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Plan would expand LAPD ranks by adding public safety workers
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Officials are moving forward with a plan that would expand the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department by adding public safety employees from another city department. Under the proposal, the LAPD would assume control of scores of sworn police and civilian security officers who protect libraries, parks and city buildings, including City Hall. Those officers are currently employees of the General Services Department. More

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Proudly celebrating 25 years, States is an excess liability program available exclusively to U.S. public entities. We provide broad-form coverage for our insureds, who are also the member-owners of the Company. Offering policy limits of $10 million or more – States is the insurer of choice for our Partner members. MORE

US top court: Lawyers hired by cities can seek immunity
Reuters via Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Supreme Court ruled recently that private attorneys or others temporarily hired by local governments to conduct investigations can assert immunity from civil rights lawsuits alleging constitutional violations and seeking damages. More

Storm shelter liability bill still alive
Tulsa World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After beating back efforts to overturn a gubernatorial veto, House Republican leaders and the GOP governor pledged to work on developing comprehensive liability protection legislation for Oklahomans who offer shelter to others during severe weather. More

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Safety National is the leading provider of excess workers’ compensation for self-insured public entities and groups. Now we’re offering even more coverage for the public sector, including Auto, General Liability, Law Enforcement, Public Officials and Educators Legal Liability coverage. When you proceed with us, you Proceed with Safety®.

Homestead overbilled stadium operator for utilities
The Miami Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Homestead is backtracking from its claim that the operator of the city baseball stadium owes $25,000 in past-due utility bills. But the city still says the company owes $41,000 for insurance premiums. The overbilling comes to light a month after the city asked La Ley Sports to catch up on unpaid utility and insurance bills in connection with its lease of the stadium. More

Derivatives lobby has US regulators on the run
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The derivatives industry is squeezing Washington like a python. Desperate to control the tone and thrust of derivatives regulation, industry lobbyists have been swarming over the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, each of which is writing derivatives rules as mandated by the Dodd-Frank reform law. More

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Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police in Missouri sues over health insurance consolidation
The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kansas City, Mo., officials and police board members acted illegally when they consolidated the city and Police Department's health insurance plans recently, according to a lawsuit filed by the Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police. More

Attorneys argue against state law forgiving $2.4-million real estate debt of official's brother
Detroit Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Attorneys have asked the Michigan Supreme Court and a federal judge to find unconstitutional a recent state law that would overturn a$2.4-million judgment against a politically connected real estate developer. The controversy relates to whether someone who guarantees a certain type of commercial loan can be held personally liable for the debt. More

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Florida, FEMA working on deal to prevent NFIP suspension in state
Property Casualty 360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A tenuous truce has been forged between federal and Florida emergency-management officials over a bill passed by the Florida legislature that could potentially leave 2.06 million property owners in the state without flood insurance just as the hurricane season nears its peak in July. More

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