Walmart Talking with Health Insurer Humana on Closer Ties, Possible Acquisition

Article 1 Comments U.S. retailer Walmart Inc. is in early-stage talks with health insurer Humana Inc. about developing closer ties, with the acquisition of Humana being discussed as one possibility, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Should the talks lead to a tieup, it would be the latest […]

Youths’ Climate Change Suit Has Potential Impact on a Historic Scale for Insurance

Article 0 Comments A three-year-old lawsuit by a group of youths against the U.S. over climate change, which looks to now get a new trial date at some point this year, has the potential to open up lawsuits on a historic scale, according to some experts. For a good handle […]

Louisiana Senate Backs Higher Civil Penalties in Hazing Death Lawsuits

Article 1 Comments People who file civil lawsuits in Louisiana when someone dies from hazing could be in line for higher penalty payments, under a bill that won easy passage from the state Senate. Senators voted 28-3 Wednesday for Senate Bill 91 by Sen. Dan Claitor’s, which was filed after […]

Texas’ Galveston County Looking to Elevate 200 Flood-Prone Homes

Article 0 Comments Preliminary estimates indicate that a hurricane recovery program in southeast Texas could elevate as many as 200 homes that have been repeatedly flooded. The Daily News reports that Galveston County commissioners received details about the plan on March 26 from Grantworks, consultants hired to facilitate disaster recovery […]

Nebraska Woman Sentenced to 10 Months for $300K-Plus Theft from Employer

Article 2 Comments An accountant accused of embezzling from the Nebraska Rural Electric Association has been sent to prison. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Sarah Batenhorst, of Lincoln, was sentenced to 10 months and ordered to pay restitution of nearly $344,000. She’d pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Court documents say that […]

More than $1B Sought by Houston-Area Leaders for Flood Control

Article 0 Comments Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey want to ask voters to approve up to $2 billion in bonds to fund critical flood-control projects, but worried Tuesday about potential roadblocks. Harris County, home to Houston, plans to ask voters to approve $1 billion to […]

$1.27M Settlement Proposed in Ohio State Fair Death

Article 0 Comments A proposed $1.27 million settlement has been announced with the family of an 18-year-old killed in an accident last year at the Ohio State Fair. Court documents show the parents of Tyler Jarrell would receive $870,000, and the rest will go toward attorney fees and funeral costs. […]

Third Person Charged in Waterslide Death of Kansas Boy

Article 0 Comments A man involved in the design of the world’s tallest waterslide into has been indicted along with two others in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. John Schooley was included in an indictment that also charged Schlitterbahn […]

Oracle’s Java Copyright Violation Claim Against Google Not Dead After All

Article 0 Comments A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday resurrected a multi-billion dollar copyright case brought by Oracle Corp. against Alphabet Inc.’s Google. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Google’s use of Oracle’s Java development platform to create the Android operating system was not protected under […]