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Liability and Legal Questions Follow Uber Autonomous Car Fatal Accident
The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said. …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 1:31 AM
Woodruff-Sawyer Names DeVilbiss of Travelers P/C Leader in California
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Joel DeVilbiss the San Francisco, Calif. property/casualty practice leader. DeVilbiss is charged with driving the direction and development of Woodruff-Sawyer’s P/C practice in Northern California and has oversight of client service activities. He began his …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 8:14 PM
Startup Agency Gabi CEO: ‘We Don’t Want to Eliminate Agents’
Editor’s Note: On Feb. 21, Insurance Journal reported on online personal lines insurance startup Gabi’s latest fundraising. (Personal Insurance Site Gabi Raises $9.5 Million; Now Selling in 6 States). In its description of Gabi’s business model, Insurance Journal wrote that …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Tennessee Fines Chemical Plant $25K Over Hydrogen Explosion
Tennessee regulators have fined a chemical plant $25,000 for an explosion that shut down an interstate and put several schools on lockdown. WRCB-TV reported that the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Wacker Chemie for seven violations stemming from …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:59 PM
Amarillo Hospital-Area Fire Causes Smoke Damage but no Buildings Burned
A wildfire that burned around 500 acres inside the city limits of Amarillo, Texas, has been contained but not before threatening the city’s regional medical center. The fire was one of several that have plagued the Texas panhandle in the …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:38 PM
Service Insurance Holdings Acquires Oklahoma’s American Healthcare Indemnity
Service Insurance Holdings Inc. (SIHI), parent of Texas-based workers’ compensation insurer, Service Lloyds Insurance Co., has acquired American Healthcare Indemnity Co. (AHIC), an Oklahoma-based insurer. The new entity will be rebranded as Service American Indemnity Co. The acquisition is a …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:12 PM
Startup California Construction Company Working on Robotic Vehicles
As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects. Now the former Google engineer is turning …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 3:15 PM
California Utilities Commissioner Wants to Regulate Uber Like Tour Buses, Limos
Uber Technologies Inc. should be classified as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, a California regulator said on Monday in a proposal that could change how the ride-hailing company is regulated in its home state. A …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 3:05 PM
Arizona Became Autonomous Hotbed Prior to Uber’s Deadly Crash
The technology behind autonomous vehicles has originated from coders in Silicon Valley, engineers in Detroit and academic researchers in Pittsburgh. Much of it eventually lands on the streets of Arizona, a state that’s done more than any other to welcome …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 2:59 PM
How Bad Was P/C Insurers’ Underwriting Loss in 2017?
The U.S. property/casualty industry recorded a net underwriting loss of $23.5 billion for year-end 2017, according to preliminary results from A.M. Best. That was $18 billion bigger than the underwriting loss in 2016. The 2017 underwriting loss was mainly due …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 1:49 PM

Fort Worth News |

How Dallas' Robert E. Lee memorial might come to White Settlement
Dallas would like to unload a memorial to a Confederate general, and all the historical conflict that goes with it. What more fitting place than a Civil War museum, right? … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 8:30 PM
It's a dirty job: Fort Worth considering pooper scooper law requiring dog waste pickup
Tired of stepping in a package left by your neighbor’s dog on the sidewalk? You're not alone. After seven public meetings, the city's animal shelter advisory committee is suggesting several … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 8:13 PM
Can Race Street become Fort Worth's next hot urban village? $5.6 million project may help
Henry Vasquez speaks bluntly about the east Fort Worth neighborhood where he runs a small business. "This whole neighborhood needs a makeover, and I'm looking forward to it," said the … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 7:11 PM
Why Fort Worth schools have agreed to share their real-time security video with police
Fort Worth police can access school security video in real time under an agreement approved Tuesday by the Fort Worth school board. Trustees voted 7-0 in favor of a memorandum … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 1:26 PM
Fort Worth Botanic Garden patrons must help it bloom
The metal and glass superstructure of the Conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is laced with stress fractures and some of its glass panels have fallen out. A 50-year-old … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 6:26 PM
Got an extra $100 million lying around? Landmark downtown building is back on market
The 20-story glass structure known as the Pier 1 Imports Building in on the market — again. The building — in the northwest corner of downtown, with gorgeous views of … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 10:23 AM
UT System to raise tuition this fall and next, including for UTA students
Attention high school seniors: If burnt orange is in your fall 2018 plans, budget more money for tuition. The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved two-year tuition increases … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 2:27 PM
Authorities looking into death of Fort Worth 2-year-old
Police and child welfare caseworkers are investigating the death over the weekend of a 2-year-old Fort Worth boy. Saiden Robertson, who lived in an apartment complex near Interstate 30 and … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 9:50 AM
A beauty salon in Euless offered to do your hair and taxes, and it didn't turn out well
If you've had your taxes prepared at a beauty salon and tax preparation company in Euless this tax season, you might want to check with the IRS to make sure … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 11:00 AM
Panel eyes admission fees that could add $3.7 million in revenue to botanic gardens
The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens could raise nearly $3.7 million in new revenue if the city started charging an admission fee, a task force studying the garden's future was told … Click to Continue »

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 7:47 PM

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