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An accidental theft?

An accidental theft? Beginning in 2007, Ikerd Mining, LLC, removed 20,212 tons of coal from land that belonged to Peters Farms, LLC. Of that amount, 19,012 tons were wrongfully mined under Ikerd’s alleged mistaken belief as to the correct location of Peters’ boundary lines. The other 1,200 tons were mined by Ikerd knowing that the land thereunder belonged to Peters, pursuant to a disputed oral lease agreement between Ikerd and

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Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere  Risbel Mendoza and Vincente Jubes had a homeowners policy issued by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. The insureds incurred water damage to their house caused by a water heater leak. They filed a claim with Citizens, and the insurer sent an adjuster to investigate the claim. The insurer denied the claim pursuant to the policy’s exclusion of constant or repeated seepage or leakage. The insureds filed suit against

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Who hit what and when?

Who hit what and when? On the evening of October 13, 2014, Jeremy Drouillard, an emergency medical technician, was involved in a single-vehicle accident while riding as a passenger in an ambulance driven by his partner, Angelica Schoenberg. Schoenberg and Drouillard were traveling in “lights and sirens mode” on their way to a service call. Schoenberg opined that she was driving less than 45 miles per hour when the ambulance

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If you can’t stand the heat: Duty to warn debated

If you can’t stand the heat: Duty to warn debated Scott and Leah Rued worked with a contractor to build a house in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. A subcontractor installed two Honeywell HR200 Model 2355 ventilators in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system in the house’s original construction. The ventilators contained two fans, two air filters, a heat exchange core, two ventilation openings, and a motor manufactured by McMillan. The owners

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Jury verdict for injured driver debated

Jury verdict for injured driver debated On October 3, 2012, John Rentrop was driving a 1998 GMC Blue Bird school bus traveling west on Louisiana Highway 182 near Patterson, Louisiana. Rentrop had just begun his route, and the bus was filled with children. It was Rentrop’s policy for children not to sit in the last four rows of the bus for safety reasons. As Rentrop’s bus came to a stop

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