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Ohio Law Applies in Insurance Dispute over Superfund Remediation Costs

Ohio law must be used to resolve an insurance dispute involving a polluted site in Michigan caused by manufacturing companies based in Ohio and Indiana, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The 5-2 decision may force Travelers to turn over …

Lead, Rodents, Put Tenants at Risk, Rhode Island says in Lawsuit Against Major Landlord

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island landlord whose tenants have long complained about lead hazards, rodent infestations and other problems with their apartments was sued Tuesday by the state attorney general, who said conditions at many properties put renters’ …

EPA Orders Norfolk Southern to Clean Up Toxic Derailment

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Norfolk Southern on Tuesday to pay for the cleanup of the East Palestine, Ohio, train wreck and chemical release as federal regulators took charge of long-term recovery efforts and …

Safety Board: Mechanical Defect Caused Ohio Train Wreck

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A mechanical issue with a rail car axle caused the fiery derailment of dozens of freight cars in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line Friday night, federal investigators announced Sunday. The smoldering tangle of cars, …

Smoke Damage a Source of Friction for ‘Standing Home Survivors’

The lingering impact of smoke and soot is complicating insurers’ efforts to resolve homeowners claims from the Marshall Fire, which destroyed 1,084 homes in Boulder County, Colorado last December. An in-depth report posted online this week by the nonprofit Boulder …

Wisconsin AG Sues 18 Companies over PFAS Contamination

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force nearly 20 companies that he alleges contaminated the environment with chemicals known as PFAS to reimburse the state for investigations and cleanup efforts. The …

Rhode Island Sues 5 Landlords over Alleged Lead Hazards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has sued five more landlords who rent properties in which children with lead poisoning live, the state attorney general said Monday. The three properties in Providence, one in Central Falls, and one in Newport …

Contractor Missed Deadline to File Lawsuit For Repairs to Storm-Damaged Church

A bankruptcy filing did not stop the clock from running on North Carolina’s three-year statutory deadline for filing a lawsuit seeking insurance coverage, a panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The appellate court affirmed a decision …

Claims Business: ATI Restoration, Sedgwick, Clara Analytics, AqualisBraemer

ATI Restoration Announces First Acquisition ATI Restoration has acquired Mark 1 Restoration Services in Morristown, N.J., a regional restoration firm with three branch offices on the East Coast. ATI, based in Anaheim, Calif., bills itself as “the nation’s largest family-owned …