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NFL Teams Move Away from Using Scissor Lifts for Filming

Mike Perkins has spent countless hours filming Jacksonville Jaguars practices from a scissor lift about 50 feet in the air. It was uncomfortable, even downright scary, at times. Strong wind, sideways rain, nearby lightning, Perkins has experienced all of it. …

Pennsylvania Steel Firm Denies Liability for 2013 Train Derailment

A Pennsylvania steel company named in a lawsuit over a fiery oil tanker train derailment near Casselton, N.D., says it should not be held liable for the 2013 accident. Standard Steel and BNSF are named in a complaint filed by …

Doctors Face Challenges When Using Fitness Trackers, Apps

More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out: LIABILITY …

Ohio City Won’t Pay for Sinkhole-Damaged Truck

A truck owner says the city of Dayton, Ohio, should compensate him for sinkhole damage that left his truck inoperable. The Dayton Daily News reports that 52-year-old Mike McDonald is infuriated that the city rejected his $10,000 claim. He says …

U.S. Risk Pros and Western World Introduce a New and Improved Private and Non-Profit Organization Directors and Officers Liability Form

Dallas, TX, October 3, 2014– Effective October 1, 2014, this new form reflects the growing needs of organizations to address the issues confronting them in the 21st century. Coverage consists of Directors, Officers and Insured Entity Insurance, Employment Practices Liability …

California City, Other Defendants Settle Suit Over Girl Killed by SUV

The city of Novato, Calif., and other defendants have settled a lawsuit by the family of a 12-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a SUV while riding her bicycle home from school two years ago. The Marin Independent …

Florida Appeals Court Rules That Indian Tribe Not Liable in Crash Death

An appeals court has ruled that a South Florida Indian tribe cannot be held liable for a $4.1 million wrongful death judgment stemming from a fatal 1998 car crash. The 3rd District Court of Appeal decided last week that the …

Minnesota School District Will Pay Landslide Victims’ Families

The St. Louis Park school district has agreed to pay $200,000 to the families of the victims of a deadly landside at a St. Paul, Minn., park. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports a Hennepin County district judge approved the …

Liability Questions Surround Jet’s Mystery Disappearance

As the final hours of Malaysian Air Flight 370 remain wrapped in mystery, the question of who bears full liability for the jet’s disappearance is also unresolved. This much is clear: Families of the 227 passengers aboard the flight that …

Washington College Told to Crush Pre-Production Dodge Viper

Chrysler has told the automotive program at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Wash., that it must destroy one of its prized cars, a pre-production 1992 Dodge Viper. The Olympian reports the car is not legal for street use …