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8 Hurt in Fire at NYPD Warehouse where Evidence is Stored

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight people suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a fire at a New York Police Department warehouse that houses DNA evidence from crime scenes as well as cars, e-bikes and motor scooters, police and fire officials said. …

9th Circuit: Judge Overstepped Role by Throwing Out Fire Investigator’s Report

A federal appellate court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit against the owners of an Idaho wilderness resort, finding that a district court judge overstepped his bounds by excluding testimony from a fire investigator. A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court …

‘Attribution Science’ May Help Plaintiffs Push Climate Suits Ahead

Although a U.S. Supreme Court decision put an end to climate lawsuits alleging violations of the federal common law of public nuisance, a second round of state actions may get further, researchers said recently. There are two major categories of …

Viewpoint: When Alarm Bells Ring – Warning Signs for Arson Fraud

Arson fraud continues to remain a significant issue for the insurance industry. Undetected, arson fraud results in claims being paid undeservingly to those deceiving the system designed to protect the honest and loyal customer. The financial consequences can ultimately raise …

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 …