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Deadline to File Claim in Massachusetts Natural Gas Disaster Approaching

Officials are reminding Merrimack Valley residents that Friday is the deadline to file a claim in the $143 million class action settlement stemming from 2018’s natural gas explosions and fires. Lawyers encourage anyone impacted to file a claim, even if …

Deadline to Make Gas Explosion Claim in Massachusetts Extended to January 31

The deadline for residents and businesses to file a claim for a portion of the $143 million legal settlement related to the September 2018 natural gas explosions in Massachusetts has been extended to the end of the month by a …

Judge Says Vermont Man in Inheritance Fight Contributed to Boat Sinking

A Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge John McConnell issued a written decision …

Trial Begins Over Insurance for ‘Suspicious’ Boat Sinking Off New England Coast

A civil trial that began on Tuesday will determine whether insurance companies must cover an $85,000 claim from a Vermont man for his boat, which sank nearly three years ago off the New England coast. Insurers are refusing to pay …

New Hampshire Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Slain Millionaire’s Residency

A judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Friday against a man relatives say killed his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the slain grandfather was not a resident of the state. Judge David King said John Chakalos lived in …

New Jersey Man Accused of Faking Fall for Insurance Pleads Not Guilty

A New Jersey man accused of faking a slip and fall at a business to get insurance money has pleaded not guilty. Alexander Goldinsky entered his plea Thursday during a brief court hearing. Prosecutors say the 57-year-old Randolph man was …

Pastor Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Washington D.C. Rental Apartment

The pastor of a Baltimore, Md., church has pled guilty to setting fire to an apartment he rented in Southeast Washington in a plan to collect insurance money. Jamel Carelock, the pastor of Lead Church, pled guilty in the Superior …

New Hampshire City Spends More Than $150K to Remove Computer Virus

Officials in a New Hampshire city say they spent more than $150,000 to remove a virus that affected the city’s entire computer system. The Portsmouth Herald reports Portsmouth Deputy City Manager Nancy Colbert Puff announced Thursday the city has filed …

Connecticut Pizza Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Stemming From Fire

The owner of a Connecticut pizza parlor has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge for setting fire to his own business and then collecting insurance money. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Mustafa Zabana, an Iraqi national living in Westfield, Massachusetts, pleaded …

Prosecutors Say New Jersey Diner Owner Paid Friend to Burn It Down

Prosecutors say a New Jersey diner owner hired his friend to burn it down last month so he could collect on an insurance claim. Thomas Giannisis, a 51-year-old Bellmawr resident who owned the Country Town Diner in Berlin, and 56-year-old …