Claims Journal » News http://www.claimsjournal.com Insurance news and resources for the claims industry Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:56:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 PLRB Seeks Speakers for 2015 Claims Conference http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/04/17/247651.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:09:52 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247651 The Property & Liability Resource Bureau posts a “Call for Presenters” for various conferences throughout the year. Presenters are currently being sought for the 2015 Claims Conference to be held in Anaheim, Calif. The PLRB seeks interactive, educational classes on …

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Grady Named President of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/04/17/247642.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:21:31 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247642 W. R. Berkley Corporation named Susan N. Grady president of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group (BMAG). The appointment is effective immediately. She succeeds Kevin W. Nattrass, who will assume the position of chairman during the transition and will continue to work with …

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Haag Engineering Names Kestner President and CEO http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/17/247633.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:03:12 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247633 Haag Engineering Company’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Justin Kestner as its new President/CEO last month. Kestner is a senior engineer and served as the senior vice president of Haag in charge of engineering operations in his most recent role, …

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Brooklyn Tenants Suing Landlord http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/04/17/247631.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:27:13 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247631 Some Brooklyn, N.Y., tenants claim their landlord is trying to force them out to collect higher rents from a more affluent clientele. Tenants of Homewood Gardens Estates in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood have filed a federal lawsuit against the …

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New Jersey Resident’s Not Happy With Sandy Recovery Effort http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/04/17/247629.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:25:19 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247629 A new poll finds New Jerseyans are souring on how the state is handling Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Wednesday found public satisfaction with the recovery effort has dropped below 50 percent for the …

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Comprehensive Claims Management Software Components http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/04/17/247612.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:38:33 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247612 Is searching for a pre-designed claims system with components that fit your company’s requirements like finding a needle in a haystack? Let’s make finding the perfect claims system not so difficult. We’ve started a list of basic components found in …

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Malaysia Airlines Lawsuits Unlikely to be Heard in U.S. http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/04/17/247610.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:29:04 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247610 Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are …

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Massachusetts Hospital Doctors Settle Med Mal Suit for $4.5M http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/04/17/247608.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:17:34 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247608 Two Massachusetts General Hospital doctors have agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a malpractice lawsuit brought by the family of a Plymouth woman died at the hospital. Benjamin Novotny, a lawyer for the family of Geraldine Moran, 62 when …

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Florida Task Force Push Medical Malpractice Cap Amendment http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/04/17/247606.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:09:26 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247606 Following a Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down caps on certain awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, the members of a 2002 task force that supported those caps are calling for a constitutional amendment that would place the caps on …

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NHL Sees More Concussion Suits Filed by Former Players http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/04/17/247604.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:03:23 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247604 Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries. Retired …

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New Storm Surge Maps Promise to Provide Clearer Warnings http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/04/17/247602.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:51:05 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247602 Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center hope new color-coded maps they’re trying out this year will simplify two important points about storm surge for coastal residents: how far from the beach the water will spread and how high that water …

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Louisiana Senate Votes to Void Oil and Gas Suit http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/17/247600.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:43:31 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247600 The Louisiana Senate sided with Gov. Bobby Jindal and the oil industry Tuesday, agreeing to void a lawsuit that a south Louisiana flood board filed against more than 90 oil and gas companies for coastal damage. The bill by Sen. …

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Iowa DNR Admits Prescribed Burn Protocol Wasn’t Followed http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/17/247598.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:39:56 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247598 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it failed to follow protocol during a prescribed burn that spread and damaged some properties in Benton County. The department says officials failed to contact the National Weather Service about conditions for Benton …

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Asbestos Test Closes Aspen Government Offices http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2014/04/17/247596.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:37:05 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247596 A Pitkin County government office building in Aspen, Colo., has been closed for asbestos testing after a preliminary check showed the material was present. County officials say tests began Tuesday and the building will remain closed until the air quality …

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North Dakota Workers’ Comp Agency Sues Aon eSolutions http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/17/247585.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:17:40 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=247585 North Dakota’s workers’ compensation agency has sued a Chicago company over a failed $17 million computer system overhaul. The Workforce Safety and Insurance agency filed its lawsuit last month in state court against Aon eSolutions Inc. to recoup costs associated …

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