Posts From the monthly archives: "September 2016"

By Stephanie K. Jones Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is now approaching $20 million. In an update on Sept. 28, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal   &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones The man under fire for his management of the new jail in New Orleans has filed a lawsuit against the general contractors who built the facility. Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s suit seeks approximately $3 million for missed deadlines that delayed the … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones A former Michigan high school tennis player and her mother were paid $30,000 in settlement of a lawsuit that alleged she was bullied while on the varsity team. Michelle Karpinski, community relations manager for Portage Public Schools, says the money … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones Workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., announced it has accepted the Strategy Meets Action (SMA) Innovation in Action Award for its development of Safety in a Box, which uses virtual reality (VR) technology for workplace safety training. The Innovation in … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

By Andrew G. Simpson Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale while moving west- southwestward over the Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday. Matthew was located about 495 miles (800 kilometers) southeast … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that establishes fair practices standards for public insurance adjusters and enhances consumer protections. Senate Bill 488, authored by state Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, and sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, was … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Bart Schaffer will now be leading U.S. commercial programs at Argo Group. Schaffer is located in Denver, Colo. Schaffer was previously head of binding operations within Argo Group’s Colony Specialty company. Schaffer joined Colony Specialty in 2007 as regional vice … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

By Amy O’ Connor Storms that dumped as much as 8 inches of rain prompted rescues from rising waters and the closing schools in two North Carolina counties. Storms inundated areas around Raleigh and to the south overnight Wednesday, knocking out power to some … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal   &nbsp…(Read More)

By Andrew G. Simpson The U.S. Supreme Court accepted a new case with implications for the Washington Redskins’ name controversy, agreeing to decide whether the federal government can withhold legal protections for trademarks it concludes are disparaging. The justices on Thursday said they’ll consider … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)