Fri, 22 May 2020 16:55:05 +0000
Gov. Roy Cooper is letting North Carolina restaurants, barber shops and salons welcome patrons inside starting this holiday weekend, reporting on Wednesday that the state’s COVID-19 trends remain largely stable. But bars, gyms and other indoor entertai...
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:49:20 +0000
Federal prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against a chemical company that for years discharged compounds with health risks that aren’t fully understood into a North Carolina river, the company disclosed. The U.S. Attorney’s Office an...
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:41:11 +0000
A Michigan-based health system and its insurer don’t have to cover the costs of an Ohio doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 hospital patients, a federal judge ruled. William Husel is accused of ordering excessive painkillers …
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:39:34 +0000
Rocks crushed two workers to death in a trench collapse at the site of town homes under construction in Mississippi. The workers were in the trench laying pipe for sewer lines when it collapsed Tuesday morning, Starkville Fire Chief Charles …
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:28:08 +0000
State lawmakers are poised to greatly expand Louisiana’s medical marijuana to make more people eligible for the treatment, under a bill that continued on May 20 to speed toward final passage. The proposal from Rep. Larry Bagley, the Republican chairman …
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:27:31 +0000
Texas-based farm mutual insurance company, Germania Insurance, is extending its Reduced Driving Payback through June, raising its total reimbursement to policyholders to nearly $9 million in credits. Germania announced its Reduced Driving Payback progr...
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:26:29 +0000
The North Dakota Republican Party is questioning the eligibility of the Democratic candidate for state insurance commissioner, alleging she hasn’t lived in the state long enough to run for statewide office. In a letter to the Secretary of State’s offic...
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:25:14 +0000
Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little enforcement muscle behind them, fueling anxiety that working conditions could put employees’ lives at risk. Exten...
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:22:02 +0000
Dallas-based independent insurance agency, Sleeper Sewell Insurance, has joined Insurors Group LLC, an alliance of independent insurance agents in Texas. Sleeper Sewell Insurance was originally founded as Dwight Sleeper & Company in 1962 by Dwight W. S...
Fri, 22 May 2020 15:28:14 +0000
A Paris commercial court ruled that insurer AXA must pay a restaurant owner two months’ worth of coronavirus-related revenue losses, the restaurateur’s lawyer said on Friday, possibly opening the door to a wave of similar litigation. AXA said it would …
Fri, 22 May 2020 14:51:25 +0000
Coalition, the cyber insurance and security managing general agent, announced it is offering its products and services to Canada-based businesses. The San Francisco-based company described the offering as proactive cyber-security products and services ...
Fri, 22 May 2020 14:17:57 +0000
The number of COVID-19 cases globally over the next four weeks may reach 50 million total cases, with 644,000 estimated deaths, according to estimates provided by Verisk’s catastrophe modeling unit, AIR Worldwide, on May 20. As of May 19, 2020, …
Fri, 22 May 2020 14:13:26 +0000
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.0 shook a remote area of western Nevada Wednesday morning where a stronger temblor occurred last week, The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. Nye County sheriff’s Capt. David Boruchowitz said there were no immedi...
Fri, 22 May 2020 14:10:03 +0000
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said a northern New Mexico hospital will pay $98,000 to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the agency. The case against Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe was ...
Fri, 22 May 2020 14:08:16 +0000
The Central Pacific basin including Hawaii should expect to see between two and six tropical storms or hurricanes this year, federal forecasters said this week. The annual National Weather Service prediction came as wary Hawaii residents begin to emerg...
Fri, 22 May 2020 14:07:30 +0000
Fire-risk scores now used by insurance underwriters can sometimes can make it challenging for homeowners to find coverage. Zesty.ai, a California insurtech start-up, is among a handful of firms working to fine-tune fire-risk scores so that some homeown...
Fri, 22 May 2020 14:00:02 +0000
Key segments of the property/casualty insurance industry, which is facing mounting claims for business interruption losses from the pandemic, have thrown their lobbying weight behind a proposed federal program to replace revenues lost by businesses shu...
Fri, 22 May 2020 13:32:26 +0000
Maryland property and casualty insurance consumers will receive more than $250 million in premium relief during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, according to a Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) press release. As of May 14, property and casualty i...
Fri, 22 May 2020 13:23:57 +0000
The Australian government is tightening regulatory scrutiny of wealthy litigation funders, clamping down on the industry following a surge in costly class action lawsuits. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Friday that litigation funders will be require...
Fri, 22 May 2020 13:20:02 +0000
Everyone’s favorite hand sanitizer may have to stand trial for claiming it can stop you from getting sick. A trio of lawsuits has hit Purell’s maker, Gojo Industries Inc., since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public …
Fri, 22 May 2020 13:05:03 +0000
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Delaware law firm filed by a paralegal who claims he was targeted for retaliation after being injured while playing on the law firm’s softball team and filing a workers’ compensation claim. The …
Fri, 22 May 2020 13:03:23 +0000
A Pakistan International Airlines Corp. flight with 99 people on board crashed into a residential neighborhood of Karachi after the pilots reported losing power from both engines as the plane approached for landing. So far 80 deaths have been confirmed, …
Fri, 22 May 2020 12:56:44 +0000
Zurich North America is expanding its professional apprenticeship program from its Chicagoland headquarters to its downtown New York City office this fall, with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) as the education provider. Zurich is a pr...
Fri, 22 May 2020 07:40:56 +0000
Rick Leonard, former director of Sales and executive vice president with SUNZ Insurance Solutions, has been appointed president of the company. Leonard has been with SUNZ, a national provider of workers’ compensation insurance, for nearly 10 years and ...
Fri, 22 May 2020 07:06:16 +0000
Brazilian reinsurer IRB Brasil Resseguros SA is in advanced negotiations to buy rivals’ portfolios in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America as foreign competitors scale back in the region, two sources close to the company told Reuters. Any such acquisi...
Fri, 22 May 2020 05:44:36 +0000
Menard Inc., which operates over 300 Menards home improvement stores in 14 states, has been sued by federal authorities on charges that it failed to act on multiple complaints of sexual harassment by an assistant manager at its facility in …
Fri, 22 May 2020 05:00:50 +0000
LP Insurance Services LLC has named Chad Layne to the southern Nevada employee benefits sales team. Layne has been a benefits insurance broker for more than 25 years. Most recently he was president of Layne Insurance Services. He began his …
Fri, 22 May 2020 05:00:25 +0000
Shares of SelectQuote Inc. jumped more than 40% in their stock market debut on Thursday, giving the insurance policy comparison website a market valuation of over $4 billion. The company’s stellar offering is the latest sign of thawing in the …
Fri, 22 May 2020 05:00:08 +0000
A federal court has received notice that 101 lawsuits have been filed as of Wednesday seeking coverage from insurers for business interruption losses caused by COVID-19. Plaintiffs attorneys say they expect the number to rise into the thousands. “Ultim...
Fri, 22 May 2020 05:00:04 +0000
Woodruff Sawyer has added Paul Glover to the San Francisco, Calif., office as a producer and account executive in the firm’s real estate practice. He has been bringing serving clients in the real estate and manufacturing industries for more than …