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October 3, 2012

  Risk Management, Insurance and Claims 
  • Family sues Chicago hotel over death in Legionnaires' outbreak
    Marriott International faces a wrongful-death lawsuit over a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that officials linked to a fountain in one of the company's Chicago hotels. The lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount in damages, claims that a Florida man became ill with Legionnaires' disease while at the hotel in August. Three people have died in the outbreak. WMAQ-TV (Chicago) (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Contractor will vaporize solvent with electricity in $13M Fla. cleanup
    A $13 million pollution cleanup in Orlando is expected to take about eight months and involve the use of electrical current running 50 feet underground. The technique, electrical-resistance heating, is intended to cause trichloroethylene to turn to vapor so it can be captured. "It's the big hammer. We are coming in with a lot of force," said John Perella, a senior engineer with the project's main contractor. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Do you agree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to delay approval of hydraulic fracturing in New York?
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  Green Construction 
  • Study: Multiple benefits of green buildings should be promoted
    A survey by McGraw-Hill Construction found that return on investment was a key factor in building green, but builders and developers should consider more than just energy-cost reductions, the company says. The "triple bottom line" benefits, namely to human well-being and performance, should be quantified for such investments, the company said. McGraw-Hill also noted the importance of documenting the various benefits. Environmental Leader (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Climate-change litigation takes another blow
    Claire Juliana, J.D., Aon's director of environmental claims, speaks to the recent outcome of a lawsuit concerning climate change and its effects on a Native Alaskan community, including its implications for future cases. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
--Antoine de Saint Exupéry,
French poet, writer and aviator


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