Liability News

Confirmed GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 57

The death toll from crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches has climbed to 57. The total is one more than last week. It was posted Feb. 23 on an Internet site by compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg. Feinberg …

Ohio Cancer Cluster Suit Against Whirlpool Dropped

Families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a northern Ohio cancer cluster have dropped their federal lawsuit linking the illnesses to Whirlpool Corp.’s washing machine factory. The families asked this past week to drop the suit although the …

Nevada Bill Proposes Liability Protections for Horse-Related Injuries

Rural Nevada lawmakers are proposing a bill that would improve liability protections for horse-related accidents and injuries. Sen. Pete Goicoechea and Assemblyman John Ellison introduced SB 129 to the Senate Committee on Judiciary this week. Current state law puts an …

California Agents Asked to Inform Customers on Auto Financial Responsibility

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and state Sen. Ricardo Lara on Thursday urged Californians to make sure they are meeting their obligation to carry minimum liability insurance coverage on their vehicles and announced resources to help educate motorists and make …

Farmers Settles Suit with Radiological Firms Over Alleged Billing Fraud

Los Angeles, Calif.-based Farmers Insurance Exchange has reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving alleged billing fraud by two radiological companies and their owners. The complaint alleges that two radiological corporations and their owners submitted false and misleading documentation to receive …

Arkansas Senate Bill Would Allow Armed Teachers, School Staff

The Arkansas Senate passed legislation aimed at clearing the way for districts to use teachers, administrators and other staff as armed guards and eliminating the regulatory panel that had resisted similar efforts. By a 33-1 vote, the Senate approved a …

Colorado Reviewing Construction Liability Law

A simmering dispute over liability in home construction is heating up at the Colorado Legislature. A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced a bill Tuesday to address the construction-defects law. The law governs how homeowners can sue builders for shoddy construction. …

XL Expands German Professional Indemnity Offering With Heienbrok Appointment

XL Group has expanded its professional indemnity offering in the German market with the appointment of Jens Heienbrok as professional indemnity manager. XL Group said it made this strategic appointment because the market for professional indemnity insurance cover in Germany …

Indiana City Moves to Reduce Liability at Popular Sledding Spot

A central Indiana city is taking steps to reduce its liability from a popular winter activity. Muncie’s parks department has placed bales of straw around trees at the bottom of a popular sledding hill in McCulloch Park. The department also …

Obama’s Visit to India Ignites Nuclear Accident Liability Debate

It’s a $182 billion question for India with no easy answer. That’s the estimated amount the country plans to spend on nuclear power plants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to provide around-the-clock electricity, and end the nation’s blackout …