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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 …

Oregon Woman Seeks $550K After Tripping on Potholes

A Pendleton, Ore., woman who says she sprained a wrist, an ankle and fell unconscious after tripping on potholes and asphalt piles in a city parking lot wants the city to pay her more than $550,000. The East Oregonian reports …

Text-Mining Analysis Links Drug-Impaired Driving To Higher Injury Rates

“On medication” may not be one of the check boxes on carrier claims forms, but by hunting for such a description in adjuster notes, auto insurers can improve their results, a consultant reports. Philip Borba, a principal and senior consultant …

2 Arrested for Dog Attack on 75-year-old Woman in Calif.

Authorities have arrested the owners of two pit bull dogs that mauled a 75-year-old woman in a San Diego backyard, forcing the amputation of her leg below the knee. Thirty-nine-year-old Alba Cornelio and 19-year-old Carla Cornelio were arrested Wednesday by …

4 Seriously Hurt in Maine Fire Escape Collapse

Police in Maine say they’re not sure how many people were on a Carrabassett Valley fire escape when it collapsed, seriously injuring four people. Carrabassett Valley Police Chief Scott Nichols says the small fire escape at the bar The Rack …