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Overtime fees, legal potholes dot Chicago's bike-share program
Chicago Tribune
Membership enrollment opened recently for Chicago's Divvy bicycle-sharing service, but cycling enthusiasts might think someone let the air out of biking's joie de vivre after reading the accompanying 17-page rental agreement and liability-waiver form.
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Judge allows Mississippi liability suit over underage drinker to proceed
Insurance Journal
A federal judge won't dismiss a lawsuit that argues the city of West Point, Miss., and a local nightclub are liable for injuries to an underage driver, who authorities say was driving while intoxicated after drinking at the club.
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Insurance covers bulk of sewage backup cost at city building
Today's News-Herald
Lake Havasu City, Ariz., paid nearly $7,000 out of its general fund to clean up the mess from a February sewage backup in the city council chambers and the hallways of the police department building. The total bill for repairs and cleanup tallied about $29,300 with the city's insurance carrier picking up the bulk of the expense, according to an email from Administrative Services Director Valerie Fenske.
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City OK's special audit of water fund
Observer & Eccentric
In an effort to further investigate discrepancies in the water and sewer budget, the Garden City Council in Michigan has approved spending $14,000 for a special audit. City officials became concerned in January when auditors Plante & Moran Water informed them that there were more units of water sold than purchased in the whole city.
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Kansas Citians question recent letter about utility insurance
Water main breaks can be seen all over town. Some Kansas Citians got a letter asking them if they are really prepared if something goes wrong underground. It offers insurance for sewer and water line repairs but raises two big questions as to who is behind the letter and the necessity of the coverage.
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Belding City Council in Michigan addresses liabilities, skate park and 'popping' stones
Ionia Sentinel-Standard
Issues impacting city employees, public parks and the ongoing demolition of the former Electrolux facility came before the recent Belding City Council meeting in Belding, Mich. Belding Mayor Ron Gunderson took a few minutes to discuss the issues going on with Electrolux and the clock tower.
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Iowa City in insurance dispute over landfill fire
Insurance Journal
Iowa City, Iowa, officials say their insurance claim over a costly landfill fire last year remains in dispute, and it may force legal action. The Travelers Companies claims the landfill cell that burned for 15 days last May was not listed on the policy's municipal assets, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.
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    Tree crushes cars; South Pittsburg, Tenn., says it's not liable (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
NICB: New York City tops list of cities with most questionable claims (Insurance Journal)
Bill to protect local California governments from dog park liability passes assembly (eNewsChannel)
Pension plan changes should save city millions (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Redwood City, Calif., residents take public safety into their own hands (RedwoodCity-Woodside Patch)

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