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Snow Piles From Record-Breaking Buffalo Storm Slowly Melting

People from Buffalo, N.Y., hear it all year – over the phone or while traveling: “Buffalo? Got snow there?” The answer, still: “Why, yes!” Two piles remain in one abandoned lot where trucks dumped it after a freak November storm …

Deaths Illustrate Scuba Diving Dangers

In the thrill-seeking world of scuba diving, Eugene Fleysher was seemingly as prepared as they come for a deep descent. A licensed pilot and employee of the Yonkers Police Department in New York, the Saddle Brook, N.J., man had a …

Hartford’s Connection to Insurance Unraveling

In the mid- to late-1950s, Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. shook the foundation of the city’s venerable insurance industry when it built a suburban office complex in Bloomfield – becoming the first insurer to move out of downtown Hartford, Conn. …

The Hanover Launches New Suite of Cyber Coverages

Massachusetts-based The Hanover Insurance Group announced the launch of a new suite of cyber products designed to help protect small to mid-sized businesses from losses related to data breaches and cyberattacks. “With hackers and malicious programs becoming increasingly sophisticated, data …

Hunt Club’s Additional Insured Endorsement Doesn’t Cover Members for Personal Hunting Activities

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, applying Virginia law, decided that a hunt club’s additional insured endorsement for club members provided no coverage to club member Timothy Johnson, who shot at a deer from club-leased property …

No Second Chances for First Offender Drunk Drivers in Connecticut

On March 9, 2012 Benjamin DeMond, a Norwich firefighter, died at 33 from an accident caused by a drunken driver. Authorities said 50-year-old Willis Goodale of Groton was trying to cut across Interstate 395 in Montville to use an emergency …

Hydrogen Gas Blamed for Mystery Rhode Island Beach Blast

A mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach likely was caused by the combustion of hydrogen gas that had built up because of a corroded copper cable under the sand, investigators announced Friday. Officials have spent nearly two weeks trying …

Boston Organizers Release Olympics Insurance Plan Details

Leaders of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics released details Thursday about insurance proposals they say will provide unprecedented coverage for Massachusetts taxpayers. The Boston 2024 bid committee released a document that described at least eight types of insurance …

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning an Odorless Killer

A quadruple tragedy that claimed the lives of four area young people elicited shock and sympathy from local officials, as well as calls for increased vigilance to prevent deadly carbon monoxide poisonings. “My heart goes out to these families,” said …

Virginia Attorney Seeks Coverage for Accident Because He Was Thinking About Work

The Supreme Court of Virginia decided an interesting question in the context of a lawyer’s professional liability policy. In Bartolomucci v. Federal Ins. Co., 770 S.E.2d 451 (2015), an attorney attempted to get automobile liability coverage by claiming that when …

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