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Suit Filed Against Escalator Manufacturer over Utah Child Who Lost 2 Fingers

A 3-year-old Utah girl had two fingers amputated when they were caught in a faulty grocery store escalator, her family says in a lawsuit filed against the store and the escalator manufacturer. The girl’s mother, Silvia Zamora , said in …

Utah Bikers Looking for Response to Rising Deadly Traffic Crashes

Utah bikers vented their frustrations about the state of driving safety in response to an unprecedented number of deadly motorcycle crashes. The Deseret News reports a group of about 30 motorcyclists met with law enforcement officials last week in Midvale …

Utah Tesla Driver Had Hands off Wheel Before Crash, Data Shows

A Utah driver turned on the semi-autonomous functions of her Tesla vehicle and then didn’t touch the steering wheel again for 80 seconds before slamming into a firetruck stopped at a red light last week, a summary of data from …

Utah Family Drops Disability Discrimination Suit Against Boy Scouts

A Utah family who sued the Boy Scouts of America for policies they claimed discriminated against their son with Down syndrome has withdrawn the lawsuit after the organization said it would help the boy earn his Eagle Scout award. The …

Utah Construction Firms Agree to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $1.2M

Two Utah construction companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit alleging abuse of a federal program that helps small businesses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the Salt Lake City-based Big-D Construction Corp. already has paid …

Utah Ready to Sue California Over Coal Power Fee

Utah lawmakers want the state to set aside $2 million to sue California over rules that make coal-fired power more expensive. The proposal from Republican Rep. Mike Noel passed through a subcommittee this week with only one Democratic lawmaker raising …

Utah Seeing Increase in Drug-Related Deadly Crashes, Report Shows

The number of fatal car crashes linked to drivers on drugs has spiked in the last two years in Utah while alcohol-related fatal wrecks have declined slightly, state figures show. The state Legislature’s annual report on driving under the influence …

Prime Authorized to Write Surplus Lines in New Hampshire and Rhode Island

Salt Lake City, UT, Chicago, Illinois, November 15, 2017- Prime Holdings Insurance Services, Inc. (“Prime Holdings”) announced that its subsidiary, Prime Insurance Company (“Prime”), recently received approval to write specialty lines insurance coverage in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. “We …

A.M. Best Upgrades Prime Insurance Company with an A Rating

Specialty Excess and Surplus Lines Carrier’s Financial Stability Affirmed Chicago, Illinois, Salt Lake City, Utah and Naples, Florida, September 26, 2017- Prime Insurance Company announced today that A.M. Best Co. has upgraded their financial strength rating from A- to A …

Official Blames Humans for Utah’s Wildfire Cost Doubling

Utah State Forester Brian Cottam said “stupid human tricks” have led to the states’ wildfire bill being double what it usually is. Cottam says the cost to Utah for this year’s wildfires is projected to be $18 million, while the …