Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:34:47 +0000
The Arbella Insurance Group, a Quincy, Mass.-headquartered regional property and casualty insurance company, has promoted Ellen Mann to assistant vice president of human resources. Reporting to Gayle O’Connell, executive vice president, Mann will overs...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:24:06 +0000
Delaware Governor John Carney last week signed into law House Substitute 1 for House Bill 180, legislation that provides the first updates in Delaware law to address advances in cyber threats in more than a decade. The legislation requires additional …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:21:59 +0000
Chubb announced that Johannes Gschossmann has been appointed as head of Financial Lines in Singapore. He joined the company on July 12 and reports to Liam Burrell, division head of Property & Casualty (P&C). Gschossmann brings with him more than …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:37:32 +0000
One of the biggest commercial threats to Taser International’s signature weapon could come from a lawsuit the company won. Across the United States, wrongful death lawsuits involving Tasers have created a body of case law restricting the use of a …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:06:09 +0000
NexAssure Group is set to open a specialist managing general agent, NexAssure Agency (UK) Ltd. in London and has appointed a senior underwriter Mark Angel as head of Specialty to lead the company’s expansion into Europe and Middle East. Angel …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:04:19 +0000
President Donald Trump’s emergency management director said he’s pushing for an overhaul of disaster relief so that states, cities and homeowners bear more of the costs, and less of the risk falls on the federal government. Brock Long, who was …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:46:08 +0000
A law firm threatened on Wednesday to file a class action suit against Commonwealth Bank of Australia for allegedly failing to disclose that it was facing money-laundering charges, in the latest headache for Australia’s biggest listed company. Without ...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:03:58 +0000
Severe Typhoon Hato made landfall in China after it lashed Hong Kong with heavy winds and rain, forcing the city to issue the highest storm warning and its stock exchange to cancel trading for the day. The Hong Kong Observatory …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:36:52 +0000
County officials in Mississippi say a toxic cloud of chlorine was released when a stolen car crashed into a utility station and killed two passengers. WLOX-TV reports Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson says the BMW convertible was stolen roughly one …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:19:03 +0000
Officials in Kentucky’s largest city have filed suit in federal court against opioid distributors, accusing them of contributing to the drug epidemic in the state. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the lawsuit Monday, saying that Cardinal Health,...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:07:35 +0000
A fire official says seven people have were sent to the hospital after a suspected gas leak at a West Virginia restaurant. Media outlets report the incident happened Monday at a Buffalo Wild Wings outside the Huntington Mall. Barboursville Fire …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:16 +0000
Yahoo Inc. owes a prize promoter $5.5 million for backing out of a contract to pay $1 billion for predicting every winner in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and entering a similar contract with Quicken Loans Inc. and Warren …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:13 +0000
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board will vote at a Sept. 12 hearing on the probable cause of a May 2016 crash that killed a man using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan, the agency said …
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:01 +0000
A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation, upending the company’s hopes that the cases were only gaining traction in Missouri, legal experts said. The …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:42:07 +0000
The city of Lewiston has decided to pay medical bills for children from two families who suffered chemical burns at a park. The children were burned after city employees left a toxic paint stripper applied to graffiti near Pioneer Park’s …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:36:43 +0000
A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:21:03 +0000
The owner of multiple property/casualty insurance operations in northern Illinois has been indicted once again, this time on charges that he defrauded more than 100 clients. Todd J. Fendler, of Rockford, Ill., previously had been charged in federal cou...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:54:35 +0000
The Connecticut Supreme Court in August supported a jury’s decision to award $41.7 million in damages to a student permanently disabled by a tick bite while on a school field trip in China, stating that schools in Connecticut are obligated …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:44:24 +0000
Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system seems to have benefited from reforms that were initiated in 2013, at least in terms of premium costs for businesses. By the end of 2016, employers in Oklahoma had seen a 30 percent reduction in workers’ …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:36:20 +0000
The renters insurance market has been a hard nut to crack for the industry, but an insurance carrier and online rental service platform hope their partnership may be the secret to breaking through. Cozy, an online property management site for …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:34:32 +0000
Crop Pro Insurance, a Johnston, Iowa-based managing general agent (MGA) specializing in crop insurance, announced that Joe Young, a co-founder of Crop Pro Insurance, has signed on to serve as the new company’s president. Young brings 29 years of insura...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:29:01 +0000
Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance has introduced a new 36-month commercial insurance package policy, aimed at helping select businesses spend less time renewing their insurance each year and more time on what matters most — running and growing th...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:23:43 +0000
Kevin Balke turned his SUV southeastward, checked his instruments and confirmed he was ready. Nearly a mile of concrete stood before him with plenty of room to run, but he wouldn’t need all of it to prove his point — …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:43:06 +0000
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has named Gary Mann North America head of errors and omissions. He is based in San Francisco, Calif. He reports to Paul Schiavone, North America regional head of financial lines. Mann was previously deputy regional …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:14:56 +0000
“Old, fat and ugly” is what Yevgeniya Magurina jokingly calls a group of flight attendants for Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot who she claims have been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive. …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:33 +0000
A group of scientists say the state of Hawaii could lose $19 billion worth of land and structures, and millions more in infrastructure by 2100 because of rising sea levels. West Hawaii Today reported an upcoming report from the scientists …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:08:42 +0000
A small earthquake hit the Cook Inlet region of Alaska near Anchorage, the state’s biggest city. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 2.8 earthquake struck at 9 a.m. Sunday a spot about 13 miles southwest of Anchorage. The earthquake …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:54:10 +0000
Weather conditions have halped crews batttle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that has forced the evacuation of the tiny California community of Wawona. The blaze is now 3,820 acres and is now 17 percent contained. Singh said thunderstorms forecast …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:46:40 +0000
Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plow into pedestrians like last week’s attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. Concerns about cost, …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:32:57 +0000
In a first-of-its-kind review of court documents, police reports, other public records and news accounts, Reuters compiled the most comprehensive public accounting to date of deaths and litigation that followed police use of Tasers. In all, reporters d...