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Officials Confirm Driver Was Speeding in Fatal Tesla Crash

Federal investigators probing the deadly wreck in Florida of a Tesla car that was using automated driving technology have found that the vehicle was speeding when it hit a truck. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary …

South Carolina DOT Says $1.4B for Paving Poor Roads Isn’t a Complete Fix

South Carolina’s roads are so bad that drivers probably won’t notice the $1.4 billion worth of pavement resurfacing a new law provides over the next decade or so, Transportation Secretary Christy Hall said Thursday. “The new funding will essentially keep …

Lloyd’s of London Denies Concussion Claim, Former NFL Player Sues

A former NFL player who suffered what the league deemed a career-ending concussion has sued Lloyd’s of London for denying a $1 million insurance policy for professional athletes. The lawsuit filed this week in North Carolina could become a test …

North Carolina County Plans to Remove Thousands of Homes From Flood Zones

New maps for Dare County, N.C., are removing thousands of homes and lots from flood zones, creating a need to update local building codes that until now accounted for more rising water. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports that, according to …

Anti-Fraud Groups Support EUOs Without Court Order in Kentucky

Examinations under oath (EUO) help insurers combat fraud and should be allowed without requiring time-consuming court orders in Kentucky, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) said in a joint amicus brief filed last week with …

Commentary: Inside the Lobby Against Tougher Kentucky Homes

In April, some 1,200 homebuilders, inspectors, architects and engineers gathered in Louisville, Kentucky, to debate the standards that should guide construction of the next wave of U.S. houses. Engineers had a seemingly unobjectionable proposal: Make roofs in coastal areas less …

Paramedics Encouraged to Enter Mass Shooting Warm Zones

When the first paramedics arrived on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting, they could still hear gunfire coming from inside the club. In active-shooting cases, recent federal guidelines call for medics to put on body armor and go into …

Liability Questions Arise After Florida Alligator Attack

After the death of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort last week, there are questions of who is at fault in the incident. The parents of Lane Graves said they are overwhelmed by …

Orlando Nightclub Victims Look to Sandy Hook Case for Way to Sue Gunmaker

A case in Connecticut state court could help victims from mass shootings – including the recent massacre in Orlando – sue manufacturers of military style assault rifles used in the attacks, despite state and federal laws granting them immunity. Today, …

South Carolina Highway Patrol’s High-Tech Unit Pursues Hit-and-Run Drivers

The team didn’t have much to go on. Some little pieces of plastic left at the scene. A tip about a dark-colored vehicle. That was about it. The South Carolina Highway Patrol Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team unit investigating the crash …

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