Top News   May 12, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Minimize Damages in Slip-and-Fall Cases
By following certain steps during a slip-and-fall lawsuit, you can take the fate of your claim out of the hands of a potentially sympathetic jury, and any decision that might come forth for a potentially damaging verdict. Read more

Nashville Flood Damage Hits Billion-Dollar Mark
The city of Nashville expects damage from flooding that began as a result of more than 13 inches of rain to surpass the billion-dollar mark, despite the fact that assessments are still taking place. Read more

I-CAR Offers Training on Using Recycled Parts
A course that teaches how to properly use recycled parts during a collision repair is being offered by I-CAR. Students will learn how automotive parts recycling can reduce total losses, among other benefits and considerations. Read more about the four-hour training course here.

Tweet Suite Digest — May 12, 2010
Claims Magazine is twittering every day about breaking news and timely topics, not to mention keeping readers up to date on the latest postings to What can Twitter do for you? Click to find out.

Fraud of the Week: The Show Is Over, Dad
After a movie date, a man and his girlfriend left the theater only to discover that his car was peculiarly absent from the parking lot of the San Jose, Calif. mall. Authorities would later find the Mustang Cobra crashed by a concrete barrier. What really happened? Find out here.

Claims IQ

Each week we test readers on their claim knowledge. This week's question is:

According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of ___ intentional fires each year.

A. 573
B. 18,000
C. 316,600
D. 2 million

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

Historically, the costliest U.S. wildfires have blazed in what state?

A. Arkansas
B. California
C. Nevada
D. Texas

Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared May 2-8 "Wildfire Awareness Week" to stress preparation as the state approaches peak fire season. He'd likely be proud that most e-news readers swooped in to answer last week's question correctly. It just so happens that last week also marked National Arson Awareness Week. How much do you know about arson?

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 0%
B. 95%
C. 3%
D. 2%

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