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    Workers comp: Who has jurisdiction?

Workers comp: Who has jurisdiction?

Workers comp: Who has jurisdiction? Stacey Gaasch, as personal representative of the estate of the late Troy Gaasch, brought suit against St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, which provided workers compensation insurance to Troy’s employer. The action sought to recover for wrongful death, breach of contract, and bad faith in delaying an in-hospital nutrition consultation for Troy until days before his death. After his work-related injury, Troy required multiple

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Are servers liable in drunk driving accident?

Are servers liable in drunk driving accident? George Olsen Sr., and his wife, Sharon N. Olsen, had personal automobile underinsured motorists coverage with Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company. In late 2013, George Olsen was walking by the side of the road when he was struck by a car driven by Skylar Wellington, who had lost control of her vehicle and drifted off the paved portion of the street. About

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PIP benefits for bus accident?

PIP benefits for bus accident? Svetlana Koren’s minor son Eric was injured as a result of a collision involving two school buses. Koren filed a claim for personal injury protection (PIP) benefits on behalf of Eric with her insurer, State Farm Fire & Casualty Company. The PIP portion of Koren’s policy provided benefits “for bodily injury sustained by [the] insured and caused by an automobile accident.” The provisions further defined

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Vicarious liability: Must insurer pay?

Vicarious liability: Must insurer pay? Johnson-Downs Construction, Inc., entered into a contract with Art’s Landscaping, Inc., in which Art’s would perform work on the construction of an addition to the Riverside Hospital in Kankakee. The contract stated that Art’s was required to name Johnson-Downs as an additional insured on its commercial general liability policy with Pekin Insurance Company. In October 2011, Jeff Barnett, an Art’s employee, was injured while driving a front-end loader at the

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Insurer tries to have it both ways

Insurer tries to have it both ways Juan Castro and Myriam Lopez owned a house that was covered by a homeowners policy issued by Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company. On May 4, 2010, Castro and Lopez noticed damage to their house that appeared to have been caused by sinkhole activity. They filed a notice of claim with Homeowners Choice. On June 15, 2010, Homeowners Choice retained SDI Engineering

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