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Weinstein Seeks Jurors’ Ruling on Sex Assault Insurance Coverage

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Harvey Weinstein wants jurors to decide whether Chubb Ltd. and other insurers are acting in “bad faith” by refusing to pay to defend him against nearly a dozen lawsuits accusing him of assaulting or sexually harassing women over a period … Source: Claims Journal

DOI-Sponsored Bills to Aid Wildfire Survivors Passes Senate Committee

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California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that four bills he sponsored to strengthen consumer protections for wildfire survivors have passed the Senate Insurance Committee with unanimous, bipartisan votes. AB 1772 (Aguiar-Curry),AB 1797 (Levine), AB 1799 (Levine) and AB 1800 (Levine) … Source: Claims Journal

Remnants of Hurricane Aid Fire Crews in Colorado, Wyoming

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A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the a … Source: Claims Journal

Arizona Sheriff’s Office Decides Not to Enforce ‘Stupid-Motorist Law’

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This monsoon season, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will not enforce a law that permits some motorists to be billed for the cost of their rescue from flash floods because authorities worry people who can’t afford the fine won’t call for … Source: Claims Journal

Wisconsin Residents Remember Flood 10 Years Later

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Ten years ago, southern Wisconsin was a wet mess. Dams failed, roads washed out, basements filled, businesses were lost, levees were breached and farmland flooded. The most dramatic event happened the day before when Lake Delton drained into the Wisconsin … Source: Claims Journal

Public Duty Doctrine Reduces Government Liability in Iowa Road Safety Case

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A recent Iowa Supreme Court decision involving a 2013 car accident on a northwest Iowa county road could make it more difficult for citizens to hold city, county and state officials responsible when people are hurt as the result of … Source: Claims Journal

Auto Policy Delivery or Business Use Exclusion Held Ambiguous

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Twice in the last four years American Access Casualty Company, a non-standard private passenger automobile insurer based in Downers Grove, Ill., has been judicially warned in decisions of intermediate appellate courts of two different states (Illinois and Indiana) that its … Source: Claims Journal

Startup Launches Insurance for Ride-Hailing Passengers

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Worried about an accident when you ride with Uber or Lyft? Now you can get an insurance policy from your phone for the ride too. Startup Sure Inc. announced Thursday that it has partnered with underwriter Chubb to launch a … Source: Claims Journal

Adjuster Licensing Requirements Onerous, Costly

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How many states require licensing of staff and/or independent adjusters? As a carrier or an adjusting firm, if you don’t know, you just might be in violation. Currently, 34 states require independent adjusters be licensed to handle claims, while 15 … Source: Claims Journal

A Year Later, Grenfell Tower Fire Still Haunts Britain

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In the shadow of London’s Grenfell Tower, the pain is as fresh as the newly laid flowers for the dead. One year ago, the residential high-rise was destroyed by a fire that killed 72 people. It was the greatest loss … Source: Claims Journal