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Marketwired - On Friday afternoon, a Harris County jury returned a verdict of $11.485 million for a teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury at Houston’s Cosmic Jump indoor trampoline park. Following a two-week trial in the 334th Judicial District Court of Harris County, jurors found Cosmic Jump grossly negligent and rendered the largest jury verdict ever against a commercial trampoline park in the United States. The teen was injured in 2013 after he fell through a torn trampoline, striking his head on the concrete floor below. The fall resulted in a fractured skull, seizures, and a traumatic brain injury.
Thursday, March 03, 2016
 
Click2Houston - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms confirmed to Channel 2 that authorities have made multiple arrests in the smash-and grab robbery at a gun store in southwest Houston. Federal charges are expected to be filed as the investigation continues. Authorities released surveillance video showing around 10 people they say stole dozens of weapons around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Carter’s Country Guns and Ammo in the 11000 block of South Wilcrest Drive. According to police, several people tied chains to a black Ford F-250, and pulled the metal covered glass doors off its hinges.
Thursday, March 03, 2016
 
WESH - One of the companies involved in the Interstate 4 Ultimate project is already under federal investigation after two workers died on the job just months before last week’s tragic accident. Last Wednesday, Marvin Franklin was run over by a co-worker in a dump truck. He was pronounced dead shortly after the incident in the I-4 Ultimate construction zone north of Kennedy Boulevard in Maitland. That accident is still under investigation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating Lane Construction after a Tampa worker died in a similar manner last September.
Thursday, March 03, 2016
 
Westword - Can an insurance company refuse to pay for damage to marijuana at a legal pot shop because cannabis remains illegal at the federal level?That was among the many questions asked in a lawsuit filed by Green Earth Wellness Center, a Colorado Springs medical marijuana business, against its insurer, Atain Specialty Insurance Company. Now, in a ruling on view below, a federal judge with the United States District Court for the District of Colorado has weighed in on the side of Green Earth Wellness and ordered that many of its allegations proceed to trial.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
 
Leader's Edge Magazine - It was supposed to be a grand bargain to provide workers who were injured on the job with financial compensation for the injury while simultaneously protecting employers from negligence suits.But more than 100 years after the first workers compensation insurance law was enacted, worker advocates argue the system has been rejiggered so much that employers are the only ones getting a bargain, and business groups say more reform is needed if they are to keep their costs manageable.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
 
Canadian Underwriter - The continued evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) is among the multiple threats pushing the insurance industry toward massive disruption, notes a report released Tuesday by Capgemini and Efma. IoT, combined with changing behaviours and preferences from Gen Y customers, “is driving the urgent need for insurers to undergo significant transformation or risk falling behind emerging competitors such as FinTechs,” reports Capgemini, which provides consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Efma, a global not-for-profit organization that brings together retail financial services companies from more than 130 countries.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
 
Consumerist - A future where we’re all tooling around in self-driving cars with our feet up on the dash, hands behind the head, relaxing at the wheel is still far away. But while technology companies and car manufacturers alike are rushing to test their own autonomous vehicles, the average American driver doesn’t feel quite comfortable with the idea of riding in a driverless car just yet, according to the results of a recent AAA survey. AAA’s survey of 1,800 drivers found that 75% of drivers[PDF] say they wouldn’t feel safe in a driverless vehicle.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
 
The Wall Street Journal - The impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death is already being felt in major business litigation with news Friday that Dow Chemical is settling an antitrust class-action lawsuit in part because the company lost a likely ally on the high court. “With the untimely, unfortunate death of Justice Scalia, it leaves in question the current structure of the court,” Dow Chemical spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra told WSJ. “With this changing landscape, the unknowns, we just decided to put this behind us.”
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
 
syracuse.com - Crews are working to contain a leak on an ethanol tanker that was among 16 cars on a freight train that derailed in far southwestern New York and forced the evacuation of several homes. A spokesman for Norfolk Southern says a train derailed on the rail company’s line around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town of Ripley, about 60 miles southwest of Buffalo. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had earlier said the accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Emergency services officials say Wednesday morning that no one was injured and there was no fire. But two of the derailed cars contained ethanol that leaked.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
 
AL.com - Four people were injured and multiple structures were heavily damaged after a tornado touched down in west Jefferson County Tuesday evening, according to the county emergency emergency management agency. Jefferson County EMA director Jim Coker said two of the injured were taken to hospitals, and two others were treated at the scene. Randy Christian, chief deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said the injuries were minor.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
 
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