July 27, 2021
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:52:36 +0000
The state’s not seasonally adjusted number of employed individuals increased in June both over the month and over the year for the third consecutive month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported. The June 2021 estimate of 1,936,239 shows a gain fr...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:40:56 +0000
A landlord in Ohio is violating a federal lawsuit consent decree by continuing to rent properties and harass female tenants, the U.S. Justice Department says. The United States Attorney’s Office filed a motion requesting a federal judge to find local …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:34:23 +0000
The National Weather Service says tornadoes struck near Detroit and near Flint on the evening of July 24. The two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Genesee County’s Clayton Township around 6:30 p.m. and in Oakland County around 7:45 p.m., the …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:31:08 +0000
Mary Kay Dieterich was encouraged last year when Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush promised to shake up the management of the El Paso nursing home where her father died of COVID-19. She knew it wouldn’t bring Eugene Forti, a …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:57:20 +0000
It was the start of a steamy Friday two Augusts ago when Jason Whisler settled in for a working breakfast at the Coffee Ranch restaurant in the Texas Panhandle city of Borger. The most pressing agenda item for city officials …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:30:50 +0000
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict that found an insurer liable for $2.6 million in damages to a Miami condominium tower caused by Hurricane Irma, rejecting arguments made in appeals filed by parties on both sides …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:20:27 +0000
This edition of International People Moves covers appointments at three insurers: Covéa Insurance, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. A summary of these new hires follows here. Covéa Insurance, the UK underwritin...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:50:07 +0000
It could be days before officials will be able to assess the damage done to a small town by California’s largest wildfire, one of dozens of blazes scorching lands across the U.S. West. Over the weekend, the massive Dixie Fire …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:45:23 +0000
Updated maps add 200 homes and other buildings to hazard zones for landslides and avalanches in Alaska’s capital city, bringing to about 550 the total number of structures that would be considered at moderate to severe risk of being damaged …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:10:30 +0000
As ransomware attacks continue to wreak havoc on police departments, school districts and city and county governments, some state legislators say they’ve had enough. At least three states—New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania—are considering le...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:10:13 +0000
Millers Mutual Insurance Promotes Hess to VP, Chief Information Officer Millers Mutual Insurance, a regional property/casualty insurance carrier, promoted Samuel Hess to vice president and chief information officer, effective immediately. As CIO, Hess ...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:40:53 +0000
Getaround Inc. will pay $950,000 to Washington, D.C. and revise its business practices after allegations that it misrepresented the benefits and nature of its car sharing services and failed to pay city sales taxes, officials said on Friday. The Softba...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:40:07 +0000
A sand spit that protects part of the coastline straddling Fairfield and Bridgeport, Connecticut, is eroding and could leave the area vulnerable to flooding and other damage if measures aren’t taken to replenish it, a local environmental group says. A …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:34:56 +0000
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced it has terminated its May 12, 2021 agreement to acquire Willis Re and certain other Willis Towers Watson operations for $3.57 billion. Both Gallagher and Willis Towers Watson filed statements with the Securities and …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:14:03 +0000
The educational organization The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research has announced this year’s winners of its annual insurance customer service representative (CSR) competition for each state. To be eligible for the National Outstandin...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:23:41 +0000
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Tuesday that creditors voted in favor of its reorganization plan that would provide billions of dollars to the governments that sued the company for its role in the U.S. opioid crisis. More than …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:54:35 +0000
Corporate diversity has become the most common type of sustainability metric used in setting executive pay, a new study found, as companies look to increase the share of women and minorities in their workforces. Among 61 metrics used by Fortune …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:44:50 +0000
No calls, no emails and no meetings. That’s the order this week from Aquiline Capital Partners to its staff. The private equity firm is putting all employees on vacation, people familiar with the matter said. It’s an unusual move intended …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:30:37 +0000
Civil rights groups in North Carolina have reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte and its police department in a lawsuit filed last year after officers surrounded and gassed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. The terms of …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:51:15 +0000
The Ardonagh Group announced the creation of Ardonagh Europe as it prepares to take its buy-and-build model to Europe. Ardonagh Europe will be headquartered in Dublin and led by Conor Brennan, who will also continue to hold the position of …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:17:10 +0000
MOSCOW — Russia said on Tuesday it had fully restored train travel over a Trans-Siberian railway bridge in its far east that was damaged last week by floods. The world’s longest railway is a strategic transport artery for Russia’s economy, …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:06:30 +0000
Transnet SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail company, declared force majeure at the country’s key container terminals after disruptions caused by a cyber attack five days ago. The measure covers the Durban, Ngqura, Port Elizabet...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:00:01 +0000
A utility is building walls around an electric substation to prevent them from being overrun by floodwaters in the first of its kind project in South Carolina. Duke Energy is spending $1.6 million on the Nichols project to protect a …
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 07:15:56 +0000
Chubb has announced the launch of an insurance solution for offshore wind farms. Chubb’s Offshore Wind Farm policy has been developed to support green energy providers through the entire offshore wind farm process – from project inception through to ...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 05:46:27 +0000
J.M. Wilson promoted Mary Ricks and Jennifer Councell to executive fleet underwriters in its Portage, Michigan, office, where they are responsible for underwriting new and renewal transportation fleet submissions (11 plus units), as well as building re...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 05:00:26 +0000
Recent state budget actions by California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature make a strong argument that the state is not serious about addressing the state’s immense wildfire risk. Unquestionably, California’s wildfire risk is the second bigg...
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 19:25:34 +0000
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland today welcomed the decision by insurance brokers Aon and Willis Towers Watson to terminate their planned $30 billion merger. “This is a victory for competition and for American businesses, and ultimately, for their...
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:12:57 +0000
Personal residential insurer Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has agreed to liquidate according to a July 22 order signed by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. The Florida Department of Financial Services must agree to receiversh...
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:55:25 +0000
A bulletin issued by the Texas Department of Insurance outlines actions the agency is taking to return to the ordinary course of business after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott rescinded suspensions of insurance-related statutes and rules issued in response to t...
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:48:38 +0000
A new study found that between 2005 and 2020, the percentage of single family rentals increased by over 10% in North Minneapolis, Southeast Como and parts of St. Paul, with Southeast Como’s rentals changing due, in part, to an aging …