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15 11, 2019

Conn. Supreme Court Finds Insurers Not Liable for Crumbling Foundations

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Insurers are not liable for crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete unless the home is on the verge of collapse, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled. The decision will likely amplify public pressure for a government solution. Thousands of homes in …

15 11, 2019

NTSB: Coast Guard Ignored Duck Boat Safety Proposals

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ST. LOUIS — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year’s Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The …

15 11, 2019

Wildfires Force Businesses to Prepare for Disruption

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NEW YORK — The wildfires that are rampant this time of year in California force small business owners to be prepared in the same way as owners in other parts of the country who deal with tornadoes and other natural …

15 11, 2019

Public Consultation Launched on Global Tailings Dam Standards

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LONDON — A six-week public consultation launched on Friday will help set global standards to improve mining safety, aiming to prevent any repeat of the Vale tailings dam disaster in Brazil that killed 300 people in January. Tailings dams are …

15 11, 2019

United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 Max Until Early March

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CHICAGO, Nov 15 — United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits …

15 11, 2019

Mexican Minister Says Pemex Oil Firm Unaffected By Cyberattack, Workers Disagree

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Mexico City — A cyberattack on computer networks of the Mexican national oil company Pemex is “totally under control” and did not have any negative consequences, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Thursday. The attack was first detected on Sunday …

14 11, 2019

Lawsuit: California Festival Didn’t Plan for Active Shooter

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LOS ANGELES — Organizers of a Northern California food festival where a gunman killed three people and wounded 13 others didn’t consider the risk of an active shooter, according to a lawsuit from five injured victims. Santino William Legan cut …

15 11, 2019

American Air Union Says Some Attendants Scared to Fly on 737 Max

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Some American Airlines Group Inc. flight attendants remain fearful of flying the Boeing Co. 737 Max, even as the planemaker nears regulatory approval for a software update to return the grounded jet to service. Attendants want to be fully versed …

15 11, 2019

Claim Survives Because of W.V. Statute that Limits Exclusions for Borrowed Vehicles

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Workers’ compensation immunity doesn’t shield an insurer from liability for injuries caused by someone who was borrowing the employer’s truck, and neither do exclusions in the policy, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate court found that workers’ …

15 11, 2019

Dollar Tree Gets FDA Warning for Potentially Dangerous Drugs

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Dollar Tree received a warning letter from U.S. regulators for buying over-the-counter drugs from foreign manufacturers that were made in such substandard conditions that they had been barred from entry to the U.S. The letter sent to Greenbrier International Inc., …