Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Number of Wildfires Down in Louisiana Over 10-Year Period

The number of wildfires in Louisiana has dropped significantly over the past decade, agriculture and forestry officials say. According to records, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) firefighters battled and suppressed 1,638 wildfires in 2008. In 2018, LDAF firefighters …


Number of Wildfires Down in Louisiana Over 10-Year Period
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Category: Texas / South Central News
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

2019 Planting Season Is Ohio’s Worst Weather Weather-Wise, USDA Says

U.S. Department of Agriculture numbers show Ohio farmers have been hit with the state’s worst weather-prevented planting season on record. The Columbus Dispatch reports the data released this week shows Ohio had the highest rate nationally of acreage on which …


2019 Planting Season Is Ohio’s Worst Weather Weather-Wise, USDA Says
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Category: Midwest News
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

West Bend Mutual Insurance Promotes Dunn, Ertmer, Jacques, Schwalen and Tighe

West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. in West Bend, Wisconsin, has promoted five company executives. Heather Dunn is now senior vice president, as well as chief financial officer, a position she’s held since 2017. Dunn joined West Bend in 2008 as …


West Bend Mutual Insurance Promotes Dunn, Ertmer, Jacques, Schwalen and Tighe
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Category: Midwest News
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Michigan Manufacturing Facility Fined $32.5K After Worker’s Death

A suburban Detroit manufacturing facility has been fined after the death of an employee who fell into vat of sulfuric acid. The Detroit News reports the $32,500 fine was issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which completed …


Michigan Manufacturing Facility Fined $32.5K After Worker’s Death
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lawsuit Accuses E-Cigarettes Makers of Targeting Kids, Deceiving Consumers

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. and Philip Morris USA Inc. were sued for illegally marketing nicotine-delivery devices to minors and deceiving consumers about the risks of vaping. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 19-year-old, Christian Foss, who says …


Lawsuit Accuses E-Cigarettes Makers of Targeting Kids, Deceiving Consumers
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Category: National News
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Putin Vows Russian Nuclear Accident That Killed 5 Scientists Poses No Further Risk

President Vladimir Putin said there’s no risk from the explosion at a Russian military facility that caused a radiation spike and killed at least five people. “There’s no threat there and no increase in the background” radiation following the blast, …


Putin Vows Russian Nuclear Accident That Killed 5 Scientists Poses No Further Risk
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Category: International News
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Citing Wealth Gap, Business Roundtable CEOs Say Social Responsibility Matters

Corporate America is responsible for providing economic benefits to all, not just its investors, the Business Roundtable group said on Monday. The group’s “statement of corporate purpose” was signed by the heads of more than 180 U.S. companies, including the …


Citing Wealth Gap, Business Roundtable CEOs Say Social Responsibility Matters
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Category: National News
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:00:29 +0000
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Blank Rome Adds Calkins, Rylaarsdam and Edri in California

Blank Rome LLP has added Mary Craig Calkins, a partner, Daniel H. Rylaarsdam, of counsel, and Sarah L. Edri as an associate along with additional professional staff to the firm’s insurance recovery group. Calkins, Rylaarsdam and Edri are based in …


Blank Rome Adds Calkins, Rylaarsdam and Edri in California
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Category: West News
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Monday, August 19, 2019

IICF Awards $50K Grant to California Fire Foundation for Victims

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Western Division presented a $50,000 grant to the California Fire Foundation’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency program on Aug. 16. The grant is to support Californians in need in the immediate aftermath of natural …


IICF Awards $50K Grant to California Fire Foundation for Victims
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Category: West News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:45:15 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Abry Partners Agrees to Acquire Portfolio in California from Capital Z

Abry Partners has agreed to acquire Lake Forest, Calif.-based Portfolio Holding Inc. from Capital Z Partners LP. The deal is subject to normal and customary closing conditions. Terms were not disclosed. All of Portfolio’s current management team will remain in …


Abry Partners Agrees to Acquire Portfolio in California from Capital Z
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Category: West News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:13:35 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Best Agencies to Work For Award Nominations Open. Submit Today!

Do you love your agency? Is your agency a Best Place to Work? Then don’t wait – nominate your agency today as a “Best Agency to Work For” in 2019. You must be a current employee of the agency you …


Best Agencies to Work For Award Nominations Open. Submit Today!
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Category: National News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:22:20 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

PG&E Shares Dive on Risk of up to $18B in Wildfire Lawsuit Costs

PG&E Corp. shares plunged Monday after a judge ruled that a jury can determine whether it should pay as much as $18 billion in damages to wildfire victims. The California utility giant fell as much 28%, to $10.22, at 9:35 …


PG&E Shares Dive on Risk of up to $18B in Wildfire Lawsuit Costs
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Description: PG&E Corp. shares plunged Monday after a judge ruled that a jury can determine whether it should pay as much as $18 billion in damages to wildfire victims. The California utility giant fell as much 28%, to $10.22, at 9:35 …
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Category: West News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:12:15 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Underwriters Get Picky and Other Trends in Construction Insurance

Construction insurance specialists say their insurance market is strong with plenty of capacity and underwriters competing for the best accounts. According to specialists interviewed by Insurance Journal for their assessment of the market, the boom in the construction business has …


Underwriters Get Picky and Other Trends in Construction Insurance
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Description: Construction insurance specialists say their insurance market is strong with plenty of capacity and underwriters competing for the best accounts. According to specialists interviewed by Insurance Journal for their assessment of the market, the boom in the construction business has …
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Category: National News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:50:04 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

AI-Underwritten Insurance Premiums to Go From $1.3B to $20B Globally by 2024: Juniper

The value of global insurance premiums underwritten by artificial intelligence will exceed $20 billion by 2024, up from an estimated $1.3 billion in 2019, according to new data from Juniper Research. This growth will be driven by streamlined underwriting processes, …


AI-Underwritten Insurance Premiums to Go From $1.3B to $20B Globally by 2024: Juniper
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Category: International News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:53:25 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Arch Insurance to Buy Coastal Commercial Property MGU Ventus Risk Management

Arch Insurance North America has agreed to acquire Ventus Risk Management, a technology and analytics-driven managing general underwriter that specializes in providing coastal commercial property insurance solutions to small and mid-sized enterprises. Ventis, founded in 2016, has 30 employees and …


Arch Insurance to Buy Coastal Commercial Property MGU Ventus Risk Management
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Category: National News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:28:52 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Court Says PG&E Has Sole Right to Submit Bankruptcy Plan

A federal judge has allowed PG&E Corp. to retain the sole rights to propose a plan to exit bankruptcy, as he rejected efforts by investors to put forward competing plans, according to court documents. Judge Dennis Montali of the U.S. …


Court Says PG&E Has Sole Right to Submit Bankruptcy Plan
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Category: West News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:24:25 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Vaping Firms Sue Seeking to Further Delay FDA Review of e-Cigarettes

A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government last week to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration’s …


Vaping Firms Sue Seeking to Further Delay FDA Review of e-Cigarettes
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Category: National News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:42:50 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Alabama High School Closed After Students Sickened

Eight students from a south Alabama high school are suffering elevated levels of carbon monoxide, and officials are trying to determine why. News outlets report that New Brockton High School canceled classes Friday after the students became ill on Thursday. …


Alabama High School Closed After Students Sickened
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Category: Southeast News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:28:39 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

At Least 17 Injured in Kentucky Crash Between Truck and Greyhound Bus

A fire department in Kentucky says a collision between a commercial truck and a Greyhound bus has left at least 17 people injured. WKYT-TV reports Greyhound bus 1104 traveling from Atlanta to Cincinnati when it crashed Thursday afternoon around 4:30 …


At Least 17 Injured in Kentucky Crash Between Truck and Greyhound Bus
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Category: Southeast News
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Monday, August 19, 2019

North Carolina Caretaker Gets Prison for Embezzling $330K

A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $330,000 from a man in her care. News outlets report 52-year-old Teresa Denise Schneider also was sentenced Thursday to five years’ supervised release and …


North Carolina Caretaker Gets Prison for Embezzling $330K
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Category: Southeast News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:20:24 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Fort Lauderdale Paid for Neglect After Leaving Water System Vulnerable

Eight years after shrinking its staff, Fort Lauderdale still doesn’t have the workers it needs to be sure a water line failure doesn’t leave the city dry the way it did last month. A contractor’s mistake July 18 ruptured a …


Fort Lauderdale Paid for Neglect After Leaving Water System Vulnerable
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Category: Southeast News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:16:33 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Leaked Document Warned of Fuel, Food, Medicine Shortages If No-Deal Brexit

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times whose interpretation was immediately contested by ministers. Setting out a vision …


Leaked Document Warned of Fuel, Food, Medicine Shortages If No-Deal Brexit
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Category: International News
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:15:04 +0000
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Purdue-Linked Entities Get Subpoenas from New York State

New York state sent out dozens of subpoenas to entities linked to Purdue Pharma LP and its billionaire owners, the Sackler family, seeking documents that may show the movement of millions of dollars in profit from sales of the highly …


Purdue-Linked Entities Get Subpoenas from New York State
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Category: East News
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Hub International Hires New Jersey’s Allain, Acquires His Book of Business

Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, has hired disability insurance specialist Brian Allain and acquired his book of business. Based in Paramus, N.J., Allain provides group and executive disability product solutions to healthcare professionals. Further strengthening Hub’s Healthcare specialty …


Hub International Hires New Jersey’s Allain, Acquires His Book of Business
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Monday, August 19, 2019

PES Up Against the Clock to Sell Philadelphia Refinery in Cash Crunch

Finding a buyer for Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ oil refinery has grown urgent as the bankrupt company’s funds dwindle and no signs emerge that it is winning a fight for insurance payouts after a June blaze at the plant, according to …


PES Up Against the Clock to Sell Philadelphia Refinery in Cash Crunch
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Description: Finding a buyer for Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ oil refinery has grown urgent as the bankrupt company’s funds dwindle and no signs emerge that it is winning a fight for insurance payouts after a June blaze at the plant, according to …
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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:58:11 +0000
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Marsh’s Beresheim Joins Lockton to Lead Financial Services Specialty Practice

Insurance broker Lockton announced the addition of Devin Beresheim as executive vice president for Lockton Specialty Practices. Beresheim replaces Brian Kawamoto who retired last year. Beresheim will lead Lockton Financial Services and will build growth plans across Lockton’s specialty practices. …


Marsh’s Beresheim Joins Lockton to Lead Financial Services Specialty Practice
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Description: Insurance broker Lockton announced the addition of Devin Beresheim as executive vice president for Lockton Specialty Practices. Beresheim replaces Brian Kawamoto who retired last year. Beresheim will lead Lockton Financial Services and will build growth plans across Lockton’s specialty practices. …
Full content: Insurance broker Lockton announced the addition of Devin Beresheim as executive vice president for Lockton Specialty Practices. Beresheim replaces Brian Kawamoto who retired last year. Beresheim will lead Lockton Financial Services and will build growth plans across Lockton’s specialty practices. …
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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:45:25 +0000
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U.S. Investigating Lung Diseases Linked to e-Cigarettes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC said there was no evidence that …


U.S. Investigating Lung Diseases Linked to e-Cigarettes
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Description: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC said there was no evidence that …
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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:10:53 +0000
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Russia’s Yandex Accelerates Driverless Car Testing

Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 within the next two years in order to speed up tests on the fledgling technology. Yandex hopes to start testing …


Russia’s Yandex Accelerates Driverless Car Testing
Author: Nadezhda Tsydenova
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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:03:57 +0000
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Novo Nordisk to Fight Danish Shareholder Lawsuit Seeking $1.75 Billion

Danish insulin-maker Novo Nordisk said it would fight a lawsuit filed in a Danish court on Friday which alleges the company made misleading statements about its insulin business in the United States, the company said in a statement. “Novo Nordisk …


Novo Nordisk to Fight Danish Shareholder Lawsuit Seeking $1.75 Billion
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Description: Danish insulin-maker Novo Nordisk said it would fight a lawsuit filed in a Danish court on Friday which alleges the company made misleading statements about its insulin business in the United States, the company said in a statement. “Novo Nordisk …
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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:52:38 +0000
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Tokio Marine Joins Singapore Insurtech Program

Japanese property/casualty insurer Tokio Marine Holdings announced a partnership with Plug and Play’s Insurtech program in Singapore. With this new partnership in Singapore, Tokio Marine will now have access to Plug and Play’s network and the opportunity to work with …


Tokio Marine Joins Singapore Insurtech Program
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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:50:51 +0000
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