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Judge Rules Airbnb Can’t Dodge Aimco’s Illegal Sublease Claims in Miami

Airbnb Inc., having escaped a major U.S. landlord’s lawsuit over partying tourists at high-end Los Angeles apartments, will have to defend itself against the same allegations by the same landlord in Miami. A Florida state court judge on Wednesday denied …

New Agency Meddix Insurance Launches in Southeast

Rocky Mount, N.C.-based MSH Insurance Agency has launched a new retail insurance agency to service clients in the hospice, home health and durable medical equipment industries. The new agency will be called Meddix Insurance, and will offer general liability, property, …

Family of Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Victim Files $100M Lawsuit

A woman whose son was one of four people killed at a Waffle House in Tennessee has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect and his father. The Tennessean reports Shaundelle Brooks filed the suit Wednesday on …

Kentucky Coal Mine Supervisors Face Charges Over Rigged Dust Monitoring

Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company were indicted on federal charges that they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines, forcing miners to work in the kind of dirty conditions that can lead to black lung …

Best Revises Outlook for National Independent Truckers Insurance of South Carolina

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to positive from stable for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term ICR of “bbb” of National Independent Truckers Insurance Co., …

NTSB Questions CSX Safety Procedures After Deadly South Carolina Train Crash

Federal investigators on Tuesday grilled train company executives about a deadly South Carolina crash that happened earlier this year, asking officials with the company that owns the tracks about changes within the company in the months leading up to the …

E. Coli Outbreak Sickens More Than 500 at Tennessee Zipline Center

Tennessee authorities say E. coli bacteria caused the sickness that affected more than 500 people at a zipline attraction. Gail Harmon is the assistant director of the East Tennessee Region Health Department. Harmon tells news outlets well water samples from …

10 North Carolina Volunteer Firefighters Arrested Over Arson Fires

Authorities have arrested 10 North Carolina volunteer firefighters and accused them of setting fire to abandoned buildings and woods over a year and a half. News outlets report Robeson County Sheriff Ken Sealey said in a statement Tuesday the firefighters …

A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Rating of Discovery Insurance of North Carolina

A.M. Best has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “bb+” from “bb” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) of Discovery Insurance Co. of Kinston, N.C. The outlook for these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains stable. A.M. Best …

Investigators: Excessive Speed Caused Florida Roller Coaster Derailment

Excessive speed caused a roller coaster to derail at a Florida boardwalk, according to a preliminary investigative summary released Tuesday. Two riders fell 34 feet (10 meters) when the front car of the Sand Blaster Roller Coaster was left dangling …

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