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UNIFORMS ARE MAKING AIRLINE EMPLOYEES SICK

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Back in September, a major airlines celebrated the finalization of its merger with with another airlines by debuting updated uniforms for 70,000 of its employees, including pilots, flight attendants and customer service representatives.

However, more than 3,000 flight attendants and 200 pilots have filed reports complaining that the uniforms have caused hives, rashes and breathing problems.

In some cases, employees have reported reactions so severe that they required medical attention. One claimant filed a claim and stated that his eyes swelled shut and he was admitted to the ER after suffering a reaction to the clothing.

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Airline Outrage

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An Australian man has filed a lawsuit against an International Airlines for seating him next to two plump passengers on a 14-hour flight, an ordeal he claims left him with permanent injuries. He is seeking more than $100,000.00 in damages.

He alleges the airline refused to allow him to change seats, leaving him “crouching, kneeling, bracing or standing” for much of the flight from Sydney to Los Angeles.

In his recorded statement he advised “I don’t hold any malice towards the people in the seats next to me. They paid for a ticket too. When I complained the airline could have put me in a crew seat or moved people around but they did nothing.

He has now retained an attorney and his attorney advised that the basis of this lawsuit hopefully, opens the door to potentially a large amount of cases against airlines and how they’ve designed their seating and how they seat passengers.

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Drunk on a TRAIN

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We received a claim for a slip and fall on a commuter train. There was apparently a spill and the claimant was gong to the rest room and slipped and fell hitting multiple body parts on seats and hitting her head hard on the floor after her fall to the ground.

After our investigation we discovered the claimant was very intoxicated and SHE was the person that was coming back from the BAR and spilled her entire 12 ounce cup of beer. Even though she was very inebriated she immediately reported the spill to the Train staff. And she warned other passengers of the wet floor as they walked past her. However, the Train staff did not come and clean up the Spill for 30 minutes.

The claimant had to use the restroom and apparently forgot about the spill and she took a major tumble on her own spill.

We can prove she was very intoxicated which would show some contributory negligence but, our insured was actually MORE negligent as they did not clean up the spill for more than 30 minutes and were told by several passengers and the claimant of the spill. Ugghhh the life of a claims examiner.

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HOT DOG DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Today we received a death claim for a contestant that died while participating in a HOT DOG eating contest. She ingested 18 hot dogs in three minutes and lost the contest by a long shot.

She was feeling sick as the event ended and went back to her hotel room and died in the hotel bed.

She signed a waiver for our client but it will more than likely not hold up in court. We will likely attempt to settle for a nominal amount and go up higher if needed as she was not married and did not have any children that were dependents. We do not want to take this case to court.

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GOAT RAMS A DODGE RAM TRUCK

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Today we received a comprehensive claim for a client that went to visit a friend in a rural area. Her truck was parked in the driveway. While she was inside visiting she heard several loud bangs and crashes. When they looked out side they saw down the long driveway a goat was ramming into the side of her truck. Apparently it could see it’s image in the reflection of the sun in the side panel of the truck.

When I took her recorded statement I had to laugh as she said a goat rammed her truck. I then asked what type of make and model was her truck and she said it was a DODGE RAM truck. I guess they were not named for ramming as it did quite amount of damage to the truck.

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Dangerous Exercise!

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We received a Products Liability claim for a woman who says her ARM exercise tracker exploded, giving her a second-degree burn on her arm.

She said she only had the device for two weeks before it exploded on her arm while she was reading a book.

The ARM exercise tracker itself was totally melted and the bracelet melted and got pieces of plastic burned into her arm. She received second-degree burns on her arm and the doctor had to pick the pieces of melted plastic from the band out of the wound.

This is the first liability claim we have received. And the product does come with a warning but, it appears this claimant was sitting sedentary and reading a book when this occurred we will have to do a complete investigation.

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STRAW JABS THROUGH ROOF OF MOUTH

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Today I received a homeowners claim that just made me cringe. A guest at my insured’s home was walking down the stairs and took a sip of water out of the glass she was carrying while walking down the stairs. Someone rang the doorbell and the homeowner’s dog flew down the stairs and knocked into the claimant. That sent the claimant tripping down the stairs. The hard plastic straw she was drinking out of jammed into the top of the roof of her mouth on the right hand side. The blood was apparently profuse and looked worse than the actual injury. However, she did require an Emergency Room visit and several stitches in the roof of her mouth. She also did not appropriately take her antibiotics and got a subsequent infection. We of course accepted the claim as compensable.

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A National hotels got nailed by a disgruntled ex-employee who allegedly hacked into the reservation system and cut room rates to as little as $12 a night … costing the company big money.

According to the court docs …The Hotel fired a male employee last August, and must have had a hint he wouldn’t go quietly because he was ordered to stay away from the company computer system.

Several weeks later, he allegedly hacked The Hotel’s booking network to practically give rooms away. Prosecutors say he slashed rates on about 3,000 rooms from $159 – $499 per night … to $12 – $59.

The ex employee got nabbed because the IP address he used for his remote access matched an IP address used at his NYC home … according to docs.

Tons of people made out on the Robin Hood-esque maneuver … it ended up costing This national hotel chain more than $50,000! The ex employee wasbusted last week and hit with 3 felonies, including computer tampering and computer trespass.

However, the Hotel Chain is out Thousands and Thousands of Dollars!!!!!

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