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Employer MSJ Affirmed in Louisiana Crash Involving Off-Duty Employee

A company is off the hook in a crash involving one of its employees, according to a recent ruling by a Louisiana Court of Appeals. According to court records, the case stems from a February 2015 crash in Louisiana where …

Arkansas AG Files Suit Against Chiropractic ‘Runners’

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a lawsuit Monday against a Maumelle man he’s accusing of deceptively marketing chiropractic services to consumers involved in automobile accidents. McDaniel filed the suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court against Roger D. Pleasant, his …

Court Says Oklahoma Tribe Immune from Dramshop Liability Lawsuit

The Oklahoma Supreme Court, reversing a previous ruling, says a family injured in a 2006 auto accident cannot sue the Peoria Tribe or its Buffalo Run Casino, where the other driver in the crash had been drinking. The court’s 5-4 …

Tennessee High Court Reinstates $43.8M Verdict After Boy Paralyzed

The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a $43.8 million verdict for a Memphis child who was paralyzed in an auto accident. According to court records, Billy Meals was 6 years old on Jan. 18, 2002. He was riding in the …

Progressive Reaches Settlement in Auto Claim Case Amid Online Protest

Progressive Corp. announced Thursday it reached a settlement with the family of Kaitlynn Fisher — a Progressive policyholder who died in an auto accident when her car was struck by an under-insured driver in Baltimore in 2010. The insurance giant …

Alleged Fraudulent Auto Insurance Claim Lands North Carolina Man in Jail

James David Hartsfield, from Raleigh, N.C., has been arrested on auto insurance fraud charges. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and criminal investigators allege that on Nov. 28, 2011, Hartsfield filed a fraudulent claim against his father’s State Farm Insurance policy for …

Iowa Woman’s Family Claims Wrongful Death in Crash

The children of a 95-year-old Iowa woman killed with three friends while celebrating her birthday are suing a truck driver blamed for causing the accident. The estate of Margaret Bannister of West Des Moines filed the wrongful death lawsuit Monday …

Ex-Pa. Judge Convicted of Fraud May Lose Pension

The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline must decide whether a former Superior Court judge will lose his $81,000 annual pension because he was convicted of a $440,000 insurance fraud for which he’s serving 46 months in federal prison. The former …