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Iowa Beef Plant Fine After Coronavirus Outbreak: $957
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:13:33 +0000
Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a large coronavirus outbreak that sickened its workforce — a $957 fine for a minor record-keeping violation. The outbreak at the Iowa Premium Beef Plant in Tama in …
Suit Filed in California Says Scooters Rented by Uber, Segway Don’t Have Turn Signals
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 20:20:33 +0000
A class action lawsuit has been filed against several scooter rental companies, including Uber and Segway, because the scooters don’t have turn signals and the makers don’t warn consumers about that danger. The suit was filed on Thursday on behalf …
Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Sued in Florida for Defamation by Former Assistant
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:56:29 +0000
Carole Baskin, who became a pop culture sensation due to Netflix’s docuseries “Tiger King,” is being sued for defamation by a former assistant. As part of the lawsuit, the daughters of Baskin’s former husband are seeking more information about what …
Hauser Pleads Guilty in College Admission Plot
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:35:35 +0000
A California businessman with ties to an Ohio-based insurance agency who is said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme on Sept. 21 …
Pilot Actions Likely Led to Earnhardt Plane Crash in Tennessee: NTSB
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:28:16 +0000
A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according …
1 Dead After Ohio Dump Truck Crash Sends Highway Sign Falling Onto Pickup
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:27:00 +0000
A dump truck struck the base of a sign on a Cleveland, Ohio, highway during the morning commute on Sept. 24, causing the sign to fall on a passing pickup truck and kill one person in the pickup, authorities said, …
Michigan House Passes Bills Shielding Employers from Virus Lawsuits
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:26:27 +0000
A divided Michigan House voted on Sept. 23 to shield health providers and businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits filed by patients, employees or customers, advancing bills that majority Republicans said would give businesses more comfort to reopen and block frivolous complaints. …
Texas Software Provider to Local Governments Reports Data Breach
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:22:17 +0000
A Texas-based provider of software services to local governments and schools across the United States, Tyler Technologies, told customers on Sept. 23 that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems. It could not immediately be determined …
Dismissal Rejected; Arkema Chemical Fire Criminal Trial Resumes in Houston
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:13:14 +0000
A criminal case against the U.S. arm of a French chemical maker accused of releasing pollution that injured 21 people resumed on Sept. 24 under a cloud as a judge ruled out a motion to dismiss the case. Prosecutors unintentionally …
Louisiana Agent’s License Suspended for Misappropriation, False Insurance Certificates
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:09:52 +0000
A Lake Charles, Louisiana, insurance producer has been issued a cease and desist order and had her license suspended amid an investigation into misappropriation of insurance premiums and the issuing of false insurance certificates to customers. The Louisiana Department of …
California Governor Planning to Ban Sale of New Gas Vehicles in 15 Years
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:11:55 +0000
California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation’s most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into …
Western Wildfires Taint Vineyards With Taste Of Smoke
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:52:43 +0000
Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage. Wineries in California, Oregon and Washington have survived severe wildfires …
New York Again Ranks as Top Global Financial Hub But London Gains in Volatile Index
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:12:56 +0000
New York again heads the rankings of the world’s leading global financial centres. The Global Financial Centres Index 28, launched by London think tank Z/Yen Group in partnership with the China Development Institute (CDI), shows London improved its performance in …
New York Drywall Installer Arrested for Failing to Provide Workers’ Comp Insurance
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:07:53 +0000
New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro has announced the arrest of a capital region area drywall installer who allegedly failed to provide legally required workers’ compensation insurance to his employees. Dennis R. Hammonds, 40, owner and operator of Hammonds …
Boston Insurance Brokerage Appoints Driscoll as CEO
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:03:33 +0000
Boston Insurance Brokerage LLC (BIB) has appointed Keith Driscoll as CEO. Driscoll has been a member of the BIB team since 2013, beginning as vice president of the Workers’ Compensation Division before being promoted to executive vice president and chief …
Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors Names Judd as CEO, Vaughan as President
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:51:59 +0000
Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors LLC, a Boston, Mass.-based subsidiary of Brown & Brown Insurance and a non-medical employee benefits consulting firm, has announced Chris Judd as the company’s new CEO and Ken Vaughan as the company’s new president, along with …
Travelers Offers Artificial Intelligence for Companies to Assess Worker Safety
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:26:35 +0000
The Travelers Companies said it has started using artificial intelligence to offer business customers virtual and onsite ergonomic assessments. Travelers claims to be the first insurance carrier to provide the service. According to the insurer, the new offering combines AI-based …
New Crash Test Dummy Is a 3-Year Old
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:29:29 +0000
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a new crash test dummy. Known as the Q3s, the new crash test dummy represents a 3-year-old child and is the first child side impact dummy in federal regulations. Q3 was specifically designed …
Swiss Re Announces Plans to Streamline Structure of Group
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:19:13 +0000
Swiss Re announced further streamlining of the legal entity structure of the group. Following the announcement on June 19, 2020 that the Life Capital Business Unit will be disbanded, Swiss Re also intends to reorganize the legal entity structure of …
Formation of More ‘Class of 2020’ Reinsurers Unlikely
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:03:23 +0000
The Class of 2020 already has a new member, but it’s not a true startup, the chair of the company said recently. Speaking at the KBW Insurance Conference in early September, Sid Sankaran, chair of Third Point Re, was referring …

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