Insurance Law & Risk Management

For visitors looking for insurance coverage laws, litigation, risk management, or compliance issues, the National Law Review has up-to-date content on insurance and reinsurance-related matters.

Insurance Coverage in a Variety of Situations

Coverage includes different types of insurance policies companies require when doing business with clients, or professionals in the medical/legal field require, to protect themselves (licenses) against lawsuits. Malpractice insurance for legal and medical professionals, professional liability insurance for a store-owner, environmental liability, business interruption insurance coverage for companies, and commercial general liability (CGL) insurance, for large corporations, are among the different cases and stories visitors to the National Law Review will find, when visiting the site. Additionally, following major catastrophic events, such as flooding, hurricanes, or other loss of income, which causes a business to shut its doors, property loss, and business interruption insurance coverage is available to businesses. Cyber insurance is another major area of insurance law today, given cyber-attacks, fraud, data breaches, and security issues online. The National Law Review covers the basics as it relates to these, and other forms of insurance, requirements for businesses, and how it will protect them from lawsuits in their niche industry.  We also report on coverage/lack of coverage as it relates to insurance agreements involved in construction defects. This can be a major issue, especially in dealing with government contracts, and we provide detailed information about procedures, risks, and what companies should do, in the event they don’t have a policy (lapse), when working on certain contracts.

Insurance Litigation

Visitors to NLR can also read about insurance disputes as they relate to bad-faith claims, extra-contractual liability, or fiduciary arrangements between companies/clients. Insurance fraud, toxic torts, class actions, and other premium situations are frequently covered online. Additionally, insurance litigation at the district court and state court level is analyzed by

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Will RFK Jr.’s campaign hurt Biden, or help him?

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President Biden officially launched his re-election campaign this week, but he isn’t the only candidate for the 2024 Democratic nomination. democratic” data-ylk=”slk:Robert F. Kennedy Jr.;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — son of a presidential candidate and senator, and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, both of whom were assassinated in the 1960s — has also thrown his hat in the ring, as has best-selling author and spiritual adviser Marianne Williamson.

Kennedy and Williamson are long shots, to say the least. Biden led RFK Jr. by 60 percentage points in a kennedy-jr-biden-polling-2024/” data-ylk=”slk:Morning Consult poll;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Morning Consult poll taken earlier this month. Williamson is even farther behind the president. But Kennedy did get the backing of 10 percent of the survey participants, a bigger share than some of former President Donald Trump’s rivals for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination have received in polls of the GOP race. The first poll after Kennedy announced his bid showed him with 14 percent of the Democratic vote.

Kennedy says he’s out to lead “a new revolution to resurrect American democracy.” But his reputation as an anti-vaccine advocate has limited appeal among Democrats, and even some of the party’s most prominent members — his own relatives — reportedly don’t plan to vote for him. “Most of the Kennedys are disgusted with his attitude,” said Kennedy family biographer Laurence Leamer, referring to Robert’s anti-vax activism, according to the New York Post. “They still care about him, but he’s an embarrassment.”

RFK Jr. only shows Democrats how lucky they are with Biden

Neither RFK Jr. nor Marianne Williamson poses a serious challenge to President Biden, williamson-biden-primaries-20230423.html” data-ylk=”slk:said Will Bunch in The Philadelphia Inquirer;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “said Will Bunch in The Philadelphia

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Dysfunctional treatment of Indigenous Australians will continue unless voice exists, Ken Wyatt says | Indigenous voice to parliament

Australian governments still have a “missionary zeal” of wanting to “deal with Aboriginal people” that hasn’t changed, and unless there is an Indigenous voice advising governments the present dysfunction will continue, the former minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt has told a parliamentary committee hearing in Perth.

Wyatt, a Yamatji man, said the dysfunction has led to what he called “a futility syndrome” among Indigenous young people, who feel despair that they have no future in the nation because they are never listened to.

“And what do you do, if you are not listened to? You rebel,” Wyatt told the joint committee on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice referendum.

matters relating to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice, including its composition, functions, powers and procedures.</li></ul><p><strong>How would it work?</strong></p><p>The voice would be able to make recommendations to the Australian parliament and government on matters relating to the social, spiritual and economic wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.</p><p>The voice would be able to table formal advice in parliament and a parliamentary committee would consider that advice. But the voice co-design report said all elements would be non-justiciable, meaning there could not be a court challenge and no law could be invalidated based on this consultation.</p><p><strong>How would it be structured?</strong></p><p>The co-design report recommended the national voice have 24 members, encompassing two from each state, the Northern Territory, ACT and Torres Strait. A further five members would represent remote areas and an additional member would represent Torres Strait Islanders living on the mainland.</p><p>Members would serve four-year terms, with half the membership determined every two years.</p><p><a href="">For more detail, read our explainer here.</a></p>","image":"","credit":"Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP","pillar":0}”
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What is the Indigenous voice to parliament and how would it work?


What has happened already?

The Albanese government has put forward

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Side Hustles for Lawyers | Airtasker AU

You may already be leading a busy life as a legal professional. Still, if you’re seeking ways to earn some extra income, you can choose from various secondary or side jobs that you can take up in your spare time. Thanks to the gig economy, it’s easier to find quick jobs that let you use your experience. 

Are you looking to pay off law student debt or simply want to support your expenses? These ideas for the best side hustles for lawyers may come in handy.

1. Take up legal writing jobs

If you’re skilled in writing, you might want to consider taking up legal content writing for legal publications, firms, websites, government institutions, and companies. You can use your knowledge in the legal industry to research, draft, and edit content—whether it’s briefs, pleadings, reports, opinions, letters, or contracts. 

2. Try grant writing

Another writing-related gig for lawyers to make extra money is grant writing. Provide your services to companies or organisations needing legal expertise—this may entail looking for new sources of funding, research, documentation, and drafting the grant application. 

3. Offer freelance notary services

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Get appointed to become a notary public and start practising on the side. To be eligible, you need to hold a current unrestricted practising certificate and be competent and of good character. Check the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) for more information.

4. Do transcription

Legal transcription is one side job for lawyers that can be done remotely. With your familiarity in writing legal documents, you’ll be able to successfully convert audio or video recordings of pleadings, depositions, or other court materials into text documentation.

5. Work as a legal editor/proofreader

As a lawyer, you’re well-equipped to navigate the nuances of legal documents. In

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Pretoria Attorneys | Pretoria Lawyers

Adele van der Walt Medical Law & Attorneys
Brooklyn | Business | Business & Finance | Business Services | Legal
Adele van der Walt Incorporated is an authority on personal injury and medical law and serves clients on a national and international base.

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Location: 337 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn, Pretoria (Tshwane), 0181 | Brooklyn | Pretoria
Tel: +27(0)124603668

AK Nkhumise Attorneys
Business | Business & Finance | Business Services | Ga-Rankuwa | Legal
All Aspects of commercial law, company registration, estate planning, commercial and general litigation, debt collections, human resources and more.

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Location: 1393 Kgware Road, Ga Rankuwa, Pretoria (Tshwane) | Ga-Rankuwa | Pretoria
Tel: +27(0)127003720

Akeme Ivan Wallace
Business | Business & Finance | Business Services | Legal
We are global-owned company which specialize with law- attorney.

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Tel: +27(0)719505836 Mobile: +27(0)719505836

Alan Kissoon Attorneys
Business | Business & Finance | Business Services | Hatfield | Legal

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Location: 1002 Pretorius Street, Hatfield, Pretoria (Tshwane), 0083 | Hatfield | Pretoria
Tel: +27(0)123427383 Mobile: +27(0)848806270

Alex May Attorneys
Business | Business & Finance | Business Services | Legal
AMI developed a niche specialty in commercial law and litigation over the past 17 years and is known for resolving complex commercial issues.

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Location: 109 Lynnwood Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181 | Brooklyn | Pretoria
Tel: +27(0)120040145

Anders Inc
Business | Business & Finance | Business Services | Legal | Menlo Park
Legal services.

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Location: 304 Brooklyn Road, Menlo Park, Pretoria (Tshwane), 0081 | Menlo Park | Pretoria
Tel: +27(0)124607626

Andre De Klerk Attorneys
Business | Business & Finance | Business Services | Legal | Lynnwood
I am an admitted Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary.

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Location: 341 The Rand Street, Lynnwood,

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Ketchikan city manager nixes plans for Pride Month drag queen storytime at public library

A display at the Ketchikan Public Library celebrating Pride Month in June 2022. (Eric Stone/KRBD)

The Ketchikan Public Library will not host another drag queen storytime as part of its Pride Month programming. That’s according to Ketchikan’s city manager, who recently reversed course and canceled the event, citing the public’s response to last year’s reading.

Ketchikan City Manager Delilah Walsh told the mayor and City Council in an email dated April 17 that drag queen storytime would not return for a second year.

“As the chief administrative officer for the City, I am ultimately responsible for all operations of the organization and I am directing that the Library not program a drag queen story time,” Walsh wrote in an email obtained by KRBD through a public records request. “I apologize for the change and appreciate the opportunity for me to dig a bit deeper; I am now very firm in my resolve moving forward.”

The city of Ketchikan has a council-manager system of government, meaning the city manager acts as the city’s chief administrator, subject to direction by the City Council.

The decision is the latest development in a long-running debate over LGBTQ programming at Ketchikan’s library. Last June, the Ketchikan Public Library held its first-ever storytime with a drag queen to celebrate Pride Month and promote inclusivity. 

The drag queen Luna, portrayed by high school drama teacher Tommy Varela, read a picture book to dozens of children and guided them through a series of simple dance moves alongside a children’s librarian.

The event was wildly popular: Luna had to read the book three separate times to accommodate all the attendees. The library director said it was the biggest storytime on record. 

But the runup to the drag queen event was marked by controversy. The issue dominated two Ketchikan City

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Mobile health units offered in EP | News, Sports, Jobs

  • Stephanie Elverd | May 2, 2023

    EAST PALESTINE — When the Norfolk Southern train derailed on Feb. 3, the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County (CAACC) was among the responding agencies, providing mobile medical care immediately and later joining forces with the Ohio Department of Health to provide care to residents at the East Palestine Health Assessment Clinic in the days following the disaster.

    The agency is returning to the village this month to offer its services again as the village struggles to return to normal in the aftermath of the rail disaster.

    “We were there in East Palestine after the Feb. 3 train derailment and fire by offering our mobile unit and services at the Ohio Department of Health’s-sponsored Health Assessment Clinic, and we have made the commitment to continue to be there for those residents who want and need our services,” said Jenna Wonner, chief operating officer of the CAACC.

    According to a press release from the agency on Monday, “CAACC’s Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers Mobile Unit will be making East Palestine its home for a couple days each week starting this month.” The mobile unit will be set up in the parking lot at the First Church of Christ in East Palestine, located at 20 W. Martin St., to provide medical services on Mondays beginning May 8.

    “We’re going to be there on Mondays to offer East Palestine and surrounding area residents some of our primary health services, such as physicals, health check/well child exams, sick visits and lab services,” said Wonner. “We’re thankful to Pastor Bob Helbeck and his congregation at the First Church of Christ for allowing us to have our mobile unit centrally located in East Palestine. This makes it easier for residents to access

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    Myrtle Beach stopped providing free beach wheelchairs. It’s the only area city to do so

    The Myrtle Beach Police Department quietly stopped lending out free specialty wheelchairs for the beach over a year ago, after suspending the service because of COVID, making it the only coastal Horry County municipality to not offer the service.

    While city leaders said the program was an additional perk similar to police directing traffic, disability advocates say they believe the move could keep people off the beach because of the expense of renting or purchasing the beach wheelchairs.

    Although Myrtle Beach officials, including city manager Jonathan “Fox” Simons, Jr. and city spokesperson Mark Kruea, said discontinuing the rental program would save money, neither could immediately provide figures on exactly how much. Also unknown is how often the wheelchairs were used.

    Kruea wrote in an email that the program “did not have a designated cost … It was a service, just like directing traffic at school zones.”

    Information about the now-discontinued service was scrubbed from the police department website following the Sun News’ inquiry into the program.

    Standard wheelchairs sink in the soft sand, so beach wheelchairs, with their large tires, allow wheelchair users to traverse the beach. Without the free program, visitors can choose between a multi-day rental from private companies — from $30-50 a day — or buying a beach wheelchair, at an average cost of $2,500, according to the owner of Wheelchairs and Scooters of Myrtle Beach.

    Before spring 2020, the Myrtle Beach Police Department dropped off and picked up beach wheelchairs free of charge for use on municipal beaches on a first-come first-served basis. City officials said the program, which started in the ‘90s, had around six wheelchairs.

    The city also tried to axe the program in 2016, but reversed its decision within a few days after receiving calls and emails from residents. At the time,

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    A.I. Is Coming for Lawyers, Again

    More than a decade ago, lawyers were singled out as an endangered occupational species, their livelihoods at risk from advances in artificial intelligence.

    But the doomsayers got ahead of themselves. While clever software has taken over some of the toil of legal work — searching, reviewing and mining mountains of legal documents for nuggets of useful information — employment in the legal profession has grown faster than the American work force as a whole.

    Today, a new A.I. threat looms, and lawyers may feel a bit of déjà vu. There are warnings that ChatGPT-style software, with its humanlike language fluency, could take over much of legal work. The new A.I. has its flaws, notably its proclivity to make things up, including fake legal citations. But proponents insist those are teething defects in a nascent technology — and fixable.

    Will the pessimists finally be right?

    Law is seen as the lucrative profession perhaps most at risk from the recent advances in A.I. because lawyers are essentially word merchants. And the new technology can recognize and analyze words and generate text in an instant. It seems ready and able to perform tasks that are the bread and butter of lawyers.

    “That is really, really powerful,” said Robert Plotkin, an intellectual property lawyer in Cambridge, Mass. “My work and my career has been mostly writing text.”

    But unless the past isn’t a guide, the impact of the new technology is more likely to be a steadily rising tide than a sudden tidal wave. New A.I. technology will change the practice of law, and some jobs will be eliminated, but it also promises to make lawyers and paralegals more productive, and to create new roles. That is what happened after the introduction of other work-altering technologies like the personal computer and the internet.

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    Healthcare, insurance, HR and a new editor – Grand Forks Herald

    Welcome to the May edition of Prairie Business magazine. This month we feature an interview with North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread, some creative solutions to the region’s health care worker shortage, and how human resources departments handle unlimited PTO, among other topics.

    I’m Carrie McDermott, the magazine’s new editor, and I want to take this time to share a bit about myself.

    I’m a southern California native, from the Riverside area, and graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a bachelor of arts degree in 1992. My goal was to work on magazines. Life had another plan.

    I immediately went to work for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The Press-Enterprise, and was bitten by the news bug. During my 17 years there, I worked in news, features, special sections, marketing and even under the business development department, where I worked on websites and special publications. Part of my job assignments included helping produce several community, lifestyle and business-to-business magazines, which satisfied my college dreams.

    My heart eventually brought me to North Dakota, where I worked for a small community paper in Wahpeton called the Daily News, as well as the weekly News Monitor. After 12 years covering the ins and outs of the southern Red River Valley communities, I was ready for a new challenge.

    Prairie Business called and I answered.

    I’m now in Grand Forks and learning all about the large region we cover. I’m looking forward to meeting the business leaders we write about, hearing about your industries and finding out what makes your organizations successful.

    Please continue sending in your employee announcements for our Prairie People section, which are also featured on our website.

    If you’re new to Prairie Business, you can subscribe for free thanks to the support of our dedicated advertising partners. To

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