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Two Radiation Incidents Investigated at Oregon Hospital

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued two “event notifications” for incidents involving Salem Hospital’s radiation oncology department earlier this year. One incident involved hospital employees, while the other involved patients. Investigations to-date have shown no injuries, the Statesman Journal …

Cal/OSHA Issues Heat Warning to Protect Outdoor Workers

Cal/OSHA sent out heat warning for employers this week reminding them they are required to protect outdoor workers from heat illness following excessive heat watches being issued throughout California. The temperature is forecast to exceed 105 degrees in northern and …

Oregon House Candidate Sues Massage Parlor for $450K

A Democratic candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives is suing the owner of a massage parlor in Woodburn, Oregon, after he says she tried to initiate sexual contact with him. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a suit filed …

California Insurance Commissioner Orders Moratorium on Cancellations, Non-Renewals Following Wildfires

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has ordered insurers to preserve residential insurance coverage for 8,500 affected homes following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s emergency declaration as wildfires in Siskiyou County continue to threaten homeowners. The commissioner’s order shields those properties within the …

Pipeline Break Spills 45,000 Gallons of Diesel in Wyoming

A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that’s being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in two other states cracked open and released more than 45,000 gallons of fuel, state regulators and a company representative disclosed. Cleanup …

LA Dodgers Pitcher Accuser Files Countersuit to Defamation Claim

A San Diego woman who alleges Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer sexually abused her has filed a countersuit to his defamation claim, alleging the baseball star beat her and left her bruised, according to a court filing. Bauer has …

Alleged Head of California Auto Insurance Fraud Crew Arraigned on 39 Felony Counts

Branden Heywood, 30, of Chino, California was arraigned on 39 felony counts of insurance fraud after an investigation found he allegedly acted as the leader of a “paper collision” ring to collect more than $80,000 in insurance payouts. Accidents in …

Judge Rules Walgreens Contributed to San Francisco’s Opioid Crisis

A federal judge ruled this week that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco’s opioid crisis for over-dispensing opioids for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law. San …

Former Washington State Coach Files Wrongful Termination Claim

Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has filed a claim against the university seeking $25 million for wrongful termination after he was fired last year for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The claim was filed on Rolovich’s behalf …

People Moves: OIP in Nevada Names Executives; Alliant Adds Aicher

Outsource Insurance Professionals had announced senior leadership changes. The following roles will be assumed by OIP leadership: Martina Seferovic, President & Chief Executive Officer, OIP. Prior to this role, Seferovic was the Managing Director for the last five years. Milos …

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