Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:48 +0000
The NFL Network, ESPN and Bill Simmons’ The Ringer have suspended five on-air commentators and a senior executive after allegations of sexual harassment by a former co-worker. The former football players, including Hall of Fame running back Marshall Fa...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:36 +0000
Uber Technologies Inc. directors were accused of failing to properly review the ride-sharing company’s $680 million acquisition of a self-driving technology firm that wound up being accused of stealing trade secrets from a unit of Alphabet Inc. Uber’s ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:08 +0000
One guest at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle opened his door naked and urged housekeeper Ely Dar to come in. Another offered her money in exchange for a massage. A guest once told her she was beautiful, then grabbed …
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:51:07 +0000
Starr Companies have formed an agreement with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) to offer its members insurance coverage for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. Coverage includes personal injury up to $250,0...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:48:44 +0000
Three fraternities at a University of North Carolina campus have been suspended for hazing and other infractions. The Charlotte Observer reports that the UNC Charlotte’s Office of Student Conduct says Delta Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Sigma Kappa have …
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:41:31 +0000
Prime Risk Partners announced that Robert C. Smith has joined the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Smith’s career has focused on agency operations consulting and mergers and acquisitions. As a senior consultant and share...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:15:20 +0000
A Tennessee company has filed a lawsuit against The Greenbrier Hotel Corporation in West Virginia and two affiliated companies, citing The Greenbrier resort’s failure to pay out on damaged rental equipment. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Sunday t...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:01:27 +0000
A Florida college professor fired after publicly saying the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut was a hoax has lost a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully terminated. Local news outlets report that a federal jury on Monday sided with Florida …
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:42:09 +0000
San Diego, Calif.-based Cavignac & Associates has named Linda Lopez account administrator of its employee benefits department. Lopez will assist the employee benefits department account manager with the daily service activities for client benefit offer...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:54:41 +0000
The unregulated compound found in more than 80 drinking water wells near a chemical company’s manufacturing facility in North Carolina has been found in a food product for the first time. Tests found honey collected by a farmer about 2 …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:46:22 +0000
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) announced that Executive Director Kim Bailey has resigned and Administrative Law Judge Patricia Sommer has been appointed to lead the agency in the interim. Bailey will be leaving her position to acce...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:38:30 +0000
Austin, Texas-based Capson Physicians Insurance Co. announced it is providing in-house attorneys, rather than adjusters, to help facilitate claims for insureds. According to Capson Physicians Insurance President and Founder Maury Magids, when a medical...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:31:40 +0000
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating “a-” of Des Moines, Iowa-based Petroleum Marketers Management Insurance Co. (PMMIC). The ratings...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:29:33 +0000
A central Illinois jury has awarded $5.2 million to a nurse who claims she was fired from a nursing home after reporting alleged abuse. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports Katrina Wesemann worked as a licensed practical nurse at a Dwight facility …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:29:02 +0000
Pioneer Underwriters has appointed Kellie Reese as an underwriter in its recently launched E&S Property operation. She will report to Dave Phillips, based in Alpharetta, Ga. Reese has almost 30 years of experience as a property underwriter. Latterly wi...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:26:38 +0000
Authorities say one person is dead after a pressurized tank apparently exploded at a commercial building on Detroit’s east side. Detroit police Capt. Mark Thornton says two people were at the building Monday night when one of them left to …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:24:16 +0000
The Houston Chronicle reports that several school districts, cities and other government agencies are still waiting for a Texas insurer to pay nearly $60 million in claims from Hurricane Ike, adding to more insurance worries in the wake of Hurricane …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:06:29 +0000
Most of the area within the massive Thomas fire in Southern California is at high or extreme wildfire risk, according to a Verisk report on Wednesday. The fire encompasses more than 230,500 acres, and while containment on the wildfires in …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:04:37 +0000
The aging U.S. population will create unprecedented demand for the senior living industry for decades to come and that opens the door for agents and brokers to grow their business in this sector. But understanding the changing landscape in the …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:18:32 +0000
The Hartford has announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led small commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for personal lines. She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring after a 30-year career with The Hartford. ...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:05:17 +0000
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory confirmed a series of small earthquakes rattling north Reno, Nev. Some 32 small earthquakes were reported being felt since Nov. 28. The largest detected had a magnitude of 1.9. Officials say there is a slight increase …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:55:52 +0000
Colorado’s largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs, a step that comes more than a year after voters approved a bring-your-own pot measure. Dan Rowland, a spokesman …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:51:20 +0000
After achieving increased containment on one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials warned that communities remain at risk and the threat could increase as unpredictable winds whip up again. Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to S...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:29:48 +0000
Ever wondered what your shopping habits say about your driving? Britain’s big supermarkets have. The two biggest, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, are offering discounts on financial products such as car insurance based on the predictability of people’s shopping...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:13:36 +0000
Bretton Woods International (BWI), the specialist insurance broker and managing general agent, has received a license to operate in the UK as an independent broker and, at the same time, is now registered as a Lloyd’s broker. London-based BWI was …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:25:23 +0000
Plum Underwriting, the specialist home insurance managing general agent in the UK market, has opened an underwriting and service center as part of its strategy to support continued growth. The center, located in Basildon, England, brings together under...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:04:13 +0000
Of the 14 property/casualty impairments identified for 2016, 11 were members of the Tower Group, with the remaining three composed of two medical professional liability risk retention groups and a commercial lines reinsurer, according to a new A.M. Bes...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:09:50 +0000
Alliant’s ongoing growth campaign in the Eastern U.S. is continuing with the addition of Senior Vice President Devin E. Blazier. The New Jersey-based industry veteran has joined the company’s Alliant Americas division with technical expertise in profes...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:06:16 +0000
Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo has announced the 10 appointees who will serve on the newly formed Department of Financial Services (DFS) State Insurance Advisory Board. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to create the board e...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:03:26 +0000
Liberty Specialty Markets said it planned to redomicile its UK insurance company to Luxembourg, as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Below are insurers’ plans for EU subsidiaries (in alphabetical order) in case Britain does not …