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Fatal Fire Suit Goes Before Connecticut Supreme Court

The Connecticut Supreme Court is taking up the question of whether Bridgeport officials can be sued in connection with a fire at a public housing complex that killed a mother and her three children in 2009. Tiana Black, her 4-year-old …

Coal Ash Stored in Virginia City Vulnerable to Risks

Millions of tons of ash stored at a former coal-fired power plant in , Va.,will become increasingly vulnerable to flooding and other coastal risks, according to a report compiled for an environmental group that is seeking to have the ash …

Lemonade Boasts Claims Settlement Speed Record, AI Jim Answers Questions

Recently, Lemonade reported a claim handling world record. The insurer reported a claim settlement speed record – 3 seconds and no paperwork. According to the insurer, a policyholder submitted a theft claim for a $979 Canada Goose Langford Parka on …

New Jersey Family Sues After Boy’s Toes Amputated in Escalator Accident

A New Jersey family whose son got his foot stuck in a mall escalator and had to have his toes amputated has filed a lawsuit against the mall and the company that made the escalator. Celestino Rivas and Maria Jimenez, …

Guilty Plea for Former Engineering Firm Exec in Sandy Insurance Case

A former director of an engineering firm charged with illegally altering reports about damage from Superstorm Sandy pleaded guilty to unauthorized practice of engineering in connection with the case, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday. Matthew Pappalardo, 39, …

Meningitis Outbreak Trial Begins With Blame Game

The former president of a compounding pharmacy blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012 put “profits over patients” and ignored repeated warning signs that drugs manufactured by his company were being contaminated by mold, a prosecutor told jurors Monday …

New York Commuter Train Traveling Twice Speed Limit Before Crash

A packed rush hour commuter train erratically sped up and slowed down before it crashed at a rail terminal this week while traveling double the speed limit, injuring more than 100 people, federal officials said Thursday. Passengers were hurled to …

New York Passenger Train Derailment Investigation Could Take Days

It could take days before it is known why a Long Island Rail Road train crashed at the end of a platform as it pulled into a major transportation hub, injuring 100 people, federal transportation investigators said. The packed, rush-hour …

No Homeowner Liability Coverage for an Insured’s ‘Negligent’ Assault, Even if Insured Was Intoxicated

Nicholas Fiocchi sued Ronald Zatyco for assaulting him after a verbal argument between them at a bar earlier the same evening. Fiocchi’s complaint in Pennsylvania state court attempted by artful pleading to capture Zatyco’s parents’ homeowners coverage, alleging that the …

Focus on Opioids May be Curbing Prescriptions

Pennsylvania’s avalanche of opioids that rolled from factories through pharmacies to medicine cabinets, and then tumbled into the streets with tragic results, may finally be slowing thanks to pressure on the prescribing practices of its doctors. This year, the long-lagging …

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