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Attorneys: N.Y. Woman’s Lawsuit Against Nephew Was an Insurance Case

A New York woman who sued her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 over injuries she received when he exuberantly greeted her at his birthday party four years ago was forced to go to court over her medical bills, her lawyers said …

Data: Connecticut, Maine Have Slow Economic Growth

Economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the recession in 2009, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday. Quarterly gross domestic product — the value of all goods and services — …

New Flood Insurance Law Only Slows Rate Hike for 14K Conn. Property Owners

Stephen Nelson and Mary Anne Mayo are still struggling with the destruction from Superstorm Sandy, nearly 18 months after it swept through their Westport, Conn., home, taking their first-floor belongings into the Saugatuck River. The couple, relying on federal flood …

Private Flood Insurance Provider Steps Into Connecticut Market

A private flood insurance provider has stepped into Connecticut’s market, the first time homeowners along the shoreline battered by Superstorm Sandy have an alternative to increasingly costly federal insurance. The Flood Insurance Agency of Gainesville, Fla., is offering flood insurance …

Ralph Nader Planning Tort Law Museum

Ralph Nader has a new cause. After dedicating nearly half a century to battling businesses over almost everything from dangerous products to the influence of money in politics, the consumer advocate is planning a museum in his Connecticut hometown that …

Forecast: Few Insured for Irene’s Losses in Connecticut

Only about 30 percent of property losses inflicted by Tropical Storm Irene in Connecticut will be covered by insurance, according to an estimate by a consulting group that said less will be covered compared to previous storms in part because …

Conn. Demands Unemployment Payments from Businesses

Tens of thousands of businesses in Connecticut are receiving bills from the state to pay $30 million in interest this year for state borrowing from the federal government for unemployment insurance benefits. About 73,000 employers have been assessed $1.70 per …

Massachusetts Digs out After Deadly Tornadoes

Residents of 19 small communities in central and western Massachusetts were left to deal with widespread damage this week, after at least two late-afternoon tornadoes shocked emergency officials and residents more accustomed to dealing with snow and bone-chilling cold than …

Connecticut Builders, Fire Officials Spar over Sprinkler Rule

With his Connecticut home-building business down more than 90 percent, the last thing Robert C. Fusari Sr. says he needs is a new rule telling him to spend thousands of dollars to install home sprinkler systems that customers don’t want. …

Farmers Watch Harsh Winter Crush Their Livelihoods

For Northeastern farmers long used to coping with all sorts of cold-weather problems, this winter presents a new one: snow and ice that’s bringing down outbuildings, requiring costly repairs, killing livestock and destroying supplies. Farmers in Connecticut alone have lost …