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Advances in Science Help Fuel Ice Cream Industry Recalls

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The ice cream industry’s widening listeria scare, which has prompted at least five companies to recall products, is fueled in part by DNA testing and other new tools that can better detect the bacteria and trace its origins. Advances in … The post Advances in Science Help Fuel Ice Cream Industry Recalls appeared first on…

Supreme Court Backs Companies in EEOC Clash

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday buoyed companies facing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over potential accusations of discrimination. In a unanimous ruling, the justices said courts have the power to enforce the statutory requirement that the EEOC try to … The post Supreme Court Backs Companies in EEOC Clash appeared first on Claims Journal.…

Massachusetts Reports 50 Workers Died on the Job in 2014

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Fifty workers died from injuries on the job in Massachusetts last year. That’s according to a report released Tuesday by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupation Safety and Health. Transportation workers – including taxi, bus and truck … The post Massachusetts Reports 50 Workers Died on the Job in 2014 appeared first…

E & O Coverage Excluded for Undisclosed Potential Claims Linked by Ponzi Scheme to Actual, Known Claim

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A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment scheme where money pried from new investors is used directly to pay off old investors: Think chain letters enclosing money. “‘This scheme takes its name from Charles Ponzi, who in the late 1920s … The post E & O Coverage Excluded for Undisclosed Potential Claims Linked by Ponzi…

Justice Department Subpoenas Trinity in Guardrail Safety Probe

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Trinity Industries Inc. has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department over its allegedly defective guardrail safety system. The subpoena, issued by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz in Boston, seeks documents from 1999 and later regarding Trinity’s guardrail end terminals, which … The post Justice Department Subpoenas Trinity in Guardrail Safety Probe appeared first on Claims…

History of Crashes Returns Discussion to Wyoming’s I-80 Safety

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A third lane along Wyoming’s Interstate 80 could have prevented some of the collisions and gridlock caused by two recent pileups in the southeastern part of the state, according to the former chairman of a legislative transportation panel. “If there … The post History of Crashes Returns Discussion to Wyoming’s I-80 Safety appeared first on…

Railroad Union Pushes for Tougher Safety Standards on Tracks

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Union officials say tougher inspection and maintenance standards for railroad tracks could help prevent dangerous derailments of trains carrying crude oil. While lawmakers and regulators focus on the strength of oil tank cars and volatility of crude oil, officials of … The post Railroad Union Pushes for Tougher Safety Standards on Tracks appeared first on…

Auto Makers Look at Ways to Improve Recall Numbers

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Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for serious safety defects. The unusual steps … The post Auto Makers Look at Ways to Improve Recall Numbers appeared first on…

Global Warming Blamed for 75% of Very Hot Days

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If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man’s effects on climate. And as climate change worsens around mid-century, … The post Global Warming Blamed for 75% of Very Hot Days appeared first on…

EU to Require All New Cars be Equipped With Auto Emergency Call Systems

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All new vehicles in the European Union will have to be fitted as of 2018 with a system that automatically calls the emergency services in case of an accident. EU lawmakers on Tuesday decided to make the eCall system mandatory … The post EU to Require All New Cars be Equipped With Auto Emergency Call…