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Report: NYC paid about $521M in settlements in ’10

NEW YORK — A new report shows New York City paid nearly $521 million to settle personal injury and property damage lawsuits in 2010, with three agencies accounting for 67 percent of all settlements. City Comptroller John C. Liu released the report Wednesday, showing that the amount paid has decreased by seven percent since 2009. …

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300G for bus injury

A Staten Island woman has settled a personal-injury lawsuit with NYC Transit for $300,000, her second agency settlement in five years. According to court papers, Lydia Batson suffered neck injuries in July 2006 during a collision on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while riding a Manhattan-bound bus. Her lawyer said the crash exacerbated injuries suffered in another …

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When Sporting Cultures Collide

The Stanley Cup final series that concluded with Game 7 on Wednesday night was not simply a highly charged, vituperative and sometimes violent clash of two excellent hockey teams. It was also a clash of cultures between cities on opposite coasts of the continent, and it produced surprising results — including a level of passion …

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Workers comp, capital bill key at Chamber event

NORMAL — Republican lawmakers told local business leaders Thursday that the spring legislative session in Springfield featured a welcomed smattering of bipartisanship but left unfinished two issues critical to Illinois employers: workers compensation reform and the capital bill. Lawmakers are likely headed back to Springfield next week to avoid a $30 million shutdown of state …

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Yankees’ Jeter on DL with strained calf

Baseball Derek Jeter went on the 15-day disabled list yesterday because of a strained right calf, an untimely setback as he pursues 3,000 career hits. The Yankees put the All-Star shortstop on the DL for the first time since 2003, making the move before their game against Texas. Jeter limped off the field Monday night, …

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Workers’ comp cases too complicated? Try this

June 15, 2011 — A pizza delivery guy who gets punched in the mouth during a robbery. A UPS driver who is hit in the face with falling boxes. A farmer kicked by a horse. An amusement park worker playing Spiderman who couldn’t quite stick to the wall. What do these people have in common? …

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NY Lawmakers Pass Student Concussion Rules

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) – As the end of the legislative session draws near, New York lawmakers have approved new protections for student athletes who get concussions. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports. The new rules require immediately benching those who may have a mild traumatic brain injury and keeping them sidelined from sports or …

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NYC woman settles lawsuit with transit agency

NEW YORK (AP) — A Staten Island woman has settled a personal injury lawsuit with NYC Transit for $300,000, her second settlement with the agency in five years. According to court papers, Lydia Batson suffered neck injuries in July 2006 during a collision on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while riding a Manhattan-bound bus. Her lawyer, Louis …

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Commercial insurance rates flat except workers comp: Towers Watson

Commercial insurance prices remained “relatively flat” overall during the first quarter of 2011, but workers compensation prices showed a modest increase, according to a survey Towers Watson & Co. released Monday. Advertisement The first-quarter rise of about 2% in workers comp pricing comes after two years of relatively flat conditions, Towers Watson said. “The increases …

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Spokane-area woman injured as war contractor

A highly trained helicopter mechanic sits in her Chattaroy home and wonders what will come next: another debilitating brain seizure or the therapy she hopes will help her recover from injury as a result of a mortar explosion 20 months ago in Afghanistan. By KEVIN GRAMAN The Spokesman-Review Top comments Hide / Show comments No …

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