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Fort Peck tribes oppose Keystone Pipeline - Great Falls...

25 February 2015
Great Falls TribuneFort Peck tribes oppose Keystone PipelineGreat Falls TribuneThat line is owned by Bridger Pipeline. That spill, coupled with an oil spill from an ExxonMobil pipeline in 2011, prompted the tribal council to pass the resolution...

Lawyers, FEMA reach tentative deals on about 50 Sandy...

25 February 2015
Asbury Park PressLawyers, FEMA reach tentative deals on about 50 Sandy fraud suitsNewsdayLawyers say they have reached tentative deals with federal officials to settle roughly 50 lawsuits filed by superstorm Sandy victims in New York and New...

Superstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally...

21 February 2015
NPRSuperstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally ConflictedNPRHomeowners say engineers hired by insurance companies falsified damage estimates and that the homeowners aren't being repaid for the actual damage that Sandy caused. Some are...

Montana oil spill response stalled by weather - UPI.com

20 February 2015
UPI.comMontana oil spill response stalled by weatherUPI.comCrews responding to a Jan. 17 breach from the Poplar pipeline, operated by Bridger Pipeline, have been unable to remove any residual oil since Feb. 20 because of cold weather and ice...

FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance Claims - NPR

19 February 2015
FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance ClaimsNPRBut FEMA is negotiating a sweeping settlement as if the allegations are true. Steve Mostyn is the lead lawyer for the homeowners already in litigation, but he says this future settlement will...

Montana governor calls for deeper pipelines after oil...

13 February 2015
Water Online (press release)Montana governor calls for deeper pipelines after oil spillsTown HallBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's governor called on the Obama administration Friday to strengthen rules that require oil pipelines to be buried just...

Bullock calls for deeper pipelines after oil spills - Ravalli Republic

13 February 2015
Ravalli RepublicBullock calls for deeper pipelines after oil spillsRavalli RepublicBILLINGS – Montana's governor called on the Obama administration Friday to strengthen rules that require oil pipelines to be buried just 4 feet beneath major...

Oil spill cleanups are a myth, change needed now - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

12 February 2015
The Bozeman Daily ChronicleOil spill cleanups are a myth, change needed nowThe Bozeman Daily ChronicleIt wouldn't be fair to blame Bridger Pipeline for its inability to clean up the spill. After all, the surface of the river was frozen solid for...

State considers penalty for Yellowstone oil spill - Great Falls Tribune

10 February 2015
State considers penalty for Yellowstone oil spillGreat Falls TribuneBenzene, a component of oil, made its way into the Glendive water treatment plant following the Jan. 17 pipeline spill of 30,000 gallons. “Also, the presence of the oil in the...
Don’t Mess With Texas Adjusters In Hail Damage Claims
9 February 2015

Don’t Mess With Texas Adjusters In Hail Damage Claims

Source: Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

Texas hail claim policyholder lawyers, like many plaintiffs’ lawyers, clearly prefer to be in state court rather than federal court. To accomplish this and prevent the defendant insurer from properly removing the lawsuit to federal court,...
Want to move to New Zealand and work as a Loss Adjuster?

Want to move to New Zealand and work as a Loss Adjuster?

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will pay 24 of its staff $65,000 a year to fill new positions requiring just over one week's work per month. The public insurer is looking for candidates from...

Oil spill caught Montana city off guard - Great Falls...

Great Falls TribuneOil spill caught Montana city off guardGreat Falls Tribune"It wasn't, 'Push the panic button, here we go,'" Rhett Coon, a Glendive City Council member, recalled one day last...