Hurricane Fiona Moves North With Up to $4B Economic Damages Estimated Already

Hurricane Fiona strengthened as it moved away from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic where it knocked out power and spawned flash floods and landslides from torrential rains. (Editor’s Note: This article contains was updated on Sep. 19, 5:50 p.m. and does not contain information about storm activity on Sep. 20, when strength was estimated … Read more

Flood damages in Pakistan estimated up to $20 billion

Recent floods in Pakistan are expected to cause an estimated $15 billion to $20 billion worth of damages, far higher than the initial estimates of $10 billion to $12 billion, Tribune reported. Direct losses to the economy are estimated at $12 billion, while damage to housing infrastructure is projected at $6 billion and $4 billion … Read more

Russian invasion of Ukraine caused over $97 bln in damages – report

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Article content WASHINGTON — Russia’s invasion caused over $97 billion in direct damages to Ukraine through June 1, but it could cost nearly $350 billion to rebuild the country, a report released Friday by the World Bank, Ukrainian government and European Commission shows. It said Ukraine … Read more

Death toll from Pakistan floods reaches 1,208, damages mount to $10 billion

Floods triggered by Pakistan’s record rains in three decades accompanied by the melting of glaciers have killed over 1,200 people and rendered millions of others without food and shelter, according to the latest national data on Friday. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said its situation report that 416 … Read more

Veterans Seeking Earplug Damages Sue to Block 3M Healthcare Spinoff

Two U.S. military veterans on Thursday sued 3M Co. to block its planned spinoff of its healthcare business, which they called an illegal attempt to avoid compensating veterans for hearing damage caused by the company’s military-issue earplugs. The veterans said in a lawsuit in federal court in Pensacola, Florida, that the spinoff was “little more … Read more

Veterans seeking earplug damages sue to block 3M health care spinoff

(Reuters) — Two U.S. military veterans on Thursday sued 3M Co. to block its planned spinoff of its health care business, which they called an illegal attempt to avoid compensating veterans for hearing damage caused by the company’s military-issue earplugs. The veterans said in a lawsuit in federal court in Pensacola, Florida, that the spinoff … Read more

Desert Flooding Damages Los Angeles to Phoenix Highway

DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — The main highway from Los Angeles to Phoenix was damaged by a flash flood that washed out part of the road through the Southern California desert in the latest bout of punishing monsoonal thunderstorms that have hit the region this month. The latest round of flooding started Wednesday evening, damaging … Read more

Even Multiple Negligent Acts not Enough for Punitive Damages

The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday reversed a ruling that allowed the family of the victim of a fatal crash to pursue punitive damages against a trucking company, reasserting its holding in a 1986 decision that negligent acts alone are not reason to tack on extra damages. “Absent proof of the intent to cause harm or … Read more

County gets dismissal of claims for wrongful death, exemplary damages

A Texas appellate court on Friday ruled that a county was entitled to dismissal of a widow’s claims for damages under the Wrongful Death Act and for exemplary damages under the Workers’ Compensation Act for an employee’s alleged work-related death. Lorenzo Ramirez worked for the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office. He allegedly suffered a fall while … Read more

Home care agency to pay $1.4 million in back pay and damages to workers

The Department of Labor said Wednesday that a Pittsburgh home care agency will pay more than $1.4 million in back wages and damages to 218 workers for overtime violations. The DOL said a consent order entered in the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh requires Everest Home Care LLC and its owner, Bhuwan Acharya, to pay … Read more