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Insurance Fraud Charge for Transportation Agency Boss

A Vermont Transportation Agency foreman is facing charges he lied to police and his insurance company after reporting damage to his personal truck was a hit-and-run accident, when it was hit by a new employee. Roger Daigle, of North Troy, …

Woman Sues Ocean City Amusement Park Over Son’s Ride Injury

A Virginia woman whose son was allegedly knocked down and dragged while on a ride at an Ocean City, Md., amusement park is suing the park for $1 million. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports that Raffinee McNeill is seeking …

Rhode Island Hospital to Pay State $150,000 for Lost Data, Records

A Rhode Island hospital has agreed to pay $150,000 in Massachusetts after losing backup tapes that contained the personal information of more than 12,000 Massachusetts residents. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced the agreement with Women and Infants Hospital in …

New York Increases Fine for Pet Theft to $1,000

New York on Wednesday raised the fine for trying to steal someone’s pet to $1,000. The amendment to state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was effective immediately. The old maximum fine of $200 was set in 1970, according to …

New Jersey Turnpike Authority Sues Over Florida Pizza Shop Logo

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway’s green and yellow signs. The agency sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza Tuesday in federal court over …

Massachusetts Jury Awards $14M in Elderly Woman’s Death

A Middlesex County jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a 90-year-old nursing home resident who died in 2008 after being taken to a Massachusetts hospital suffering from a variety of untreated ailments. Genevieve Calandro was taken to …

New Jersey Man Prosecuted for False Carjacking Claim

Authorities say a central New Jersey man lied when he claimed he had been carjacked by someone who then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars. Union County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Darwin Edward of New Brunswick has been …

21st Century Insurance Files Suit Against Two Jersey Physicians for Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud

21st Century Insurance, a group of insurers which are a part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, has filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey against two medical doctors and their professional organizations alleging that they …

7th Death Blamed on 2013 Philadelphia Building Collapse

The family of a truck driver who died of heart disease weeks after he survived a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia, Pa., filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday linking his death to the catastrophe. Danny C. Johnson, 59, spent an …

New York Police Choke Hold Death Tests ‘Broken Windows’ Tactic

Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street. The encounter was an unintended consequence of …

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