September 17, 2021
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:44:32 +0000
The Texas Department of Insurance eliminated a backlog of consumer complaints and reduced processing times by 80% as part of the agency’s ongoing modernization initiative, the regulatory agency says. “Customer service is a priority, and that hasn’t cha...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:10:52 +0000
Ford Motor Co. will send $500 checks to every household that was evacuated from a southeastern Michigan city because of a gasoline leak from the automaker’s plant into the community’s sewer system, representatives said. The checks would total $600,000 ...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:06:20 +0000
Oklahoma moved from No. 9 in the nation to No. 7 among states with the lowest percentages of structurally deficient bridges on the highway system in 2020, the state’s transportation department reports. Oklahoma was once near the bottom of the …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:05:09 +0000
About 40 vehicles have been destroyed or damaged during a fire in an Indianapolis auto yard. The blaze initially was reported about 1:45 a.m. on Sept. 15 as a trash fire, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department. However, the first …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:04:06 +0000
Wisconsin’s largest ginseng producer is facing a federal lawsuit charging the company with subjecting female workers to hostile work environment and firing them for resisting, and for discriminating against employees because of their national origin. T...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:02:06 +0000
For the second time in a week, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has said he is considering levying fines against insurance companies that continue to refuse to comply with his emergency directive to cover the temporary living expenses of po...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:00:39 +0000
A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago plans to turn himself in to face charges in a plot to arrange his own death that ended with the shooter only grazing …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:29:02 +0000
TOKYO — Officials at Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant have acknowledged they neglected to investigate the cause of faulty exhaust filters that are key to preventing radioactive pollution, after being forced to replace them twice. Represe...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:24:48 +0000
The U.S. government should be prepared to fire “cyber bullets” in response to significant hacking attacks as part of a comprehensive strategy to dissuade adversaries, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said. President Joe Biden has been receptive to ...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:04:34 +0000
The state of Utah didn’t do enough to make sure a remote highway was safe before a tour bus crashed, killing four people from China and injuring two dozen more in 2019, family and survivors said in a lawsuit filed …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:01:37 +0000
A California county has paid $11 million to a man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his girlfriend in 1998. The payment settles a federal lawsuit filed by Horace Roberts accusing Riverside County and …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:54:40 +0000
The Clark County Council in Washington has agreed to pay Don Benton and two other former county employees $1.4 million less than four months after a jury awarded the trio $693,998 in a wrongful termination lawsuit. The county announced Wednesday …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:51:19 +0000
Alera Group acquired The Brokerage Commercial Insurance Services Inc. in in Newport Beach, Calif. The Brokerage Commercial Insurance Services employees will continue serving clients in their existing roles. Terms of the deal were not announced. The Bro...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:47:42 +0000
The former owner of a Richmond, Virginia, assisted living facility pleaded guilty to health care fraud after spending more than $800,000 meant for residents’ care on travel, gambling expenses and personal debts, federal prosecutors said. Mable Jones ow...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:34:11 +0000
A former executive at a nearly 140-year-old shoe manufacturer in Massachusetts has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for embezzling $30 million from the company and spending it on luxury items and travel for himself and another person, …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:25:32 +0000
Vermont Governor Phil Scott asked the federal government to help Bennington and Windham counties recover from summer flooding. Scott said communities in the two southern Vermont counties suffered an estimated $4 million in damage from flooding that occ...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:10:13 +0000
Great American Insurance Group has introduced a new product offering through PolicySweet, its online offering for small business customers. PolicySweet, which allows small business owners to research, shop, quote and purchase insurance online, is expan...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:01:43 +0000
Ryan Specialty Group announced the appointment of Miles Wuller to chief executive officer of RSG Underwriting Managers, Ryan Specialty’s underwriting management specialty. Wuller will replace Tom Clark who is resigning from the position for personal re...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:43:33 +0000
Employee benefits firm Unum said it will soon launch a product to help employers determine employees’ COVID-19 vaccination status and manage vaccine exemptions and testing results. In anticipation of recent federal vaccination and testing mandates, the...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:19:53 +0000
Lloyd’s of London wants the commercial insurance market to recruit a third of its workforce from ethnic minorities, it said on Friday, as it attempts to improve diversity. Nearly 50,000 staff are employed in Lloyd’s underwriting and broking firms, which …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:08:01 +0000
Anyone can be a banker these days, you just need the right code. Global brands from Mercedes and Amazon to IKEA and Walmart are cutting out the traditional financial middleman and plugging in software from tech startups to offer customers …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:00:59 +0000
New litigated claims for Florida’s largest property and casualty insurers dropped to 4,313 in August, a 35% decrease from July, according to data compiled by litigation management software provider CaseGlide. The month-over-month drop is the largest pe...
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:00:49 +0000
Commissioners in Surfside, Florida, have rejected a proposal to trade public beachfront to the eventual buyer of the condominium collapse site so that a memorial to the 98 victims could be built there. The decision followed an emotional meeting Tuesday …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:00:24 +0000
Zurich Insurance Group AG is considering a sale of some of its general insurance assets in Australia as the Swiss firm seeks to streamline its portfolio, according to people familiar with the matter. The insurer is working with an adviser …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:00:18 +0000
The chair of W.R. Berkley Corp. has been observing conditions in the excess and surplus and specialty markets for more than five decades and views the current environment as just about the best in that time span. According to William …
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 04:53:28 +0000
This edition of International People Moves covers London-based appointments at Beazley, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and Marsh. A summary of these promotions and new hires follows here. Insurer Beazley Names Sanchez for Newly Created Glo...
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:36:41 +0000
Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC (Oakbridge) announced a new partnership with Snider Killingsworth Insurance & Risk Management (Snider Killingsworth) based in Griffin, Georgia. The partnership adds to Oakbridge’s footprint in Georgia, particularly within...
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:25:28 +0000
A plastics company will pay $2.85 million in civil penalties to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at its petrochemical manufacturing plant in Point Comfort, Texas, federal environmental protection officials said. Formosa Plastics Corporation, Te...
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:24:13 +0000
Federal authorities have sued a Louisiana restaurant for allegedly violating federal law against pregnancy discrimination in hiring. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit that Bourne’s House LLC, doing business as...
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:22:55 +0000
Chicago’s City Council agreed to pay a total of $20.5 million to two of at least a dozen men who have had murder convictions dismissed after being allegedly framed by the same police detective. With the vote to settle the …