Claims Magazine-February 2009

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  • A Case Study in Arson and Murder

    Ken Brownlee

    When a security guard said explosives were on fire, 911 failed to ask, "What kind?" It was 20 years ago, but the early morning fire led to the death of six firemen and the destruction of two fire trucks.

  • Talent Cultivation

    Christina Bramlet

    During a time of economic uncertainty, curbing educational expenditures is not even a remote consideration.

  • Turning Up the Heat

    Staff Writer

    Is it just me, or is it getting hotter in here? Recent scientific studies about global warming indicate that the Earth's temperature may rise anywhere between two degrees and 11 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Driven to Desperation

    Dennis Jay

    As America's economy sinks deeper into a trough, growing numbers of anxious drivers are illegally dumping unwanted vehicles.

  • Cat Fund Falls Short

    Staff Writer

    The Advisory Council to the Cat Fund acknowledged the fund would face a $10-$15 billion shortfall if called upon by a major hurricane to generate its full capacity of claim payouts.

  • Connecticut Recovers Money

    Staff Writer

    The Connecticut Insurance Department recovered $630,424 for insureds from complaints resolved in the second quarter.

  • P&C Professorship Created

    Staff Writer

    The gift, to be paid over the next four years, represents the largest in the 79-year history of Boston College Law School.

  • Practicing What Obama Preaches

    Eric Gilkey

    "In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less."

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