Friday, April 23, 2021

AM Best Revises Outlooks to Positive for Convex Group’s Subsidiaries

AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Convex Insurance UK Ltd. and Convex Re Ltd. Both entities are wholly …


AM Best Revises Outlooks to Positive for Convex Group’s Subsidiaries
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Friday, April 23, 2021

Pennsylvania Moves Closer to Allowing Lawsuits by Child Sex Abuse Victims

For the first time, prominent Republican state senators on Wednesday put their support behind legislation in Pennsylvania to change the law to allow now-adult victims of child sexual abuse to sue the perpetrators or institutions that did not prevent it …


Pennsylvania Moves Closer to Allowing Lawsuits by Child Sex Abuse Victims
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Description: For the first time, prominent Republican state senators on Wednesday put their support behind legislation in Pennsylvania to change the law to allow now-adult victims of child sexual abuse to sue the perpetrators or institutions that did not prevent it …
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Friday, April 23, 2021

Florida House Overwhelmingly Approves Consumer Privacy Bill

The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies and the right to sue companies for mishandling information in a marketplace where consumers …


Florida House Overwhelmingly Approves Consumer Privacy Bill
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Description: The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies and the right to sue companies for mishandling information in a marketplace where consumers …
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Friday, April 23, 2021

Hackers Publish Florida School District Files After $40M Ransom Unpaid

Hackers who sought $40 million in ransom from a South Florida school district that refused to pay have now published nearly 26,000 stolen files. Many of the files, dated from 2012 to March 2021, contain Broward School District accounting and …


Hackers Publish Florida School District Files After $40M Ransom Unpaid
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Description: Hackers who sought $40 million in ransom from a South Florida school district that refused to pay have now published nearly 26,000 stolen files. Many of the files, dated from 2012 to March 2021, contain Broward School District accounting and …
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Friday, April 23, 2021

Plaintiff Lawyers Accuse Bayer of ‘Pay to Appeal Scheme’ in Roundup Litigation

Bayer AG’s strategy to get a favorable ruling in its Roundup litigation is a manufactured “pay-to-appeal scheme” that will erode the U.S. system of justice if it’s permitted, plaintiffs’ lawyers said in a letter to a court. Lawyers who are …


Plaintiff Lawyers Accuse Bayer of ‘Pay to Appeal Scheme’ in Roundup Litigation
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Friday, April 23, 2021

New York City Lawsuit Claims Exxon, BP, Shell Mislead Over ‘Cleaner’ Fuels

New York City on Thursday sued three major oil companies and the top industry trade group in state court, arguing that the companies are misrepresenting themselves by selling fuels as “cleaner” and advertising themselves as leaders in fighting climate change. …


New York City Lawsuit Claims Exxon, BP, Shell Mislead Over ‘Cleaner’ Fuels
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Friday, April 23, 2021

‘Suspicious’ Apartment Fire in New York Displaces More Than 20 Residents

Fires at an apartment complex displaced more than 20 people on Sunday night, with authorities saying the blaze was suspicious and appeared to have been started in the recycling bins left on back porches. This is the second fire to …


‘Suspicious’ Apartment Fire in New York Displaces More Than 20 Residents
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Description: Fires at an apartment complex displaced more than 20 people on Sunday night, with authorities saying the blaze was suspicious and appeared to have been started in the recycling bins left on back porches. This is the second fire to …
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Suit Pitting Insurers Against Washington Commissioner Getting Heard

A case pitting several insurer groups against Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is set to be heard on Friday morning. The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington, the Professional Insurance Agents of Washington and the American Property Casualty Insurance …


Suit Pitting Insurers Against Washington Commissioner Getting Heard
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Description: A case pitting several insurer groups against Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is set to be heard on Friday morning. The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington, the Professional Insurance Agents of Washington and the American Property Casualty Insurance …
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Insuring Cannabis Webinar Take Home: Carriers, Brokers Waiting on Sidelines

There may be many more carriers and brokers waiting on the sidelines of the insuring cannabis sector to get in than most may realize. That was among the messages delivered by experts during Insurance Journal’s webinar in mid-April, How Insurance …


Insuring Cannabis Webinar Take Home: Carriers, Brokers Waiting on Sidelines
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

South Carolina Gov, Business Groups Push for COVID Liability Protection

South Carolina’s governor is pushing state lawmakers to approve a bill that would prevent people who contract COVID-19 from suing businesses and other groups that have followed federal and state health guidelines. In a letter sent Monday to House members …


South Carolina Gov, Business Groups Push for COVID Liability Protection
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Company Asks for Pause in Memphis Oil Pipeline Dispute

A company facing resistance to its plans to build an oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people has asked for a “mutual pause” in its dispute with city officials in Memphis, Tennessee. Plains All …


Company Asks for Pause in Memphis Oil Pipeline Dispute
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

New Michigan Rules Target Contractor Payroll Fraud

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced changes in the state’s contracting process to ensure construction and other companies are not rewarded with government money for payroll fraud such as misclassifying workers as independent contractors. The move is designed to implement …


New Michigan Rules Target Contractor Payroll Fraud
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Debris Pile Apparent Source of South Dakota Fire that Caused 400 Evacuations

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says no criminal charges are expected as a result of a large wildfire west of Rapid City. A debris pile is believed to be the source of a fire that burned about 3.5 …


Debris Pile Apparent Source of South Dakota Fire that Caused 400 Evacuations
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

19th U.S. Death Tied to Takata Air Bag Reported in South Carolina

Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it had confirmed the 19th U.S. death tied to a ruptured Takata air bag inflator since 2009 — and the 16th in one of its vehicles. The Japanese automaker said that following a joint …


19th U.S. Death Tied to Takata Air Bag Reported in South Carolina
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Description: Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it had confirmed the 19th U.S. death tied to a ruptured Takata air bag inflator since 2009 — and the 16th in one of its vehicles. The Japanese automaker said that following a joint …
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Oklahoma Passes Bill Increasing Professional Licensing Mobility

A bill increasing the mobility of professional and occupational licensing across state lines passed unanimously out of the Senate. House Bill 2873, creates the Universal Licensing Recognition Act. The measure provides that a person moving to Oklahoma would be able …


Oklahoma Passes Bill Increasing Professional Licensing Mobility
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Description: A bill increasing the mobility of professional and occupational licensing across state lines passed unanimously out of the Senate. House Bill 2873, creates the Universal Licensing Recognition Act. The measure provides that a person moving to Oklahoma would be able …
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Insurance Techknowledgy: Bold Penguin and Thimble, Vertafore and Nationwide, eMaxx

Catching up with insurance technology developments involving Thimble and Bold Penguin, Vertafore and Nationwide, and eMaxx …. Insurtech Bold Penguin is making it easier for agents and small business customers to secure to coverage by the month or by the …


Insurance Techknowledgy: Bold Penguin and Thimble, Vertafore and Nationwide, eMaxx
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Climate Change Could Cut Global GDP by 18% by 2050 – If Nothing Is Done: Swiss Re

If nothing is done to combat climate change, global temperatures could rise by 3.2°C within the next 30 years, shrinking the world economy by 18%, according to new research from Swiss Re, which was rolled out on Earth Day, 51 …


Climate Change Could Cut Global GDP by 18% by 2050 – If Nothing Is Done: Swiss Re
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Minnesota Excavation Firm to Pay $380K OSHA Penalty, Increase Employee Safety Training

A Minnesota-based excavation company has agreed to increase employee training on trenching and excavation hazards and pay a $380,000 penalty in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Wagner Construction Inc. additionally will …


Minnesota Excavation Firm to Pay $380K OSHA Penalty, Increase Employee Safety Training
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Description: A Minnesota-based excavation company has agreed to increase employee training on trenching and excavation hazards and pay a $380,000 penalty in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Wagner Construction Inc. additionally will …
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Hilb Group Acquires Clarus Benefits Group in Texas

The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has acquired Houston, Texas-based Clarus Benefits Group LLC (CBG). The transaction became effective on April 1, 2021, and represents THG’s expansion into Texas. CBG is an employee benefits and human resources consulting firm, providing packages …


The Hilb Group Acquires Clarus Benefits Group in Texas
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Cannabis Legalization Debate Turns to Questions of Pot Potency

As marijuana legalization spreads across U.S. states, so does a debate over whether to set pot policy by potency. Under a law signed last month, New York will tax recreational marijuana based on its amount of THC, the main intoxicating …


Cannabis Legalization Debate Turns to Questions of Pot Potency
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Mental Health Drug Prescriptions on the Rise

The number of Americans taking prescription medication is up 6.4% in the last year, which means that 65 million people (1 in 5) are now prescribed medication to help them cope with stress, anxiety or depression, according to an online …


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Thursday, April 22, 2021

White House to Assist Drought-Plagued Western U.S. Communities

The White House on Wednesday announced an effort to provide immediate support to farmers, tribes and communities suffering from worsening drought conditions in the Western United States. After a meeting of the National Climate Task Force, President Joe Biden’s administration …


White House to Assist Drought-Plagued Western U.S. Communities
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

People Moves: AXA XL’s Hiscock to AXIS; Carpenter Promotes Gaudron, Hires Willis Re’s den Boer; Dahlmann at Marsh; Forder to Dale Underwriting

This wrap-up of international People Moves details recent appointments at AXIS Re, Guy Carpenter, Marsh and Dale Underwriting Partners. A summary of these new hires follows here. AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., announced …


People Moves: AXA XL’s Hiscock to AXIS; Carpenter Promotes Gaudron, Hires Willis Re’s den Boer; Dahlmann at Marsh; Forder to Dale Underwriting
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Hartford Rejected 3 Acquisition Offers From Chubb From $65 to $70 a Share

After its initial offer of $65 per share to acquire The Hartford was rejected, insurer Chubb came back with two additional offers of $67 and then $70 per share, The Hartford reported today in its first quarter filings. The Hartford’s …


Hartford Rejected 3 Acquisition Offers From Chubb From $65 to $70 a Share
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Geico Customer Data Breach May be Part of Unemployment Insurance Scam

Auto insurer Geico recently reported that fraudsters have been stealing license numbers of its customers for the past few months and possibly using them to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits. In a data breach notification filed with California’s data privacy …


Geico Customer Data Breach May be Part of Unemployment Insurance Scam
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Philippine Rescuers Find Bodies of 4 Crew Members of Abandoned Cargo Ship; 9 Missing

MANILA, Philippines – Rescuers in the southern Philippines found the bodies of four crew members Wednesday and rescued seven others who jumped off a cargo vessel, which took in water and listed after its anchor broke in rough seas, officials …


Philippine Rescuers Find Bodies of 4 Crew Members of Abandoned Cargo Ship; 9 Missing
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Description: MANILA, Philippines – Rescuers in the southern Philippines found the bodies of four crew members Wednesday and rescued seven others who jumped off a cargo vessel, which took in water and listed after its anchor broke in rough seas, officials …
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

New York Contractor to Pay $135K in Penalties After Trench Collapse

A Long Island, New York, superstructure, foundation and concrete company will pay $135,612 in penalties stemming from the collapse of an approximately 30-foot deep trench in Oyster Bay that led to the deaths of two workers. Following a January 2020 …


New York Contractor to Pay $135K in Penalties After Trench Collapse
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Fire Erupts at Maryland Domino Sugar Plant, No Injuries Reported

A fire at the Domino Sugar plant sent white smoke billowing over the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, last Tuesday, but no injuries were immediately reported, a fire department spokeswoman said. A conveyer belt apparently carried a burning substance from …


Fire Erupts at Maryland Domino Sugar Plant, No Injuries Reported
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Massachusetts Eye and Ear to Pay $2.6M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates Inc. and the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Inc., collectively referred to as Massachusetts Eye and Ear, have agreed to pay $2.678 million to resolve allegations that …


Massachusetts Eye and Ear to Pay $2.6M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Court Orders Liquidation of American Capital; Policies to Cancel May 14

Florida-based American Capital Assurance Corp. is officially in receivership and is in the process of being liquidated after being deemed insolvent by Florida’s insurance regulator earlier this month. The Florida Department of Financial Services, which serves as the receiver for …


Court Orders Liquidation of American Capital; Policies to Cancel May 14
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Description: Florida-based American Capital Assurance Corp. is officially in receivership and is in the process of being liquidated after being deemed insolvent by Florida’s insurance regulator earlier this month. The Florida Department of Financial Services, which serves as the receiver for …
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