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Viewpoint: The Case of the $2 Million Violin

Born circa 1644 in Cremona, Lombardy (today’s Italy), Antonio Stradivari is one of the most famous luthiers (a craftsperson of stringed instruments) to have lived. His creations, including violins, viola, cellos, and guitars, are some of history’s most beloved instruments. …

The Case of the $50,000 Table

Furniture styles have been around from, at least, the beginning of recorded history. From stone “chairs” dating back to the Neolithic Period, early ancient civilizations like Egypt and Greece through modern times, differing materials, and different styles have reflected their …

Houston Small Businesses Begin Recovery After Harvey

Josh Beasley and his fiancé bought Houston’s Body3 Personal Fitness on July 1, less than two months before Tropical Storm Harvey swamped the gym with a foot of water and left behind the dank stench of fetid mildew. Wading into …

Assigning Breach of Contract Claim in Florida Doesn’t Violate Policy’s Anti-Assignment, Loss Payment Provisions

The Florida Court of Appeals, Fourth District, in the case of One Call Property Services v. Security First Ins. Co., 2015 WL 2393353 (Fla. 4th DCA May 20, 2015), held that an insured’s assignment of a breach of contract action …

Illinois Children’s Museum Closed Due to Water Damage

The DuPage Children’s Museum is closed because of heavy water damage. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the museum announced Friday it would be closed for repairs for an unspecified period. WLS-TV in Chicago first reported that a burst water …

Vandalized Ohio Juvenile Center Sprinklers Will Cost $1M to Repair

Officials in northeast Ohio say it will cost nearly $1 million dollars to replace vandalized sprinklers at a county juvenile justice center. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports Cuyahoga County officials have proposed borrowing more than $966,000 to replace sprinklers …

Fire Burns 8 Buildings in Rock Island

Fire ripped through the heart of downtown Rock Island, Ill., early Saturday, destroying or damaging eight buildings. The fire in the western Illinois city began just after 4 a.m. Saturday in a vacant building that was scheduled to be demolished …

Plugged Toilet Prank Leads to $100,000 School Water Damage

Two Florence, Mont., middle school students face felony charges after a weekend prank ended up flooding the nearby gym causing up to $100,000 in damage. Superintendent Bud Scully says two students put a wig and a roll of paper towel …

Water Damages Iowa Correctional Facility Unit

Dozens of inmates at the Newton Correctional Facility in central Iowa have been relocated because of water damage in their dorm unit. The state Department of Corrections says a major thunderstorm Thursday caused water damage at the facility’s Correctional Release …

Costly Recovery After Iowa Museum Fire

Officials at a Dubuque, Iowa, museum say it could cost more than $1 million and months of work to recover from a December fire that left extensive smoke and water damage. Fire damage was minimal during the Dec. 14 fire …