November 18, 2019

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:38:51 +0000
What happens behind the scenes when employees are accused of harassment? New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators – or third-parties who re...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:58:20 +0000
An Atlantic City, N.J., man was sentenced to 150 months in prison for selling more than 200 grams of crystal methamphetamine and for staging a fake robbery of a Union County, N.J., pawnshop for the purpose of perpetrating an insurance …
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:54:30 +0000
Another $180 million in state funds are going to help with disaster recovery following hurricanes Matthew, Florence and Dorian and to prepare for North Carolina’s next storm. The state House and Senate voted on Thursday for a negotiated package that …
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:47:35 +0000
Authorities say a huge fire has destroyed two large yachts in South Florida, sending flames skyward and leaving millions of dollars in losses. No injuries were reported in Saturday’s pre-dawn fire. Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan told ne...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:44:54 +0000
Car crashes in the first three states to legalize recreational marijuana have soared as law enforcement and regulators struggle to define driving high, let alone determine how to fight it. Colorado, Oregon, and Washington saw a combined 5.2% increase in …
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:38:23 +0000
Three people were convicted of manslaughter Friday in the 2015 East Village building explosion that killed two men. They also were found guilty in Manhattan state Supreme Court of assault charges for injuries to 13 people in the massive blast …
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:34:04 +0000
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced its captive and alternative risk transfer solutions subsidiary, Artex Risk Solutions Inc., has completed its purchase of Bermuda-based Horseshoe Insurance Services Holdings Ltd. Financial terms of the deal, which was...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:32:43 +0000
A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty to sending 12 letters demanding nearly $400,000 in compensation from restaurants and food companies after producing fake medical records saying she became seriously ill after eating their food. Forty-nine-year-o...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:23:02 +0000
Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine. The settlement requires Walmart to offer disabled workers a vacant position in u...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:14:41 +0000
Microsoft Corp. has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics principles, the company said on Friday. AnyVision, bas...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:02:02 +0000
Silicon Valley data analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc. has established a joint venture with Japanese insurance holding company Sompo Holdings Inc. that will initially focus on health and cybersecurity clients, Palantir said. The joint venture...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:00:33 +0000
An increase in M&A activity in today’s challenging economic environment is driving significant growth in demand for M&A insurance products, according to a report published by Aon. Aon’s report finds that following a decline in M&A activity after the 20...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:27:18 +0000
Chronic smokers who switched from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarette vapes in a large randomized control trial saw a significant improvement in markers of heart health after just a month, researchers said on Friday. In study results likely to be closely …
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:47:10 +0000
Aviva Plc, the U.K. insurer that’s overhauling some businesses as part of its chief executive officer’s turnaround plan, is to retain its Chinese joint venture as well as assets in its biggest market, Singapore. The firm will continue to explore …
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:00:56 +0000
The estate of Jeffrey Epstein wants to set up a fund using the late financier’s fortune to compensate women willing to forgo a spate of lawsuits seeking damages for sexual abuse, according to a court document filed on Thursday. In …
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:00:18 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Google’s bid to escape Oracle Corp.’s multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing Google of infringing software copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones. Google...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:42:47 +0000
On June 28, 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 301 into law and, in doing so, loosened regulatory restrictions and allowed insurers and their agents to utilize innovative technologies to reduce perils to insureds and the costs to …
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:33:52 +0000
The Hanover Insurance Group has launched Hanover Financial Institutions Advantage, a new offering that provides small to mid-sized asset managers and depository institutions with coordinated property, casualty, management and professional liability cov...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:21:49 +0000
An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572 million. The decision by Cleveland County District …
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:14:18 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has proposed taking back some of the spectrum long promised to automakers and re-allocating it to other wireless uses, according to people familiar with the matter. It’s a potentially significant development i...
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:35:01 +0000
Texas’ property insurer of last resort for wind and hail in counties along the Gulf Coast is finding itself once again between a rock and a hard place — or perhaps more appropriately, between a hurricane and a tornado — …
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:17:29 +0000
Venice suffered its second exceptionally high tide in a week, with waters rising 154 centimeters (61 inches) above their benchmark late morning Friday, the Ansa news agency reported. The historic city is still reeling from the 187-centimeter tide it re...
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:42:10 +0000
The state of Michigan is opening the door to the sale of marijuana for recreational use starting in December, which is earlier than expected. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued an advisory bulletin on Nov. 13. It says businesses that are …
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:27:49 +0000
A Tulsa, Oklahoma, man was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to repay nearly $370,000 after being found guilty of stealing from his employer. Ernest Everette Howard, 49, of Tulsa, must $368,329.61 in restitution, according to the U.S. …
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:25:31 +0000
Daimler has taken a “reality check” on self-driving “robotaxis,” acknowledging that making them safe is proving harder than first thought amid questions over their future earnings potential. Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius told journalists on Thursday D...
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:11:29 +0000
A six-week public consultation launched [in London] on Friday will help set global standards to improve mining safety, aiming to prevent any repeat of the Vale tailings dam disaster in Brazil that killed 300 people in January. Tailings dams are …
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:09:50 +0000
Officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old man, who died in 2011 after lying naked in a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, jail cell for five days with a broken neck. Documents filed in federal court …
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:07:26 +0000
Jennifer Mier, executive vice president with AmWINS Group in Dallas, has been elected president of the Texas Surplus Lines Association. Other officers elected at the group’s 64th Annual Meeting on Nov. 11 in Austin are: Vice President Amicia Hine, exec...
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:00:38 +0000
Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head – in a beer. And an outcry is brewing. Steve Doty, owner of Shady Oak brewery in Santa Rosa, announced a new …
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:51:43 +0000
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) and Allianz Deutschland AG announced leadership changes that will take effect from Dec. 1, 2019, subject to regulatory approval. Joachim Müller, currently CEO of Allianz Versicherungs-AG (the property & c...

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