August 23, 2019
Lasyone Insurance Agency
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:32:16 +0000
An Illinois construction company that waited six years to inform its excess insurer that it had been sued cannot expect coverage from that carrier, and it can’t go after the insurance brokerage that sold it the policy either, a federal …
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:03:59 +0000
Authorities say two motorists have been injured when their cars went airborne over a collapsed bridge span near the Florida-Georgia Line. Officials closed a short stretch of Hutchinson Ferry Road northwest of Tallahassee on Wednesday morning because of...
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:00:59 +0000
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Thursday named 22 people to a new panel that will advise the department on aviation safety oversight and certification programs as the Federal Aviation Administration continues to grapple with the fallout fr...
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:00:45 +0000
As the country enters peak season for major natural disasters, new research indicates which states and communities are the riskiest for those needing to evacuate whether from wildfires or hurricanes. StreetLight Data Inc., a company that collects and a...
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:00:10 +0000
Electric luxury cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) may be 40% more likely to cause accidents than their standard engine counterparts, possibly because drivers are still getting used to their quick acceleration, French insurer AXA said. The numbers,...
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:00:02 +0000
Wells Fargo & Co. will pay the Navajo Nation $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit over “predatory and unlawful practices” by the bank, the Native American tribe said on Thursday. The Navajo Nation sued Wells Fargo in federal and tribal …
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 04:22:47 +0000
A string of fires in a western Kentucky neighborhood has left authorities wondering if they’re all related. News outlets report four fires in the past week have occurred in the Pleasant Ridge area and three of the fires were caused …
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 04:09:43 +0000
A Florida contractor was arrested this month for an alleged workers’ compensation fraud scheme totaling nearly $737,000, according to a statement from Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis. Norma Lopez Cedillo, president of Nuvo Contractor, Inc....
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:37:01 +0000
Think retreat is never an option? Think again. “Faced with global warming, rising sea levels, and the climate-related extremes they intensify, the question is no longer whether some communities will retreat—moving people and assets out of harm’s wayâ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:15:13 +0000
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined an Idaho tree-trimming company after an employee was killed and another was injured when the work platform of a bucket truck fell about 65 feet. The Times-News reported that the federal agency …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:13:17 +0000
The board of California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund announced plans to distribute a $105 million dividend to qualifying policyholders with policies that took effect between Jan. 1 and Aug. 19. This dividend equals roughly 15% of the estimated a...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:38:21 +0000
Which helps society more? Alcohol or cannabis. That sounds like a funny question, but it may be an important one with more local governments embracing the opportunity to bring in tax revenue from cannabis sales. A new report from Wikileaf, …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:45:00 +0000
Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LL...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:38:23 +0000
St. Louis has agreed to pay $385,000 to settle a lawsuit with the family of a girl who was smashed by a 200-pound racquetball door that was left off its hinges at a city park. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:36:10 +0000
A proposed settlement would give St. Louis Rams fans a 25% refund on years of tickets and merchandise they bought before the team announced it was moving to Los Angeles. If approved, the settlement would end a class-action lawsuit that …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:33:59 +0000
More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it believes a single source is behind all 22 of the attacks. …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:29:41 +0000
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC has been named the sole reinsurance intermediary for the newly formed California Wildfire Fund, which is currently being administered by the California Earthquake Authority. Guy Carpenter will provide strategic reinsurance a...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:22:15 +0000
A former Planned Parenthood Arizona employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired after she reported unsafe medical practices has been awarded $3 million in a civil case. A Maricopa County jury returned the verdict Aug. 16 for Mayra Rodriguez, who …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:04:15 +0000
Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to an analysis of data from on-board telematics devices in vehicles. Researchers at Canada’s University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad d...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:45:43 +0000
U.S. businesses must focus on creating higher-paying jobs,Tom Wilson, Allstate chair, president and chief executive officer, writes in today’s New York Times. Wilson calls on America’s corporate leaders to prioritize job creation and make it a regular ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:25:22 +0000
Liberty Mutual has appointed Jon Tellekamp as chief underwriting officer for National Insurance – Excess Casualty, and Doug Manwaring as chief underwriting officer of National Insurance – Public Entities and Programs. Tellekamp is responsible for t...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:19:28 +0000
Investigators probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently salvaged cracked part in a move likely to trigger urgent checks on dozens of Airbus superjumbos, people familiar with …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:06:04 +0000
A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for her role in a widespread fraud scheme involving public employees and compound prescription drugs. Kristie Masucci appeared before a judge in Camden on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Cedar …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:01:54 +0000
Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and operations of The Suitelife, a program manager specializing in boutique hotels, premier and full service hotels, hotel management companies, condo hotels and re...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:57:41 +0000
China on Tuesday added 148 drugs to its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, part of a push to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs in one of the world’s largest drug markets, state media reported. AstraZeneca’s Kombiglyze and …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:52:51 +0000
Newark’s large-scale bottled water distribution is continuing as officials try to understand the failure of two filters intended to eliminate lead from water. The Environmental Protection Agency, which earlier called for the water distribution, said Fr...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:51:54 +0000
Some of the Irish businesses most exposed to the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 10 weeks are not very well prepared, Ireland’s government warned on Thursday. The Irish economy is considered the most vulnerable among …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:48:22 +0000
Alliant is continuing to grow its presence in Albany, N.Y., with the addition of Vice President Chris Spofford. The property and casualty specialist will leverage his regional expertise and technical background to deliver a range of insurance and risk ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:35:24 +0000
From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China’s northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. Announced in 2012, the ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:57:13 +0000
Chubb has introduced CoverPlus – a new platform offering expanded liability-driven products tailored to the evolving risks faced by middle market manufacturers from new technologies and processes. CoverPlus offers a custom-tailored suite of coordinat...