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Wisconsin Appeals Court Rules Online Gun Market May Be Held Liable for Fatal Shooting Spree

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One of the biggest U.S. online gun markets can be held liable for negligence for the private sale of a weapon used in a fatal shooting spree, a Wisconsin appeals court said in the first decision of its kind. Armslist.com … Source: Claims Journal

CDC Issues Warning Over Romaine Lettuce E. coli Fears

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U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several … Source: Claims Journal

Residents Critical of State Program to Repair Harvey-Damaged Homes

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Several Texas homeowners who have participated in a state-run, quick hit program to repair homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey said Wednesday their houses are worse off than before they were fixed because of incomplete or shoddy work. The program is … Source: Claims Journal

Florida’s Top 10 Most Wanted Insurance Fraudsters

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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has released a top 10 list of most wanted insurance fraud criminals and called on local communities to help find the individuals. According to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services, each … Source: Claims Journal

Report: San Francisco Bay Area Falls Behind on Quake Safety

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The San Francisco Bay Area is falling behind on efforts to retrofit buildings that are vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake, according to a newspaper analysis. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that there are up to 3,000 brittle … Source: Claims Journal

Southwest Issues Apology, Sends $5K Check to Passengers on Damaged Jet

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Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded. “Please accept our deepest apologies,” Chairman Gary … Source: Claims Journal

Texting and Driving Only a Minor Ding in Car Insurance Premium

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Insurance companies are finally putting a price on the risk of distracted driving, and it’s relatively cheap. Last year, a ticket for using a mobile phone while driving added $226 to the average insurance policy, an increase of 16 percent, … Source: Claims Journal

Louisiana Recovery Group Marshals Cash, Volunteers to Help Flood Victims

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Leslie Garon pressed her right hand to her chest and choked back tears as she addressed more than a dozen green-shirted volunteers in her living room earlier this month. “From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate every one of … Source: Claims Journal

Business News: Sedgwick, Verisk, CLARA Analytics

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Sedgwick has finalized the purchase of global loss adjusting, claims management and risk solutions firm Cunningham Lindsey and its subsidiaries. The combined organization—including the subsidiaries of Sedgwick, Vericlaim and Cunningham Lindsey, with select exceptions—will move toward operating globally under the … Source: Claims Journal

Hurricane Harvey Research Shows Most Fatalities Occurred Outside Flood Zones

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A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey, one of the costliest storms in US history, … Source: Claims Journal