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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:46:06 +0000
Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, on Dec. 13 announced the formation of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws. The ca...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:34:40 +0000
A Missouri demolition company has been cited by federal safety regulators for failing to provide fall protection after two employees suffered fatal injuries at a demolition site in St. Louis. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Healt...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:28:19 +0000
AM Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of Texas Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. and Farm Bureau …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:23:39 +0000
Records show a former western Indiana police officer who appealed his firing has accepted $50,000 to settle a 2015 federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination. The Tribune-Star reports Jonathan Stevens signed an agreement in January 2017 to resolve ...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:21:12 +0000
Payments made by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for insured losses from flooding in central Texas in mid-October have exceeded $22 million and could exceed $30 million when all claims have been filed and paid, the Insurance Council of …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:20:20 +0000
A commission convened by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to focus on rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey issued a report on Dec. 13 saying the state should take a series of steps to prepare for the next big storm, including improving local …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:26:01 +0000
For workers injured at work, the amount of compensation they receive depends on which edition of the medical guidelines on evaluating impairments is used. The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is used i...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:48:25 +0000
State and federal authorities estimate that it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris from 19,000 homes and businesses destroyed by three California wildfires last month. The disaster relief officials said the cleanup costs will far surpass the …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:43:12 +0000
More than 100 homes and buildings in the Anchorage area have been found unsafe to enter because of damage caused by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake, according to city data. At least another 182 buildings received some kind of damage from …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:39:47 +0000
The number of new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions against public companies and subsidiaries jumped substantially in the second half of fiscal year 2018. According to a report by the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:33:57 +0000
California regulators have decided they need to step in and help determine when power blackouts are appropriate to prevent wildfires after a series of deadly blazes linked to electrical equipment. Utilities PG&E Corp., Edison International and Sempra E...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:03:47 +0000
AXIS Capital Holdings won an outlook upgrade from Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings as well as an affirmation of its other ratings, thanks to growing confidence in its various strategic initiatives. Standard & Poor’s revised its AXIS outlook to stable …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:55:57 +0000
The Connecticut Insurance Department is one of nine state insurance regulators participating in a pilot program to test a web-based platform that uses machine learning. The pilot states are partnering with RiskGenius, a Kansas-based tech company that h...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:47:07 +0000
Natural gas companies in Massachusetts are compromising safety by increasingly turning to outside contractors for pipeline work while cutting back on staff that would oversee these projects, state lawmakers said Tuesday at a hearing following September...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:36:16 +0000
A Schenectady, N.Y., contractor has been convicted of first-degree murder in a scheme to kill a man for life insurance money. A jury convicted 54-year-old Tarchand Lall on Wednesday for hiring hit men from Delaware to kill Charles Dembrosky, who …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:33:28 +0000
AnaCap Financial Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to sell French insurance broker AssurOne Group to Societe Centrale Prevoir SA, an asset management firm based in Paris. AOG specialises in online distribution and management of personal insur...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:26:55 +0000
Sen. Chuck Schumer says the sweeping farm bill approved by Congress will help New York dairy farmers. The Senate’s Democratic leader says the bill invests $100 million in the federal dairy insurance program to help make it work better for …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:48:05 +0000
China accused some of the richest nations in the world of “backsliding” on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020. The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:00:00 +0000
AXIS Insurance announced the hiring of Andrew Maher as senior cyber underwriter. Maher joins AXIS from Markel in London, where he spent two years as a senior cyber underwriter. He began his career at Beazley, where he held several underwriting …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:00:59 +0000
Insurance agents and brokers who market themselves as experts in cannabis or cyber could wind up regretting that positioning. Because both are relatively new exposures subject to changing regulations and coverages, producers marketing themselves as exp...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:00:48 +0000
Lego A/S wants to make sure any plastic toy figurine unwrapped in an American home during the holidays isn’t what the toymaker calls a copycat of its own products. The Danish toymaker is asking a federal judge in Connecticut to …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:00:37 +0000
Grupo Aeromexico SAB is investigating whether a drone slammed into a Boeing Co. 737 jetliner as the aircraft approached its destination in Tijuana, Mexico, on the U.S. border. Images on local media showed considerable damage to the nose of the …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:00:28 +0000
Flying cars, long a staple of science fiction, may be landing in the real world sooner than you think. Sleek vehicles floating above their more chaotic, terrestrial siblings are common trope in stories of a more technologically advanced future that …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:47:27 +0000
A judge has rejected a deputy’s claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parent of a victim, Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:35:45 +0000
An earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee early Wednesday could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The light earthquake occurred about 4:15 a.m., and was centered about 7 miles (about 10 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. …
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:34:50 +0000
United Benefit Advisors (UBA), a nationwide independent employee benefits advisory organization, has added Athens Insurance Agency as one of its partner agencies. Athens Insurance Agency provides affordable personal, commercial, and employee benefits c...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:23:29 +0000
Protective Insurance Co. and 5Star Specialty Programs have expanded their partnership in the public auto market, making 5Star Protective’s sole distribution source for its commercial auto insurance offering in the public auto (charter/school bus and li...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:04:52 +0000
A federal jury is again siding with neighbors who complained that a Smithfield Foods industrial-scale hog operation in North Carolina was such a nuisance it damaged how they lived their lives. The jury on Wednesday said eight neighbors should be …
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:45:40 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is asking residential insurers to pay at least 75 percent and up to 100 percent of personal property or contents coverage in the event of a total loss without requiring policyholders to provide detailed pers...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:00:57 +0000
Slice Labs Inc. said it is now making its Insurance Cloud Services (ICS) available in the United Kingdom and across the European Union. The ICS allows subscribing insurers to Iaunch on-demand insurance products customised to locale, language and demogr...