Claims Journal » News http://www.claimsjournal.com Insurance news and resources for the claims industry Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Pennsylvania University Sexual Abuse Trial Underway http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/10/31/257095.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:11 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257095 Two men who accuse a former high-ranking state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania of molesting them when they were students described for a jury this week how they had looked to him as a mentor but instead endured a “nightmare” …

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Insurer Covers Maine Cemetary Damage by Mom, Daughter http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/10/31/257093.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:26:57 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257093 A mother and daughter who rammed each other’s cars in a Monmouth cemetery, knocking over several headstones, have both pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. Meanwhile, the group that operates the Monmouth Ridge Cemetery has dropped its lawsuit against the women …

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GM Ignition Switch Recall Costs Reach $2.7 Billion http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/10/31/257090.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:07:16 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257090 General Motors Co. said recall and car-loan charges for this year rose 8 percent to $2.7 billion, as the company is hit almost daily with new lawsuits over the call-ins. The Detroit-based automaker spent $680 million to repair defective ignition …

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After Orbital Explosion, Future U.S. Rockets to Have Escape Towers http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/10/31/257086.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:01:48 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257086 Heeding a lesson from history, designers of a new generation of U.S. rockets will include escape systems to give crew members a fighting chance of surviving launch accidents such as the one that felled an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket …

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Louisiana Company Providing Ebola-Resistant Suits to Feds http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/10/31/257083.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:23 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257083 Convergence Equity LLC of Baton Rouge will provide around 350,000 Ebola-resistant protective suits and gear to federal departments and agencies. Under an agreement announced Thursday, Convergence is teaming with medical supplier TrillaMed LLC to provide the protective gear to federal …

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Georgia Agencies Receive Wildfire Training http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/10/31/257081.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:40:52 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257081 State and federal agencies are training in southeast Georgia to battle wildfires from the ground and in the air. The Georgia Forestry Commission and six of its partner agencies are in the middle of four days of training exercises in …

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Millions Unclaimed in $420M Ohio Workers’ Comp Case http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/31/257079.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:34:23 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257079 The law firm handling a $420 million state settlement over Ohio employers being overcharged for workers’ compensation premiums says millions of dollars weren’t claimed by the deadline. The Bricker & Eckler law firm tells The Columbus Dispatch that 35,000 claims …

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NFL Seeks Dismissal in Former Players’ Painkiller Suit http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/10/31/257077.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:29:04 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257077 The National Football League on Thursday is expected to ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who say team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard …

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After Explosion Town of West Gets New Schools http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/10/31/257075.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:26:02 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257075 A Central Texas town devastated by a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people will be getting two new schools. Groundbreaking ceremonies were planned Thursday in West to replace middle and high schools that were leveled in the April …

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Minnesota Couple Plans to Rebuild Elsewhere After Mudslide http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/31/257073.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:22:45 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257073 A Minnesota couple forced from their home by a mudslide caused by heavy June flooding is moving forward with plans to rebuild elsewhere. Mud from a nearby hill cascaded into Randy and Terry Carlson’s home in Le Sueur during record …

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Hero Who Saved London From WWII Flooding Honored http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/10/31/257071.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:19:39 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257071 Every day, boats full of tourists and commuters float by a pale patch on the wall that lines the River Thames near Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Few notice the concrete mark, or recognize it as evidence of how close London …

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Takata, Honda Sued in California for AirBag-Related Recalls http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2014/10/31/257069.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:12:39 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257069 Takata Corp. and Honda Motor Co. were sued by a driver seeking damages on behalf of the owners of 5 million Honda and Acura models recalled so far in the U.S. to replace potentially unsafe airbags. The complaint filed yesterday …

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$8,000 in Uninsured Equipment Taken From Vermont Jazz Center http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/10/31/257059.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:49:05 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257059 The Vermont Jazz Center says someone has stolen more than $8,000 in mixers, speakers, amplifiers and other equipment from its studio in Brattleboro. Executive Director Eugene Uman tells the Brattleboro Reformer the equipment was taken from the studio in the …

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Wyoming Supreme Court Censures Lawyer in Defamation Suit http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2014/10/31/257057.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:42:28 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257057 The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday censured a Cody lawyer who represented a surgeon in a defamation lawsuit filed by another doctor. The court ruled lawyer Laurence Stinson violated a professional rule prohibiting lawyers from making court filings without a …

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Imprisoned Texas Doctor Gets Another 7 Years for ‘Pill Mill’ Case http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/10/31/257061.htm Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:07:20 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=257061 A North Texas doctor already in federal prison for healthcare fraud has been given an additional seven years for running a clinic that authorities have called a “pill mill.” Nicholas Padron was sentenced Wednesday after admitting to one count of …

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