Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:14:00 +0000
RENO, Nev.-based Employers Holdings Inc. has named Lori A. Brown senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Brown  is based out of the company’s San Francisco and Walnut Creek, Calif. offices. She is the company’s primary attorney for empl...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:45:35 +0000
Legislation that prohibits cities and towns from regulating oil and natural gas drilling operations was approved by the Oklahoma House on April 22, one day after the Oklahoma Geological Survey said it is “very likely” that a swarm of recent … The a...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:40 +0000
Horse owners and private air strip operators in Michigan would be exempt from liability in certain cases where people are injured under two bills that have moved through the Republican-controlled House. One bill, passed by a 79-31 vote, would add … The...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:42:50 +0000
Ferguson, Mo., was sued by the family of an unarmed black teenager whose fatal shooting by a police officer triggered nationwide protests, while subsequent deaths at the hands of police fueled a national debate about how law enforcement treats minoriti...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:41:03 +0000
Deadly bird flu swelled in the poultry industry in Minnesota and neighboring Wisconsin amid speculation that winds may be carrying virus particles into facilities housing turkeys and chickens. “This is a catastrophe for both the turkey and the egg in...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:38:29 +0000
Two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil must pay almost $5 million in penalties for state and federal violations involving the 2013 Mayflower oil spill in central Arkansas, according to a consent decree filed in federal court on April 22. The decree … The arti...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:37:40 +0000
Texas could put red light cameras in the rearview mirror under a bill that has cleared the Texas Senate. Republican Sen. Bob Hall said that red light cameras “have failed miserably” before his bill was sent over to the House. … The article Measure ...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:37:02 +0000
A decade-old lawsuit seeking damages from the U.S. government over flooding from Hurricane Katrina and other storms is moving closer to resolution, and a judge’s latest filing indicates that at least some damages will be ordered. Judge Susan Braden of ...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:49:16 +0000
Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players are accusing the Utah college of racial, sexual and religious discrimination in a federal lawsuit. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reported the two ex-players accuse former women’s baske...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:46:57 +0000
A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscio...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:42:59 +0000
More than 143 million people in the mainland states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That’s because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from th...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:10:04 +0000
Cumberland County commissioners are considering an ordinance to fine the owners of dogs who bite someone and causes them to need medical attention. The Fayetteville Observer reported that the proposal to impose a $500 fine received preliminary approval...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:02:55 +0000
The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers has given Jim Armitage the Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor IIABA bestows on one of its members, during the annual Big “I” legislative conference. Armitage is vice president of Arroyo Insurance ...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:56:25 +0000
Vehicles with varying levels of self-driving capability will start to become available to consumers as early as this summer and it could then take 20 years for them to be the norm, according to a new report. The pace will … The article How the Age of A...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:44:28 +0000
Hedge fund managers including billionaire John Paulson won’t immediately face new limits on their use of insurance in offshore tax havens, after the IRS proposed rules and chose not to make them effective now. The Internal Revenue Service rules, rele...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:06:58 +0000
AIA Group Ltd., the third-largest Asia-based insurer by market value, said the value of new business climbed 20 percent in the first quarter, meeting analysts’ estimates. The measure of projected future profitability of new policies increased to $4...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:55:49 +0000
Allied World Global Markets has appointed Toby Geyman, assistant vice president, Onshore Construction, to further develop the product line. Geyman will be responsible for underwriting major U.K. and international onshore construction projects, operatin...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:38:11 +0000
Investment vehicles set up by Paulson & Co. and Highbridge Capital Management in tax-friendly Bermuda may be under threat from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The IRS, in proposed rules published Thursday, said that the favorable treatment enjoyed b...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:37:09 +0000
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said that its ratings on Willis Group Holdings plc (BBB-/Positive/–) “are not affected by the company’s proposed acquisition of the remaining 70 percent that it does not already own of French-based insurance broker ...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:00:36 +0000
A former Alabama police chief is one of two men charged with insurance fraud for an October house fire. Sixty-two-year-old Thomas Fuller and 47-year-old Glenn Fuller were arrested Saturday and taken to DeKalb County Jail, reported AL.com. Authorities s...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:00:35 +0000
Mayor George Flaggs Jr. wants the Vicksburg Fire Department to reach a Class 1 fire rating — the top fire rating in the state that no other fire department in the state holds — within five years. According to the … The article Mayor Sets Goal of To...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:21:55 +0000
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is creating a new council to make sure the state of Connecticut meets its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Marking Earth Day on April 22, Malloy said Connecticut has already reduced emissions … The art...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:47:45 +0000
Pennsylvania’s Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced Thursday that nearly 5,000 Pennsylvania consumers received $66.8 million in restitution payments or credits through the restoration of stolen funds, the payment of denied or underpaid...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:31:53 +0000
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says dairy farmers in New York state and across the country need help contending with falling milk prices. The Democrat says Wednesday that he wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to change the rules on … The arti...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:26:10 +0000
New York State Police say they issued 17,447 tickets during their five-day “Operation Hang Up” distracted driving crackdown. From April 10 through April 15, troopers were on the lookout for drivers using cell phones, not properly buckled up, violating ...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:22:46 +0000
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced Thursday that she has appointed John Thomson, director of the Connecticut Insurance Department’s Captive Insurance Regulation Division, as the Department’s deputy commissioner, effective im...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:49:27 +0000
Legislation to speed trade deals through the U.S. Congress cleared through a key committee on Thursday, but low Democratic support signaled a looming battle over a Pacific trade pact central to President Barack Obama’s strategic shift toward Asia. Demo...
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:18:32 +0000
As much of the U.S. and the rest of the planet celebrated Earth Day, California politicos and leaders squabbled over how best to deal with the ongoing drought – which may or may not be caused by climate change, depending … The article Earth Day, Clim...
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:44:54 +0000
A study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute indicates some benefits were had from California’s workers’ compensation reform bill. This WCRI 15th edition of the CompScope’ Benchmarks study tracks the provisions of Senate Bill 863, whi...
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:53:42 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved a statewide rate reduction of 10 percent for earthquake insurance policies issued by the California Earthquake Authority. The reduction is effective Jan. 1, 2016. Jones also approved additional CEA ...