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Insurer Must Cover Defendant in Fatal Bathroom Fight Lawsuit

A Delaware judge says an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom attack captured on cellphone video that left a 16-year-old girl dead. The judge ruled Wednesday …

20 Indicted in Washington for Staging Crashes to Defraud Auto Insurers

Twenty people have been indicted by a grand jury in Spokane, Wash., for allegedly staging vehicle crashes to defraud insurance companies. Defendants are accused of deliberately staging a series of automobile, boating, pedestrian/vehicle and other accidents in Washington, Idaho, Nevada …

Expert Sounds off on Legal, Insurance Issues of Self-driving Cars

Editor’s note: To hear the full interview click on the podcast above or visit www.insuarncejournal.tv. Hilary Rowen, a partner in the law firm of Sedgwick LLP in Sacramento, Calif., for the last three years, has been analyzing and following the …

IRC: Uninsured Motorists a Perplexing, Pervasive Concern

A new report shows there hasn’t been much ground gained in the battle to reduce the number of uninsured motorists on the road, and there’s nowhere experts can point their fingers as an explanation of the pervasive problem. From a …

New Mexico Drunken Driver Explains Suit Against Friend, Restaurants

A Santa Fe, N.M. man convicted of a fatal 2010 drunken-driving accident says his filing a lawsuit against two restaurants and a drinking buddy doesn’t mean he’s not taking responsibility for his actions. James Ruiz, 37, filed a lawsuit Wednesday …