DMV to Issue Refunds for Suspended Registration Mistakes

After the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles recently upgraded its software, several derivers were pulled over, given tickets, and had their vehicles towed because police were mistakenly told that they were driving without a valid registration and insurance. DMV Commissioner Andres Ayala Jr. held a news conference on January 7 where he apolog...

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Chip Cards and Cyber Liability Insurance

Starting on October 1, 2015, point of sale merchants took on additional risk of liability. That was the deadline to begin accepting chip, or EMV, cards for payments. The new cards use a chip that issues a one-time code for each transaction, rather than a magnetic strip traditionally used to store information. The new cards […]

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34 Million Vehicles Recalled for Defective Airbags

Six deaths and over 100 injuries have been blamed on defective airbags made by Takata, a Japanese company that is one of the world’s largest suppliers. Takata denied for over a decade that its airbags were defective, but it has finally admitted the problem. The company has agreed to double the number of vehicles recalled […]

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Can your Holiday Party end in a Lawsuit?

No one thinks about liability when they are planning a holiday party.Most of the focus is on food, cocktails, décor and games. However, if you are hosting a holiday party at your office or home this season there are several areas you need to be concerned with to avoid a liability lawsuit. As a host […]

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Are you Covered for This?

Last Friday in Clallam County, Washington a man angered over new home construction in the area found a novel way to express his displeasure. 51-year-old Barry Allan Swegle revved up his International Harvester TD-25 bulldozer and proceeded to ram his way through four homes, cut power to most of the county and destroy a pickup […]

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Is your Business Underinsured?

Last month in West, Texas a fertilizer plant exploded killing 14 people and injuring 200. The blast also leveled buildings several blocks away and initial estimates have the total damages topping $100 million. As if the explosion wasn’t enough of a tragedy it is now being reported that the company, West Fertilizer Co., holds only […]

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Boston Businesses Denied Insurance Coverage for Lost Sales

On Monday, April 15th two bombs were detonated on Boylston Street at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The fallout and ensuing manhunt forced many businesses to close their doors and now many are finding out that terrorism exclusions built into many policies will deny the businesses any insurance coverage for lost sales. The […]

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Warning: Salvage Titled Vehicles

The lasting impact of Hurricane Sandy will be felt for years to come but in the immediate aftermath comes a new warning from several state departments of insurance regarding the problems with damaged vehicles that are issued salvaged titles. It is estimated that more than 200,000 vehicles were affected by Sandy including water and salt […]

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