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Justices Say Accident Victims Can Sue Ford in State Courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Ford Motor Co. can be sued in the state courts of people who were killed or seriously injured in accidents involving Ford vehicles. The justices unanimously rejected the Michigan-based company’s …

Survey: Claim Severity Driving Rate Increases for Architecture and Engineering Firms

Rising claim severity is leading to rate increases for professional liability insurance sold to architecture and engineering firms, according to a report released Tuesday by Ames & Gough. The brokerage, headquartered in McLean, Va., said that 73% of professional liability …

$64K Air Ambulance Tab Shows Limits of Surprise Billing Law

DENVER (AP) — When a doctor told Toni Stammler her 4-week-old son Milo needed urgent surgery because only one of his lungs was functioning, there was barely time to pack a bag _ let alone try to shop around. “In …

What’s Wrong With Commercial Auto and How Do We Fix It?

Commercial auto is one of the biggest, most problematic cost centers in the insurance industry. Its loss ratios are incredibly high — and growing — particularly in comparison with other P&C lines. This makes it hard for carriers to make …

After Refusing $30K Settlement Offer, Bad Faith Suit May Cost GEICO $2.7M

More than eight years after Bonnie Winslett tore up and threw away a summons that notified her she was being sued, the Georgia Supreme Court is being asked to resolve questions of law that will determine whether GEICO Indemnity Co. …

2nd Circuit Throws Out $64 Million Jury Award Against Fireman’s Fund

A federal appellate court on Tuesday overturned a jury’s award of $64 million against Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. for allegedly breaching the terms of a reinsurance agreement. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals found that Fireman’s Fund was not liable …

Virginia High Court: Auto Maintenance Exclusion Means What it Said

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurer doesn’t have to pay for injuries to a customer who was injured by tire that exploded while it was inflated, and handed business owners another reason not to allow customers in the …

Lawsuit Claims Hawaii Mall Officials Knew About Faulty Railing

Lawyers who have filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Ala Moana Center say mall officials were warned about a railing years before it gave way, killing a young man and leaving another with a traumatic brain injury. …

How Pennsylvania Keeps Natural Landmarks Safe for Public Use

Despite a tricky and manpower-intensive rescue of a teenager, Wind Cave in southern Lancaster County will not be closed to public use. Warning signs, however, will be erected at access points to the popular cave, said Phil Wenger, president and …

Hoverboards Deemed Unsafe by U.S. Safety Agency

As more incidents of hoverboard-related fires make the news and the Consumer Product Safety Commission continues its investigation into the cause of the fires, pressure is mounting for manufacturers who face the threat of product seizure for failing to comply …