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Allstate to Join Consortium Researching Benefits of Using Drones
12/3/2014 2:57:15 PM
In an effort to learn more about how unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, can improve the property claims process, Allstate Insurance Company will join a consortium dedicated to the research and development of drones. Drones used for property insurance can potentially create much faster inspections of homes both for underwriting and claims adjustment. …
FDA issues final rule on changes to pregnancy and lactation labeling information for prescription drug and biological products
12/3/2014 11:02:30 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a final rule today that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products. The new content and formatting requirements will provide a more consistent way to include relevant information about the risks and …
From Immigration To The First Amendment: Investigation Discovery Presents “The Joe Show” – A Film Premiere That Grants Unprecedented Access To America’S Most Controversial Sheriff, Joe Arpaio
12/2/2014 12:09:14 PM
For more than 20 years, Joe Arpaio has used fear, crime and his role as sheriff in Maricopa County, Ariz., to make himself the most famous law enforcement officer in the world. Racism, sex crimes, illegal immigration, first amendment rights and multiple deaths at the hands of his employees are all issues Arpaio faces and spins. Most recently, he announced a lawsuit against …
Webinar on the Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Webinar on the Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
12/1/2014 12:58:28 PM
The Sedona Conference “Voices From the Desert” webinar series is honored to host three of the primary drafters of the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The 90-minute panel will explain the amendments, discuss some of the process and thinking that went into the various drafts, and prognosticate on the consequences the amendments may have on day-to-day …
New UN-backed open-source tool will support community resilience-building
New UN-backed open-source tool will support community resilience-building
11/27/2014 11:10:27 AM
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Programme ( FAO ) is teaming up with a coalition of partner agencies to develop a new data crunching tool to help national governments, development and relief organizations in their efforts to prevent and respond to crises such as animal diseases, plant pests and even conflict. In a news release out today, FAO announced that the …
Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case
11/26/2014 3:26:51 PM
Washington, D.C. November 25, 2014. A whistleblower who formally worked for the giant defense contractor, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) has filed a petition for a writ of  certiorari  to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of a highly controversial ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit permitting corporations to hide documentation of fraud obtained in …
FDA finalizes menu and vending machine calorie labeling rules
11/26/2014 9:33:47 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines with 20 or more locations to provide consumers with more nutritional information about the foods they eat outside of the home. The rules are required by the 2010 …
Sanctions are ‘effective’ method to build global stability, Security Council told
Sanctions are ‘effective’ method to build global stability, Security Council told
11/25/2014 6:22:01 PM
From Afghanistan and Angola to Haiti and the former Yugoslavia, sanctions implemented by the United Nations Security Council have had a positive track record, proving their efficacy and economy in supporting Member States overcome instability, the top UN political official said today. “UN sanctions have proved to be an effective complement to other Security Council instruments …
KBR Compelled To Release Internal Reports Documenting Iraq War Contracting Fraud
11/24/2014 6:01:58 PM
Washington, D.C. November 24, 2014. A U.S District Court judge has ordered defense contractor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), the massive multinational company responsible for many of the construction projects in the Iraq war, to turn over incriminating documents prepared as part of an internal investigation of multi-million dollar war contracting fraud. The order to produce …
False insurance claims leads to jail term, orders of restitution to Aviva Canada
11/24/2014 11:57:29 AM
Aviva Canada, one of the country’s leading providers of home, auto, leisure and business insurance, today commends the of Durham Regional Police, Toronto Police Service and the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Office for bringing those committing insurance fraud to justice.  On November 13, 2014, Superior Court Justice Christopher Corkery convicted former Aviva Canada policyholder …
Could the Insurer’s war against ‘spurious’ whiplash claims be frightening genuine victims of road traffic accidents?
11/24/2014 4:40:56 AM
Legal reforms put into place in 2013 may have helped cut third-party motor insurance claims for the first time in a decade, but have certain insurers attempted to scare people away from making claims? Legal reforms in the sector such as bans on referral fees and a crackdown on claims management companies (CMC’s) in 2013, has led to many people being put under increased …
FERC Approves Merger of Exelon and PHI Holdings Inc.
11/21/2014 9:30:41 AM
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday approved the proposed merger of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM). The companies announced their proposed merger on April 30. The combination of the companies will bring together Exelon’s three electric and gas utilities – BGE, ComEd and PECO – and Pepco Holdings’ (PHI’s) three electric …