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United Airlines Settles with Passenger Over Death of Puppy
United Airlines has reached a “resolution” with the owners of a small French bulldog puppy that died during a flight after a cabin attendant ordered it stowed in an overhead bin in March, the carrier said on Thursday. “We are …

POSTED MAY 25, 2018 1:38 AM
Apple Awarded $540M in Big Patent Win Over Smartphone Rival Samsung
After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd should pay $539 million to Apple Inc. for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies …

POSTED MAY 25, 2018 1:19 AM
Professor Says Window to Prevent Dangerous Impacts from Climate Change Closing Fast
Costs from climate change-driven extreme weather events are on the rise, and the amount of time left to stop those impacts before they get progressively worse is rapidly closing, according to a Columbia University professor speaking on Tuesday during a …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 11:34 PM
Rhode Island’s Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Hires Thayer
Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S) has hired Jessica Thayer as the Financial Services Risk Solutions (FI) Practice Group leader. Thayer has specialized in directors and officers, errors and omissions, fidelity, cybersecurity, employment practices liability and fiduciary liability for …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 4:00 PM
Insurtech Next Insurance Ditching Agency Model to Become a Carrier
Next Insurance, which debuted in 2016 as a digital insurance agency for small to medium-size businesses, is repositioning itself by becoming a licensed insurance carrier. The company says it has received its first license from Delaware and expects to be …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 3:47 PM
Iowa School District Reaches 2nd Settlement Over Officials’ Actions
The Waukee school district in Iowa has reached another settlement with an employee who filed a lawsuit claiming he was forced to resign after reporting improper conduct by the chief operating officer. The Des Moines Register reported the district paid …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 3:26 PM
Family of Receptionist Killed in Minnesota School Blast Settles
Family members of a school receptionist have settled their lawsuit over an explosion that killed her last summer at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minn. An attorney for Ruth Berg’s family and CenterPoint Energy confirmed the settlement Tuesday. Terms were not …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 3:21 PM
Family of Woman Who Died at California Music Festival Sues Promoter
The family of a 20-year-old woman who died after attending a California music festival last year is suing the event promoter. City News Service is reporting the lawsuit alleges Baylee Gatlin didn’t receive proper medical attention for hours after she …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 3:06 PM
California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 3 Medical Providers for Fraud
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended three more medical providers from participating in the state’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended to 245. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last year of …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 3:00 PM
Workers’ Comp Claim Cost Changed Little in Indiana Since Reform Law Took Effect
The average total cost per workers’ compensation claim in Indiana was stable in the years since the state enacted workers’ comp system reforms, according to a recent Workers Compensation Research Institute study. The study, CompScope Benchmarks for Indiana, 18th Edition, …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 2:54 PM

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