Website Lists Coaches Banned from U.S. Olympics

An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other …
Source: Journal USA Website Lists Coaches Banned from U.S. Olympics

Baltimore Sues Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, plants and people …
Source: Journal USA Baltimore Sues Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

New York Gov. Cuomo Proposes Seat Belt Law for Back-Seat Passengers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to extend the state’s seat belt law to require all passengers in the back seat to buckle up. Under current law, while all passengers in the front seat must wear seat belts, only …
Source: Journal USA New York Gov. Cuomo Proposes Seat Belt Law for Back-Seat Passengers

About 450 Vehicles Declared Total Losses After Acid Spill On Canadian Highway

British Columbia’s public auto insurer says about 450 vehicles have been written off since sulphuric acid spilled along a busy commuter route near Trail¸ B.C.¸ in two incidents last spring. The Insurance Corp. of B.C. says there have been more than 4¸450 received in the wake of the spills but the vast majority of those vehicles were not damaged. It says it is still in the early stages of a lawsuit but no trial date has been set. The spills happened on April 10 and May 23¸ 2018¸ when tanker trucks owned and operated by Westcan spilled sulphuric acid from Teck’s plant in Trail along a stretch of highway near the city. ICBC filed a notice of civil claim against Teck Metals¸ Teck Resources¸ International Raw Materials¸ Westcan¸ the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary¸ the City of Trail¸ two drivers and the provincial government in October. Most defendents have filed responses denying responsibility.
Source: The Claims Page – USA About 450 Vehicles Declared Total Losses After Acid Spill On Canadian Highway

Medical Malpractice Claims Down¸ Payouts Up: Study

The frequency of medical malpractice has dropped substantially¸ but average case management expenses and indemnity payments continue to rise¸ according to a report. The rate of medical professional liability declined 27% from 5.1 cases per 100 physicians to 3.7 cases from 2007 to 2016¸ according to a report issued on Tuesday by CRICO Strategies called Medical Malpractice in America: A 10-year Assessment with Insights that examines national trends in frequency¸ payment and root causes of preventable harm. The report analyzed events affecting 124¸000 patients. “For the roughly one million physicians across the country¸ this trend signals a dramatic change in their risk of being named in an MPL case¸” the report stated.
Source: The Claims Page – USA Medical Malpractice Claims Down¸ Payouts Up: Study

Insurer Reveals The Most Frequent Days For Crashes Due To Daydreaming

Erie Insurance has reviewed police data on car crashes¸ and found that Saturdays in September are the most frequent days for fatal car crashes involving daydreaming while driving. The insurer recently published an analysis on its findings¸ which also discovered that Tuesdays in February are the lowest days for crashes involving daydreaming. Erie’s previous analysis last year found that being “generally distracted” or “lost in thought” is the number one distraction identified in fatal crashes. Erie cited its crash data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) – a repository that includes information from police reports on the causes of fatal car crashes. The insurer also consulted with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to analyze the data.
Source: The Page – USA Insurer Reveals The Most Frequent Days For Crashes Due To Daydreaming