June 24, 2021

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 22:46:33 +0000
The Supreme Court on June 23 sided with California agriculture businesses that objected to a state regulation giving unions access to farm property in order to organize workers. As a result of the ruling, the businesses’ attorney said, California will …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 19:57:39 +0000
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies has named Neil Alldredge as the association’s next president and chief executive officer, effective July 1. Alldredge has been with NAMIC since 1999, serving most recently as senior vice president ...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:53:40 +0000
The Texas Department of Insurance has warned flood-damage vehicles may be hitting the state’s resale market following the heavy rains and flooding that swamped Louisiana and Southeast Texas in May. TDI noted that ccam artists will buy salvage cars at …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:32:19 +0000
Kobe Bryant’s widow has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing the NBA star, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Vanessa Bryant, her children and relatives of other victims …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:30:14 +0000
A Surfside, Fla. condominium tower partially collapsed early Thursday morning, killing at least one person and leaving 51 people unaccounted for. Approximately 55 units of the 12-story, 136-unit Champlain Towers South building were affected. Firefighte...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:27:35 +0000
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with a physicians group in El Paso over allegations of violating the false claims act. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas reported that El Paso Ear, Nose …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:25:58 +0000
A coastal Georgia hospital system is still struggling to recover from a ransomware attack that shut down its computer systems last week. Local news outlets report that the St. Joseph’s/Candler health system, which operates two hospitals in Savannah and...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:22:45 +0000
AM Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” (Excellent) of Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company of Jackson, Miss. AM Be...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:22:40 +0000
School districts that allow employees to be armed must also require police-level training for those workers, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled on June 23 in a victory for a group of parents who challenged a local district’s armed employee …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:17:30 +0000
More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement. A spokesperson for Houston Methodist hospital system said …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:55:56 +0000
Corvus Adds Chief Insurance Officer and General Counsel Data science and artificial intelligence-driven commercial insurance provider Corvus Insurance announced the appointment of Lori Bailey as chief insurance officer and Kori Johanson as general coun...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:49:28 +0000
Citing a concern over “opening the floodgates” to litigation, a federal judge has dismissed a flight attendant’s negligence lawsuit against her employer, Southwest Airlines, which she blamed for her husband’s death from Covid-19. The flight attendant, ...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:38:14 +0000
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales launched his Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) Insurance Task Force during a visit today at Lloyd’s. The SMI Insurance Task Force, convened by Prince Charles and chaired by Lloyd’s, is comprised of executives f...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:58:48 +0000
Two women linked to a mobile home fire in western Maryland last week have been charged with arson, according to Maryland fire investigators. The Office of the State Fire Marshal announced that investigators determined that the women, aged 39 and …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:50:25 +0000
A Massachusetts man is suspected of stealing the identities of two people in an attempt to buy an $83,000 car, federal prosecutors said. Brandon Brouillard, 27, of Worcester, was indicted last week on bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges, …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:22:32 +0000
Egypt expects to finalize an agreement next week for compensation over the giant ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, according to the waterway’s top official. The Suez Canal Authority will sign a deal with the owners and insurers …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:14:07 +0000
Arch Reinsurance Ltd., a subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., announced it plans to acquire Somerset Bridge Group Ltd., Southern Rock Holdings Ltd. and Somerset affiliates, subject to regulatory approval. The proposed acquisition will include Somerse...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:21:29 +0000
Sarah Brunner opened the irrigation spigots on her farm in March, three months early. The rain should have still been falling in California. Now that summer is taking hold, she and her husband are considering shifting their meager water supplies …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:50:23 +0000
Chaucer, the London-based specialty re/insurance group, announced the launch of a new Belt and Road Consortium at Lloyd’s, which initially will underwrite political violence risks, with future solutions in development for other lines of business. Worki...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:47:49 +0000
U.S. House Republicans aim to use private sector to tackle climate change WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – More than 50 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday formed a group to discuss how to use the free market …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:23:58 +0000
The Singapore Reinsurers’ Association (SRA) has re-elected three retiring members of its executive team, which resulted in an unchanged EXCO line-up for the 2021-2022 term. The full line-up of the SRA EXCO is: SRA’s chairman is Marc Haushofer from Vali...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:14:11 +0000
A Massachusetts state judge has rejected Exxon Mobil Corp.’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by state Attorney General Maura Healey accusing the oil company of misleading consumers and investors about its role in climate change. In a decision released on …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:06:15 +0000
The pandemic took a toll on the careers of many working mothers. A rush back to the office is shaping up to be just as damaging. The lack of child care and in-person schooling that has pushed millions of women …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:11:24 +0000
A Kearney, Neb., pizza and burger restaurant and its owner have been ordered to pay $17,216 – $8,608 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages — to 13 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor found federal …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:06:41 +0000
Church Mutual Church Mutual Insurance Co., based in Merrill, Wisconsin, has promoted Alan Ogilvie to executive vice president in addition to his existing role as president – subsidiaries. Ogilvie joined Church Mutual in March 2015 as director – produ...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:03:13 +0000
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has substantiated a sexual abuse claim against a priest nearly two decades after clearing him. The archdiocese announced in a statement published in Friday’s issue of its official newspaper, The L...
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00:38 +0000
Allstate Corp. wants to buy more independent insurance agencies this year to build the business it acquired with its purchase of National General, Allstate Chief Executive Tom Wilson told Reuters on Wednesday. But the agents will be there to talk …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00:06 +0000
Colonial Pipeline Co. was sued by a gas station seeking to represent thousands more over the ransomware attack in May that paralyzed the U.S. East Coast’s flow of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. EZ Mart 1 LLC, a two-pump station …
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 00:00:35 +0000
The grandmother of a Tennessee boy who was injured on a roller coaster in Missouri says doctors are concerned his legs might have to be amputated. Aalondo Perry, who is visually impaired, was injured June 20 when he fell while …
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:47:44 +0000
The Seattle Seahawks intend to have full capacity crowds at Lumen Field for the upcoming season after the team received approval from the NFL and local and state health officials to completely reopen the stadium. Fans won’t be required to …