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Storms Kill at Least 8 in Canada, Leave Half a Million Without Power

The death toll from powerful thunderstorms in Canada’s two most populous provinces this weekend rose to at least eight, authorities said on Sunday, as emergency crews continued a massive clean-up to restore power to half a million people. The storms, …

Do Claims Against Musk Raise a Legal Issue for his Companies and Twitter Deal?

A report saying Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk’s company SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual harassment claims by a flight attendant on a private jet comes as he eyes a takeover of Twitter. Below is an overview of some of …

Better Weather Conditions Aid Crews Working New Mexico Fires

Improved weather conditions Saturday helped firefighters battling several large wildfires in New Mexico, including the largest active fire in the nation. A cold front that blew in Friday lowered temperatures, raised humidity levels and provided cloud cover over the largest …

Florida Bills Limit Roof Refusal by Insurers, Add New Fund

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Legislation proposed by Florida lawmakers for an upcoming special session to reform the state’s property insurance market would create a $2 billion reinsurance fund and prohibit insurers from automatically denying coverage to homeowners’ with older roofs. …

Hearing on Damages Owed by Ex-Cop who Killed Mother of 4

A former Mississippi police officer who shot and killed a sleeping woman should pay her four children a quarter-million dollars each for pain and suffering and a total of more than $300,000 to cover therapy, their aunt said in a …

Six Injured in Explosion and Fire at Wisconsin Pier Factory

EAGLE, Wis. (AP) — Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, in an explosion and fire that rocked a Wisconsin marine construction company Thursday with a blast so thunderous it shook a nearby elementary school. The fire at Summerset Marine …

Man Gets 24 Years in Prison for Fire That Killed 12 Condors

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A man who started a 2020 wildfire that killed 12 endangered California condors and seriously injured a firefighter was sentenced to 24 years in state prison, prosecutors said. Ivan Gomez, 31, was sentenced Wednesday by a …

The Only Way to Increase Your Net Subrogation Recoveries

Litigation is rarely cheap, but it is often necessary. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of insurance subrogation, where those who resist paying subrogation claims assume that insurance companies are loath to pull the trigger and file suit …

Claims Business: Sedgwick, CoreLogic, Davies

Sedgwick acquires Orchid Medical Sedgwick has acquired Orchid Medical, a nationwide provider of ancillary medical management services for the workers’ compensation industry. The Memphis, Tennessee-based claims administrator said in a press release that the acquisition represents an investment in the …

Biden Warns of ‘Another Tough Hurricane Season’ This Year

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the country will likely see “another tough hurricane season” this year, and he pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover …