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Relatives of Rivera Entourage Get $70M Judgment in California

The families of four members of Jenni Rivera’s entourage who were killed along with the Mexican-American superstar in a 2012 plane crash are entitled to $70 million, a judge has ruled. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Kendig entered a …

Maine Farm Owner Sued by Family of Hayride Accident Victim

The family of a 17-year-old Maine girl who was killed in a Halloween-themed hayride accident is suing the owner of the farm where the crash occurred. The lawsuit against Harvest Hill Farms owner Peter Buldoc follows the October 2014 death …

Lyft Remains Quite over Returning to New Mexico

An Albuquerque Republican says she is hopeful Lyft will return to New Mexico after state lawmakers passed a bill regulating similar ride-booking companies. Rep. Monica Youngblood says officials with the San Francisco-based company have signaled they would restart service in …

California Regulator Looks to Open the FAIR Plan’s Floodgates

In those periods of respite when the State of California is not rocking and rolling atop its various fault lines, it’s often quite literally on fire. In fact, of the top 10 costliest wildfires in U.S. history, California claims seven and …

Lawmakers in California to Weigh in on Rules For Medical Pot Shops

The California Legislature is considering multiple – and conflicting – plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. The debate over the billion-dollar industry now regulated largely by local government and has pitted cities …

AIG Invests in Cybersecurity, Investigations Firm, K2 Intelligence

American International Group Inc. as acquired a minority stake in K2 Intelligence, an corporate investigations firm. The companies said they have agreed to co-develop products and services to help AIG’s customers mitigate cyber risk and to explore opportunities in other …

Vertafore Names Hawn CEO, Chairman; NetVU Elects Savino Chairman

Insurance technology company Vertafore announced that Jeff Hawn has been named chairman and chief executive officer, effective April 13. Bryan Taylor, capital partner and lead director at TPG Capital, said Hawn was chosen after a “rigorous” selection process. “He has …

$52M Awarded by Montana Jury Awards in Bank Lawsuit

A Montana jury has awarded an office supply manufacturer $52 million in its lawsuit against its former bank. Masters Group International Inc. sued Comerica Inc. after the bank reneged on a November 2008 agreement to delay collection of a $10.5 …

Sharkproof part 3 – Influence

                             Shark Proof The three I’s in Shark proofing are Insulation –Investment – Influence In the first two installments, we covered Insulation & Investment. Today I finish the series with Influence. As you remember, a ” Shark”  is what I …

Fishermen Settle Suit With Pacific Seafood in Oregon

Fishermen who alleged that an Oregon company used its size to hold down the prices it paid for seafood have settled their suit and won’t get any damages or see the company broken up. The Eugene Register-Guard reported that Pacific …

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