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Nevada Supreme: Insurer Entitled to Reimbursement for Defense Costs if No Coverage Owed

An insurer that paid to defend a policyholder against a lawsuit, but determined later that no coverage was owed, is entitled to reimbursement for its costs, a divided Nevada Supreme Court said. In a 4-3 decision on Thursday, the high …

Insurers Balk at Defending Sexual Misconduct Claims; Weinstein No Exception

While Harvey Weinstein’s insurers have reportedly agreed to pay $47 million to settle civil suits against the movie producer, most policyholders should prepare for an epic legal battle just to get their insurers to defend them against accusations of sexual …

Parts of East Coast States Designated Disaster Areas

Farms in parts of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are eligible for low-interest loans to cover losses from flooding, hail and heavy rains, including Tropical Storm, that started on May 1. The United States Department of Agriculture designated eight counties …

Okla. Governor Declares Emergency After Earthquake

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 20 counties after earthquakes, tornadoes and severe storms battered the state in recent days. Fallin issued the executive order on Wednesday. It allows state agencies to make emergency purchases …

USDA Declares 44 Illinois Counties Disaster Areas

Summer’s drought and excessive heat have led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare 44 Illinois counties natural disaster areas. Farmers and ranchers in another 33 counties also qualify for assistance because they are contiguous to the affected areas. The …

Lee Disaster Declaration for 8 Louisiana Parishes

President Obama signed a disaster declaration Friday for eight Louisiana parishes, making federal aid available to governments and some nonprofit agencies to help cover emergency work and damage repair from Tropical Storm Lee in early September. Governments in East and …

Obama Issues Flood Disaster Declaration for Pennsylvania

President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration for 19 Pennsylvania counties affected by last week’s deadly flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the declaration allows for assistance including grants for temporary housing and home repairs as well as …

8 More Colorado Counties Declared Disaster Areas

Eight more Colorado counties have been declared natural disaster areas because of drought and a freeze. Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s office said Monday the designation encompasses Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande and Saguache counties in southern Colorado, which has been …

Wyoming Counties Receives Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Wyoming because of spring and summer flooding, opening the way for the federal government to help the state pay for costs incurred from damaged roads, highways and other infrastructure. The counties …

6 Kansas Counties Declared Disasters

Six Kansas counties have been added to a state disaster declaration generated by storms and flooding. The Hays Daily News reported that Gov. Sam Brownback signed the disaster proclamation Tuesday for the six counties, which are Rush, Barton, Hamilton, Kearney, …