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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 …

Texas Jury Awards $24M to Woman Hit by Driver on Phone

A Texas jury has awarded $24 million to a woman who was hit by a Coca-Cola truck driver who was chatting on a cellphone while driving. The jury decided Friday that 37-year-old Vanice Chatman-Wilson should get $10 million in punitive …

Skier Hospitalized After Accident at New Hampshire Resort

A 60-year-old skier has been hospitalized after a fire chief says he suffered “severe trauma” on the slopes of Ragged Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire. Resort spokeswoman Stacy Lopes tells The Citizen the skier suffered the injury Sunday morning …

Officials Want Changes to North Dakota Highway Where Bus Rolled

Officials are calling for changes to a southwestern North Dakota highway after a bus accident involving a high school basketball team. The bus carrying the Hettinger-Scranton boys’ team was traveling to Dickinson for a game on Friday went it went …

South Carolina Woman Sues Bar for Failing to Check ID

A woman is suing a Bluffton bar because a bartender didn’t check her age before serving her on the night of the 2009 wreck that paralyzed her. The Beaufort Gazette reports that Chelsea Hess, who was then 20 years old, …

$1.6M Award for Man Injured in Connecticut ’07 Accident

A jury has awarded $1.6 million to a Thomaston man who sued the state Department of Transportation over injuries he suffered in a 2007 accident on an icy road. The Superior Court jury found the state agency was at fault …

Pedestrian Hit by Noiseless Electric Car in France

A noiseless electric car, lorded for its role in a brand new car-sharing program in the French capital, has knocked over a pedestrian – who apparently didn’t hear it coming. Police say she was struck Monday as she crossed a …

Iowa Veterans Home Fined After Falls

Iowa’s nursing home for veterans has ended a program in which residents transported other residents who use wheelchairs around the campus, following a bloody accident in which an elderly woman fell face-first into concrete and broke her nose, its top …

Colorado Transit Authorities Seeks $70K from Driver for Accident

Metro-Denver public transit authorities in Colorado are seeking $70,000 from the driver of an SUV for damages to a bus that plowed into her wrecked vehicle on US 36. KMGH-TV reports the Regional Transportation District sent Holly Hunt a letter …