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Judge: 1851 Maritime Law Doesn’t Apply in Missouri Duck Boat Case
A federal judge has ruled that an 1851 maritime law does not protect a company from making payments to families of people aboard a tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. After the July 2018 sinking …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 7:08 AM
Rickett Joins Worldwide Facilities as VP – Chicago/Atlanta Transportation Team
National wholesale insurance broker, managing general agent and program underwriter, Worldwide Facilities, has added Nicole Rickett to the Chicago/Atlanta Transportation Team as a vice president. Rickett has been in the insurance business for nearly 20 years and brings transportation expertise …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 6:54 AM
Missouri Roofing Contractor Fined $205K for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
Federal workplace safety regulators have proposed just over $205,000 in penalties against a Missouri-based roofing contractor for exposing employees to fall hazards at three separate work sites. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Dece. …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 6:46 AM
3 Policyholders Receive Safety First Grants from Missouri’s Safety National
St. Louis, Missouri-based Safety National, through its annual Safety First Grant Program, has awarded three policyholders for their creative risk control solutions. The first-place grant, in the amount of $10,000, was awarded to Yale University to host a series of …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 6:25 AM
Plastics Manufacturer Settles Retired Texas Shrimper’s Lawsuit for $50M
A federal judge has approved a historic settlement agreement between Taiwan-based plastics manufacturer Formosa and an environmental activist represented by indigent legal services nonprofit Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. TRLA said the $50 million settlement is the largest in U.S. …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 6:16 AM
11M Pounds of Peanuts Lost in Georgia Peanut Warehouse Fire
Firefighters battled hot spots at a south Georgia peanut warehouse on Thursday, more than a day after the blaze began. Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carver told The Associated Press that firefighters arrived at the warehouse in Douglas to find …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 6:14 AM
Scientists Forecast Faster Rising Seas in South Florida
New scientific projections released Wednesday predict that ocean levels will rise even faster than previously forecast over the next four decades in low-lying southeastern Florida, which is already prone to frequent flooding even on sunny days. Compared with estimates made …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 6:07 AM
$2.8M Lawsuit Filed in Oregon Over Wheelchair-Bound Boy’s Fall at School
The mother of a middle schooler is suing the district, saying her wheelchair-bound son fell and fractured his thigh bones and school staff didn’t tell her until three days later. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Sherry Schregardus said her son Devin has …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 6:00 AM
Big Tech May Be Required to Share Customer Data with Financial Firms
Google, Alibaba and other “Big Tech” companies could be forced to share data on financial services customers with banks and financial technology firms to prevent unfair competition. As Facebook’s plan for its Libra “stablecoin” faces scrutiny, a global body of …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 6:00 AM
World Health Experts Warn Nipah Virus from Bats Poses ‘Serious Epidemic Potential’
A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has “serious epidemic potential,” global health and infectious disease specialists said on Monday. The virus, identified in 1999 in Malaysia …

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2019 6:00 AM

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