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Willful & Wanton Conduct: Malicious Conduct That Causes Damage is Vandalism

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit asked the highest court in New York two questions relating to a property insurance policy covering acts of “vandalism.” (1) For purposes of construing a property insurance policy covering acts of vandalism, may malicious damage...

Potential Criminal Liability For Damage To Underground Utilities

Authored by attorney John Lockard Any contractor performing work that involves disturbing the ground faces the risk of damaging underground utilities. Even with technological advancements, the marking of underground utilities can often seem more like an art than a science. Contractors should be prepared...

Worker’s Injuries From Cave-In Caused by S&W Misconduct of Employer: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/11/2014)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the April 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Joseph R. Scott, Inc., State Compensation...

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Changes to North Carolina’s Underground Utility Safety & Damage Protection Act

By Gretchen Ostroff During its last legislative session, the North Carolina legislature passed House Bill 476, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this legislation: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], which changed the law regarding pre-excavation underground utility identification and safe digging...

Call Miss Utility – Call Who & Why?

By George Nicholos Prior to excavating on any construction site or most anywhere – Call Miss Utility first! We have heard the line and seen the words countless times, but what or who exactly is Miss Utility? And what is the big deal about giving her a call? Miss Utility of Virginia is a free call...