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Nevada Passes Virus Liability and Worker Protection “Deal”

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers voted to shield certain industries from coronavirus-related legal liability and require hotels and casinos to enact worker protection measures after days of complicated negotiations with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office and the state’s most powerful …

Beating The Statute of Limitations: Filing Suit is Only Half the Battle

We are frequently asked by clients to file suit in a case in which the statute of limitations expires in a matter of a day—even hours. In some cases, we are asked to file in order to toll an impending …

The Economic Downturn and its Effect on Claims Against Attorneys

A declining economy impacts more than just individual and corporate financial interests; in fact, professionals in every field have to adjust to working in an entirely new economic landscape that affects every aspect of their business. Unfortunately, the risk to …

Everest National Insurance Company Awards American Claims Management with Personal Auto Program

San Diego, CA, 02/13/13 – American Claims Management, Inc. (ACM), a national third party administrator, has been awarded the claims handling for the Personal Auto Program from Everest National Insurance Company (Everest). Effective November 2012, ACM began handling all aspects …

West Virginia Judge Warns He May Toss DuPont Lawsuits

Fourteen families who blame ailments ranging from rashes to cancer on long-term exposure to a former West Virginia DuPont zinc-smelting plant have until March 15 to produce new evidence or risk seeing the case thrown out. Harrison County Circuit Court …

First Lawsuit Filed in Bastrop, Texas Wildfires

A lawyer for three victims of this month’s Bastrop County wildfire is suing an electric utility whose fallen power lines officials say likely started one of the most destructive wildfires in recent Texas history. Attorney William Rossick filed the suit …

California Man Settles Brain Injury Claim with Police, Landlord for $1.1 Million

A man who claimed he fell and suffered brain damage while helping Fremont police during a robbery investigation has settled his lawsuit against the city and his landlord for nearly $1.1 million. In the deal, 30-year-old Omid Mehdavi will receive …

Third Guilty Plea in Connecticut Insurance Scam

A Bridgeport chiropractor Bridgeport has become the third health professional to plead guilty in an insurance scam involving auto accidents and personal injury claims. Thirty-year-old Jennifer Netter pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to make false statements by exaggerating injuries and …

New York City Police Run Up More Legal Claims than Hospitals

New York City paid nearly $521 million in personal injury and property damage claims in 2010 — marking the first time in 30 years the police department’s liabilities topped those of public hospitals, according to a city comptroller’s report issued …

Illinois Inmate’s Father Not Surprised Claim Denied

The father of a 36-year-old New Mexico man who died in the federal prison in Pekin says he wasn’t surprised the Department of Justice denied a wrongful death and personal injury claim filed by the family. Juan Montoya of Albuquerque, …