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Munitions Being Detonated as Evidence in Pipeline Lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Munitions were expected to be detonated Monday as attorneys attempt to gather evidence in a federal lawsuit by a Dakota Access pipeline protester who was injured in a skirmish with law enforcement officers during the height …

Texas Police to Demand Tesla Crash Data as Musk Denies Autopilot Use

WASHINGTON — Texas police will serve search warrants on Tesla Inc on Tuesday to secure data from a vehicle that crashed on the weekend, killing two people, a senior officer told Reuters on Monday. Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct …

After Naming Bombing Suspect, Focus Turns to Motive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ With federal officials having identified the man believed to be behind Nashville’s Christmas Day bombing, authorities now turn to the monumental task of piecing together the motive behind the explosion that severely damaged dozens of downtown …

Court Documents Ask Parkland Parents to Prove Mental Anguish

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Parents who sued a school district after their children died in a mass shooting at a Florida high school are being asked to turn over their psychiatric records to prove they have suffered mental anguish. The …

When Employees Work From Home: Work Comp Subrogation and the Remote Employee

When employees work remotely from home or other locations, the normal rules of course and scope can become complicated and confusing. The same is true of subrogation potential. When the employee is injured in their home, subrogation targets tend to …

Toyota’s War With Dealer Over Recalls Cost It $16 Million

Toyota Motor Corp. must pay $15.8 million to a California dealer who accused it of retaliating against him because he had developed safety-recall software that was costing the automaker millions of dollars in car repairs. A state court jury in …

N.J. Court Prohibits Lawyer from Asking Client at Trial if Vehicle Totaled

A New Jersey Superior Court judge recently issued a written ruling, holding that, as a matter of first impression, it was inappropriate for a lawyer to question his client during trial as to whether his vehicle was “totaled” as a …

Evidence Issue for Woman Suing Over North Dakota Protest Injury

A New York City woman who suffered a severe arm injury while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota two years ago is suing law enforcement even though she does not yet have evidence that might help her …

Only You Can Help Prevent Preservation Issues

An insured’s response following an incident often greatly impacts the litigation should a claim or lawsuit arise. Claims professionals and defense attorneys rely on the insured to take proper precautions post-incident and conduct an investigation, complete accident reports, take photographs …

Gathering Pebbles: Subrogation’s Burden of Proof

The recent New York Supreme Court decision of American International Ins. Co. v. A. Steinman Plumbing & Heating Corp., 2012 WL 952782 (N.Y. App. 2012) and an ancient parable wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common. But, they do. …