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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 07:34:06 +0000
The Oklahoma Senate has passed legislation that would require any child under the age of 17 to wear a seat belt while riding in the back seat of a vehicle. Current Oklahoma law only requires children under the age of …
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:32:17 +0000
J.M. Wilson has added Kim Pov as an assistant property/casualty underwriter in its Madison, Wisconsin, office. Pov is responsible for assisting underwriters on a wide variety of property and casualty risks, as well as quoting new and renewal business a...
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:00:49 +0000
A group of 39 state attorneys general on Tuesday announced an investigation into Juul Labs Inc.’s marketing practices, adding to mounting legal and regulatory problems for the e-cigarette maker over its role in the nation’s youth vaping epidemic. The p...
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:00:33 +0000
Time Warner Cable will pay $18.8 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed it misled more than 170,000 California customers who paid for high-speed internet service that they didn’t receive, prosecutors said. Eligible customers will receive about $16.9 ...
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:00:26 +0000
Persistent rains have been pounding the Southeast, and a week ago, the Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi, spilled over its banks, submerging a dozen city blocks in several feet of water. The river had crested at 36.7 feet—its third-highest level …
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:00:13 +0000
Arizona’s attorney general has obtained an injunction against a New Jersey-based vaping company he recently sued that bars the company from marketing or selling any of its products in the state. The injunction against Eonsmoke was announced by Attorney...
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:00:06 +0000
An operation by a crime task force in Northern California targeting auto body repair facilities resulted in eight felony counts of insurance fraud against four individuals The California Department of Insurance, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s ...
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:00:01 +0000
An Idaho man was sentenced for insurance fraud in violation of Idaho code after reportedly purchasing a 1992 Mercedes for $700 and then adding the vehicle to an existing policy with GEICO. Hester then filed a claim for damages done …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:41:24 +0000
Oklahoma is dismissing its federal lawsuit against three of the nation’s largest opioid distributors and will refile new lawsuits in state court against each company individual, state Attorney General Mike Hunter said in a media release. The move comes...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:15:49 +0000
Deridder, La.–based workers’ compensation insurer, AMERISAFE Inc., has elected Sean Traynor to its board of directors, effective March 1. Traynor is a general partner in the Healthcare Group of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, which he joined in 1999...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:13:42 +0000
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission will hold a special meeting on Feb. 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the commission chambers on the 2nd floor of the Denver Davison Building in Oklahoma City to receive the final public oral comment on …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:58:50 +0000
U.S. vehicle safety regulators on Feb. 25 said they had ordered a suspension of passenger operations for 16 autonomous shuttles operated by France-based EasyMile after a passenger was injured in an unexplained braking incident. The National Highway Tra...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:11:28 +0000
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has agreed to accept responsibility for the gas explosions on Sept. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover that killed one individual, injured 22, and damaged homes and businesses. According to the terms of a …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:04:15 +0000
Since Lloyd’s first announced the blueprint for its Future at Lloyd’s project on Sept. 30, it has been busy working to get the ideas off the page and convert them into a set of actions that can be implemented during …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:11:14 +0000
Pacific Gas & Electric has fired a contractor hired to haul debris from the site of a deadly 2018 Northern California wildfire, saying the company was over-billing the utility and paying “large sums of money and gifts” to two utility …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:05:09 +0000
Insurance broker Marsh announced the appointment of Garrett Hanrahan as global head of Aviation, Marsh JLT Specialty. Hanrahan is succeeding Simon Harker who is retiring after 44 years in the industry. Based in Dallas, Hanrahan will report to Lucy Clar...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:20:08 +0000
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticized Tesla Inc.’s lack of system safeguards in a fatal 2018 Autopilot crash in California and called U.S. regulators’ approach in overseeing the driver assistance systems “misguided.” NT...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:04:49 +0000
Toyota car owners can buy insurance that promises them up to 40 percent savings for safe driving. Toyota Insurance Management Solutions (TIMS) has teamed up with Nationwide to launch what they are calling TIMS BrightDrive, a telematics offering that us...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:48:54 +0000
Five children aged six to 17 and two adults were injured in a school bus accident Thursday about 60 miles northwest of New York City, according to state police. Troopers said a pick-up truck apparently rear-ended the eastbound bus on …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:46:25 +0000
Insurance Office of America (IOA) has added Michael J. Tresidder to its team. Tresidder has been appointed director of surety, which is a newly created position, and he will be based in IOA’s Syracuse, N.Y, office. Tresidder has more than …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:43:40 +0000
A student who has celiac disease says in a lawsuit that a Maryland state university deliberately served her food containing gluten. The lawsuit from Allegany County native Hannah Smith said the University of Maryland, College Park, violated the America...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:23:26 +0000
Markets are overreacting to the threat of the rapidly spreading coronavirus and the global economy will only see a short-term impact, said the head of Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer. Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete said the firm was more …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:07:47 +0000
QIC Global, the specialty insurance and reinsurance subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group, announced the appointment of Michael van der Straaten, as CEO of QIC Global (International), effective March 1, 2020. van der Straaten will remain CEO of Qatar Re....
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:23:29 +0000
Zurich Insurance Group has created a new offering together with cyber-security company CYE to shield businesses against the growing risks of cyber crime. With the partnership, Zurich’s specialist cyber insurance and risk engineering capabilities are co...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:31:21 +0000
Singapore has a reputation for planning ahead. When it comes to climate change, it’s planning for the worst. While governments around the world are struggling to meet the goals of the Paris agreement — keeping the global temperature increase to …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:03:38 +0000
Everyone is wondering when China will return to work. While it may be tempting to consider past epidemics or labor strikes to gauge how quickly that could happen, the industrial shutdown from the coronavirus is looking more like a natural …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 07:12:32 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced two appointments in Spain, naming Alejandro Lovera as head of Executive and Professional Lines and Silvia Sanchez as head of Operations. Lovera has spent nearly 15 years in the commercial insuranc...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:40:12 +0000
Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program manager, has hired Erick Schmitt as regional sales executive for Texas and Oklahoma. He is based in Dallas. Schmitt brings nearly 16 years of industry experience to his new executive role at Distingu...
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:17:28 +0000
Proposed legislation in the Ohio House would lift caps on pain-and-suffering awards in lawsuits brought by rape victims. The bill introduced this month by two Democratic lawmakers stems from a 2016 Ohio Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $3.6 …
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:09:09 +0000
Grange Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, has named Priscilla Hammonds as assistant vice president, Diversity & Inclusion and Community Relations. Hammonds has served as assistant vice president, Diversity & Inclusion since joining Grange in 2015. She adds t...