Liability Claims News

Jury Finds Rhode Island Not Liable in Newport Cliff Walk Fall

A Newport County Superior Court jury yesterday found the state of Rhode Island is not liable in the personal injury case of a man who became a quadriplegic after he fell from Newport’s famed Cliff Walk while on his honeymoon. …

Appeals Court Overturns New York Police Officer’s $5 Million Award

An appeals court has thrown out a $5 million verdict awarded in 2008 to a former New York City police officer who accidentally shot himself in the knee. Anderson Alexander sued the city, claiming he accidentally shot himself in 2002 …

Colorado Company Sentenced in Death of Honeywell Employee

Officials announced today that Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph E. Tyson sentenced Chemical and Metal Industries Inc. (C&MI), a company based in Colorado, to two years probation, a $1,000,000 fine, and $2,000,000 in restitution to the victim’s estate, including his …

Maine Couple Loses Lawsuit Against Cement Company

A Maine couple has lost its lawsuit against Dragon Cement claiming the company’s cement plant made their nearby home unsellable. In their lawsuit, Stephen and Kathy Darney of Thomaston claimed Dragon caused a nuisance and was negligent for the dust …

Del Monte Called to Pay Med Expenses in Salmonella Outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak caused by tainted cantaloupe sold through Costco in several states has led to a food safety lawyer’s demand that Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. immediately pay medical expenses and other costs incurred by the victims. On …

Tennessee Governor Amends Bill to Limit Lawsuit Damages

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has amended a bill to limit lawsuit damages, drafting a change to HB2008/SB1522 that would exempt catastrophic cases from the caps he wants to impose on most awards. The original bill would place a $750,000 cap …

Protective Specialty Announces Expansion of Professional Liability Product Offerings

Indianapolis, Ind. Mar. 25, 2011 – Protective Specialty Insurance Company (PSIC) has expanded its product offerings to include Technology Professional Liability, Architects and Engineers Professional Liability (A&E), Lawyers Professional Liability and Intellectual Property Lawyers Professional Liability. These new products are …

Crawford & Co. Completes Studio Bolton Acquisition

Crawford & Company announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Studio Bolton & Associati s.r.l., first announced in November 2010. Studio Bolton is a leading specialist liability adjusting and claims handling company in Italy, with more than 35 …

FARA Opens New Jersey Office

FARA Insurance Services has opened a new office in Princeton, New Jersey — part of a push into the Northeast by the Louisiana-based firm that specializes in claims administration and risk management services. The new office will handle more complex …

FARA Announces Northeast Expansion; Opens Office in New Jersey

Mandeville, La.-based FARA Insurance Services, a provider of claims administration and risk management solutions nationwide, has expanded its operations into the Northeast. With the opening of the Princeton, N.J., office, FARA will increase its presence in the Northeast and looks …