by | Property |

One of our material dealers recently opened a line of credit for a new customer, for the purchase of materials.  The customer appeared to be a long established and reputable company.  It turned out that the customer was actually a fictitious company that had stolen the name of a legitimate company and may have hacked... Read more »

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by | General Liability |

What is Legionnaires’ Disease? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) states that each year between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease in theU.S.  Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially deadly, infectious disease caused by gram-negative bacteria (legionella), and is a form of lung infection which produces high fever and pneumonia. ... Read more »

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Know Prevention in the Pool. Pool Safety Information for Families, Kids and Pool Operators The Pool & Spa Safety (P&SS) Act was signed into law in 2007, became effective in December 2008, and strives to: Enhance the safety of public and private pools and spas Reduce the number of child drownings in pools and spas... Read more »

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Abraham Lincoln, our country’s famous homespun philosopher, lawyer and President, once wrote, “Discourage litigation.  Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.  As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man.  There will still be business enough.”  These may seem like unexpected words coming from someone paid to initiate lawsuits, but... Read more »

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by | General Liability |

 If you’re a logger and the fire is your fault, are you out of business? It’s a windy day in late fall.  The woods are dry.  Your fellerbuncher is operating deep in a stand of trees.  A pinhole leak erupts in a hydraulic hose and sprays fluid inside the engine compartment.  In seconds, the machine... Read more »

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Part II – Additional Insured Endorsements: Ongoing Operations, Completed Operations and Musical Chairs.  One of the more important insurance requirements you will find in a construction contract is a demand by a general contractor or owner for additional insured status for ongoing and completed operations under the subcontractor’s general liability policy.  In my experience, this... Read more »

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