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Texas Man Claims Medical Errors Led to Leg Amputations

A Texas man intending to undergo a weight-loss operation is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical blunders that led to the amputation of both his legs at the knee. Carlos Saucedo has … Continue reading

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Thibodeaux Joins Texas-Based Southwest Risk

ClearView Risk Holdings LLC, the holding company of Texas-based Southwest Risk LP, announced that Chad Thibodeaux has joined Southwest Risk as a property/inland marine broker. Thibodeaux began his insurance career with State Farm Insurance where he worked as a catastrophe … Continue reading

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Tulsa Courthouse Reopens after Bedbugs Exterminated

Potential jurors at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Oklahoma recently got an extra-long lunch break after one of them brought  into the building. Potential jurors at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Oklahoma recently got an extra-long lunch break after one of … Continue reading

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Connecticut Approves NCCI’s Workers’ Comp Loss Cost Decrease Filing

The Connecticut Insurance Department recently approved the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) workers’ compensation filing for an overall -0.6 percent change for pure premium loss costs and an overall -0.5 percent change in assigned risk plan rates in Connecticut. … Continue reading

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Canada sees Burger King/Tim Hortons decision before Christmas

By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) – The Canadian government will decide before Dec. 25 on whether to approve the takeover by U.S.-based Burger King Worldwide Inc (BKW.N) of Canada’s iconic coffee-and-donut Tim Hortons Inc (THI.TO), Industry Minister James Moore said … Continue reading

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American Airlines unit to transfer 50 regional aircraft, cut jobs

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) subsidiary Envoy Air plans to transfer at least 50 Embraer 145 (EMBR3.SA) aircraft to other regional carriers beginning in early 2015 in a move that will lead to job cuts, … Continue reading

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Aviva agrees to possible $8.8 billion deal to buy Friends Life

(Reuters) – Insurer Aviva Plc (AV.L) said it had reached agreement on a possible deal to buy Friends Life Group Plc (FLG.L) for 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) in stock. Under the terms of the possible offer, Aviva would offer … Continue reading

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D.C. Approves Fines for People Who Don’t Shovel Snow

District of Columbia residents who don’t shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm would face fines under a bill approved by the D.C. Council. The bill was approved Tuesday by a 10-3 vote. It calls for $25 fines for homeowners who … Continue reading

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Home-Sharing Service Airbnb Offers $1M Host Liability Policy

The fast-growing online residential space sharing service Airbnb has added a $1 million liability insurance policy that protects those, including landlords and homeowners associations, facing lawsuits related to the renting of their properties through the service. The new Host Protection … Continue reading

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Aviva in $8.76 Billion Deal to Buy Friends Life after Pensions Shake-up

British insurer Aviva said on Friday it had agreed terms on a possible deal to buy rival Friends Life for £5.6 billion [$8.76 billion], as British pension reform puts pressure on insurance companies to find new business. Pension providers are … Continue reading

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