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Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Residents of a New York City apartment building are claiming in a lawsuit that construction on a neighboring office building caused their property to sink almost an inch into the ground, leading to cracks and separation in multiple apartment units and forcing some residents to move out, Commercial Observer recently reported. Filed in New York County Supreme Court by the…

Architect to Pay $450K to Settle Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Senior Housing

Architect to Pay $450K to Settle Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Senior Housing

An architectural firm in Riverton, New Jersey, will pay $450,000 to settle a federal lawsuit over the design of eight senior living communities that allegedly did not meet accessibility requirements. According to a Sept. 28 consent order released by the Department of Justice, J. Randolph Parry Architects was accused of engaging in discrimination by failing to comply with Fair Housing…

Real Estate Market Overview

Real Estate Market Overview

Owning a home or purchasing a commercial building is no longer as affordable as it once was, which is one of the overriding trends impacting the real estate insurance market. While it has been tight the first half of 2022, rising interest rates may slow the overheated real estate sector a bit, further stabilizing it at a macro level. It…

New Report: 1 in 7 Physicians Used Alcohol or Controlled Substances at Work

New Report: 1 in 7 Physicians Used Alcohol or Controlled Substances at Work

A new report based on a survey of health care providers found that an alarming number of physicians have used alcohol or controlled substances while on the job. The survey, conducted by All Points North, revealed that 1 in 7 physicians admitted to consuming alcohol or using other controlled substances at work during the last three months, with more than…

Teacher Shortage Prompts New Staffing Tactics, Potentially Increasing Liability Risks

Teacher Shortage Prompts New Staffing Tactics, Potentially Increasing Liability Risks

As students head back into classrooms for the start of a new academic year, an ongoing teacher shortage in both the U.S. and Canada means many schools are operating with a high number of job vacancies — and, in some cases, turning to unusual hiring tactics to help fill the gaps. A new program in Florida will allow military veterans…

College Soccer Player Awarded $111 Million After Injury, Missed Diagnosis

College Soccer Player Awarded $111 Million After Injury, Missed Diagnosis

Over $111 million in damages was recently awarded to a man who was reportedly left with \"catastrophic\" damage to his left leg after a surgery for a fracture he suffered while playing soccer in 2017. Anuj Thapa was 19 years old and a first-year student at St. Cloud State University when the accident occurred, sending him by ambulance to a…

Trending Intel: June 2022

Trending Intel: June 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in June 2022. 1. Flood Insurance Flood Modeling & Insurance Perspectives The U.S. Flood insurance market is being completely revamped with the launch of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating 2.0, which applies risk modeling technology to evaluate exposure. Simultaneously the…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Architects & Engineers Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Architects & Engineers Insurance

Design errors & omissions and evolving technology are among the most pressing challenges faced by today’s architects, engineers, general contractors, and other design professionals. To learn more about their need for Architects & Engineers Insurance, we spoke with Tameka Livatino, Underwriting Director, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox, Chicago, Illinois. What are some of the greatest risks facing architects and engineers…

Millions of Honeybees Killed in Delta Shipping Disaster

Millions of Honeybees Killed in Delta Shipping Disaster

Millions of honeybees tragically died on a hot airport tarmac in Atlanta after a series of mistakes that occurred while the bees were being shipped from California to Alaska. According to reports, the 800-pound shipment of bees could not be accommodated on its original Delta Air Lines flight due to an aircraft change that rerouted the bees to Atlanta, where…

Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

As we enter the long-awaited season of Spring which conjures up thoughts of new beginnings, I draw parallels to the Excess & Surplus (E&S) Insurance industry. Several years of disciplined underwriting, including increased rates, adjusted limit deployment, and careful tweaking of policy language, coupled with a tamping of COVID-19 restrictions is resulting in this renewed sense of optimism. Carriers are…

Historic Labor Shortage Creates ‘Brutal’ Situation in Nursing Homes

Historic Labor Shortage Creates ‘Brutal’ Situation in Nursing Homes

A historic labor shortage is continuing to challenge long-term care facilities, where workers are dealing with high levels of burnout, reduced one-on-one time with patients and other strains, a recent NPR report detailed. The conditions are “brutal,” the president of the largest nonprofit senior housing provider in the U.S. told NPR, and researchers are warning that the situation could have…

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