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Safety Advocates Accuse Tesla of Inflating Crash Reduction Data

Tesla Inc.’s ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case. Several times since an Autopilot-linked fatality last month, the electric-car maker …

Traumatic Stress Claims Expected from Southwest Airlines Engine Failure

Being on an airplane more than six miles in the air when an engine blows up and sends shrapnel through a window is an experience so scary that aviation lawyers say it’s not just the family of the woman killed …

Patent Litigation Insurer RPX Insurance Services Partners with Great American

Great American Insurance Company and RPX Insurance Services, LLC (RPXIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of RPX Corporation, have entered into a limited binding authority agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, RPX Insurance Services, which specializes in patent litigation insurance, …

Regulators Had Concerns About Engine Type That Blew in Southwest Plane

European regulators this month began requiring an inspection by early next year of the type of engine that blew apart on a fatal Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday, and a source said U.S. regulators were near a similar rule. The …

InfoWars Host Jones Faces Defamation Suit by Sandy Hook Victims’ Families

The parents of two children killed at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012 sued Alex Jones, the host of InfoWars, who had derided the shooting as fake and possibly staged by the government. Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, …

Fearing Collisions, Airlines Support Global Drone Registry

Concerned by a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets, the world’s airlines back development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, an executive of their trade group said on Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association …

Marsh Enhances Cyber Risk Products to Address Business Interruption Risks

Marsh has launched a suite of new and enhanced risk analytics and insurance coverages designed to address business interruption (BI) risks arising from cyber-attacks. Marsh’s new cyber BI suite includes proprietary insurance wording and risk assessment analytics, integrated into its …

Southwest Fatality First for a U.S. Airline in 9 Years

One passenger was killed when an engine blew out on a Southwest Airlines Co. jetliner carrying 149 people, marking the first fatality on a U.S.-registered airline in more than nine years. The plane, bound for Dallas from New York’s LaGuardia …

Small Businesses Hampered by Uninsured Damage After 2017 Hurricanes: Fed Reserve

Small businesses in the United States struggled with uninsured damages and lost revenue following a record-breaking year of hurricanes and wildfires, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Tuesday. The report by the Dallas, New York, Richmond, and San …

Glatfelter Expands School Bus Contractor Coverage to 8 New States

Glatfelter Public Practice (GPP), a division of Glatfelter Insurance Group, has expanded its Independent School Bus Contractor insurance program to eight additional states, bringing the total number of states it is available in to 22. This specialized program, which was …

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