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Lawyer Accuses Travelers of Misleading Him About Insurance Policy

The former lawyer for a car crash victim accused an auto insurance company of hiding a $1 million policy that could have paid for his client’s medical bills during testimony in court Thursday. Attorney Jeff Cole testified in federal court …

Minnesota Federal Judge Rules Concussion Suit Against NHL Can Proceed

A U.S. District judge in Minnesota this week refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by ex-players accusing the National Hockey League of failing to protect them from head injuries and withholding information about the long-term effect of concussions. The class …

Morrison Will Head Ohio’s Workers Compensation Fund

Governor John R. Kasich named Sarah Morrison as administrator and CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, tapping her to lead an agency with more than 1,800 employees and serving more than 250,000 Ohio employers. She has served in …

Missouri Homeowner Wants Disaster-Proof Home Rebuilt

Designed to withstand tornadoes, earthquakes and even bomb blasts, a castle-like southwest Missouri home that was meant to last forever must be torn down and erected again, its owner argues in an ongoing lawsuit. Pensmore, a 72,000-square-foot home, might not …

Early April Ohio Storms Cause $52.6M in Insured Losses

An early April storm caused significant property losses in Ohio and several other states. According to the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) and Property Claim Services (PCS) high winds and accompanying rains across the Buckeye state caused between $52.6 and $57.8 …

Study Says Dubuque County at Risk for Another Rail Oil Spill

A recent Iowa rail safety study says Dubuque County remains vulnerable to crude oil or biofuels spills more than a year after several railcars carrying ethanol derailed along the Mississippi River. The state’s Department of Transportation and Homeland Security and …

Illinois Court Rules Business Contracts, AI Provisions Must Match to Gain Coverage

In a decision with more than the usual transaction guidance, an Illinois federal district court has taught businesses how important it is to satisfy with precision the requirements of their counterparties’ insurance policies, if they hope to gain the shelter …

Ohio Court Searches for Heirs in $2M Travelers Asbestos Claim Payout

A northeast Ohio court is trying to track down for heirs to hundreds of rubber workers who died or became very ill because of exposure to asbestos as it looks to pay out about $2 million in legal claims. Heirs …

Ohio Crashes Rise, Likely Linked to Higher Speed Limits

Injury and property crashes have increased with the raising of speed limits on the state’s rural interstate highways, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. The highway patrol said that there’s been a 21 percent increase in crashes on interstate highways …

Multiple Parties Argue Blame Over Flooded Homes in Nebraska City

The city of Bellevue, Neb., the Metropolitan Utilities District, a plumbing contractor and its insurance company disagree about who’s to blame for a ruptured water line that flooded about 12 homes in February. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Gearhart Plumbing, …

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