August 19, 2019
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:42:50 +0000
A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government last week to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration’s …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:28:39 +0000
Eight students from a south Alabama high school are suffering elevated levels of carbon monoxide, and officials are trying to determine why. News outlets report that New Brockton High School canceled classes Friday after the students became ill on Thur...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:24:25 +0000
A fire department in Kentucky says a collision between a commercial truck and a Greyhound bus has left at least 17 people injured. WKYT-TV reports Greyhound bus 1104 traveling from Atlanta to Cincinnati when it crashed Thursday afternoon around 4:30 …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:20:24 +0000
A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $330,000 from a man in her care. News outlets report 52-year-old Teresa Denise Schneider also was sentenced Thursday to five years’ supervised release and …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:16:33 +0000
Eight years after shrinking its staff, Fort Lauderdale still doesn’t have the workers it needs to be sure a water line failure doesn’t leave the city dry the way it did last month. A contractor’s mistake July 18 ruptured a …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:15:04 +0000
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times whose interpretation was immediately contested by ministers. Setting o...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:05:27 +0000
New York state sent out dozens of subpoenas to entities linked to Purdue Pharma LP and its billionaire owners, the Sackler family, seeking documents that may show the movement of millions of dollars in profit from sales of the highly …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:01:58 +0000
Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, has hired disability insurance specialist Brian Allain and acquired his book of business. Based in Paramus, N.J., Allain provides group and executive disability product solutions to healthcare pr...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:58:11 +0000
Finding a buyer for Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ oil refinery has grown urgent as the bankrupt company’s funds dwindle and no signs emerge that it is winning a fight for insurance payouts after a June blaze at the plant, according to …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:45:25 +0000
Insurance broker Lockton announced the addition of Devin Beresheim as executive vice president for Lockton Specialty Practices. Beresheim replaces Brian Kawamoto who retired last year. Beresheim will lead Lockton Financial Services and will build growt...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:10:53 +0000
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC said there was no evidence that …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:03:57 +0000
Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 within the next two years in order to speed up tests on the fledgling technology. Yandex hopes to start testing …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:52:38 +0000
Danish insulin-maker Novo Nordisk said it would fight a lawsuit filed in a Danish court on Friday which alleges the company made misleading statements about its insulin business in the United States, the company said in a statement. “Novo Nordisk …
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:50:51 +0000
Japanese property/casualty insurer Tokio Marine Holdings announced a partnership with Plug and Play’s Insurtech program in Singapore. With this new partnership in Singapore, Tokio Marine will now have access to Plug and Play’s network and the opportuni...
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 …