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Liability for government-issued vehicles on the rise
The Arizona Republic
Governments across the country are experiencing more legal liability associated with maintaining their own fleets, national experts say, especially as employees are increasingly encouraged to spend more time inside their cars and communicate remotely to reduce the need to travel to and from offices.
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Thousands more claims in after Oklahoma tornadoes
Claims Journal
Insurance companies have been deluged by property damage claims since tornadoes raked central Oklahoma last month, and state officials were still trying to tally the initial claims from the most recent outbreak two weeks ago. The nearly $250 million in insured losses from the May 19-20 tornadoes are a "drop in the bucket" to what the final tally of insurance claims will be, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak said.
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When local governments' pensions are beyond their control
It might come as a surprise to some, given the drumbeat of reports about underfunded public pensions, that a number of states and localities boast retirement systems that consistently perform well: In North Carolina and Milwaukee, for example, policymakers paid their pension bills when they came due and raised benefits only after determining how to pay for them.
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Municipal insurer's suit against its insurers stalled until 2014
A federal lawsuit filed by municipal insurer the Local Government Center, against its own insurance providers for their refusal to pay more than $1 million in legal defense bills, has been delayed and won't go to trial until next year. Federal court records note the LGC and its insurance providers agreed to continue the case that's described as complicated.
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Cost of enhanced Pittsburgh Marathon security could hit $100,000
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh City Council plans to consider spending up to $100,000 in federal grant money to cover the cost of extra security at the Pittsburgh Marathon last month. More than 500 law enforcement officials worked during the city's May 5 marathon to increase security.
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CareFirst scales back role in DC health insurance exchange, surprising city officials
Washington Business Journal
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has dramatically scaled back its plans to sell health insurance on the District's new health benefit exchange, a move that caused D.C. regulators to lash out recently at the city's dominant insurer.
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Security cameras to be installed at 162 city playgrounds and rec centers
Surveillance cameras, along with other equipment designed to promote safety, are scheduled to be installed at more than a dozen recreation centers and playgrounds in Northwest Philadelphia as part of a new city council-funded program. The multimillion-dollar initiative, announced recently, follows last summer's spate of violent incidents at city parks and recreation centers.
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    Locker room injury leads to municipal liability drama (Connecticut Law Tribune)
City settles lawsuit in case of SWAT team invading wrong Longview, Texas, home (Longview News-Journal)
City of Ralston, Neb., denies liability in sewer backup case (WOWT-TV)
Painting your own crosswalk: Crime or civic opportunity? (The Atlantic)
After allowing employees to concealed carry, the city wants to drop $300,000 into further security (Colorado Springs Independent)

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