Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:57:58 +0000
Airbnb has settled a lawsuit brought by several Oregon women who said the site allowed vacation rental owners to discriminate against customers based on race. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports African American plaintiffs Pat Harrington, Carlotta Frankli...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:57:22 +0000
Dallas-based American Airlines wants two labor unions to pay damages and the company’s attorney fees, saying they ignored a judge’s order to quickly end a work slowdown by mechanics. American hasn’t put a dollar figure on its request but says …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:42:10 +0000
The mother of a woman killed in a crash involving a Phoenix Fire Department truck has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the city. The claim alleges negligence by the firefighters operating the truck and their supervisors. Killed …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:40:00 +0000
The first trial to determine if Edison International’s Southern California utility is liable for damages from the Woolsey wildfire that tore through Malibu last year will begin on April 27, a judge said. California Superior Court Judge William Highberg...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:35:40 +0000
The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running far higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies. For months now, a massive volume of water has been pushing …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:33:40 +0000
The Texas Department of Insurance says recently passed legislation raises the fee insurers must pay to the state organization that works to prevent automobile burglaries and thefts. A new law also changes Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Author...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:30:53 +0000
S&P Global Ratings says 2020 reinsurance pricing in the aftermath of California wildfires will likely rise as re/insurers are finding 2017-2018 losses from wildfires in that state to be higher than expected. The California wildfires of 2017-2018, with ...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:24:12 +0000
Columbus, Ohio-based Root Insurance has appointed Daniel Rosenthal as the company’s new chief financial officer, effective Nov. 11, 2019. Additionally, Root said Lauren Norelli has joined the company as managing director of Capital Markets and Corporat...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:16:33 +0000
After devastating flooding this year, Iowa put $15 million into a special fund to help local governments recover and guard against future floods. Missouri allotted more money to fight rising waters, including $2 million to help buy a moveable floodwall …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:06:00 +0000
The Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program, an education training program operated by the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL), is now available for Illinois professionals looking to enter the insurance industry and for agencies and c...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:00:42 +0000
The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:00:19 +0000
One of 86 people who were killed in the deadliest wildfire in California history has been identified. The Butte County Sheriff’s office said on Friday it positively identified the remains of 68-year-old Judith Sipher of Paradise. That brings the total …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:00:08 +0000
Businesses and organizations paid nearly two percent more in 2018 than they did in 2017 to cover the total cost of risk. Reversing the trend of falling average TCOR per $1,000 of revenue seen from 2013 to 2017, average TCOR …
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:41:51 +0000
Fort Worth, Texas-based Higginbotham and Exploration Insurance Group (EIG) have merged their operations in Tyler, Texas. EIG opened in 2013 in Tyler to meet the east Texas region’s growing need for industry specific insurance. The independent seven-per...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:07:09 +0000
California regulators say a ruling by the state’s highest court means a $27.6 million fine imposed against Mercury Insurance Co. for improperly tacking fees onto auto insurance policies will stand. The California Department of Insurance reported on Aug...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:03:17 +0000
AXA XL has added Jennifer Arezes to its property insurance team in Canada. Arezes is based in Toronto and will work alongside Ian Rutherford, head of Property, Canada and Urs Uhlmann, CEO and country manager AXA XL, Canada to grow …
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:44:59 +0000
Greek authorities sent reinforcements Thursday to firefighters battling a major forest fire in a nature reserve on the island of Evia as water-dropping aircraft tried to extinguish the flames in a hard-to-reach canyon. On the third day of the fire, …
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:27:39 +0000
The Travelers Cos. has created a new position of chief sustainability officer and named Yafit Cohn to fill the post. Cohn will lead Travelers’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts across the organization and will serve as a member of …
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:46:45 +0000
The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once …
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:43:31 +0000
A Nepal government committee formed after a bad mountaineering season on Mount Everest has recommended requiring climbers to have scaled tall peaks, undergone proper training, and possess certificates of good health and insurance that would cover rescu...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:33:36 +0000
For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous ac...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:30:34 +0000
In the hit Showtime series “Billions,” it seems, everybody’s somebody. Ruthless hedge fund titan Bobby Axelrod evokes Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of SAC Capital Advisors. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades is a Preet Bharara type. And then there’...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:27:26 +0000
North Carolina’s Transportation Department says it’ll lay off hundreds of workers to help cover the ballooning cost of storm damage repairs and legal expenses. News outlets report that layoffs will include contractual and temporary laborers such as tho...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:20:52 +0000
Brightway Insurance will open four new stores in Florida, South Carolina and Colorado on Monday, August 19. Alex McGregor opened Brightway, The McGregor Agency in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Lisa Jewell opened Brightway, The Lisa Jewell Agency in St. Peters...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:18:44 +0000
Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services, a membership alliance for independent insurance agencies, has announced that two Miami, Fla.-based independent insurance agencies have recently joined the Alliance. Gil & Associates Insurance Consultants Inc., a...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:14:34 +0000
Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide before their small plane crashed in the English Channel, killing them both, British accident investigators said Wednesday. A single-engine Piper Mal...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:12:31 +0000
Frances Ivonne Brensdal woke up June 7 to find her Olive Branch home flooded after a night of record rainfall, which left her family and others displaced. She didn’t even know it was raining. “My neighbor called me at 2:30 …
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:06:33 +0000
The Seattle woman accused of hacking into Capital One Financial Corp.’s cloud and stealing personal information on more than 100 million Americans also broke into servers of more than 30 other companies, the U.S. said in a request to keep …
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:06:02 +0000
Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC has acquired substantially all of the assets of Yozell. Founded in 1960 by Peter Yozell, Yozell Associates strives to provide its customers with value in group employee and executive benefits products and services. Fo...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:00:29 +0000
Hub International Limited (Hub), a global insurance brokerage, has acquired the assets of Insurance Center of New England Inc. (ICNE). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With locations in Agawam and Gardner, Mass., ICNE is a locally owned, in...