Liability News

Monsanto Settles Farmer Suits Over Oregon Experimental GMO Wheat

Monsanto Co. said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon. Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” wheat, which was never …

Judge Backs Insurer OneBeacon in Milwaukee Archdiocese Sex Abuse Case

A federal judge has ruled in favor of an insurance company for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee that challenged whether it was liable for the church’s handling of child sexual abuse cases. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa says U.S. Bankruptcy Judge …

Colorado Whitewater Outfitter Insurance Lowered

The amount of insurance required for whitewater boating outfitters at Dinosaur National Monument, Colo. has been lowered. The National Park Service raised alarms last year when it announced changes that included increasing Dinosaur outfitters’ general liability insurance requirement from $1 …

Illinois Landowners Suing State over Fracking Permit Delay

Southern Illinois landowners are suing the state for failing to implement hydraulic fracturing, calling the long-running process for adopting rules governing the oil and gas extraction method tantamount to illegal government seizure of property already leased to developers. The lawsuit, …

Existing Protocols for Ebola Questioned

As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side. They wore protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as they inserted catheters, drew blood and dealt …

Nurses’ Group: Ebola Care Practices at Dallas Hospital Were Inconsistent

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and nurses treating him worked without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released by the nation’s largest …

Tour Bus Crashes in Indiana, Passengers Injured

A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 14 after apparently swerving to avoid an earlier crash, badly injuring one person and hurting more than a dozen others, officials said. The …

University Presidents Oppose Push for Guns on Campuses in Oklahoma

Allowing more students and faculty at colleges and universities to carry guns on campus would be a serious mistake and jeopardize the public’s safety, the University of Oklahoma president told members of a state legislative committee. David Boren was among …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Offers Fiduciary Liability Product

Boston-based Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has launched Executive First Fiduciary Liability Insurance, a new addition to its Executive First suite of executive liability insurance products offering customizable coverage for commercial and financial firms. The product will provide enhanced protection …

U.S. Risk Pros and Western World Introduce a New and Improved Private and Non-Profit Organization Directors and Officers Liability Form

Dallas, TX, October 3, 2014- Effective October 1, 2014, this new form reflects the growing needs of organizations to address the issues confronting them in the 21st century. Coverage consists of Directors, Officers and Insured Entity Insurance, Employment Practices Liability …