Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:57:57 +0000
One of the largest producers of Georgia’s famous Vidalia onions must pay $1.4 million in damages and unpaid overtime owed to hundreds of workers, a federal judge ruled. A U.S. District Court judge found that Bland Farms Production and Packing …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:54:30 +0000
The U.S. Coast Guard searched for two missing crew members on Saturday from a crude oil-bearing barge that caught fire off the Texas coast. Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennae Steinmiller says that emergency responders are also working to contain the spread …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:54:12 +0000
Authorities have arrested three people after a burglary at a southern West Virginia coal company. Wyoming County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jimmy White tells The Register-Herald the department heard two masked people were going toward Brooks Run Coal Compa...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:53:18 +0000
Chicago-based insurer CNA has named Katie Wilson as senior vice president, underwriting services, within the company’s Commercial unit. In this role, Wilson is responsible for driving the overall strategic direction and general management of Underwriti...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:48:27 +0000
Managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson has promoted Seth Mahaffey to transportation underwriter in its Westerville, Ohio, office. Mahaffey is responsible for quoting new and renewal accounts for a wide variety of commercial transp...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:41:52 +0000
H.W. Kaufman Group has opened a new office for wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, Burns & Wilcox, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The opening of the new location follows the acquisition of Grand Rapids-based Chlystek & White Insurance Serv...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:37:34 +0000
Kansas City-based global insurance broker Lockton has added Brian Clanton to its Nebraska operation. Bringing more than 20 years of industry expertise, Clanton will work with businesses to develop solid insurance, risk management and employee benefits ...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:29:13 +0000
Emergency managers and the National Weather Service are surveying damage from storms that spawned as many as four tornadoes in southwest Oklahoma. Meteorologist John Pike says officials were in Tillman, Comanche, McClain and Seminole counties early Sun...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:26:52 +0000
Louisiana health officials say a second bacterium apparently contributed to the mass food poisoning that may have killed one person and apparently sickened more than 100 people who ate at a fundraiser. Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Parham Jaberi s...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:55:30 +0000
A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:03:12 +0000
The Las Vegas resort from which a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been ordered to preserve photos, surveillance video and gambling records of the shooter and notes by investigators. A Clark County District Court …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:53:37 +0000
California officials say repair costs at the nation’s tallest dam will be nearly double the original estimate of $275 million. Department of Water Resources spokeswoman Erin Mellon said last week the contract with Kiewit Corp. at 770-foot Oroville Dam ...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:45:38 +0000
Although still burning, the largest fires that have devastated California wine country are mostly contained, and winemakers, winery owners, and growers began taking stock this week of what they have—and haven’t—lost. The numbers are numbing: at lea...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:39:18 +0000
The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department ...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:11:28 +0000
While the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry is well capitalized and market sentiment is mostly positive, it still faces economic and market-based headwinds that will challenge its profitable growth going forward. In the 2017 edition of the annu...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:08:06 +0000
Police in Virginia are investigating after an explosive device was detonated in Williamsburg. News outlets report the device was found Thursday night in a parking lot. Firefighters and police were called to the scene near Merchants Square at about 5 …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:05:14 +0000
A large fire has ravaged a neighborhood in Maine, with officials saying it destroyed six buildings and sent at least four people to the hospital. Witnesses told the state Fire Marshal’s Office they smelled smoke long before they saw flames …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:51:50 +0000
AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that Steve Arora has been named chief executive officer of AXIS Re. Arora joins the company from Swiss Re where he spent 18 years in a variety of senior positions, most recently as head of …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:45:30 +0000
The retired coal company executive from West Virginia chosen by Republican President Trump to oversee U.S. mining safety says his first priority is preventing people from getting hurt and that he replaced the managers of a mine plagued by safety …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:30:11 +0000
Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has introduced a new inland flood model for Japan along with enhancements to its Japan typhoon model. These models are part of Version 5.1 of AIR’s catastrophe modeling software platform, Touchstone. The AIR Inla...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:13:45 +0000
The British government must act urgently to secure a Brexit transition deal or risk losing jobs and investment in the country, business leaders representing millions of workers are due to warn. In a draft letter due to be sent to …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:04:28 +0000
Optisure Risk Partners, a Manchester, N.H.-based insurance broker, has promoted Christopher Arnold to vice president of its Sutton James Aviation division. In this role, Arnold will continue to work with Sutton James President Jon Doolittle in overseei...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:48:24 +0000
Marsh announced the appointment of Dr. Jamie Saunders as a strategic adviser on cyber risk management within its UK specialist cyber security and risk team, part of the firm’s Client Advisory Services division. Saunders will be based in London. One …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:26:00 +0000
The Hartford has agreed to acquire Aetna’s U.S. group life and disability business for cash consideration of $1.45 billion. This acquisition enhances The Hartford’s group benefits distribution capabilities and accelerates the company’s technology strat...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:52:20 +0000
While the upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, the level does not appear to be declining and remains disturbingly high, according to an analysis of national data presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting. More than …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:49:13 +0000
Aegon NV, the Dutch insurer that generates most of its business from the U.S., is scouting for acquisitions and has looked at companies including smaller rival ASR Nederland NV amid consolidation in the domestic market, according to people familiar with …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:43:15 +0000
Insurers are considering raising premiums for tall buildings in Britain with flammable cladding panels and no sprinklers or even excluding related risks following the Grenfell fire in London earlier this year. Inquiries into the tragedy, which killed u...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:13:52 +0000
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has won the first round in a legal tug-of-war over his mandate that nursing homes and assisted living facilities install generators. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to emergency rules …
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:04:55 +0000
Hurricane Nate preliminary loss estimates are estimated to be between $650 million and $1.35 billion, according to CoreLogic. The loss estimates were calculated based on data analysis, total insured and uninsured loss for both residential and commercia...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:00:09 +0000
Larry Pratt has joined SUNUP Insurance Services, headquartered in North Carolina, as the chief agency officer. Pratt will be responsible for leading agency operations for the company. He comes to SUNUP with experience in agency distribution, including ...