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Dissatisfied with Claim Delay, Family Protests with Corpse

Old Mutual Ltd. is in the spotlight again for all the wrong reasons. The 174-year-old insurer was forced to apologize after a grieving family brought a corpse to one of its branches so the company would process a claim for …

Supreme Court Malpractice Ruling Concerns Doctors, Lawyers

MINNEAPOLIS — A recent ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court saying doctors can be sued for malpractice even if they’re not directly treating a patient is causing angst in the state’s medical and legal communities. The high court said in …

Punitive Damages Not Insurable Under Rhode Island State Law

Rhode Island’s Insurance Superintendent Joseph Torti III issued a bulletin last week that affirmed that punitive damages are not insurable under the state’s law. “Punitive damages are not insurable under Rhode Island law. The department will, therefore, reject any form …

Insurance Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest of Hawaii Police Recruit

An investigation by the Insurance Division’s Fraud Branch led to charges against a Honolulu Police Department (HPD) recruit just weeks before his graduation from the academy. Earl Danielson Jr., 28, pleaded no contest on Monday Dec. 12, 2011, to second …

Minnesota’s Claim Over Bridge Collapse Can Proceed

The Minnesota Supreme Court says the state may seek compensation from a California design firm that tried to block lawsuits over the Minneapolis bridge collapse. Wednesday’s ruling allows the state’s claim against Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Pasadena to proceed. …

Insurer Doesn’t Have to Pay Montana Dragging Death Claim

The Montana Supreme Court says the family of a man who was dragged by a cement truck isn’t covered under the vehicle’s insurance policy because he did not technically “occupy” it. Terry Richerson’s widow had asked the Supreme Court to …

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Send us your photos! Claims Journal is seeking interesting photos that document a claim or loss incident from pre-loss condition to complete restoration or rehabilitation. Photos could include a pre-disaster and post disaster regional photo as well. Photos may be …

N.D. State Worker’s Comp Agency Denies Deputy Claim

North Dakota’s state worker’s compensation agency has denied a death claim filed on behalf of a Burleigh County sheriff’s deputy. Bryan Sleeper collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack Sept. 28 while helping make an arrest. The Bismarck Tribune …

Insurer Sues Former Iowa College Administrator

The insurance company that paid Drake University’s theft claim has filed a lawsuit against the former Drake administrator who stole the money. The Des Moines Register reports that Employers Mutual Casualty Co. filed the lawsuit this week against Robert Harlan. …

Calif. City Settles Police Misconduct Claim for $360K

The city of Antioch has agreed to pay $360,000 to settle a class action lawsuit alleging police formed a special unit to target and harass black residents who received subsidized rent. The City Council agreed to settle the three year-old …