This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.

  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Jul. 11, 2013

Home   Membership   Education   Annual Conference   Publications & Resources  

25 Years
of Service

Leading With Integrity…
Delivering Results!


Feds study feasibility of shipping radioactive waste through Las Vegas
Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas drivers might not be the best in the world, but at least they don't have to navigate next to nuclear waste trucks on the beltway and interstate. At least not yet. Federal officials are considering routing nuclear waste through downtown Las Vegas and along the 215 Beltway.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Boston chief: Share terror threat info quicker
The Associated Press via The Fresno Bee
Lawmakers reviewing the Boston Marathon bombing were recently told by Boston's police commissioner that the Justice Department's terrorism task force needs to share threat information more quickly with local law enforcement.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  Providing Claims Management & Solutions Since 1944
Carl Warren & Company is an employee-owned Third Party Claims Administrator with 36 locations nationwide. Providing Gold Level Claim Service® to corporations, public entities and insurance companies for nearly 70 years, our expertise is in property, casualty & workers’ compensation claims administration, litigation management and subrogation. Contact us to find out more: MORE

Drunken fireman crash may leave town liable
Courthouse News Service
A Pennsylvania township may have "turned a blind eye" when an underage but drunken fire chief crashed a truck after a parade, seriously injuring another firefighter, a federal judge ruled. Stuart Mintz claims that Zachary Romano, assistant fire chief at North Bangor Fire Co., had dragged him along on July 10, 2010, for a fireman's parade in Tatamy, Pa., about 13 miles away from their Upper Mount Bethel Township fire house.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

City council opts to settle with insurance carrier
It was a quick agenda for city council recently, one that ended in the city agreeing to write a $500,000 check. Seven years ago, a Billings, Mont., police officer sued the city and several other officers for violating his constitutional rights. In 2007, a jury awarded former BPD officer Steve Feuerstein $1.3 million dollars in damages. The city's insurance carrier informally requested the city to pay $950,000 but the city refused.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  Vital Training for Police

Training with new driver safety technologies is critical to current curriculum. SKIDCAR SYSTEM, Inc. provides an essential workshop to address understanding of Electronic Stability Control Systems.

Torrance, Calif., says it's not liable for Dorner manhunt shooting
In court papers filed recently, the city of Torrance, Calif., denied any liability connected with the mistaken identity shooting of Redondo Beach resident David Perdue during the hunt for accused killer Christopher Dorner, the Daily Breeze reported.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  Next Generation in Claims Software:
Flexible. Functional. Fast.

Systema Software designed SIMS Claims™ as the next generation in claims software: flexible, functional and fast. As a comprehensive solution, SIMS manages multiple lines of insurance with seamless integration, business intelligence, mobile, and cloud capabilities. Through rapid deployment and an elegant design, SIMS boosts examiner productivity, efficiency, and focus.

Cities shop for insurance as premiums rise
As cities continue to wrestle with tighter budgets, a new obstacle is coming into view: rising insurance costs. In June, Newport city commissioners in Rhode Island, faced with a huge increase, voted unanimously to change the city's insurance provider. The former provider, Traveler's Insurance, quoted a 30 percent increase in the city's premiums if commissioners wanted to renew the policy.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

City besieged by protests over video of police shooting dog
Los Angeles Times via
The city of Hawthorne, Calif., has been besieged by protests since a video emerged of a police officer shooting a Rottweiler. The city was forced to cancel its City Council meeting recently after Web traffic overwhelmed the city's website and prevented officials from posting the meeting agenda.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  Build A Powerful Online Presence
iPage makes it easy and affordable to create a powerful website for your business – no experience necessary. Add to that a 24x7 support team and tons of free marketing tools, and you’ve got the recipe for online success! You can drive more traffic and get more customers than ever before.

Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Likely recall Washington state mayor who jeopardized city's insurance (Insurance Journal)
Stillwater, Minn., wrongful-death case may shape government liability law (Minneapolis Start Tribune)
Just in time for the holiday, 8 states raise gas taxes (Governing)
City's utility chief: Be wary of offers to insure your water service line (The Journal Times)
Can your town compete? What makes competitive cities (USA Today)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.

PRIMA Risk Watch

Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

John Medellin, Content Editor, 469.420.2682   
Contribute news

This edition of the PRIMA Risk Watch was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
Recent issues
July 11, 2013
July 3, 2013
June 27, 2013
June 20, 2013

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063