Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:50:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=343279 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 …

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Oregon Hospital Settles With Patients Abused By Doctor http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/07/342892.htm Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:46:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=342892 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 …

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Montana Court Hears Arguments in Jury-Award Cap Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/29/341903.htm Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:20:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341903 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 …

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New Mexico Inmate Sues for Not Being Allowed to Worship Satan http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/25/341592.htm Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:52:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341592 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 …

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Lawsuit Against Vail Resorts Allowed by Colorado Judge http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/24/341503.htm Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:44:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341503 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 …

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New Mexico City Seeks Assistance After $230K In Flood Damage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/09/340023.htm Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:00:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340023 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 …

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Missouri Regulators Assisting Ferguson Businesses with Property Claims http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/27/338818.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:29:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338818 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 …

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Napa Quake May Cost Up to $4 Billion as Wineries Shuttered http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/25/338480.htm Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:43:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338480 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 …

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Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over SFO Runway Death After Asiana Crash http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/15/337652.htm Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:50:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337652 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. …

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Weak Tornado Confirmed in South Dakota http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/14/337561.htm Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:29:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337561 The National Weather Service says a weak tornado caused minor damage at Lake Cochrane in South Dakota’s Deuel County over the weekend. The afternoon twister had estimated peak winds of 75 mph and was rated an EF-0, the weakest on …

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California Judge Tosses Loral’s $283 Million Patent Infringement Loss http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/12/337352.htm Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:13:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337352 Loral Space & Communications Inc. won a reversal of a $283 million damages award against its former unit Space Systems/Loral, as the winning company, ViaSat Inc., sought a court order barring further patent infringement. ViaSat, a satellite network systems firm, …

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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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