Tue, 18 May 2021 16:40:36 +0000
San Francisco-based insurance brokerage firm G2 Insurance Services LLC has acquired the assets of Schroeder Group, Inc., an independent insurance brokerage firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more than 30 years, Schroeder Group has specialized in equ...
Tue, 18 May 2021 16:37:50 +0000
A Waco, Texas-based bath and shower manufacturer has been cited for 19 workplace safety violations and fined $558,821 by federal workplace safety officials. An inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration r...
Tue, 18 May 2021 16:33:12 +0000
State offices in the Louisiana parishes of Ascension, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge and Iberville were ordered closed Tuesday, May 18, due to extreme flooding, the governor’s office reported. A day earlier, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emerg...
Tue, 18 May 2021 14:49:38 +0000
The Southern California city of Fullerton has agreed to pay $350,000 and take back its accusations of criminal computer hacking to settle a lawsuit against two local bloggers, a newspaper reported. The agreement was approved by the City Council last …
Tue, 18 May 2021 14:40:56 +0000
A California regulator said on Monday it is reviewing whether Tesla Inc. violated regulations by falsely promoting its advanced driver-assistance systems as being “full self-driving.” Tesla’s driver assistant features, which it describes as “Autopilot”...
Tue, 18 May 2021 14:27:39 +0000
Lockton Hires Haraden as President of Boston Operations Lockton has hired Patrick J. Haraden as president of its Boston, Massachusetts, operations. In his new role, Haraden will lead a team of property/casualty insurance and employee benefits experts w...
Tue, 18 May 2021 13:46:07 +0000
A forest fire that has consumed roughly 900 acres in southern New Jersey continued to burn Monday, though no injuries have been reported. The fire was spotted around 4 p.m. Sunday in the Bass River State Forest in Little Egg …
Tue, 18 May 2021 13:32:47 +0000
A senior American labor union leader will tell U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday that the government should require human operators in all self-driving passenger services to take over in the event of an emergency. Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Tr...
Tue, 18 May 2021 13:30:35 +0000
Information on an impending settlement in a class-action lawsuit over lead poisoning in New Haven, Connecticut, children is expected to be released Monday. The New Haven Register reports the parties are scheduled to give details on a settlement in the …
Tue, 18 May 2021 12:42:30 +0000
Digital pay-per-mile auto insurer Metromile has hired a Capital One marketing veteran to help shepherd national growth. Troy Dye, who was with the credit card giant for 20 years, will have the title of senior vice president, Growth, once he …
Tue, 18 May 2021 12:00:35 +0000
Here is what AM Best, Fitch Ratings and CyberCube think about the recent ransomware attack that shut down Colonial Pipeline: AM Best: Spotlight on Cyber Insurance The ransomware attack on one of the largest pipelines in the United States highlights …
Tue, 18 May 2021 08:52:45 +0000
A cyclone barreling through India’s west coast sank a barge hired by state-run explorer Oil & Natural Gas Corp. prompting a massive operation to rescue 96 people missing from the vessel. “Long-range maritime surveillance aircraft were assisting the res...
Tue, 18 May 2021 08:37:16 +0000
The warming Arctic tundra will make it harder for the world to curb climate change, as thawing permafrost and wildfires release greenhouse gases that are not fully accounted for in global emissions agreements, a study said on Monday. As temperatures …
Tue, 18 May 2021 08:24:56 +0000
Asta, the third-party managing agent at Lloyd’s, announced it has received “in principle” approval from the Lloyd’s Council for the transition of the Medical Protection Society’s (MPS) Special Purpose Arrangement (SPA) 1892 to a full syndicate, effecti...
Tue, 18 May 2021 08:09:17 +0000
HX, the data, digital and analytics division of Howden Group Holdings, announced it has established HX Asia, which enables it to deploy its data, analytics and technology capabilities directly to clients and carriers in the Asian market. HX Asia will …
Tue, 18 May 2021 07:25:45 +0000
A federal judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit a fitness gym filed against a Mississippi city claiming the city violated business owners’ rights when it forced non-essential businesses to close to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Republican Gov. Ta...
Tue, 18 May 2021 07:22:44 +0000
CFC has enhanced its transaction liability services with the launch of a product designed to support North American buyers purchasing a UK or European target business. CFC said its transatlantic suite of transaction liability insurance products bridges...
Tue, 18 May 2021 06:06:40 +0000
Denis Kessler, SCOR’s chairman and chief executive officer, has decided to step down, for personal reasons, from his role as CEO at the end of his current term of office, which will expire at the reinsurer’s general meeting on June …
Tue, 18 May 2021 05:15:09 +0000
Nearly 800 residents of French Island plan to sue the city of La Crosse, Wisconsin, stemming from contamination of private drinking water wells from chemicals known as PFAS, a move that could expose the city to up to more than …
Tue, 18 May 2021 05:12:32 +0000
The North Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a new civil trial for a driver who caused a Bismarck expressway crash that killed two women, injured a third and produced a jury award of more than $1 billion in damages. The …
Tue, 18 May 2021 05:00:40 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away Uber’s bid to avoid a lawsuit over whether drivers for the ride-hailing company’s limousine platform UberBLACK are employees and not independent contractors as the company claims. The justices left in place a …
Tue, 18 May 2021 05:00:38 +0000
Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL’s $1 billion settlement of brain inju...
Tue, 18 May 2021 05:00:36 +0000
Midwestern Insurance Alliance has named Robert Young to its wholesale division as vice president of business development. Young will be based out of San Diego, Calif. Young’s focus will be to help the team grow revenue by enhancing retail agent …
Tue, 18 May 2021 05:00:36 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of BP PLC, Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other energy companies contesting a lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore seeking monetary damages from them due …
Tue, 18 May 2021 04:35:18 +0000
The right to protest in America is a fundamental right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects both the “freedom of speech” and the “right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the …
Tue, 18 May 2021 04:08:39 +0000
Lockhart Named CFO of Florida-Based Security First Insurance Security First Insurance, a private homeowners insurer in Florida, has promoted David Lockhart to chief financial officer, effective June 1. Lockhart will report to the company’s President Me...
Tue, 18 May 2021 00:25:39 +0000
Thick black smoke billowed into the air on May 16 after a train derailed in northwest Iowa, prompting authorities to evacuate part of a small, nearby town. The fiery derailment happened early in the afternoon on the southwest edge of …
Mon, 17 May 2021 23:00:05 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said on Monday it has taken a $943 million stake in insurance brokerage Aon Plc and sold large portions of its investments in Chevron Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. The changes were disclosed in a regulatory …
Mon, 17 May 2021 22:28:03 +0000
InterWest Insurance Services LLC has opened a new office in Reno, Nev., and has acquired Aegis Insurance Markets in Truckee, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tony Commendatore, founder of AEGIS, will continue in his leadership role. InterWe...
Mon, 17 May 2021 16:49:10 +0000
A woman forced to the ground by two sheriff’s deputies in an arrest recorded by her son. Demonstrators tear-gassed and hit by rubber projectiles while protesting the death of George Floyd. A man stunned with a Taser as he tried …