Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:13:33 +0000
Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a large coronavirus outbreak that sickened its workforce — a $957 fine for a minor record-keeping violation. The outbreak at the Iowa Premium Beef Plant in Tama in …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 20:20:33 +0000
A class action lawsuit has been filed against several scooter rental companies, including Uber and Segway, because the scooters don’t have turn signals and the makers don’t warn consumers about that danger. The suit was filed on Thursday on behalf …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:56:29 +0000
Carole Baskin, who became a pop culture sensation due to Netflix’s docuseries “Tiger King,” is being sued for defamation by a former assistant. As part of the lawsuit, the daughters of Baskin’s former husband are seeking more information about what …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:35:35 +0000
A California businessman with ties to an Ohio-based insurance agency who is said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme on Sept. 21 …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:28:16 +0000
A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:27:00 +0000
A dump truck struck the base of a sign on a Cleveland, Ohio, highway during the morning commute on Sept. 24, causing the sign to fall on a passing pickup truck and kill one person in the pickup, authorities said, …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:26:27 +0000
A divided Michigan House voted on Sept. 23 to shield health providers and businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits filed by patients, employees or customers, advancing bills that majority Republicans said would give businesses more comfort to reope...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:22:17 +0000
A Texas-based provider of software services to local governments and schools across the United States, Tyler Technologies, told customers on Sept. 23 that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems. It could not immedia...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:13:14 +0000
A criminal case against the U.S. arm of a French chemical maker accused of releasing pollution that injured 21 people resumed on Sept. 24 under a cloud as a judge ruled out a motion to dismiss the case. Prosecutors unintentionally …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:09:52 +0000
A Lake Charles, Louisiana, insurance producer has been issued a cease and desist order and had her license suspended amid an investigation into misappropriation of insurance premiums and the issuing of false insurance certificates to customers. The Lou...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:11:55 +0000
California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation’s most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:52:43 +0000
Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage. Wineries in California, Oregon and Washington have survived severe wildfires …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:12:56 +0000
New York again heads the rankings of the world’s leading global financial centres. The Global Financial Centres Index 28, launched by London think tank Z/Yen Group in partnership with the China Development Institute (CDI), shows London improved its per...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:07:53 +0000
New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro has announced the arrest of a capital region area drywall installer who allegedly failed to provide legally required workers’ compensation insurance to his employees. Dennis R. Hammonds, 40, owner a...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:03:33 +0000
Boston Insurance Brokerage LLC (BIB) has appointed Keith Driscoll as CEO. Driscoll has been a member of the BIB team since 2013, beginning as vice president of the Workers’ Compensation Division before being promoted to executive vice president and chi...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:51:59 +0000
Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors LLC, a Boston, Mass.-based subsidiary of Brown & Brown Insurance and a non-medical employee benefits consulting firm, has announced Chris Judd as the company’s new CEO and Ken Vaughan as the company’s new president, ...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:26:35 +0000
The Travelers Companies said it has started using artificial intelligence to offer business customers virtual and onsite ergonomic assessments. Travelers claims to be the first insurance carrier to provide the service. According to the insurer, the new...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:29:29 +0000
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a new crash test dummy. Known as the Q3s, the new crash test dummy represents a 3-year-old child and is the first child side impact dummy in federal regulations. Q3 was specifically designed …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:19:13 +0000
Swiss Re announced further streamlining of the legal entity structure of the group. Following the announcement on June 19, 2020 that the Life Capital Business Unit will be disbanded, Swiss Re also intends to reorganize the legal entity structure of …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:03:23 +0000
The Class of 2020 already has a new member, but it’s not a true startup, the chair of the company said recently. Speaking at the KBW Insurance Conference in early September, Sid Sankaran, chair of Third Point Re, was referring …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:02:24 +0000
The latest group of reinsurers to emerge in the Bermuda market is starting to look different. Even the name that once described the cohort has changed in the past five years. And at least one member of the group of …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:25:36 +0000
Officials in the northwest Alabama city of Guin have dropped a lawsuit against chemical giant 3M that alleged chemicals from its manufacturing plant had entered a creek that supplies drinking water to the community. The Guin Water works & Sewer …
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:00:55 +0000
Lockton Cos. has named Danielle Huston a senior vice president. Huston will support the growth of Lockton’s Washington office and oversee the introduction of benefits consulting services to the local market. She was previously with Propel Insurance. Lo...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:00:52 +0000
California-based insurance broker Alliant is again being sued over an alleged poaching scam, this time by rival Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Gallagher claims Alliant, with assistance and capital from its private equity partner Stone Point Capital, has eng...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:00:50 +0000
Lloyd’s of London Chief Executive John Neal said on Thursday he expected a London judgment, which ordered some insurers to compensate struggling businesses for losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, to be appealed. London judges ruled that some of the wo...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:00:31 +0000
A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned a judge’s approval of a novel plan by lawyers representing cities and counties suing drug companies over the U.S. opioid crisis that would bring every community nationally into their settlement talks. The ...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:00:25 +0000
Brazilian state-owned lender Caixa Economica Federal said on Thursday that it had indefinitely postponed plans for an initial public offering of its insurance unit Caixa Seguridade, the second time this year the high-profile deal has been put off. Caix...
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 04:46:22 +0000
Arch Insurance has formed an underwriting partnership with ProHost USA, a Minneapolis-based insurance program administrator providing specialty packages to the restaurant industry. ProHost USA is part of Distinguished Programs, a national program admin...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:00:56 +0000
A report on the current state of climate risk disclosures among the largest companies in China and the United States found that Chinese companies lag significantly behind their global peers in the S&P 500 in climate risk disclosures and need …
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:21:13 +0000
U.S. environmental policies will drive long-term demand for renewable energy, Moody’s Investors Service said in a new report. The report depicts a “a credit positive for renewable energy developers” in the U.S. despite a downturn in demand for electric...