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Mon, 21 May 2018 21:10:56 +0000
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sued the directors of AmTrust Financial Services Inc., Chief Executive Officer Barry Zyskind and the family that controls the insurer to challenge a plan to take the insurer private, arguing it will shortchange investors...
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:54:37 +0000
XL Catlin has promoted Lindsey Nieves to AVP, underwriting manager in its regional US War, Terrorism & Political Violence insurance team for the South and Central zone, which is headquartered in Atlanta. According to Ben Tucker, head of XL Catlin’s …
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:49:07 +0000
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims. The decision potentially limits the rights of tens of millions of employees. The justices, voting ...
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:38:17 +0000
The family of a mentally ill man who died after Milwaukee, Wis.-area police officers used a stun gun on him has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Village of West Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the family …
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:35:47 +0000
Louisiana will not be enacting a ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving. A House-backed proposal stalled in the Senate, and the regular session ended Friday without action on the bill, killing it. Rep. Mike Huval, a Breaux Bridge Republican, …
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:33:43 +0000
Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, Texas, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers. Kuraray America says in a news release that ethylene escaping from …
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:19:04 +0000
Brian Benjamin, a longtime insurance executive with experience in professional liability lines, has joined Zurich North America as head of Management Solutions. Benjamin will be accountable for the performance of the Management Solutions Group (MSG) un...
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:15:51 +0000
The California Senate has approved legislation that seeks to clarify homeowners’ insurance coverage following deadly mudslides near Santa Barbara. Insurance policies generally cover damage caused by fires but not by mudslides. That creates confusion in...
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:08:49 +0000
PG&E Corp. suffered another legal setback with a judge saying he won’t release the company from a key legal claim over the most destructive wildfires in California history. PG&E has been challenging a California law allowing private property owners to …
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:58:06 +0000
The U.S. market for cyber insurance grew significantly in 2017, as direct premiums written rose nearly 32 percent year over year to $1.8 billion, and policies in force jumped 24 percent to 2.6 million, according to an A.M. Best special …
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:35:58 +0000
First, a scraping sound. Then, chaos and panic as a bus taking a group of fifth-graders on a field trip collided with a dump truck and toppled over on a busy highway, killing a student and a teacher and injuring …
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:30:29 +0000
CNA Hardy, a specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd’s and company markets, is has appointed Delphine Leroy as country manager for France. Reporting to Stuart Middleton, CEO Continental Europe, Leroy will be responsible fo...
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:26:34 +0000
A Los Angeles man who says he suffered permanent hearing damage when he stumbled upon a ceremonial artillery-firing exercise on Boston Common has filed a lawsuit seeking $10 million. The Boston Globe reports that A. Michael Davallou sued the Ancient …
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:22:57 +0000
U.S.-based NSM Insurance Group’s UK subsidiary, Vantage Holdings, has acquired Fresh Insurance Services Group Ltd,. an insurance broker based in Redditch, West Midlands that specializes in non-standard personal lines products, motor trade, van and trav...
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:55:17 +0000
Erie Insurance, a homeowners and automobile insurer based in Erie, Penn., has named Matt Palczer as vice president of property and subrogation. Palczer began his career with Erie Insurance in 2002 as a mail clerk in the Murrysville, Penn., branch. …
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:19:08 +0000
The Prague-based investment firm Arca Capital said it plans to work with activist investor Carl Icahn and other minority shareholders to prevent a proposed privatization of AmTrust Financial Services Inc. Arca Capital owns approximately 2.4 percent of ...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:46:25 +0000
Minnesota’s North Risk Partners has merged with Bearence Management Group, another independent insurance brokerage firm with over 80 employees spread across three Midwest locations – Mendota Heights, Minn., Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb – and a ...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:40:52 +0000
Missouri-based Insurance Group of St. Charles County recently purchased Insurance of Ellisville, a family owned and operated company that was founded in 2016 by owner Benjamin Moore. Founded in 1992, Insurance Group of St. Charles County is a full-serv...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:07:25 +0000
Authorities are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed after an Oklahoma woman was mauled to death by seven small dogs, most of them possibly a dachshund-terrier mix. Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant says 52-year-old Tracy Garcia was ...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:02:57 +0000
Chicago-based medical professional liability provider, ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co., named orthopaedic surgeon Paul H. DeHaan, M.D. as chairman. Dr. DeHaan, previously ISMIE vice chairman, has been elected to succeed Dr. Harold L. Jensen as chairman of i...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:55 +0000
Lloyd’s of London remains on schedule to have its post-Brexit outpost ready for business beginning in January 2019, CEO Inga Beale confirmed at a recent meeting of U.S. regulators in Washington, D.C. “We’re just working through the final regulatory asp...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:54 +0000
China’s financial services market should be opened further to foreign competition, but liberalization of cross-border capital flows should be done more cautiously, an adviser to China’s central bank said at a forum on Sunday. Financial opening also sho...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:37 +0000
Technology-focused homeowners and renters insurer Lemonade Inc. has proposed an open source renters insurance policy that anyone can contribute to changing, even its rivals since Lemonade is not copyrighting it. The aim is to develop a policy that is w...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:13 +0000
The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe. Now, U.S. city planners are worried about the same risk of hard-to-control blazes as these power-storage units make their way into basem...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:11 +0000
The U.S. gun lobby is taking aim at “gun-hating” banks after Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America said they would no longer provide certain banking services to gun-makers, according to industry lobbyists. The attack by Gun Owners of America and …
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:01 +0000
Washington’s insurance commissioner issued a cease and desist order against Microsoft Corp. to stop using its Arizona-domiciled captive, Cypress Insurance Co. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s cease and desist order is for without holding a certif...
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:27:20 +0000
North Carolina has stepped up its efforts to identify businesses not complying with state workers’ compensation laws which it says has resulted in a significant increase in fines collected compared to the same time frame last year, according to a …
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:14:12 +0000
Crews have sealed a giant sinkhole that opened up beneath a fertilizer plant waste pond nearly two years ago sending millions of gallons of polluted water into Florida’s main drinking water aquifer. A spokeswoman for facility owner Mosaic told The …
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:00:21 +0000
At least one resident of the North Carolina mountains is dead after heavy rains triggered mudslides and flooding. Polk County Manager Marche Pittman said Saturday that searchers have recovered the body of a woman whose home was crushed by a …
Mon, 21 May 2018 00:04:05 +0000
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister said an outbreak of Ebola has entered a “new phase” after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a northwestern city of 1.2 million people. The person carrying the disease was one of two …