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Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:59:12 +0000
The Augusta Commission in Georgia agreed to pay $110,000 to settle the reverse discrimination complaints of a white worker who claimed she was mistreated after a Black man was elected as probate judge for the first time. Commissioners agreed to …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:56:39 +0000
Arson investigators are trying to determine whether a blaze that damaged a Kentucky city hall building was intentionally set. The Burkesville government building suffered fire damage early Sunday to a section where police offices are located, news outl...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:54:29 +0000
Florida-based Tower Hill Insurance and national carrier Safeco, two non-affiliated carriers, have formed a marketing partnership in the state of Florida to offer a multi-policy discount to customers. Beginning in November, policyholders will have acces...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:33:28 +0000
The parents of a man killed by police in Louisiana is suing the Lafayette Police Department, saying their son did not have a knife when he was killed. Trayford Pellerin, 31, was killed Aug. 21 as he walked away from …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:32:02 +0000
A woman was killed and more than 20 other people were injured over the weekend when a hayrack side overturned in rural western Illinois, police said. Troopers were called to the scene in Hancock County on Saturday night after between …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:30:03 +0000
A 2015 report identified hazardous substances on the site of the Sheboygan Municipal Armory near Lake Michigan, but contamination was only recently reported to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the request of state environmental regulato...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:23:32 +0000
Louisiana residents with damage from Hurricane Laura will get an extra month to sign up for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to register with FEMA had been set for Oct. 27. But the agency announced …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:52:20 +0000
Independent insurance agency, Higginbotham, and Brisky & Perez Insurance Agency, an independent firm in Brownsville, Texas, have merged operations, expanding Higginbotham’s reach in South Texas. Both firms broker commercial and personal property/casual...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:43:21 +0000
A new artificial intelligence-based score considers multiple factors to predict the prognosis of individual patients with COVID-19 seen at urgent care clinics or emergency departments. The tool, nicknamed CoVA, was created by investigators at Massachus...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:34:31 +0000
Louisiana prepared for the sixth lashing this year from a Gulf Coast system as Tropical Storm Zeta sped off the Yucatan Peninsula bringing high winds and rain to a region still reeling from a series of storms. Zeta was about …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:56:48 +0000
Sam Gordon’s staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn’t make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:53:46 +0000
Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to ...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:52:36 +0000
Insurtech funding saw the largest number of deals and the highest amount of funding since data recording into insurtech began, with $2.5 billion raised by insurtech firms across 104 deals during the third quarter, according to a report published by …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:43:00 +0000
Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were assaulted and abused by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:37:50 +0000
The city of Baltimore has agreed to pay workers compensation benefits to the family of a police detective who was fatally shot in the head a day before he was scheduled to testify before a grand jury investigating police corruption. …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:18:32 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has hired Renee Yozzi to lead Customer & Broker Engagement for the Eastern U.S. Region. Yozzi brings nearly 20 years of experience to BHSI. She most recently held the title of director of Strategic and …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:36:32 +0000
HONG KONG – Stella Su, who lives and works in Shanghai, has used an ATM only once in the past year. Instead of cash, in recent years she has done almost all her business using the digital wallet Alipay — …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:22:31 +0000
Automobile insurance startup Root Inc. sold shares in its initial public offering (IPO) on Tuesday at $27 apiece, above its target range, to raise $724.4 million, the company said. Root, which has $200 million in debt, sold 26.8 million shares …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:58:22 +0000
Britain must spell out how far it wants to diverge from European Union rules if it wants access to the bloc’s financial market from January, a top European Commission official said on Tuesday. Britain has left the EU and access …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:25:17 +0000
While the world wrestles with a deadly pandemic and how to confront climate change, there’s another, long-term global challenge that no one really knows how to deal with: population aging. As the human race transitions from a burgeoning, exploding spec...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:41:16 +0000
MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd. (MS AUL), the Lloyd’s re/insurer, announced the appointment of Johan Slabbert as chief executive officer. Slabbert will take up the role on Nov. 1, 2020, subject to regulatory approval. Slabbert succeeds Tom Clementi, who wil...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:30:10 +0000
Although National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is coming to an end this week, cybersecurity remains an ongoing focus for insurers particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many companies to transition to remote working. With this in mind, Insur...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:20:03 +0000
Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired LaRocca & Associates, Inc., a specialty brokerage with expertise in health and welfare benefits across several industries. Terms of the deal were undi...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:30:41 +0000
The Plexus Groupe has acquired D.H. Tank Insurance Agency located in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Ill. Founded in 1968, the Tank Agency is an independent insurance agency specializing in commercial property/casualty and personal lines with an expe...
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:00:40 +0000
The chief executives of Twitter Inc., Facebook and Alphabet Inc. will tell U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is crucial to free expression on the internet, according to written testimonies from the …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:00:40 +0000
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it will allow farmers to spray crops with weed killers based on the chemical dicamba that are sold by Bayer AG and other companies, after a U.S. appeals court blocked sales in …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:00:05 +0000
The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers has added Christine Foster to the Woodland Hills, Calif., office. Foster has more than 27 years of experience. She was previously with Foster & Associates She has also worked for Barney & Barney, and Geico. …
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:00:05 +0000
Tyson Foods said on Tuesday it plans in January to have company employees take on duties from more than a dozen federal inspectors at a large Kansas beef plant, after getting a U.S. government waiver. Tyson said the change would …
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:50:11 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has issued a notice closing the record for the Jan. 1, 2021 workers’ compensation pure premium rate filing. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California on Oct. 5 testified at a Californ...
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:56:53 +0000
CFC has launched a new product designed to address intellectual property (IP) infringement risks facing buyers undertaking a merger or acquisition. The product offers protection to buyers for IP infringement risks associated with their merger or acquis...