July 12, 2020
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:38:13 +0000
A Davenport, Iowa, police officer who stomped on the ankle of a suspect used unreasonable force but cannot be held liable for doing so, a federal appeals court ruled on July 9. The 2015 stomp by officer Brian Stevens allegedly …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:21:30 +0000
A former insurance account executive in California has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired from her job in retaliation for complaining about discrimination against her by a supervisor who didn’t like her caring for her two children while she …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:35:33 +0000
The May 2019 tornadoes that ravaged several parts of Missouri caused significant damage to both residential and commercial properties, and resulted in close to $190 million in insured losses, the state Department of Commerce and Insurance reported. The...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:22:26 +0000
Louisiana’s K-12 schools and colleges will be shielded from most civil lawsuits if a student or teacher contracts the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus under a bill that Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law on July 8. Lawmakers …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:19:58 +0000
A boiler room outside of a southwest Arkansas chicken processing plant caught fire and exploded early on July 9, injuring two employees, an official said. The explosion was reported at about 1:30 a.m. at a Tyson Foods plant in Nashville, …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:17:53 +0000
At least one powerful tornado damaged farms, left one person dead and two others injured in western Minnesota as severe storms moved across parts of the Midwest, authorities said. A 30-year-old man was killed near Dalton when a twister destroyed …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:17:08 +0000
A volunteer firefighter has been accused of starting a fire in south Louisiana. The State Fire Marshal’s Office, in a news release, said Kentrelle Beasley Jr., 18, was arrested on a charge of simple arson for setting an abandoned house …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:53:26 +0000
Dansig Insurance Risk Advisors (Dansig) of Decatur, Illinois, has joined the Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone), expanding that agency network organization’s footprint in the Great Lakes region. Led by Dan Reynolds, president and CEO, and Darren Reynol...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:52:30 +0000
At the behest of the U.S. government, German authorities have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from scores of U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:44:08 +0000
Atlanta-based Allstar Underwriters has expanded its existing vacation rental insurance program into the state of Arkansas. The program has been offered in Tennessee since 2015, according to Laura Richardson, Allstar Underwriters vice president/property...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:30:48 +0000
Quick-moving Tropical Storm Fay strengthened as it moved toward southern New Jersey, where it was expected to make landfall Friday afternoon before sweeping north to New York with a curtain of heavy rain and thrashing winds. Rain will spread across …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:55:00 +0000
A wildfire in eastern Wyoming burned at least one home and closed a highway. The fire on Tuesday burned through rolling plains and trees north of Interstate 25 and south of the North Platte River near Glenrock. The flames burned …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:53:10 +0000
Downtown businesses in Portland, Ore. have sustained about $23 million in damages and lost customers because of violent nightly protests that have brought the city to its knees, authorities said Wednesday. At a police briefing, Deputy Chief Chris Davis...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:49:08 +0000
The parents of a California man who died while being detained on suspicion of trespassing at Sacramento’s basketball arena has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging a security guard kept his knee on the man’s neck for more than four …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:07:55 +0000
Researchers from the University of Houston, in collaboration with others, have designed a “catch and kill” air filter that they say can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly. Zhifeng Ren, director of the Texas Center for Superco...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:00:22 +0000
State Auto Financial Corp’s board of directors has extended the contract of President and CEO Mike LaRocco for an extra 12 months, citing the need for “stability and continuity” in the face of COVID-19. LaRocco’s contract now runs through the …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:02:41 +0000
In late June, Bayer AG agreed to pay $9.5 billion to settle about 100,000 lawsuits that accused Roundup, the popular herbicide it acquired when it bought Monsanto in 2018, of causing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The settlement came about even though Bayer …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:05:34 +0000
The board of directors of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. announces that Ken Randall, executive chairman of the company and co-founder of R&Q, has notified the board of his intention to retire with effect from March 31, 2021. The …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:44:33 +0000
Capsicum Re, the specialist reinsurance broker, has announced the appointment of Raja Balasuriya as its chairman. He succeeds fellow Capsicum Re founder Grahame Chilton in the role, who it was announced would re-join the wider Gallagher business – wo...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:00:27 +0000
One person suffered minor injuries when the brick facade of a vacant parking garage in Manhattan partially collapsed on Wednesday, officials said. Part of the parapet of the five-story building on East 38th Street collapsed shortly before noon, Deputy ...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:00:13 +0000
Everest Insurance has hired Louis Manger as head of Casualty Claims. In this role, Manger will lead all facets of Casualty Claims, including all direct-handled and TPA-administered claims. He will be based in Liberty Corner, N.J. Manger joins Everest f...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:00:11 +0000
SageSure, a Jersey City, N.J.-based insurance and services company specializing in underserved property markets, has appointed Lisa Bernstein as chief administrative officer. In this new role, Bernstein will spearhead SageSure’s ability to execute pers...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:45:55 +0000
Lloyd’s announced it plans to stop accepting admitted market accounts in the U.S. in a year and focus on the U.S. reinsurance and excess and surplus (E&S) insurance market, where it is the market leader. As part of this strategy …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:04:50 +0000
A South African regulator warned insurers to stop broadly rejecting claims from businesses seeking to cover losses because of a lockdown to curb the coronavirus. “The Financial Sector Conduct Authority is concerned about the behavior of some insurers w...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:42:49 +0000
Insurers are creating products for a world where virus outbreaks could become the new normal after many businesses were left out in the cold during the COVID-19 crisis. While new pandemic-proof policies might not be cheap, they offer businesses from …
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:42:21 +0000
Munich Re Specialty Insurance (MRSI) has released a miscellaneous professional liability product for non-specialist, commercial businesses. Miscellaneous professional liability (MPL) coverage provides liability and defense costs from claims that allege...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:38:03 +0000
The actors’ union representing 750 Walt Disney World performers has filed a grievance against the Orlando, Florida-based theme park alleging retaliation against its members over the union’s demand that they be tested for the coronavirus. Walt Disney Co...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:35:39 +0000
Some Nashville bar owners are seeking a temporary restraining order against city officials in an effort to push back against coronavirus restrictions. Bar owners Timothy Stephen Smith and Geoffrey Reid filed the lawsuit Monday, according to the filing ...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:21:44 +0000
Georgia’s 26 public universities and colleges will mandate campus-wide mask wearing after the state university system reversed itself on Monday. The University System of Georgia had previously told schools they should “strongly encourage” students and ...
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:19:26 +0000
The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers has partnered with The Browning Agency of Ponte Vedra, Fla. Established in 1989 by Jim Browning, The Browning Agency is a full-service brokerage and consulting firm specializing in high net worth personal lines and...