Posts From the monthly archives: "July 2016"

By Amy O’ Connor Health officials in Florida on Friday reported the first cases of local transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in continental United States. The Florida department of health has concluded that the four reported cases of the virus are likely mosquito-borne, … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

By Amy O’ Connor A fire that caused heavy damage to the historic courthouse in Macon County, Georgia, is being investigated as a case of arson. WSFA reports that that the Macon County Sheriff’s Office believes the July 9 fire was deliberately set. Multiple … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones Federal safety officials have cited a specialty food producer with 21 serious violations after receiving a complaint about unsafe working conditions at the company’s San Antonio facility. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Bluebonnet Foods LP, which … Read More Read more here:: Insurance…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report says a plane that crashed southwest of Chicago killing the pilot and setting a house on fire, left nearly a mile-long trail of debris before crashing. The Piper PA30 piloted by 58-year-old Garry … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal&nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones A South Dakota-based eye and tissue bank says it isn’t responsible for injuries caused by infected corneas that were shipped to the Palestinian territories. Two Palestinians are suing the South Dakota Lions Eye and Tissue Bank, alleging the corneas provided … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

By Andrew G. Simpson New York’s attorney general has reached a settlement with Zipcar Inc. over vehicle damage fees charged to 5,000 members from 2011 through 2015. New York law requires giving consumers an opportunity to dispute damage fees before they’re assessed. Investigators say … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal&nbsp…(Read More)

By Andrew G. Simpson Frostburg State University says it will work to raise awareness of risks to student-athletes as part of a $50,000 state settlement in the 2011 death of a school football player. The university said in a statement that the Board of … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

The families of four members of Jenni Rivera’s entourage who were killed along with the Mexican-American superstar in a 2012 plane crash are entitled to $70 million, a judge has ruled. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Kendig entered a … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $16.3 million to the family of a construction worker who fell to his death at a wastewater treatment plant. City News Service says the Superior Court panel this week found for Rosa Gonzalez and … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

By Andrew G. Simpson A Connecticut judge will hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms’ company documents should be sealed from public view as it fights a lawsuit filed by families of some of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal   &nbsp…(Read More)