July 6, 2020
New England Insurance Group
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:12:47 +0000
The U.S. Forest Service shut down an extensive fire mitigation project after raising concerns about the number of trees being cut down and sold to a logging company in southwestern Colorado. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad completed eight …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:57:49 +0000
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday the state is pausing its efforts to reopen the economy after a recent surge in new reported coronavirus cases. “Things are getting worse, not better,” Reeves said at a news briefing. Mississippi reported a …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:55:04 +0000
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has filed his lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s decisions to shutter businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic without getting the backing of other elected officials. Forest officially sued the Democratic governor i...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:54:19 +0000
A new team at the Texas Department of Insurance has been established to identify and quickly resolve issues involving health insurers in the state. Michael Nored, previously special counsel to the commissioner, was tapped to head the new Health Market …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:51:07 +0000
West Virginia has received a $550,000 payment from a German firm related to a car emissions-rigging scandal, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced last month. Morrisey announced the payment from auto parts and technology company Bosch. Germ...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:48:36 +0000
Florida health officials say the state has reached a grim milestone: more than 200,000 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak. State statistics released Sunday show an additional 10,000 confirmed cases. Th...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:28:47 +0000
State Farm Insurance Co. has been approved for an overall auto insurance rate decrease of 9.6% in Louisiana, the state insurance department reported. State Farm’s rate reduction most recently approved by Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon fol...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:25:24 +0000
Chicago-based global insurance brokerage, HUB International Limited (Hub), has acquired the assets of GBC Benefits Ltd., d/b/a Gus Bates Insurance & Investments (Gus Bates I&I), located in Fort Worth, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed....
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:24:07 +0000
Black employees at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka, Kansas, were subjected to ongoing racial harassment and discrimination, including hearing racial slurs and being threatened with lynching by white employees, according to a federal lawsuit. Plant manage...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:23:26 +0000
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on July 1 signed a bill that’s part of a business-backed effort to rein in lawsuits against businesses in the state. The law deals with lawsuits seeking money for injuries or other harm caused by businesses’ …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:22:44 +0000
A former student in a suburban Illinois high school has filed a $1 million lawsuit that alleges the school district did not protect her from a choir teacher who is charged with installing hidden cameras to film her and other …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:51:24 +0000
A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:48:04 +0000
Pacific Gas & Electric has emerged from a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected electrical grid ignited wildfires in California that killed more than 100 people. The nation’s largest utility announced Wednesday it emerged from...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:44:32 +0000
A minor earthquake was felt throughout Alaska’s Cook Inlet region last week, and officials confirmed it was an aftershock of a more powerful earthquake that struck the Anchorage area 19 months ago. The Alaska Earthquake Center said the magnitude 3.6 …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:40:46 +0000
State regulators are taking over maintenance of a decades-long environmental cleanup in two northwestern Montana towns where lung-damaging asbestos contamination has been blamed in hundreds of deaths. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on last we...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:45:12 +0000
The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries. …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:40:00 +0000
A plaintiff’s attorney cannot avoid a showdown with a cruise line at the federal courthouse in Miami simply by pleading the case as an action that does not require the court’s jurisdiction under admiralty law, a federal appellate court ruled …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:33:07 +0000
A Superior Court judge has ordered an Arkansas poultry processing company and two Delaware subsidiaries to pay more than $28,000 in sanctions for repeatedly refusing to provide information to plaintiffs suing the company over wastewater violations in s...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:31:00 +0000
From nursing homes in New York and a landfill in Utah to Disney World and the Las Vegas Strip, employers are wrestling with workplace safety in the age of Covid-19 and making fraught calculations about how to safeguard both their …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:10:05 +0000
A mail-order pharmacy that fought frequent court battles against workers’ compensation insurers will pay $11 million and change its business practices to settle a civil complaint by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office. Injured Workers Pharmacy,...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:53:10 +0000
DXC Technology announced that certain systems of its subsidiary, Xchanging, have experienced a ransomware attack. Xchanging is primarily an insurance managed services business that operates on a standalone basis. Tysons, Va.-based DXC said it is confid...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:30:17 +0000
Hiscox, the Bermuda-based specialist insurer, together with RKH Reinsurance Brokers, has launched a new variable consortium with a maximum line of over US$20 million for a range of challenging general liability risks such as wildfire, trucking and cons...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:26:37 +0000
SHANGHAI — The central Chinese city of Wuhan, epicenter of the new coronavirus pandemic, raised its flood alert level on Monday as torrential rain and thunderstorms battered swathes of the country, including the Yangtze river on which it sits. Wuhan …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:06:42 +0000
Nearly 40 people were feared dead as torrential rains continued to hit Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu, with river banks at risk of bursting on Monday morning and new evacuation orders put in place. Flooding and mudslides that began at …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:50:16 +0000
SHANGHAI/BEIJING – China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that the so-called “G4” strain of swine flu virus is not new and does not infect or sicken humans and animals easily, rebuffing a study published earlier this …
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:49:25 +0000
Canopius, the London-based specialty re/insurer, announced the launch of a set of cyber property products for medium-to-large corporations across all sectors across the globe. In light of the ever-evolving cyber threat, the Canopius Cyber Property Dama...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:05:34 +0000
Aviva plc announced the appointment of Amanda Blanc as chief executive officer with immediate effect. She succeeds Maurice Tulloch, who has stepped down from the role for family health reasons. Blanc is currently an Independent non-executive director a...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 08:01:07 +0000
The UK dominant accounting firms must separate their audit units from other businesses by June 2024 as the country’s accounting watchdog reacts to shortcomings that led to the collapse of several companies. The Financial Reporting Council is asking the...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 05:00:42 +0000
American companies are coming under increasing pressure from investors to publicly disclose information about diversity among employees in the wake of nationwide protests against racial discrimination. Many executives have pledged to champion equality ...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 05:00:41 +0000
NiSource Inc. will pay $56 million to resolve a probe into Massachusetts gas explosions in 2018 linked to a utility it owns that killed one person and destroyed multiple buildings, the state’s attorney general said last Thursday. Massachusetts Attorney...