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7 06, 2019

Hospital’s Insurer Pays $10K to Husband for Deceased Wife’s Lost Wedding Ring

By | June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hospital’s Insurer Pays $10K to Husband for Deceased Wife’s Lost Wedding Ring

An Oregon hospital has agreed to pay a settlement to the husband of a woman whose wedding rings disappeared within hours of her death. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that an insurance adjuster for Providence Portland Medical Center has agreed to …

6 06, 2019

Court Holds Neighbor Should Have Known Fire Risk of Cigarette Butts

By | June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court Holds Neighbor Should Have Known Fire Risk of Cigarette Butts

Maryland’s second-highest court has upheld a $1.3 million judgment against the Steamfitters Union, saying it knew or should have known cigarette butts tossed in mulch could cause a fire that would harm neighbors. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports that …

5 06, 2019

North Carolina Schools Reach $10M Insurance Claims Settlement for Tornado Damage

By | June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on North Carolina Schools Reach $10M Insurance Claims Settlement for Tornado Damage

More than a year after a tornado struck, a North Carolina school system says it’s reached a $10 million settlement with its insurance company for damage to three schools. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that officials with Guilford …

5 06, 2019

University Study Backs More Controlled Burns in West for Managing Wildfire Risks

By | June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on University Study Backs More Controlled Burns in West for Managing Wildfire Risks

Land management agencies are underutilizing controlled burns to reduce wildfire threats in the western U.S., according to a wildfire study. The University of Idaho study indicates the use of the intentionally set fires has decreased over the last two decades …

4 06, 2019

Ore. Supreme Court Finds Treatment Can be Compensable for Injuries not Accepted

By | June 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ore. Supreme Court Finds Treatment Can be Compensable for Injuries not Accepted

The Oregon Supreme Court reversed both the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Court of Appeals and ruled that an injured worker was entitled to diagnostic services by a psychologist even though no psychological injury had been accepted by the insurer. …

3 06, 2019

Carnival Cruise Line Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuits Over Cuba Docks

By | June 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Carnival Cruise Line Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuits Over Cuba Docks

HAVANA — Cruise line Carnival Corp is asking a U.S. court to dismiss lawsuits that claim the company profited from confiscated Cuban property, the first such cases brought since the Trump administration made them possible this month. Two U.S. citizens …

31 05, 2019

Fire Suppression, Drought Increasing Mortality Among Trees

By | May 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fire Suppression, Drought Increasing Mortality Among Trees

An Oregon State University forester says dry winters and long periods of drought, combined with fire suppression, are affecting the health of Central Oregon trees. Nicole Strong, a forestry and natural resources extension agent for OSU, described an increased amount …

30 05, 2019

Prosecutors Seek Sale of 2 New York Condos Linked to Malaysian fugitive

By | May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Prosecutors Seek Sale of 2 New York Condos Linked to Malaysian fugitive

U.S. prosecutors are seeking to sell two luxury condominiums in New York City linked to fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, court documents showed, the latest effort to recover money allegedly stolen from Malaysia’s state fund 1MDB. Low, known as Jho …

30 05, 2019

CoreLogic Says 7.3 Million Homes, $1.8 Trillion at Risk from Hurricane Storm Surge

By | May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CoreLogic Says 7.3 Million Homes, $1.8 Trillion at Risk from Hurricane Storm Surge

The Atlantic hurricane season, which begins Saturday, puts 7.3 million homes at risk with an estimated reconstruction cost of $1.8 trillion, CoreLogic said in its 2019 Storm Surge Report. That’s 300,000 more homes and $200 billion more in reconstruction costs …

29 05, 2019

Supreme Court Malpractice Ruling Concerns Doctors, Lawyers

By | May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Supreme Court Malpractice Ruling Concerns Doctors, Lawyers

MINNEAPOLIS — A recent ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court saying doctors can be sued for malpractice even if they’re not directly treating a patient is causing angst in the state’s medical and legal communities. The high court said in …