PRIMA RiskWatch
Mar. 8, 2012

G-8 gone, but security issues, spotlight remain
Chicago's star turn on the world stage was cut in half recently after President Barack Obama made a surprise shift of the May G-8 international summit from his hometown to Camp David. The full complement of downtown security concerns remains however. Chicago will keep the NATO meeting, meaning diplomats and protesters still will descend on Chicago by the thousands for a gathering of world leaders May 20-21.More

City of Portland, Ore., sues insurer to recover in-house defense costs of $1.5 million
ABA Journal
Saying that the use of its own in-house city attorneys to fight employment-related claims conferred a benefit to its insurance carrier, the city of Portland, Ore., has filed suit against its former liability insurer.More

Homeland Security to have immigrant exit tracking system ready within 'weeks'
The Associated Press via CBSDC
The Department of Homeland Security is finalizing its plan for a biometric data system to track when immigrants leave the United States and will present it to Congress within 'weeks," a top department official told a House Homeland Security subcommittee recently.More

Pittsburgh to pay $75,000 in student's beating case, lawsuit against officers proceeding
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
The Pittsburgh City Council has approved a $75,000 partial settlement with a former black high school arts student who says he was beaten by three white undercover officers. Jordan Miles is still suing the officers who arrested him in January 2010, but the partial settlement releases city officials from liability. However, Miles' attorney, J. Kerrington Lewis, says the city has agreed to pay any future judgments against the officers.More

Retrial ordered on issue of city's liability for $1.85 million verdict in fatal police shooting
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A federal appeals court recently ordered a new trial on the city of Milwaukee's liability for a $1.85 million jury award to the estate of Wilbert Prado, an unarmed man fatally shot by an off-duty police officer in 2005.More

Police investigating middle school rape allegations
Police are investigating allegations of a sexual assault inside a Georgian Hills Middle School bathroom in Memphis, Tenn. Memphis City Schools officials said their campuses are places of safety and security. "They go to class, parents come pick them up and that's all I see," said resident Tierra Robinson.More

Oklahoma House panel votes to close daycare insurance loophole
Claims Journal
An Oklahoma House of Representatives committee has voted to close a loophole in state law, ensuring that all daycare facilities have liability insurance. House Bill 1848, by state Rep. Mike Shelton, eliminates an exemption that allowed home-based daycare facilities to operate without liability insurance.More