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3rd Circuit Revives Some of Manufacturer’s Claims Against Insurers

Sapa Extrusions purchased 28 insurance policies from eight carriers, but not one of them would reimburse the manufacturer for the cost of a settlement it paid after being sued for shoddy workmanship. A federal appellate court, however, has cleared the …

5th Circuit Rejects Assertion that Drunken Driving Equals Intention to Crash

If a drunken motorist collides with another vehicle, can the incident truly be called an accident? A federal judge in Texas said “no” and dismissed a plaintiff’s lawsuit seeking punitive damages from Cincinnati Insurance Co. On Tuesday, the U.S. 5th …

Administration Moves to Ease Drive-Time Rules for Truckers

OPAL, Va. — Truck driver Lucson Francois was forced to hit the brakes just five minutes from his home in Pennsylvania. He’d reached the maximum number of hours in a day he’s allowed to be on duty. Francois couldn’t leave …

10 Killed When Small Plane Crashes on Takeoff in Texas

DALLAS — All ten people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, veered to one side and plunged into …

Crane Collapses on Dallas Apartment Building, Killing 1, Injuring 6

A construction crane, apparently toppled by high winds, collapsed onto an apartment house in Dallas on Sunday and sliced through five floors of the building, killing at least one person and injuring six others, a city fire and rescue spokesman …

SpaceX Suffers Serious Setback with Crew Capsule Accident

About the photo: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, launches from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Photo courtesy of NASA. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has …

Settlement Reached in Suit over Mo. Duck Boat Accident

The company that owned a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers who were among 17 people who died in the accident. The Kansas City Star reports lawyers for Ervin …

Woman Convicted of Fraud for Misrepresenting Date of Accident

An Iowa woman who filed a claim for damage that occurred after she purchased an auto insurance policy was convicted last week for felony insurance fraud, according to the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. Jennifer Lea Fuentes, 43, was arrested …

What a Difference the Word ‘Accident’ Makes in Sexual Assault Coverage Cases

Disparate coverage results for sexual assault claims turned on a one word difference in “personal injury” policy definitions in Gonzalez v. Fire Ins. Exchange (2015) ____Cal.App.4th ____, decided by the Six District California Court of Appeal on February 5, 2015. …

Overturned Cattle Trailer Blocks Dallas Freeway

A tractor trailer filled with cattle overturned on a Dallas freeway, blocking the road and setting cows loose. Authorities say the accident happened around 1:30 a.m. on May 24 when the driver lost control of the 18-wheeled cattle trailer in …