Mon, 16 Dec 2019 06:54:16 +0000
J.M. Wilson has added Lindsay Kirby as a property/casualty technician in its Portage, Michigan, office. Kirby will provide support to the property and casualty underwriters. She is responsible for providing technical assistance on policies, endorsement...
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 06:46:48 +0000
One the things Kristy Galecka loves about the property/casualty insurance industry is there’s always an opportunity to learn something new. Like many others, Galecka “fell into” the insurance business when a friend who worked at the wholesale broker an...
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 06:00:45 +0000
Tropical Storm Imelda landed on the Texas Gulf Coast on September 17, 2019. Over the three-day duration of the storm, 43 inches of rain saturated some locations, with nearly 30 inches falling over a 12-hour period. Some areas got hit …
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 05:46:18 +0000
The families of six people killed, along with 10 people injured, when a bridge collapsed at a Miami university are set to receive a nearly $103 million settlement. Judge A. Jay Cristol, with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami, approved a …
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 05:29:49 +0000
A truck hauling about 35,000 pounds (15,876 kilograms) of M&M candies overturned on a Tennessee highway Friday morning, a Department of Transportation official confirmed. The semitrailer crashed on Interstate 40 near Knoxville around 5:30 a.m., news ou...
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 05:21:38 +0000
Crews have finished draining all of the fuel from an overturned cargo ship three months after it capsized off the coast of Georgia, the team overseeing salvage operations said Thursday. Divers and other workers removed more than 320,000 gallons (1.2 …
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 05:19:14 +0000
Weather officials say a tornado caused minor damage after it touched down in Florida and traveled about 20 miles. According to the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, the tornado touched down early Saturday morning near Bunnell, stopping just sho...
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 01:08:03 +0000
Dec 13, 2019—The city of New Orleans has been hit with a cyber-attack, and employees have been asked to turn off computers as a cautionary measure. City employees began having problems with their computers around 11 a.m. local time, according …
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 01:02:55 +0000
Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ seven-year battle against Facebook reaches a crucial point on Dec. 17 when an adviser to Europe’s top court will issue his view on whether tools used by companies to transfer data abroad are legal or …
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 00:51:55 +0000
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp, the state’s largest investor-owned utility, saying its proposal fails to meet the requirements of a recently enacted wildfire law. The decision...
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 00:44:38 +0000
The United States and China have agreed on the terms of a “phase one” trade deal that reduces some U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods while boosting Chinese purchases of American farm, energy and manufactured goods and addressing some U.S. complaints …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:31:43 +0000
Note: This is been updated with a statement from Lara’s office. The FAIR Plan today filed a petition for a writ of mandate seeking to have a court annul, vacate, or withdraw an order issued last month by the California …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:53:43 +0000
CoreLogic, a global property analytics provider, has integrated HOVER property measurement and 3D technology into the CoreLogic UnderwritingCenter platform for insurance clients. The integration of HOVER provides carriers a way to manage inspection exp...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:49:16 +0000
The Florida Department of Health says a second person in Florida has died due to complications from vaping. The Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday that the department also reported a slight increase in the number of vaping-associated illnesses, which ...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:46:30 +0000
Federal officials have announced plans to raise $100 million to fund projects to restore seven significant coral reef sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. “Mission: Iconic Reefs” calls for restoring nearly 70 acres (28 hectares) of the ...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:30:34 +0000
AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of McPherson, Kansas-based Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Co. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Alliance...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:53:42 +0000
McDonald’s Corp. has won a huge victory in a multiyear legal battle over whether it should share responsibility for alleged labor violations in its franchisees’ restaurants, a case that posed a major threat to the franchise model underlying one of …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:00:31 +0000
Five Argo Group directors plan to retire as of the beleaguered company’s 2020 annual meeting, the company disclosed on Dec. 11. Argo, a Bermuda-based specialty insurer and reinsurer, said that the decision is part of a “proactive refreshment process” a...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:22:20 +0000
Family members of nine children and educators killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have received a September 2021 trial date in their landmark lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. over its marketing of the semiautomatic military-style...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:57:08 +0000
Apps that let you book a ride to work or borrow a car for your next vacation are feeding into a revolution in auto insurance — while also raising some privacy red flags. Data on everything from how frequently a …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:08:29 +0000
Walt Disney Co. failed to persuade a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by female employees who allege the company discriminates by paying male workers better. A state judge in Los Angeles found that the 10 current and former employees who …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:53:20 +0000
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation aimed at driving down the prices that seniors pay for prescription drugs, but the bill’s future is clouded by President Donald Trump’s threat of a veto and lack of support in …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:39:46 +0000
The deadly collapse of a Vale SA’s mining waste dam in Brazil was partially triggered by “a persistently high water level” that caused the structure to lose strength and stability, according to a report by a panel of experts appointed …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:20:37 +0000
Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a sweeping election victory on a promise to “Get Brexit done,” but a reality check awaits for voters hoping that the messy divorce is finally over. It’s just the beginning. Johnson should now be able …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:17:10 +0000
Britain was speeding towards Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a crushing election victory, ending three years of uncertainty since the country decided to leave the bloc. Exiting the European Union, a goal Johnson has pursued rele...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:22:47 +0000
The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains. That’s the finding of a panel of transit experts hired in June by the Massachusetts …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:19:29 +0000
Insurance Agents & Brokers (IA&B) opened an office in Annapolis, Md., on December 1. The organization also operates an office outside of Harrisburg, Penn. The location allows access to the Maryland State House, as well as a central meeting place …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:15:57 +0000
Concord Specialty Risk has hired Matthew Edgette as vice president of Tax Insurance Underwriting, where he will take on a leading role in Concord’s Tax Insurance practice. Edgette will be based in New York, N.Y. For the last two years, …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:58:46 +0000
Drivers younger than 18 would be prohibited from using cellphones except for emergencies under legislation approved by the Michigan House. Michigan now bars drivers with a learner’s or intermediate permit – those as young as 14 years, 9 months to …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:56:47 +0000
J.M. Wilson has promoted Jennifer Councell to senior fleet underwriter in its Portage, Michigan, office. She is responsible for evaluating transportation fleet submissions (11-plus units); quoting new and renewal transportation fleet business, binding ...