July 18, 2019
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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:17:45 +0000
A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is suing a federal agency that rejected expenses for a Hurricane Katrina recovery project. Biloxi is seeking $15.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for drainage, water and sewer systems, the Sun …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:14:33 +0000
Insurance companies should take note of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Texas that closes a “trapdoor” pretrial discovery gambit by plaintiffs’ lawyers that exposed defendants to sanctions for denying negligence in pretrial requests for admissi...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:13:16 +0000
Southern Fidelity Insurance Co. has expanded into Mississippi and will offer HO-3 homeowners coverage and customer service in the state. Southern Fidelity was founded in 2005 by Jimmy Graganella in Tallahassee, Fla. Since then, the company has grown it...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:02:32 +0000
State records show that nearly three dozen people have been injured in scooter crashes in two North Carolina cities since early 2018. Citing numbers from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, The Charlotte Observer reports 16 people were hurt in …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:41:47 +0000
Rolling Meadows, Illinois-based Risk Placement Services (RPS) has expanded its exclusive admitted lawyers professional liability program into New York and Texas, states considered to have the largest number of attorneys in the U.S. With the product exp...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:38:12 +0000
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Manhattan, Kansas-based Darrell Phillips Inc., dba DPI Benefits. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Operating since 2008, DPI Benefits is an independent benefits broker and consultant offering qualified ...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:33:16 +0000
The suburban Detroit owners of two record-setting cats killed in a house fire have filed a lawsuit blaming the maker of a massage chair for the blaze. William and Lauren Powers of Farmington Hills seek more than $1 million in …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:00:34 +0000
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables. The agency denied the petition by a …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:44:33 +0000
A watchdog group has given California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara until July 31 to produce public records related to meetings with insurance industry representatives who reportedly gave him $54,300 in campaign contributions. Santa Monica, Calif...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:20:10 +0000
Hot, dry weather in California has resulted in a dramatic increase in wildfires. It will get worse – and you can blame climate change, according to a new report out. The report, Observed impacts of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:05:27 +0000
United Valley Insurance Services Inc. has added Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Financial Management Network as a member. FMN is a wealth management advisory firm, and has a focus on providing coverage reviews for their financial planning clientele. United...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:26:53 +0000
Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis school to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others. The lawsuits say CenterPoint Energy and Master Mechanical knew their …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:19:02 +0000
Announcing total estimated catastrophe losses for June, Allstate Corporation attributed 60 percent of those losses to four severe wind and hail weather events that primarily impacted Texas. Allstate estimated catastrophe losses for the month of June 20...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:09:51 +0000
A northwest Louisiana coroner says a 43-year-old man has died of injuries from an industrial explosion late last month. The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office says Jonathan Hall of the DeSoto Parish town of Stonewall died early Tuesday at Ochsner LSU …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:08:14 +0000
Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 41 Oklahoma counties as a result of spring flooding and severe weather in the state. The storms produced historic flooding throughout the northern half o...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:11:19 +0000
The Wyoming attorney general’s office has sued an oil refinery, claiming it exceeded emission limits for a number of air pollutants. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the state filed the lawsuit last week against HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, ...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:00:24 +0000
Fewer people died in car crashes on Nevada roads in June than they did a year earlier, according to state data. The Nevada Department of Public Safety reported 16 deaths from 16 crashes in June, which is almost half as …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:58:40 +0000
Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A licensed cannabis company has sued Santa Cruz County, claiming that it’s violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorpor...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:33:00 +0000
Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd. announced that Venkat Krishnamoorthy has been appointed to the newly established position of chief technology officer. Reporting to Group CEO Pina Albo, Krishnamoorthy will be responsible for the ongoing development of the...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:30:21 +0000
ProSight Global Inc. announced its IPO terms, which include expectations of raising at least $140 million. The specialty insurer said the company’s initial public offering would involve more than 8.8 million shares of common stock. Broken down, ProSigh...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:48:49 +0000
Workers’ compensation carriers can now accurately score a policy even where there is no loss history on the account, according Valen Analytics, a data analytics and predictive modeling firm for the property/casualty insurance industry. Valen has releas...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:35:38 +0000
A New Jersey man charged with killing his brother and the brother’s wife and two children is facing a new charge of insurance fraud. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office refused to give any details of the latest charge against Paul …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:24:11 +0000
Harvey Insurance Group LLC (HIG), a West Chester, Penn.-based independent insurance agency, has changed its name and brand to AssetSure to more accurately reflect the company’s expertise in protecting the financial well-being of clients through allianc...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:20:38 +0000
Authorities say a 15-year-old boy attending a teen wilderness camp in western Pennsylvania has died after he was injured during an outing. But it’s not yet known how the accident occurred. Authorities say the teen fell Monday and was flown …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:52:36 +0000
U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger cellphones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes. More than 1,300 jets registered in the U.S. …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:37:28 +0000
Charles Schwab Corp. is in talks to buy brokerage and wealth-management operations from USAA for about $2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal, which could bring Schwab roughly $100 billi...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:26:10 +0000
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation’s addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:05:19 +0000
DARAG Group Ltd., the Malta-based legacy acquirer, announced it has entered into agreement to buy a book of run-off business from One Re Ltd., a London-based non-life reinsurance company. The transaction will be conducted through DARAG’s German risk ca...
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:24:44 +0000
A no-deal Brexit could plunge the British economy into recession, hammer the pound and drive up government borrowing, according to the U.K fiscal watchdog. The analysis from the Office for Budget Responsibility is based on the “less disruptive” of two …
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:10:05 +0000
Bulgaria has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of deadly African swine fever and protect the country’s 600-million lev ($344 million) pig-breeding industry, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday. The highly contagious disease, which is inc...