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In aftermath of Boston Marathon bombings, New York City Marathon promises safety is its top priority
New York Daily News
The deadly bombing of the Boston Marathon cast a dark shadow over the running world Monday, highlighting the vulnerability of massive races like the New York City Marathon. "Marathons bring out the best of the human spirit and unite our cities and towns," said Mary Wittenberg, chief of the New York City Marathon, in a statement supporting the Boston race organizers. "This is a tragic day for all of us in the running community."
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Appellate court decision a 'victory for risk retention groups'
Property Casualty 360
A federal appellate court has upheld authority of risk retention groups to provide commercial liability insurance, except workers compensation, without being licensed in every state. The decision sustains a July 2011 ruling by a Nevada district court that the Nevada Division of Insurance overstepped its bounds when it barred the Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance Risk Retention Group from automobile liability insurance policies for its non-profit association members.
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Are organizers liable for injuries in Boston Marathon explosions?
Lawyers.com
Three people were killed and over 170 injured when two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon in what White House officials are calling a terrorist attack. The bombs went off within seconds of each other while runners still straggled across the finish line near Copely Square at the end of the iconic 26.2 mile race. So far investigators have not released any information about who might have authored the attack.
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New York Governor Cuomo says no tax liability in state flights home
WHEC-TV
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says through an aide that he doesn't have to pay taxes on state helicopter flights to his home in Westchester, although state and federal guidelines show free commutes could be a taxable fringe benefit.
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Tennessee House volunteers its workers' comp dispute-resolution bill
Property Casualty 360
Tennessee has taken another important step in replacing its court-based workers' compensation dispute resolution system with an administrative process. Legislation, regarded by Gov. Bill Haslam as a priority, was furthered when the state House on April 11 dropped its version of an earlier-adopted Senate bill to remove workers' compensation cases from the state's trial courts and create special panels appointed by the governor to hear claims and appeals.
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Washington targets veterans for state employment
Governing
As troops begin returning home from Afghanistan, what the government is doing to help them transition back to civilian life is increasingly more important. As Dylan Scott pointed out in the March issue of Governing, states and localities have been particularly active in helping veterans find work.
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When cities are afraid of a bite: Limiting dog park liability
KCET-TV
Think of it this way. Local government is always on the brink of disaster. The services cities and counties provide are so intimate with everyday life that bad luck or carelessness or malevolence could, at any moment, end in someone's grief. And when the grief has abated, the most naturally American thing to do is ... sue somebody.
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South Dakota pays lawyers to practice in rural areas
Governing
Just 2 percent of law firms are located in rural America, yet nearly 25 percent of America lives in the country, reports the New York Times. The problem is expected to grow with urbanization, so the American Bar Association asked all levels of government last year to take action to reverse the trend.
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Worcester mulls 'opt-out' plan for insurance
Telegram
With the city facing a 9 percent increase in its health insurance costs for employees and retirees, the City Council has asked the city administration to consider an "opt-out" program for employees to save money.
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