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  • ISO Business Auto Form and Endorsement Revisions
    by Christopher J. Boggs on October 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Effective November 1, 2020, Insurance Services Office (ISO) is introducing 19 new endorsements for its business auto program. Many of these changes are the result of requests from IIABA’s Technical Affairs Committee. Following is a brief description of each of …

  • Report: Few Virus Cases in Working Age Californians Result in Comp Claims
    on October 23, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Only one-in-14 COVID-19 cases involving working-age Californians from May through September of 2020 has been claimed as a job injury, while only 1-in-25 COVID-19 deaths among working age individuals has been claimed to be work-related according to a new California …

  • North Carolina Continues on Reopening Path Despite Rising Virus Numbers
    by Bryan Anderson on October 23, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the state will keep its reopening guidelines in place for three more weeks, at a time when key coronavirus metrics worsen. Since Cooper increased mass indoor and outdoor gathering limits and …

  • Family Settles Suit Over Death of South Carolina High School Football Player
    on October 23, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    A South Carolina family has settled a lawsuit filed after a 14-year-old high school football player collapsed after an intense practice and died, news outlets reported. The suit, filed against Lexington County School District 1 over the death River Bluff …

  • Georgia County to Pay $1M Fine Over Sewage Leaks to Buy Time for Repairs
    on October 23, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    A suburban Atlanta county where leaky pipes keep spilling raw sewage into creeks and rivers would pay a $1.05 million fine to regulators and get seven more years to make repairs under a new proposed federal court order. DeKalb County …

  • North Dakota Seeks to Use Coronavirus Aid for Fracking
    on October 23, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    North Dakota officials say they want to repurpose $16 million in federal coronavirus aid and spend it on grants to encourage fracking instead of using it to clean up abandoned oil well sites. Regulators have presented the proposal as a …

  • Company Cites Pandemic in Delay of $9B Louisiana Construction Project
    on October 23, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    A company is citing the coronavirus pandemic for its decision to delay some work on a more than $9 billion construction project in Louisiana. Formosa Plastics affiliate FG LA LLC said it is deferring major construction on a petrochemical facility …

  • 3 More Guilty Pleas in Louisiana Staged Auto/Tractor-Trailer Crashes
    on October 23, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Three more people have pleaded guilty to conspiring to stage accidents between automobiles and tractor-trailers in Louisiana, federal authorities say. Roderick Hickman, 49, of Baton Rouge; Bernell Gale, 43, of Raceland; and Troy Smith, 56, of Houma, have pleaded guilty …

  • Kansas Governor Wants Statewide Mask Mandate
    by Heather Hollingsworth on October 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is again calling for a statewide mask mandate as the coronavirus case count continues to climb in rural parts of the state that don’t require them. Kelly said that two-thirds of the state’s COVID-19 cases …

  • Feds Ignore Risk of Huge Gulf Spills to Endangered Species, Suit Says
    by Janet McConnaughey on October 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Environmental groups asked a federal court on Oct. 21 to throw out the Trump administration’s assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout …

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