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23 08, 2019

Research Finds ‘Culture’ Changes, New Technology Improve Safety for Motor Carriers

By | August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Research Finds ‘Culture’ Changes, New Technology Improve Safety for Motor Carriers

Commercial motor carriers that committed to a strong safety culture and installed advanced safety technology were able to reduce vehicle crashes by as much as 75%, according to a new study by researchers with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. The …

23 08, 2019

Broker Not Liable for Late Notice that Cost Illinois Client $1.34M

By | August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Broker Not Liable for Late Notice that Cost Illinois Client $1.34M

An Illinois construction company that waited six years to inform its excess insurer that it had been sued cannot expect coverage from that carrier, and it can’t go after the insurance brokerage that sold it the policy either, a federal …

21 08, 2019

Free Interactive Maps Plot Fires and Other Disasters in Real Time

By | August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Interactive Maps Plot Fires and Other Disasters in Real Time

On Wednesday afternoon, the Hillsborough River at Morris Bridge Road north of Tampa, Florida, was flowing at more than 3,020 cubic feet per second. The surface of the river was at 31.48 feet above sea level and dropping after cresting …

15 08, 2019

3rd Circuit: Policy to Limit Extended Transportation Expenses May be Bad Faith

By | August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3rd Circuit: Policy to Limit Extended Transportation Expenses May be Bad Faith

Kyle and Marie Stechert say they rushed to buy another car after their vehicle was “totaled” in an accident because their insurance carrier refused to keep paying for their rental vehicle. The new car was twice as expensive as the …

1 07, 2019

30% of Disaster Claims Settled After Desk Audit Using Munich Re Remote Tool, Images

By | July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 30% of Disaster Claims Settled After Desk Audit Using Munich Re Remote Tool, Images

Munich Re had teamed up with a unit of the National Insurance Crime Bureau to offer insurance carriers an analytics tool that can quickly assess property damage after natural catastrophes and speed up claims payments. Roman Buegler, head of Munich …

17 06, 2019

Alexa, Why Was a Lawsuit Filed Against You?

By | June 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alexa, Why Was a Lawsuit Filed Against You?

If Big Brother isn’t watching, maybe his little sister is listening. An international law firm has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc., alleging that the company’s Alexa virtual assistant product violated privacy laws in Massachusetts and seven other states …

5 06, 2019

Jury Gets to Decide If One Insurer Acted in Bad Faith Against Another

By | June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jury Gets to Decide If One Insurer Acted in Bad Faith Against Another

A federal judge in Rhode Island has cleared the way for a trial to decide whether Columbia Casualty Insurance, in bad faith, put its own interest over its policyholder’s by gambling on a trial instead of settling a claim that …

29 05, 2019

Increasing Physician Prices Doesn’t Produce Better Results for Injured Workers

By | May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Increasing Physician Prices Doesn’t Produce Better Results for Injured Workers

When the price of physician services increases relative to group health rates, injured workers report fewer problems getting the care they want but no significant improvement in physical function or speedier return to work, according to a study released Thursday …