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Insurers Urged to Be Cautious When Seeking Recovery of Paradigm Fees

Paradigm Catastrophic Care Management offers what insurers crave: certainty in medical costs for workers’ compensation claims filed by catastrophically injured workers. For a set fee, the California company’s Catastrophic Care Management division will take over liability for all treatment costs …

Recovery a Long Process for Victims of Wyoming Tornado

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Sherri Morris was standing in the front yard of what used to be her and her husband’s home in Oriva Hills. There are tractor tire marks in what’s supposed to be the front lawn, half of the …

Wildfire Recovery May Take Years in Northern California

It will take at least months and likely years to fully recover from devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California earlier this month, destroying at least 8,900 structures and killing 42 people, Sonoma County officials said Saturday. “We don’t control …

Vermont Photo Contest Celebrates Irene Recovery

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking Vermonters to share their best photographs of Vermont since Tropical Storm Irene to celebrate the state’s recovery. Shumlin and the Department of Tourism have launched a photo contest called “Build Up Vermont.” People will …

Vermont To Give Post-Irene Updated Budget Estimate

The top budget official in the administration of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is going to give lawmakers the state’s best estimate of how much more money will be needed in the current fiscal year to help meet expenses caused by …

Japan OKs 3rd Extra Budget for Tsunami Recovery

Japan has approved a 12 trillion yen ($156 billion) extra budget to fund reconstruction after the March 11 disasters and nuclear crisis. The upper house president Kenji Hirata says the third supplementary budget for the fiscal year was approved Monday. …

Thai Opposition Wants More for Flood Relief

Thailand’s former prime minister added to growing criticism of his successor over her administration’s flood response, saying Wednesday that the government should postpone some promised populist measures to free up money for flood recovery. Abhisit Vejjajiva, whose party lost to …

North Carolina County Recovers from Trio of Disasters

Driving along the back roads of Bertie County, it’s hard sometimes to tell one disaster’s damage from another. That huge old tree, its limbs chopped and stacked after falling across a road, was definitely toppled by Hurricane Irene. But what …

Calif. Court Rules Plaintiffs Shouldn’t Benefit From Negotiated Rate Differential

California’s highest court has ruled that accident plaintiffs may only recover economic damages equal to the amount paid by their insurer and not the higher amount billed. The opinion stated that “the negotiated rate differential is not a benefit provided …

Conn. Insurance Dept. Recovers $2.4M for Consumers

Connecticut Insurance Department officials say they have recovered $2.4 million for consumers in the first half of the year by settling disputes with insurance companies. Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi says agency examiners looked into nearly 3,600 consumer complaints from Jan. …