Insurance Journal » damages http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:55:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 Oregon Man Awarded $5M for Abuse by Priest http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/27/379867.htm Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:16:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379867 A federal judge has awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago. The priest, Ernest Dale Calhoun, did not contest the allegations made by the …

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Family of Boy Hit by School Bus Files Claim against Idaho District http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/26/379720.htm Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:25:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379720 The family of a Nampa, Idaho grade school student who was hit by a bus in March has filed a claim against the city and others. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that the family of 7-year-old Connor Wright filed a tort …

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Former Employee Sues Private Hawaiian School over Termination http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/25/379555.htm Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:22:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379555 A former Kamehameha Schools Hawaii employee, who was fired last year in connection to alleged misuse of a purchasing card, has filed a lawsuit against the private school, claiming she was wrongfully terminated. The lawsuit, filed July 29, on behalf …

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Serving Cart at Heart of Hawaii Couple’s Suit against United Airlines http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/19/379005.htm Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:23:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379005 A Hawaii couple is suing United Airlines, claiming a fallen serving cart caused $75,000 in damages. Peter and Misty Tampon filed a federal lawsuit last week against the airline, according to KHON-TV. The pair claims that during an August 2013 flight …

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California Court Hands Down $55M in Decision Against Three AIG Companies http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/07/377841.htm Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:28:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=377841 An Alameda County, Calif., jury has awarded Pennsylvania-based Victaulic Co., $55.3 in damages against three AIG companies. The trial in Victaulic Co. v. American Home Assurance Co. et al., in Alameda County Superior Court spanned six weeks before Judge Frank Roesch. The verdict, …

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Washington City Sues Monsanto Over River Contamination http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/05/377556.htm Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:43:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=377556 The city of Spokane is suing the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, which it blames for pollution in the Spokane River in Washington. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges that the company sold chemicals that …

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Oregon Woman Sues University after Falling Through Window Asleep http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/30/377000.htm Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:17:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=377000 An Oregon State University student is suing a Eugene property management company after she fell from a third-story window while asleep. The Register-Guard reported that Shelbi Macholz filed a lawsuit this week seeking $230,000 from Principle Property management to cover her …

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Mitsubishi Says Edison Claims $7.57B over California Nuclear Facility http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/28/376535.htm Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:43:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=376535 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said the operator of the San Onofre nuclear plant is claiming $7.57 billion in damages related to the shutdown of the California facility. The Tokyo-based company said in a filing that U.S. power generator Edison International …

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Oregon Cyclist Sues 2 Drivers in Injury Accident http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/27/376382.htm Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:30:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=376382 A Portland, Ore. bicyclist is suing not only the pickup driver who hit her and shattered bones across her body, but also a second driver she says gave the truck the OK to turn. The Oregonian reported that Cynthia Lewellen …

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Montana Man Who Killed Student Settles Suit, Includes Insurance Money http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/27/376379.htm Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:22:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=376379 A man who is serving a 70-year prison sentence for killing a German exchange student in his garage has settled a lawsuit filed by the victim’s family, in part by surrendering all his guns to the boy’s parents. Markus Kaarma …

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Jury Awards $10M to Family of Teen Who Died at California Facility http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/22/376030.htm Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:01:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=376030 The family of a teenage boy who died at a Mission Viejo care facility has been awarded more than $10 million for damages relating to the boy’s death. The Orange County Register reported that 15-year-old Kevin Barr died at a …

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Colorado Asks for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Spring Floods http://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2015/07/20/375059.htm Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=375059 Colorado asked federal disaster managers for a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe weather and flooding this spring and early summer that impacted 11 counties. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management submitted their request in …

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Fired Utah Special Ed Teacher Files $1.7M Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/06/374139.htm Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:52:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374139 A former special education teacher in Utah wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over complaints she made about another instructor. The Spectrum reported Carol Boehme said in her lawsuit filed last week that …

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Students Sue University of California Over Sex Assault Claims http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/01/373681.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:41:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373681 Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students sued the school on Monday, accusing administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and hand out punishment. The three women said the administrators mishandled their claims, failed …

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Swarm of Small Quakes Shake Southern California Desert http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/22/369137.htm Fri, 22 May 2015 15:50:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369137 A swarm of small earthquakes have struck a sparsely populated area of the Southern California desert, but there were no reports of any damages or injuries. The first, a magnitude-4.0 quake, struck at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the edge of …

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Missouri Jury Assesses $82M Verdict Against Debt Collection Firm http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/18/368562.htm Mon, 18 May 2015 16:12:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368562 A Jackson County, Mo. jury has assessed about $82 million in damages against a debt collection firm that demanded payment from the wrong woman. The jury awarded $251,000 in damages to Maria Guadalupe Mejia Alcantara and assessed $82 million in …

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Family Sues Southern California Gym Over Dad’s Heart Attack http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/14/368191.htm Thu, 14 May 2015 15:36:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368191 A Los Angeles gym is facing a lawsuit from the three kids of a man who had a heart attack and died while working out. City News Service reports Marc Palotay’s son and two daughters filed the lawsuit earlier this …

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Woman Who Lost Silicon Valley Gender Suit Wants $1M in Costs Tossed http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/11/367528.htm Mon, 11 May 2015 15:21:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=367528 Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers junior partner Ellen Pao urged a court to reject the Silicon Valley venture capital firm’s bid for almost $1 million in court costs after it defeated her gender-bias claims at trial. The firm had …

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Damage Reported in 6 Kansas Counties Following Storms http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/08/367398.htm Fri, 08 May 2015 15:49:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=367398 Storms that packed at least nine confirmed tornadoes, hail and heavy rain left behind damage in Kansas counties but no fatalities or major injuries. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management said in a news release that the storm moved from …

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California Jury Awards Woman $13M For Asbestos Exposure From Talcum http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/01/366570.htm Fri, 01 May 2015 15:19:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=366570 A Los Angeles, Calif. jury has awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co. The verdict Tuesday in Superior Court found that New York-based Colgate was 95 …

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Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/24/365600.htm Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:46:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=365600 A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious after the flight from Oakland …

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FedEx Faces Wyoming Suits After Trucks Kill Nearby Drivers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/21/365186.htm Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:49:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=365186 Two lawsuits have been filed against FedEx Ground Package Systems claiming the shipping giant substantially contributed to the deaths of Cheyenne residents. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the families of two people who died in a head-on collision on …

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California Court Cuts Damages to $2.8M in Jehovah’s Sex Abuse Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/15/364449.htm Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:30:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364449 An appeals court has trimmed to $2.8 million the damages awarded to a woman who said the Jehovah’s Witnesses allowed an adult member of a Northern California church to molest her when she was a child in the mid-1990s. Candice …

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Utah Judge Rejects Class-Action Suit Over Alleged Bogus DUI Stops http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/14/364232.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:29:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364232 A Utah judge has rejected a potential class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages for hundreds people arrested for drunken driving by disgraced former state trooper Lisa Steed. In a decision made public last week, Judge Michael Allphin ruled that the …

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Washington Sues Highway Builder in $29.4M Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/09/363838.htm Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:13:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363838 The Utah Department of Transportation is suing a company that built a stretch of Timpanogos Highway south of Salt Lake City that has been plagued by problems. The state agency filed a lawsuit last week in Utah state court against the …

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Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Former Workers at Missouri Courthouse http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/04/06/363364.htm Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:06:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363364 Lawyers are seeking what could be millions of dollars in damages for people who worked at the Jackson County Courthouse during an asbestos removal project in the early 1980s. Attorney Lou Accurso says the employees should receive free medical testing …

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Texas Hospital Seeks Dismissal Of Ebola Nurse’s Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/04/06/363359.htm Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:55:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363359 The operator of a Dallas, Texas hospital has denied allegations of poor training and seeks dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient. The Dallas Morning News reported Texas Health Resources filed …

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Oklahoma Commissioner: Severe Weather Damaged at Least 1,100 Insured Homes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/26/362257.htm Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:13:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362257 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak announced that more than 1,100 homeowners insurance claims have already been filed following severe weather that marched across the state on Wednesday, March 25. “Tornadoes are a devastating act of Mother Nature that Oklahomans …

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Yellow Cab in Nevada Says Disabilities Suit Has it in Bad Spot http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/17/360830.htm Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:18:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360830 Yellow Cab Co. of Reno may have to file for bankruptcy if it’s ordered to pay excessive attorney fees after a federal judge found it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying service to a disabled woman with a …

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Columbia Sportswear in Oregon Awarded $3.3M in Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/13/360491.htm Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:28:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360491 A federal judge awarded Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Sportswear $3.3 million in its lawsuit against a company that allegedly supplied faulty components for Columbia’s electrically heated jackets. The Oregonian reported that Magistrate Judge Paul Papak issued the default judgment this week …

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