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Houston’s roads, drivers are country’s most deadlyBy Dug Begley and St. John Barned-Smith Excerpt from 6 part series - Houston Chronicle Out of Control Part 1 Houston car crashes and fatalities We drive past the crashes, numbed to their frequency, by how they add up. But they do: 640 people a year die on Houston-area roads, and 2,850
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY FROM AN 18 WHEELER WRECK Are you scared if you are driving next to an 18 wheeler? You should be. 583 people a year are killed going under the side of an 18 wheeler according to the National Highway Safety Institute “NHTSA”. Many more are seriously injured. In
Labresha King spent the holidays weaning herself off medications and filling out job applications. Her PTSD has worsened with the weather, she says. Men who wear hoodies and stuff their hands into their pockets to keep warm remind her of the robber who fatally shot her co-worker at a Dollar General in east Oak Cliff
Last March, a 103-year-old resident of a Sunrise Senior Living facility in Willowbrook, Illinois, went on a field trip to the movies. Ruth Smith, who used a walker, fell down two concrete steps in the theater and died about six weeks later. Now Smith’s estate is suing Sunrise, saying that aides did not properly watch
Hospitals will be required to post the cost of their standard services online, starting Jan. 1, 2019. Patients will be able to compare prices before seeking treatment. However, some consumer advocates say while the information is beneficial, it's not completely transparent due to insurance price adjustments and other factors. Hospitals are required to disclose prices
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several insurance companies have filed lawsuits blaming Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a deadly California wildfire that destroyed 14,000 homes and triggered billions of dollars in insurance claims. The lawsuits filed by Allstate, State Farm, USAA and their subsidiaries come on top of several other cases filed by victims of
A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer causes cancer has issued a ruling that could severely restrict evidence that the plaintiffs consider crucial to their cases. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco in an order on Thursday granted Bayer unit Monsanto’s request to split an upcoming trial into two
ATLANTA, GA , January 3, 2019 -The Office of Attorney General Chris Carr today filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Gwinnett County against opioid manufacturers and distributors* to seek justice for their alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis and its catastrophic effects on Georgia citizens. “No Georgia community is a stranger to
The Palm Beach Post, FEBRUARY 2001 Fifteen Palm Beach County residents have accused Prudential Insurance of using deceptive sales tactics and are seeking $1 billion in damages. County Circuit Judge Peter Blanc was to begin hearing pretrial motions in the case in January. Jury selection is set for Feb. 1 and the trial is expected
Associated Press, JANUARY 22, 2001 In a $1 billion lawsuit, 15 Palm Beach County residents are aiming to prove that Prudential Insurance sold bogus policies. Hearing on pretrial motions would be conducted before County Circuit Judge Peter Blanc, and jury selection has been set for Feb. 1. The trial is expected to last at least
The Wall Street Journal, FEBRUARY 16, 1999 Prudential Insurance Co. of America, apparently clearing the decks for its planned switch to a publicly traded company, quietly agreed last month to pay at least $62 million to 124 California policyholders who sued over allegedly abusive past life-insurance sales practices, according to people familiar with the case.
Los Angeles Times, JUNE 26, 1996 Prudential Told Staff to Destroy Documents, Memo Shows A regional headquarters of Prudential Insurance Co., believing that one state had begun investigating possible misconduct in the sale of life insurance, in 1994 ordered managers in 14 states to destroy documents that might be sought in the inquiry, according to