Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:18:25 +0000
It didn’t take long for attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan to deploy a new weapon in her six-year war with Uber Technologies Inc. over driver pay. Within hours of Uber thumbing its nose at a pending California labor law that could upend …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:59:03 +0000
The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/casualty insurance company, has announced Chris Listau, the company’s current president of insurance operations, will succeed Tom Van Berkel as president and CEO. Van Berkel will retire on Sept. ...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:49:33 +0000
As authorities try to answer why a cargo ship carrying 4,200 vehicles overturned on the Georgia coast, maritime experts say investigators will be looking for shifting cargo or other problems that upset the giant vessel’s balance enough to make it …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:36:59 +0000
The National Weather Service says a tornado ripped through a cemetery in southeastern Minnesota. The EF-1 tornado with winds of 95 mph struck Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona early Wednesday. The tornado toppled trees and damaged a building and headstones. ...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:28:17 +0000
When Louisiana voters go the polls this fall, in the race for insurance commissioner they’ll have a choice between Louisiana businessman and longtime insurance industry executive, Tim Temple, and current commissioner, Jim Donelon, who has held the post...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:26:27 +0000
Policyholders of Neenah, Wisconsin-based Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. have approved the company’s plan to convert its corporate structure to a mutual holding company. Policyholders voted Sept. 12 to approve the conversion. The plan received 87.1 perce...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:20:29 +0000
When the warning sounded shortly before midnight that a tornado could be approaching, the clock turned into a stopwatch for staff members working the night shift at a behavioral health center at a Sioux Falls hospital. “We had 10 minutes …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:18:03 +0000
No damage or injuries have been reported after an early Thursday morning earthquake struck near the border of Missouri and Arkansas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded early on Sept. 12 in the Buffalo National Riv...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:16:43 +0000
Harris County plans to hire additional environmental personnel to better respond to dangerous chemical plant and refinery fires like ones that occurred this year near the Houston Ship Channel. The Houston Chronicle reports county commissioners have app...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:06:54 +0000
The Coast Guard announced it has issued new safety recommendations in the wake of a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. The agency recommended limiting the unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and the use …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:03:33 +0000
A lawsuit over profits between the producers and stars of the show “Bones” and 21st Century Fox has been settled. The two sides in the long-running lawsuit over the hit Fox TV show filed documents saying the lawsuit was settled …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:58:32 +0000
A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers become, and enjoy the benefits of being, employees. The proposed class action ...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:54:49 +0000
A grand jury in Alaska this week indicted General Electric’s Baker Hughes, two of its subsidiaries and an employee, for 25 felony charges of assault relating to toxic chemical releases at a construction site, according to authorities. The indictment ch...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:51:41 +0000
ower producer PG&E Corp. said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement agreement with entities representing about 85% of insurance subrogation claims relating to 2017 and 2018 wildfires. The company said these claims were based on payments ma...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:24:44 +0000
U.K. police dropped an investigation into whether Brexit supporting campaign Leave.EU breached electoral law, saying there was insufficient evidence to justify any further criminal probe. While Leave.EU made some “technical breaches” of the law when it...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:03:41 +0000
Euro zone governments and central banks are working on a long-term plan to launch a public digital currency that they hope would make redundant projects like Facebook’s Libra, which is seen as a risk to financial stability, officials said on …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:55:01 +0000
About 62 percent of insurance companies polled said they intend to increase staff in the next 12 months, according to the latest U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study conducted by recruitment firm The Jacobson Group and insurance and professional services...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:47:21 +0000
Analysis of almost five billion miles of driving data and associated claims in the U.K. shows that Friday is the most likely day for motorists to have a road traffic incident, and when it falls on the 13th of the …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:46:56 +0000
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has appointed Parag Bavishi as deputy regional head of the Americas with its Alternative Risk Transfer (ART) division. In this role, Bavishi will lead ART’s structured corporate and integrated business. As vice pres...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:34:06 +0000
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the number of confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping, to 380. As of September 11, cases were reported by 36 states and the U.S. …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:05:18 +0000
Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that Clive Edwards has been appointed chief executive officer of Aspen Insurance UK Ltd. (AIUK) and Aspen Managing Agency Ltd. (AMAL), subject to regulatory approval. Edwards succeeds Mike Cain who, as previously...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:32:24 +0000
Tropical storm warnings have been declared for the Bahamas, which was just battered by Hurricane Dorian, evidence of strengthening in a system that forecasters say is moving toward Florida or the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is set to drop …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:21:40 +0000
Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) announced that after 11 years as chief executive officer, Charles Franks is assuming new responsibilities within the Tokio Marine Group (TMG). He will be succeeded by Brad Irick as CEO of TMK from Jan. 1, 2020, …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:57:59 +0000
Virginia has joined a growing number of states suing members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma for their alleged role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that the state has amended a lawsuit it …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:50:48 +0000
TigerRisk Partners LLC, a risk, capital and strategic advisor to the global insurance and reinsurance industries, has appointed Manoj Gupta as chief operating officer. Prior to joining TigerRisk, Gupta was president of Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.’s U....
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:40:24 +0000
John R. Tomassi was named president of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York (PIANY), at a meeting of the association’s board of directors today at PIANY headquarters in Glenmont, N.Y. Tomassi is a partner in CLG Insurance in Clifton …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:10:45 +0000
Boris Johnson’s Brexit troubles deepened as the Speaker of the House of Commons warned him Parliament will “forcefully” try to stop him taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal. The premier believes the only way out of …
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:18:50 +0000
Mississippi is considering new rules that let companies continue to use food-labeling terms such as “veggie burger” and “vegan bacon,” as long as the terms are prominently displayed so consumers understand the products are not meat. The state agricultu...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:06:48 +0000
North Carolina will get some much-needed money to help with mounting repair costs the state has incurred in response to devastating hurricanes and other storms. The Federal Highway Administration said in a statement Tuesday that North Carolina would ge...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 05:00:51 +0000
The commercial general liability line will be the next property/casualty line to harden, the chief executive of W.R. Berkley Corp. predicted at an industry conference. Speaking at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Insurance Conference last week, W. Robert Be...