Claims Journal » News http://www.claimsjournal.com Insurance news and resources for the claims industry Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:52:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 AIG Lead Insurer for Plane That Crashed in Taiwan http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/07/24/252284.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:52:13 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252284 American International Group Inc. is the lead insurer of the TransAsia Airways Corp. passenger plane that crashed near Taiwan’s Magong airport, according to Aon Plc, a broker that tracks the market for aviation coverage. The ATR-72 plane is valued at …

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Florida Jury Awards $471,798 to Man Burned at Church http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/07/24/252282.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:50:15 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252282 Jurors have determined that the Agape Baptist Church must pay $471,798.50 to a man who was severely burned after setting fire to a pile of trash while working off community service hours. The verdict announced Tuesday in Ocala includes $300,000 …

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Mike Campbell Appointed to South Carolina Workers’ Comp Panel http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/07/24/252280.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:48:20 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252280 Gov. Nikki Haley has appointed Mike Campbell to serve on the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Greenville News reported that Haley cited Campbell’s business experience and community involvement in the appointment. Campbell is a business development consultant and is …

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Donan Opens Two Offices in California http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2014/07/24/252278.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:10 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252278 Donan, a forensic investigation firm, has opened new offices in San Diego and Los Angeles, Calif. Both locations began offering forensic engineering services July 1. San Diego and Los Angeles are part of a larger westward expansion and follow recent …

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7th Death Blamed on 2013 Philadelphia Building Collapse http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/07/24/252266.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:41:11 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252266 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 …

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7 Former NFL Players Appeal Concussion Deal Terms http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/07/24/252264.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:38:53 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252264 Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. They argued that some players won’t be fairly compensated under the plan, …

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New York Police Choke Hold Death Tests ‘Broken Windows’ Tactic http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/07/24/252262.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:34:24 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252262 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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Former BP engineer’s Retrial Postponed Again http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/07/24/252260.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:29:08 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252260 The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his …

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Geico Ad Banner Falls From Plane and Lands on California Home http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2014/07/24/252258.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:18:18 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252258 An advertising banner touting Geico insurance fell from a plane towing it over a San Francisco Bay area city, striking power lines and landing on a home. The San Jose Mercury News reports nobody was hurt. The 45-foot-by-90-foot banner covered …

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Florida Lawyer Says Hurricane Shutters Should Have Escape Latch http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/07/24/252256.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:13 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252256 Esther Mibab felt nervous in her home in The Acreage. So nervous that she kept her accordion-style hurricane shutters closed, even in the off-season. Closed and locked. From the outside. Authorities say that cost her her life. After a fire …

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New Fargo Flood Plain Maps Means More Flood Insurance http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/24/252254.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:09:33 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252254 More people will be required to buy flood insurance in Fargo, N.D., because of a change in flood plain maps. About 2,000 homes and businesses will need insurance when the new Federal Emergency Management Association map goes into effect in …

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Storm Causes Plane Crash in Taiwan, Killing 51 http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/07/24/252252.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:07:24 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252252 A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said. Taiwan was battered by Typhoon Matmo early Tuesday morning, and …

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Tennessee Woman Pleads Guilty to False Claim of Tainted Juice http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/07/24/252250.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:04:31 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252250 An eastern Tennessee woman has agreed to plead guilty to falsely claiming a relative’s bottle of Tropicana juice had been poisoned. The Kingsport Times News reported that 52-year-old Elizabeth Ann Carrier of Bluff City reached a deal with prosecutors and …

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China Orders Nationwide Inspection of Meat Supplier Factories http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/07/24/252232.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:22:40 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252232 China’s food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s and KFC. The weekend report by a Shanghai TV station that …

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United Airlines Cited for Workplace Violations at Newark http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/07/24/252230.htm Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:20:43 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=252230 Federal officials say United Airlines repeatedly put workers at Newark Liberty International Airport in danger of being injured by falls or by falling objects and other workplace hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday that is has issued …

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