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Added: April 11, 2018, 4:25 am
There’s been little progress in strengthening codes to ensure safety and community resilience, according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) latest report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of …
Added: April 11, 2018, 4:12 am
The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a century-old inn in a lawsuit over hot coals on a Lake Michigan beach. The court says Watervale Inn is protected by a law that shields landowners from liability during recreational …
Added: April 11, 2018, 4:06 am
Rear-facing car seats have been shown to significantly reduce infant and toddler fatalities and injuries in frontal and side-impact crashes, but they’re rarely discussed in terms of rear-impact collisions. Because rear-impact crashes account for more than 25 percent of all …
Added: April 11, 2018, 3:47 am
Texas Landscape Company Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud A Pflugerville, Texas, landscape company pleaded guilty March 21 to misrepresenting its payroll so it could pay less for workers’ compensation coverage. Jammers Groundscapes entered the plea in a Travis County District …
Added: April 11, 2018, 3:23 am
A New Jersey chiropractor whose license was revoked more than 15 years ago is now headed to prison for his role in a medical fraud ring that stole nearly $4 million from insurance companies. Authorities say Philip Potacco used a …
Added: April 10, 2018, 9:13 am
An algorithm can predict which passengers survived the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912 and can do so with 97 percent accuracy—a result that both demonstrates the power of artificial intelligence and, more subtly, points to its shortcomings. Artificial …
Added: April 10, 2018, 8:48 am
A developer listed as a defendant in lawsuits over a 2016 fatal building collapse in downtown Sioux Falls has alleged the company never owned the structure. Legacy Developments also asked a judge for a change of venue to Aberdeen, arguing …
Added: April 10, 2018, 4:24 am
Seasoned P/C Exec Joins Kemper as SVP, Preferred Home and Auto Robert Otis has joined Kemper Corporation as senior vice president, Preferred Home and Auto. Otis will report to Duane Sanders, president of Kemper’s P&C Division, and will be based …
Added: April 10, 2018, 4:18 am
A company is off the hook in a crash involving one of its employees, according to a recent ruling by a Louisiana Court of Appeals. According to court records, the case stems from a February 2015 crash in Louisiana where …
Added: April 10, 2018, 4:08 am
Pilots for the company that operates the open-side helicopter flights like the one that crashed last month in New York City, killing five, had warned management repeatedly of safety concerns over equipment including harnesses, The New York Times reported Sunday. …

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