August 21, 2019

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:24:41 +0000
Earthquake coverage is available mostly from private insurance companies. In California homeowners can also get coverage from the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), a privately funded, publicly managed organization. Only about 10 percent of Califor...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:11:41 +0000
Michel Laurin has been named president and chief operating officer of Lussier Dale Parizeau insurance firm. For the past 17 years, Laurin has worked for Industrial Alliance (iA) as president and COO of iA Home and Auto Insurance, and also, …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:58:07 +0000
The wind dropped overnight in the Canary Islands, allowing firefighters to make progress Tuesday against Spain’s biggest wildfire so far this year. Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said 16 water-dropping aircraft took off at first light ami...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:54:06 +0000
Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday. The mysterious accident at a naval weapons testing...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:50:15 +0000
Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation sai...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:48:24 +0000
Insured losses from Memorial Day tornadoes that ravaged parts of Ohio will be among the largest in the state’s history. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio Insurance Institute data puts the total insured losses from the storms between $465 million and …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:47:37 +0000
India’s top court handed out a reprieve to Facebook Inc. in its battle to preserve the encryption feature of its Whatsapp messaging service which prevents it from sharing details of users or messages with the authorities. The court stopped short …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:42:58 +0000
This spring’s heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres of land unplanted in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Lawrence County farmers saw nearly 74,000 idled acres. Jerry Morgan is one of the county’s farmers who says his farm h...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:34:54 +0000
Hamilton Insurance Group said it has completed its acquisition of Liberty Mutual’s Pembroke Managing Agency at Lloyd’s and its Ironshore Europe DAC business. The acquisition, first announced in mid-March, will double the premium volume and size of Hami...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:24:27 +0000
The U.S. Geological Survey is greatly increasing funding for the region’s seismic network, putting it on track to send public alerts of impending earthquake shaking within the next two years. The Seattle Times reports the federal agency gave $10.4 mill...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:18:40 +0000
A jury has awarded nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination. The award is more than twice the $7.1 …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:16:33 +0000
A class-action lawsuit claims that an Oregon creamery association falsely advertises the source of its milk, a report said. The lawsuit was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund against the Tillamook County Creamery Association in western Oregon, The ...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:00:46 +0000
The European Union poured cold water on Boris Johnson’s attempt to renegotiate the Brexit deal, saying the so-called backstop to prevent a hard Irish border — which the British prime minister wants scrapped — was a vital part of the …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:55:18 +0000
Endo International Plc agreed to an $11 million settlement to avoid going to trial in the first federal court cases targeting opioid makers and distributors over the public-health crisis caused by the painkillers. Endo said Tuesday it will pay $10 …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:49:09 +0000
Senator Jeff Merkley once shadowed a cannabis grower and dispenser as he tried to pay his state taxes. He stuffed a backpack with $70,000 in $20 bills and drove 50 miles — unguarded — with the bulging bag in the …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:25:47 +0000
The only survivor of a 2015 attack where a disgruntled former employee shot and killed two Virginia journalists is suing the television station whose on-camera interview she was appearing in. The Roanoke Times reports Vicki Gardner is suing WDBJ for …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:22:47 +0000
Bail has been set at $200,000 for a homeless man from West Virginia who was charged with placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station. The bail was set Sunday when Larry Kenton …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:20:14 +0000
Martin G. Madden, a former senior advisor to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan from 2015 to 2017, was appointed to the board of directors of Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, effective June 1, 2019. Madden will serve a five-year term on the …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:18:46 +0000
An expert panel reviewing how the Boeing Co. 737 Max was certified is expected to cite a breakdown in communication following revelations that aviation regulators didn’t understand key design elements until the first of two deadly crashes of the plane. …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:16:20 +0000
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman said her department has gotten more than $117,000 in restitution for 25 Pennsylvania consumers victimized in a major annuity scam. “I am pleased we were able to recover this money for Pennsylvanians, m...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:02:20 +0000
JenCap Holdings, a consolidator of specialty insurance businesses backed by The Carlyle Group, has agreed to acquire privately-held Aran Insurance Services Group, a specialty program administrator with offices in Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts and Ne...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:04:55 +0000
Walmart Inc. on Tuesday sued Tesla Inc., accusing it of “widespread negligence” that led to repeated fires of its solar systems and asking a court to force Tesla to remove solar panels from more than 240 of its U.S. stores. …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:28:24 +0000
The South Carolina Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against major opioid distribution companies, claiming the businesses are partially responsible for the opioid crisis. News outlets report Attorney General Alan Wilson filed the lawsuit la...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:18:23 +0000
Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. has sued an Alabama contractor over a spill that threatened gasoline supplies along the East Coast three years ago. The pipeline operator contends faulty work by the Birmingham-based Ceco Pipeline Services caused a c...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:16:03 +0000
Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has appointed James Goodliffe to the role of senior underwriting officer within its Financial Risk Solutions (FRS) Multi-Buyer Trade Credit practice. He is based in Chicago. Goodliffe w...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:13:49 +0000
An Iowa-based grocery store chain is warning customers about what it says is a security incident involving payment card systems. Hy-Vee said in a news release that it launched an investigation after it detected unauthorized activity on some of its …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:06:17 +0000
In response to rising wildfire activity across the state, the Texas A&M Forest Service is opening the Austin Airtanker Base at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Significant fire activity has increased recently, particularly in northwest Texas, Ce...
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:44:37 +0000
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California on Tuesday submitted its Jan. 1, 2020, pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance, proposing advisory pure premium rates that are an average of 5.4% less than the c...
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:47:15 +0000
Everest Insurance said Kyle Adams has joined to lead the its Bermuda operations. In this role, Adams will focus on establishing and growing Everest’s Bermuda Insurance operations. Adams comes to Everest with 20 years of experience, including a decade o...
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:31:46 +0000
The lightning strike that triggered Britain’s biggest blackout in more than a decade has also spawned a flurry of investigations by groups ranging from the government to railway operators. National Grid Plc’s preliminary report published by the regulat...