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Researchers Developing Slip Resistant Winter Footwear

Canadian researchers are developing less expensive ways to embed glass fibers in a stretchy elastomer that could one day be used in slip-resistant winter footwear. Winter storms dumped records amounts of snow on the East Coast and other regions of …

Illinois Man Gets 6-Month Prison Term for Fake Slip and Fall Claims

A northern Illinois man has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for insurance fraud and forgery. Kane County prosecutors say 53-year-old Juventino Guzman of Elgin falsely claimed he’d slipped, fallen and was injured at three businesses in Elgin and …

Questionable Slip and Fall Claims Increase 12 Percent

NICB reviewed slip and fall claims referred between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011 and found an increase of of 12 percent in questionable claims referrals. In 2010, there were 1,944 referrals; in 2011, there were 2,168. The five …