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Lawsuit: Nebraska Meatpacking Plant Did Not Protect Workers from Virus
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:06:44 +0000
A Nebraska meatpacking plant has been accused in a lawsuit of failing to take adequate precautions to protect workers from the coronavirus. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the federal lawsuit on Nov. 23 against Noah’s Ark Processors in Hastings, …
Alabama Insurance Department Launches New Website
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:58:06 +0000
The Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI) has launched a newly designed website that features a new layout and simplified navigation and is also mobile-friendly. “We are thrilled to debut our new department website” said Insurance Commissioner Jim Ridling. “We believe …
Coal Financing Drying Up as More Countries Target Zero Carbon Emissions
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:46:28 +0000
TOKYO – Financing for coal projects is drying up at ever increasing rates as more countries target zero carbon emissions amid an energy transition sweeping the world, participants at Asia’s biggest gathering of the coal industry said on Tuesday. The …
No-Deal Brexit Would Cause More Damage to UK than COVID: BoE’s Bailey
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:34:17 +0000
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Monday a no-deal Brexit would cause longer-term damage to Britain’s economy than the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of the change might be felt for decades. “Well, I think the long-term effects …
Louisiana Virus Aid Funds Run Low with Small Business, Local Requests Unmet
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:30:49 +0000
Louisiana will run out of federal coronavirus money before it pays out grants to all eligible small businesses and local government agencies seeking dollars from COVID-19 aid programs created by Gov. John Bel Edwards and lawmakers. Officials running the programs …
Louisiana Ag Commissioner Pushing Farmers, Ranchers to Apply for Virus Aid
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:22:14 +0000
Louisiana’s agriculture commissioner is urging the state’s farmers and ranchers to turn in their applications for federal coronavirus assistance ahead of next month’s deadline, and he’s worried some who are eligible may be missing out on available aid. The U.S. …
Usage-Based Insurer Metromile to Become Public Company
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:06:08 +0000
Metromile Inc., the pay-per-mile auto insurer, has reached a deal to go public by merging with Insu Acquisition Corp. II (Insu II), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The merger will result in Metromile becoming a publicly listed company without …
Minnesota Fraud Bureau: Insurance Fraud Referrals Up in 2019 but not for Agents
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:42:10 +0000
While Minnesota insurance regulators saw an uptick in the number of fraud case referrals during 2019, agent and broker fraud referrals were down significantly that year, the most recent for which insurance fraud statistics for the state are available. In …
Finnis Named a Central Region VP at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:26:01 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has named Lauren Finnis vice president, Customer & Broker Engagement, for the Central Region, based in Chicago. She was previously vice president of Customer & Broker Engagement for the Eastern Region. Finnis has more than …
Zywave Acquires Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC)
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:07:59 +0000
Insurance technology provider Zywave announced the acquisition of Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a leading provider of marketing, rating and management software and services to the insurance industry. Zywave said the acquisition enables it to deliver operations, sales and marketing solutions …
Colorado Outfitter Sues Former Guide, Claims ‘Trade Secrets’
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:04:05 +0000
Stephen Bass approached Andy Sovick last year with a plan for writing a guide to snowmobile-access skiing around one of the most popular backcountry destinations in Colorado: Buffalo Pass near Steamboat Springs. Bass, a ski patroller at Utah’s Powder Mountain …
Carnival’s Princess Cruise Lines Must Face Passengers’ COVID-19 Lawsuit
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:24:32 +0000
Carnival Corp.’s Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. failed to persuade a judge to dismiss negligence claims by 17 passengers who allege they suffered COVID-19 symptoms after being exposed to the coronavirus on a February voyage. Monday’s ruling doesn’t address the merits …
COVID Passports Could Speed Up Revival of International Travel
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:03:45 +0000
Global airline lobby IATA is working on a mobile app that will help travelers demonstrate their coronavirus-free status, joining a push to introduce so-called COVID passports to speed up the revival of international travel. The Travel Pass will display test …
Former Virginia Attorney Indicted on Multiple Fraud Charges
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:00:53 +0000
A federal grand jury has indicted a former Virginia attorney on charges that she defrauded elderly clients out of money which she used to buy real estate and make charitable donations, prosecutors said. Cherie Anne Washburn, 44, of Lynchburg, Virginia, …
COVID-19-Related Data Breach Affects Thousands in Delaware
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:00:44 +0000
Public health officials in Delaware on Sunday disclosed that the personal information of thousands of people who were tested for the coronavirus this summer was mistakenly shared with an unauthorized individual. The state’s Division of Public Health said the data …
Best Agency to Work For East: Deland, Gibson Insurance
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:00:02 +0000
At Deland, Gibson Insurance, being a lifelong learner isn’t just a hobby, it’s part of the agency’s core values held by all employees. And agency employees say access to resources and education, as well as a constant drive for improvement, …
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Hires Allianz’ Baacke as Head of Risk Engineering Services
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:37:00 +0000
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Tina Baacke as global head Risk Engineering Services, effective Jan. 1, 2021. In this role, Baacke will be responsible for leading a global team of experts that provides ri sk knowledge, data insights, tools and …
Cigna’s CEO and Board Sued for ‘Black-Ops-Style’ Tactics to Kill Merger with Anthem
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:10:29 +0000
Cigna Corp.’s chief executive officer and board used “black-ops-style” tactics in a covert campaign to “blow up” a $48 billion merger with rival insurer Anthem Inc., Cigna investors claim in a lawsuit. A Massachusetts-based pension fund alleges that Cigna CEO …
UK Insurer Aviva Sells Stake in Italian Life Unit for $475 Million
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:02:45 +0000
Aviva Plc is selling its stake in its Italian life insurance joint venture for about 400 million euros ($475 million) as Chief Executive Officer Amanda Blanc continues her revamp of the firm. The insurer will sell its 80% holding in …
Best Agency to Work For Southeast: Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:04:53 +0000
Opportunities for growth, a team-oriented culture and unwavering support during an unprecedented situation are just some of the reasons that employees of Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc. nominated their employer as a Best Agency to Work For. The Insurance Journal …

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