August 3, 2021
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Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:17:40 +0000
Amazon.com Inc has been hit with a record $886.6 million (746 million euros) European Union fine for processing personal data in violation of the bloc’s GDPR rules, as privacy regulators take a more aggressive position on enforcement. The Luxembourg Na...
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:00:21 +0000
Nashville-based NDI Office Furniture, LLC, the largest office furniture distributor in the Southeastern and Midwest United States, has agreed to pay $150,000 and furnish other significant relief to settle a federal lawsuit charging sex discrimination a...
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:42:39 +0000
A roofing contractor in Ohio faces proposes penalties of more than $137,000 after being cited by federal workplace safety officials for exposing workers to deadly fall hazards. OSHA said JMH Roofing LLC in Millersburg has a history of not cooperating …
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:00:55 +0000
When the giant cargo ship began to tip over off the Georgia coast, harbor pilot Jonathan Tennant found himself on his side, screaming orders in the darkness while flying debris that felt like gravel pelted him. After much of the …
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 07:50:51 +0000
AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” (Excellent) to Malta-based International General Insurance Co. (Europe) SE. The outlook assigned to these credit ratings is stable. The compan...
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 07:26:56 +0000
Generali on Tuesday said it was on track to meet full-year targets after Italy’s top insurer reported a good performance across all business sectors to slightly beat first-half expectations. Operating profit rose 10.4% to 3 billion euros ($3.6 billion)...
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 06:42:58 +0000
An Omaha, Nebraska, meat processor has recalled more than 295,000 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Greater Omaha Packing’s recall. The b...
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 05:34:30 +0000
Gas station retailers are reeling from a recent New Mexico Supreme Court decision that finds the stores can be held civilly liable for selling gas to intoxicated drivers. The July ruling could have major ramifications for service stations and other …
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 05:04:03 +0000
Huntington Beach, California-based personal lines insurance distribution company, Confie, acquired ASAP Insurance in Texas. With the acquisition of ASAP Insurance, the company broadens its presence in Texas. ASAP stores will join Confie’s standard and ...
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 05:01:58 +0000
Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned the land. The …
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 05:00:52 +0000
Capital Insurance Group in California has promoted three members of the senior leadership team: Kevin Okelberry, Tammy Ebnet and John La Porta. Okelberry has been promoted to vice president and chief underwriting officer. Okelberry will lead the underw...
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 05:00:18 +0000
New cars will be required to have technology to detect drunk drivers and a system to keep children from being accidentally left in vehicles on hot days under a series of long-sought safety measures included in the infrastructure bill awaiting …
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 05:00:09 +0000
Colorado-based reThought Insurance, a managing general agency focused on the flood insurance market, has secured $15.5 million in investment to accelerate its growth. The company currently writes flood coverage for complex mid-tier commercial risks and...
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:57:22 +0000
Mosaic Insurance began underwriting transactional liability coverage with a new product launched last month in the United States amid a current upsurge in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. The global specialty insurer, launched in February 2021,...
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:44:55 +0000
Insurance and benefits broker Arthur J. Gallagher is the target of a proposed class action lawsuit over a ransomware attack it suffered in 2020. The plaintiffs allege that Gallagher failed to follow federal and state government and industry standards to …
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:41:51 +0000
Work has formally begun in Louisiana on a $760 million, three-parish levee project that was first proposed a half-century ago. State officials said 17.5 miles of levee and a mile of T-wall will protect 60,000 residents of St. Charles, St. …
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:38:52 +0000
Two Michigan counties are asking the state to help make funds available for residents and businesses affected by recent tornados that damaged buildings, knocked down trees and caused power outages. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel declared a state o...
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:37:15 +0000
North Dakota’s State Water Commission approved $5 million in additional aid to help ranchers who are battling drought conditions this summer. As part of the aid, the commission approved two additional water supply assistance programs and allocated more...
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:35:45 +0000
The National Weather Service has confirmed at least four tornadoes caused widespread damage in Wisconsin and contributed to at least one death. Quinn Boehning, 29, was killed after crashing into a fallen tree and power line near the town of …
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:33:55 +0000
Residents relocating from an eroding island off Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish will move into homes built and designed to help weather hurricanes. Officials involved with the project toured the New Isle development in Schriever to examine and highlight ...
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:31:23 +0000
The state of Michigan will disburse $10 million in emergency relief funding to help Detroit-area and other southeastern Michigan residents whose homes, businesses and belongings were damaged by recent flooding caused by a late June rainstorm, according...
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:29:26 +0000
Texas set another record in June for the amount of surplus lines premium recorded by the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX). The $947.48 million in premium reported in June brings the year-to-date total to $4.58 billion, SLTX said. …
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:27:11 +0000
More than 100 people had to spend the night on a highway, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain over an area burned by a wildfire once again triggered mudslides in western Colorado, authorities said. The …
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:26:02 +0000
The families of eight Marines and one sailor who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast last summer plan to sue the manufacturer of the vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring tank, their lawyers announced …
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:22:24 +0000
An Idaho man is suing the Boy Scouts of America for failing to warn children that took part in the youth program that they could be exposed to sex abusers. The man, who uses the name Mark Doe 14 in …
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:06:51 +0000
DoNotPay, a startup that describes itself as a robot lawyer striving to beat bureaucracy, has more than doubled its valuation to about $210 million, according to Chief Executive Officer Joshua Browder. The firm raised $10 million from Andreessen Horowi...
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:01:12 +0000
Plaintiffs filed 112 new securities class action lawsuits in federal and state courts in the first half of 2021, down 25% from the second half of 2020. This was the lowest number of filings since the first half of 2015, …
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:55:13 +0000
Heavy, continuous rain in parts of northern New England led to flash flooding, washed out roads and a few home rescues, authorities said. Police in Marlow, in southwestern New Hampshire, said four people and two animals were rescued Thursday night …
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:51:33 +0000
The National Weather Service has confirmed eight tornadoes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey during Thursday’s storm, including the EF-3 storm in eastern Pennsylvania and an EF-2 tornado that started in the Keystone State and then moved into the Garden St...
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:33:11 +0000
A Lynchburg judge has upheld most of a lawsuit Liberty University filed against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., after an acrimonious parting last year. The lawsuit survived its first round of legal challenges Friday as Falwell’s attorneys argued ...