Claims Journal » News http://www.claimsjournal.com Insurance news and resources for the claims industry Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:09:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Mexico Resorts, Homes Destroyed by Hurricane Odile: AIR http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/09/19/255000.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:09:54 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=255000 The remnants of Hurricane Odile are dissipating over the southwestern U.S., near the Arizona-New Mexico border, with no discernible surface circulation, according to  catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, as of early Friday morning. The storm is currently producing light to …

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ACE’s Multinational Claims Division Announces Key Executive Appointments http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/09/19/254998.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:27:36 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254998 ACE Group announced key executive appointments in its Multinational Claims operations to support the recent creation of ACE’s Global Accounts Division, which serves large multinational customers around the globe with complex underwriting and servicing needs. Krista Glenn has been promoted …

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Continues Illinois Expansion http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/19/254992.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:19:53 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254992 Minnesota-based ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a national damaged vehicle repair company, continued its nationwide expansion with the announcement it had acquired Consolidated Auto Service Center in Forest Park, Illinois – just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The news follows …

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Power Industry Presents Evolving Risks http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/09/19/254987.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:08:57 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254987 The power industry requires a lot of underwriting expertise due to its unique risks and complex supply chain. According to Aon Risk Solutions’ CEO, the power industry is rapidly developing. “Power is one of the fastest growing segments in the …

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Modest Improvements in Upping Embassy Safety http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/09/19/254985.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:32:31 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254985 The State Department has made only limited progress in its pledge to boost the number of Marine security guards at high-threat U.S. diplomatic posts around the world, the agency’s internal investigator said Thursday. In a report, the department’s inspector general …

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80 Dead in Nigeria Building Collapse http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/09/19/254983.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:29:04 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254983 The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist’s church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80, an official said Thursday. Ibrahim Farinloye of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency announced the toll as search operations continued at T.B. Joshua’s …

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New Legislation Introduced for Black Lung Victims http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/09/19/254981.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:24:31 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254981 Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease as they pursue benefits claims. The bill by the two coal-state senators comes after an investigation by the Center …

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Fire Burns Home Near Detroit’s Heidelberg Project http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/19/254979.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:17:30 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254979 A fire has gutted a house on the same street as Detroit’s Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation. No injuries are reported following the fire Thursday morning on the city’s east side. The house was still standing, but the interior was …

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Texas Sets Workers’ Comp Weekly Benefit Rates for Coming Year http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/09/19/254977.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:15:28 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254977 The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation has announced that the workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2015 has been set at $860.52. The maximum weekly …

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Objecting to the Golden Rule During Trial http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2014/09/19/254967.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:41:23 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254967 Courts in the State of Washington always present interesting appellate issues in the bad faith context. One of those interesting issues can be seen in the Washington Court of Appeals decision of Miller v. Kenny, 325 P.3d 278 (Wash. Ct. …

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Caliber Collision Adds 6 New Locations in the Florida Market http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/09/19/254965.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:09:52 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254965 Caliber Collision Centers, a national collision repair company, announced their expansion in Florida with the acquisition of AutoPride Collision Repair Centers. AutoPride Collision has been serving customers for more than fifteen years in Florida with six locations in Southwestern Florida. …

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Massive Northern California Wildfire Out of Control http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2014/09/19/254962.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:50:54 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254962 An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday. The fire east of Sacramento had burned through 111 square miles, up from …

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Texas Auto Wrecks With 3 or More Fatalities Rise http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/09/19/254960.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:37:59 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254960 The number of auto accidents involving three or more deaths has more than doubled in Texas since 2010, with more fatalities occurring along roads seeing increased traffic because of the oil and gas boom. An investigation by the Houston Chronicle …

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Leesville Police Will Begin Enforcing Cellphone School Zone Law http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/09/19/254958.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:33:48 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254958 The Louisiana city of Leesville will begin putting up signs in the next few days to remind drivers that a new state law prohibits them from using cellphones in a school zone. Police Chief Greg Hill says officers weren’t allowed …

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Arkansas Town Rerouted Parade After Roof Collapse http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/09/19/254956.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:31:23 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=254956 Pine Bluff, Ark., police have rerouted an upcoming parade because of a partial roof collapse that happened earlier this summer. The Southeast Arkansas District Livestock and Rodeo Parade was rerouted after the partial collapse of the former Sahara Temple on …

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