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Bill Limiting Suits Against Mississippi Property Owners Heads to Governor

A bill that would make it harder for people to sue Mississippi property owners for some injuries is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature or veto. The state Senate on Tuesday voted 31-21 to concur with changes that …

Mississippi House Votes on Bill Limiting Landowners’ Liability

Attorneys in the Mississippi House are sharply divided over a bill that could limit the liability of landowners or property managers who are sued by people harmed on their property. The House voted 74-39 Monday to pass Senate Bill 2901, …

Mississippi Lawmakers Consider Bill Limiting Liability of Property Owners

Mississippi senators are advancing a bill that would limit people’s ability to sue property owners for injuries or other problems. Senate Bill 2901 passed Thursday by a 32-17 vote. It was held for the possibility of more debate. The bill …

Property Owner Not Liable for Wisconsin Hunter’s Injuries

An insurance company was upheld in its denial of a claim filed by a hunter who was accidentally shot in the head nearly four years ago on its insured’s property. According to court documents, David Devine shot Patrick Humfeld in …

Freedom Specialty Launches Lease Protection for Property Owners, Managers

Freedom Specialty Insurance Co. has launched the Freedom Lease Protection Plan policy, which is designed to indemnify multifamily property owners and managers (POMs) against collection losses from tenant defaults. POMs can use the coverage as a means to eliminate traditional …

Markel Enhances Tenant Discrimination Policy

Markel has revamped its tenant discrimination policy for property owners and managers. The newly enhanced form now offers a number of new coverage features including: extended reporting periods, expanded definitions, and modified clauses and provisions. “As the real estate market …

SullivanCurtisMonroe Launches National ADA Compliance Program

SullivanCurtisMonroe (SCM) has launched ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance Plus, a new national program exclusively offered by SCM that reimburses property owners for all legal expenses associated with ADA non-compliance, whether legitimate or frivolous. The new program also provides …

Wisconsin Trespasser Liability Goes to Governor

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has passed a bill that would reduce property owners’ liability for a trespasser’s injuries or death. The Assembly passed the measure 80-15 on Nov. 3. The state Senate approved it the day before. It now goes …

Hawaii Blowhole Death Raises Liability Questions

The fiancee of the Northern California man who was sucked into a blowhole to his apparent death said there should have been signs warning people of the dangers of the geyser-like creation along a rugged stretch of the Maui coastline. …