May 8, 2021


Insurance adjuster didn’t turn off his audio before calling judge an ‘idiot’

Trials & Litigation

Insurance adjuster didn’t turn off his audio before calling judge an ‘idiot’

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A California judge was asking jurors to sit in socially distanced seats when an online voice could be heard on the courtroom speakers. Using the F-word, the person referred to the judge as an “idiot.”

“Well, I’m sorry you think I’m an idiot, but I really think you ought to mute your microphone before you say that,” replied Judge Roberta Hayashi of

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1 in 6 LI small businesses didn’t survive the pandemic

Some closed their doors.

Some survived, though just barely.

And some see better times just around the COVID-19 corner.

The road to a so-far elusive recovery has been a difficult one for Long Island’s downtown business owners — a preternaturally optimistic group accustomed to high overhead costs, onerous regulations and the daily challenges of managing staff and satisfying customers. In the year since the pandemic started, they’ve endured layoffs, furloughs and steep income losses.

Many no longer exist.

10,000 out of 60,000 Amount of small downtown businesses on Long Island that have closed in the past year, according to

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Greensill Didn’t Just Finance Bluestone’s Supply Chain

Blue vs. Green

I feel like I don’t yet entirely understand what went wrong at Greensill Capital. Greensill, the story goes, was a leader in the business of supply-chain finance, in which it would insert itself between buyers and sellers of products, paying the sellers a bit early

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I gave my employees a $15 minimum wage. It didn’t destroy my business.

  • Raising the wages of my employees helped our business and the local economy.
  • Millions of Americans are living in poverty while working full time.
  • Congress must raise the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour to ensure a swift economic recovery.
  • John Driscoll is the CEO of CareCentrix.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

We can afford to raise the minimum wage. As part of his administration’s bold COVID-19 relief package, President Joe Biden has promised to raise the federal minimum wage to $15

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