Huge Southern California Waves Cause Damage

Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action, even as seaside communities try to stave off damage from the ocean onslaught….

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Ferguson Lawsuit Claims Police Brutality, Wrongful Arrests

A federal lawsuit alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The five plaint…

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Third Party Bad Faith Auto Claims Cost Florida $800 Million

Florida’s third-party bad-faith lawsuit environment may have resulted in more than $800 million in additional auto liability claim payments in 2013. The industry-supported Insurance Research Council (IRC) in a new report estimates tha…

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Settlement Reached in Indiana Taser Shock Case

The southern Indiana tourist town of Nashville has reached a settlement with a Michigan man who accused a deputy marshal of shocking him with a Taser gun while he was having a seizure. The Herald-Times reports the terms of the out-of-court settlement b…

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Spiders Force Suzuki to Recall Midsize Cars

Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the gas tank to deform, causing cr…

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4-Alarm Fire Destroys New Jersey Church

An extra-alarm fire Wednesday night destroyed a church in Paterson, New Jersey. The fire broke out Wednesday night at the Central Baptist Church, or Iglesia Bautista Central, at 6 E. 20th St., officials said. The blaze was later raised to four alarms. …

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New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office Indicts Homeowner for Insurance Fraud

Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano announces that Sharon Fisher, 54, of Kingsberry Drive, Franklin Township, was indicted today by the Somerset County Grand Jury on charges of Insurance Fraud, Third Degree, (Two Counts); Forgery, Fourth Degree…

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Allstate Insurance Files $6 Million Fraud Lawsuit

Allstate Insurance Company (“Allstate”) seeks to recover more than $6 million from 12 New York area defendants in its fourth insurance fraud lawsuit of 2014. Since 2003, Allstate has filed 56 fraud lawsuits in New York State seeking more th…

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25% Chance Of Damaging Aftershock From Napa Earthquake

There is a 25 percent chance of a strong and potentially damaging aftershock in the next seven days following Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake near American Canyon, U.S. Geological Survey officials said Monday.The estimate comes a day after state…

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Texas Family Sues Daycare for Negligence

A new day care worker was so concerned by what she saw in June that she says she snapped a photo of a toddler who was strapped to his nap mat with duct tape. That employee of Heart2Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park, Texas, notified parents and au…

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