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Former Texan Who Got Sick on Ice Cream Sues Blue Bell Alleging Negligence

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 11:56

An ex-Houston , Texas resident who says he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating Blue Bell ice cream has sued the company. David Philip Shockley seeks unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit filed in Austin. Texas-based Blue Bell in April recalled …

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Texas Workers’ Comp Claims See Slow Growth: WCRI

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 11:52

Workers’ compensation claims in Texas grew more slowly than in most of the other states, according to a Workers Compensation Research Institute report out Thursday that studied 17 states. The total average cost per claim for injured workers in Texas …

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Idaho Woman Sues Red Robin, Alleging Her Firing Was For Opposing Racism

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 11:44

A northern Idaho woman is suing the national restaurant chain Red Robin in federal court because she says she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices. Stacie Ward of Post Falls filed the whistleblower lawsuit on Tuesday, contending that …

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Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Sued by Reno Contractor For $6M

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 11:37

SMC Construction of Reno, Nev. is suing the owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe for failing to pay more than $6 million for work to finish the property before its Jan. 28 grand opening. The Reno …

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Steve Wynn’s Assault on Nevada Free-Speech Raises Yelp’s Ire

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 11:35

Steve Wynn’s push for a stronger hand when suing people who badmouth him is being viewed by some, including Yelp Inc., as stacking the deck against free speech. The social media site called on its subscribers to stop the billionaire …

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EPIC in California Names Lamison Director of Benefits Technology

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 11:24

San Francisco, Calif.-based Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has named Myesha Lamison director of benefits technology as a part of EPIC’s employer services platform team. Lamison will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco office and report to John Gaffney, operations director …

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Smartcars Could Cause Traffic Headaches

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 10:08

Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for airwaves with smartphones, tablets and networked features in other vehicles, according to a study. By 2024, mobile networks …

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Top 5 Risks For Grocers That Are Often Uninsured

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 09:05

Grocery retailers traditionally face a number of risks that are not covered by typical property, crime or cyber insurance programs. A new white paper report from global independent insurance broker Lockton — “Insuring the Operational Risks of Grocers with Intangible …

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Health Insurer CareFirst Says Cyberattack Stole Data of 1.1M Users

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 08:31

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which sells health insurance in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, said on Wednesday that a cyberattack compromised the data of 1.1 million current and former members. CareFirst, which has a total of 3.4 million customers, …

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Uber Facing Another Setback As Texas Passes on Ridesharing Law

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 08:26

Uber Technologies Inc.’s attempt to replace a patchwork of local rules in Texas with a state law regulating its car-booking business is headed for defeat because lawmakers have yet to act on a key measure with only days remaining in …

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Ascot, Chaucer & Skuld Form Underwriting Consortium for Renewable Energy

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 07:31

Ascot Underwriting Ltd. has formed Renewco Consortium (ReCo), a dedicated and independent underwriting platform for the renewable energy industry. The Lloyd’s consortium is jointly led by Ascot and Chaucer and managed by Ascot; Skuld is the third consortium partner. With …

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Zurich Aims to Cut Costs by $1B, Seeking to Reverse Earnings Decline

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 07:13

Zurich Insurance Group AG, Switzerland’s biggest insurer, will cut costs by more than planned as it seeks to reverse a drop in earnings. Chief Executive Officer Martin Senn said he will make additional annual savings of at least $1 billion by …

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BP Settles Gulf Oil Spill Cross Claims with Halliburton, Transocean

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 06:38

BP Plc has settled with oilfield services provider Halliburton Co. and contract driller Transocean Ltd. cross claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst offshore disaster in U.S. history. BP still faces a potential fine of …

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Car Owners Seeking Air Bag Recall Information Swamp NHTSA Website

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 06:31

Hundreds of thousands of car owners who yesterday were urged to check a government website and see if their air bags are safe have overwhelmed the site and U.S. regulators say it might take several days before the database is …

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Cleanup Continues for Oil Pipeline Spill Along Southern California Coast

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 06:22

California Governor Jerry Brown declared an emergency in Santa Barbara County after a Plains All American Pipeline LP oil conduit leaked as much as 2,500 barrels of crude along the state’s southern coastline. About 500 barrels of crude entered the …

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Brokerslink Signs Partnership Pact with African Insurer Saham Finances

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 06:21

Independent broker network Brokerslink has signed a three year strategic partnership agreement with pan-African insurance group, Saham Finances. The bulletin said the agreement one of the biggest pan-African insurance groups (outside of South Africa) with a turnover of more than …

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Amlin Reports 1.4% Drop in Q1 Gross Written Premiums to $1.96 Billion

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 06:05

London-based Amlin plc reported gross written premium for the three months ended March 31, 2015 of £1.26 billion ($1.96 billion), compared with £1.27 billion ($1.97 billion) reported for the said period in 2014. At constant rates of exchange, gross written …

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‘Outside Forces’ are Changing the Industry: Markel’s Kumana Has Solutions

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 05:17

Darius Kumana leads a new team with a new mission that aims to bring the re/insurance industry into the 21st century. He recently joined Markel International in London as head of IT and Digital Strategy – specialties that until recently …

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AEGIS London’s Managing Director Moves to Canopius as Group CEO

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 04:28

AEGIS London announced that Stuart Davies, the company’s managing director, has resigned to take up the group CEO role at Canopius. Davies leaves AEGIS after 10 years at the helm and leaves the company in great health with a strong …

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Names Emerson to Head Liability Claims in Canada

Thu, 05/21/2015 – 02:03

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has named Paul Emerson as head of liability claims in Canada. Emerson comes to BHSI from the law firm of Clyde & Co Canada LLP. “As an attorney with extensive experience handling casualty, executive and …

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