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Alabama's Jefferson County declares biggest municipal bankruptcy
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jefferson County, Ala., declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, capping a more than three-year saga that turned it into one of the biggest casualties of Wall Street's credit crisis. More

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Police found not liable for failure to protect shooting victim
Gotham Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Carmen Valdez's onetime boyfriend threatened to shoot her, a New York City police officer assured her that he would be arrested. The boyfriend followed through on his promise, but the police did not. Still, the case of Valdez v. City of New York alleging failure to provide adequate police protection has now been dismissed by New York's highest court. More

City of Los Angeles may be liable for Occupy camp
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The head of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks sent a letter to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa warning the city about possible liabilities caused by the Occupy L.A. encampment. In his letter, Department of Recreation and Parks General Manager Jon Mukri wrote that the trees and other landscape areas at the 1.7-acre park outside City Hall are declining due to a lack of water and nutrients. More

Risk Agencies Using SKIDCAR Training

Spokane County Risk Management, Nevada POOL/PACT, Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation, and others mitigate their vehicle operation losses by using the SKIDCAR. Find out how, here.

New NCCI study focuses on medical services
Property Casualty 360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to a new research report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance, the slowest payout rate of any workers' compensation service category is for prescription drugs. Overall, less than 20 percent of prescription drug costs for lost-time claims are paid by the end of the sixth relative service year. More

Recent events shake up Oklahomans' notions about insurance
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After feeling the earth move last weekend, many Oklahomans — after updating their Facebook and Twitter statuses — began asking questions about their insurance coverage. The short answer: No, you're not covered. More

Charleston Council in West Virginia to reduce
retiree liability by millions

Charleston Daily Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A measure approved at a recent Charleston City Council meeting in West Virginia would reduce the city's OPEB liability by more than $27 million almost immediately. A bill changing the way firefighters receive time off was also introduced and council approved a measure changing the way overtime pay for firefighters is calculated. More

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