Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:49:55 +0000
A proposed state question on whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Oklahoma won’t appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, dealing a blow to Democrats who hoped the question would energize liberal voter...
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:33:51 +0000
The Chicago City Council approved a settlement on Wednesday that will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was killed when a police cruiser ran a red light and slammed into her SUV after officers allegedly ignored …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:31:20 +0000
A judge has given tentative approval to a $54 million settlement involving 3M Co., a shoe manufacturer and property owners in western Michigan who said their land and wells were contaminated by toxic “forever chemicals.” The deal involves approximately...
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:15:44 +0000
A fatal shooting by a disturbed driver is not covered by the victim’s uninsured motorist policy, the South Carolina Supreme Court decided this week in an opinion that shows how court rulings on the issue have evolved over the last …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:42:54 +0000
Marsh announced that U.S. clients now have the option to pay their Marsh service fees in voluntary carbon offset credits and renewable energy certificates (RECs). The move – believed to be a first-of-its-kind in the financial services industry – is …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:15:26 +0000
The Oregon State Hospital is facing a $54,000 fine for failing to investigate workplace injuries. The citation, brought by the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, alleges that from January 2021 to June 2022 the hospital didn’t invest...
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:01:54 +0000
As the independent agency channel moves past the coronavirus pandemic and into uncertain economic headwinds, Best Practices agencies achieved record highs in organic growth and profitability, according to the 2022 Best Practices Study by the Big “I” an...
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:46:38 +0000
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said his office has secured a court order for more than $1.7 million in restitution against a car service coverage firm he said denied claims for services and refused to refund payments. The AG has …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:33:43 +0000
A federal appeals court has cleared one paint manufacturer and ordered a retrial for two others in a case in which a jury in 2019 awarded $6 million to three men whose brain damage was blamed on their years of …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:27:16 +0000
New Jersey recently announced a permitting process that allows third-party delivery services like DoorDash, Instacart, and Amazon Flex to deliver alcoholic beverages – including cocktails “to go” – from restaurants, bars, and liquor stores to custo...
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:03:21 +0000
Some Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs are missing a “key” anti-theft device, and thieves know. An insurance industry group says these cars are stolen at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the auto industry because their keys …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:58:47 +0000
Actor Anthony Mackie was not carrying his Captain America shield when he returned to his hometown of New Orleans to help repair hurricane-damaged roofs. But for people in his old neighborhood, knowing their tarp-covered roofs were getting repaired was a …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:44:17 +0000
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – An insurance company that was ordered to pay more than a billion dirhams in damages for a 2015 New Year’s Eve fire in Dubai has lost a civil lawsuit that it filed to try …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:27:21 +0000
A federal appeals court has denied the National Rifle Association’s First Amendment claims against a former New York insurance regulator who urged insurance companies to consider the risks of doing business with the NRA and other gun groups. The NRA …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 11:46:14 +0000
The collapse of a tailings dam in South Africa earlier this month has put the spotlight on the need for binding global regulations of facilities used to store mining waste, investors and industry leaders said. A dam holding liquid mine …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:53:27 +0000
This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Gallagher, Aon and Sompo International. A summary of these new hires follows here. Gallagher Hires Wright from Nexus for Aerospace Practice Gallagher has appointed Tim Wright as a consu...
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:17:01 +0000
Optus, the Australian unit of telecoms firm Singapore Telecommunications, said it was investigating the unauthorized access of customer details including home addresses, driver’s license and passport numbers, after a cyberattack. Wireless carrier Optus...
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 08:50:02 +0000
Banks face the risk of being sued if they don’t stick to their climate goals or try “greenwashing” their image, a top European Central Bank (ECB) supervisor said on Thursday. Major Wall Street banks have threatened to leave United Nations …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 08:08:03 +0000
The cities of Paris and New York have joined a coalition of associations and local authorities that are suing oil major TotalEnergies for failing to adequately fight climate change, the coalition said in a statement on Wednesday. “All the signals …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:47:22 +0000
After lashing Bermuda, Hurricane Fiona is racing north toward Eastern Canada, threatening to become the most powerful storm ever to hit the region. A second system, meanwhile, is developing in the Caribbean and may strike Cuba and Florida early next …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 06:17:28 +0000
Boeing Co. will pay $200 million to settle civil charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it misled investors about its 737 MAX, which was grounded for 20 months after two fatal crashes killed 346 people, the agency …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:04:01 +0000
Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, have served as a key component in numerous industrial and consumer products for decades. These “forever chemicals,” which have been associated with environmental contamination and adverse he...
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:01:15 +0000
Workers’ compensation carriers in North Carolina continue to be bound by a 44-year-old presumption that a death during work duties is work-related, even when a doctor testifies that a heart condition was the cause of death. “The Pickrell presumption is …
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:00:59 +0000
Westminster insurance agencies RSS Insurance Services and Day Larsen Pedersen Insurance have merged into one, local independent insurance agency serving the Colorado community. The firms are now Conexus Insurance Partners. RSS & DLP have served the Col...
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 21:26:13 +0000
A group of workers’ compensation carriers has filed a formal challenge to the state’s hospital reimbursement plan, arguing that payment levels would be far out of line with what other states allow and what other insurers pay in Florida for …
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:50:39 +0000
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California released an updated California Workers’ Compensation Aggregate Medical Payment Trends report for 2021. The latest annual report compares medical payment information from 2019 through 2021....
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:25:40 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Thursday ordered insurance companies to preserve residential insurance coverage following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest wildfire emergency declarations. Lara’s order shields policyholders within the wildfi...
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:02:58 +0000
Climate change combined with a third consecutive La Niña is “not a good thing,” a scientist is warning. Jonathan Overpeck, a climate scientist, professor and dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, wrote th...
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:55:36 +0000
The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) and Habitat for Humanity will hold a hurricane preparation session at Mandeville Community Center on September 26, 5:30 p.m. The session, Insurance Information on Preparing for Hurricane Season, will take pol...
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:45:04 +0000
The Board of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association selected its chief legal and legislative officer, David Durden, to be the association’s next General Manager after an extensive months-long search process, effective October 1, 2022. TWIA Board cha...