Posts From the monthly archives: "April 2015"

Federal officials and flood insurance companies were chastised by a panel of New York judges for imposing delays on settlements with hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims who alleged their claims were wrongfully denied or underpaid. Officials with the Federal Emergency … The article Hurricane Sandy Judges Demand Clearing of Settlement Roadblocks appeared first on Insurance…(Read More)

Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P), a Tulsa, Okla.-based drilling contractor, will pay a former employee $59,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the … The article Oklahoma Driller to Pay $59K to Settle…(Read More)

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has declared a state disaster in response to a fire that crippled water service in the village of Alatna. The boiler fire April 15 damaged the community’s multi-purpose building and caused electrical damage that knocked out … The article Alaska Governor Declares Disaster From Fire In Interior Village appeared first…(Read More)

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc., headquartered in Southfield, Mich., announced that the group’s shareholders have formally approved the pending acquisition of Meadowbrook by Fosun International Limited. Upon completion of the transaction, each share of Meadowbrook common stock will convert into the … The article Meadowbrook Insurance Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Fosun appeared first on Insurance Journal…(Read More)

Lockton Companies announced that David Callis has joined its Washington, DC office as Vice President and Producer. He will “work closely with Lockton’s clients and prospects on international risk issues, sharing his deep technical expertise in political risk and structured … The article Callis Joins Lockton’s DC Office for Political Risk, Structured Credit appeared…(Read More)

Arson and homicide investigators are looking into the cause of an early morning fire over the weekend at a Southern California business where three people died. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials say fire crews responding to a call on … The article Fire at Southern California Business That Killed 3 Under Investigation appeared first…(Read More)

Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft would be required to undergo state criminal background checks, and the companies would be required to carry at least $1 million in liability insurance for each ride, under legislation filed on … The article Mass. Gov. Baker Calls for New State Regs on Ride-Hailing Companies…(Read More)

The Washington Legislature has passed a measure to improve the safety of oil transportation due to a sharp increase in the number of oil-carrying freight trains in the state. Lawmakers reached a compromise Friday afternoon to resolve differences between competing … The article Oil Train Safety Bill Passes Washington Legislature appeared first on Insurance Journal…(Read More)

Three people who were injured when a drunken driver crashed his truck into a northern Idaho home have filed a lawsuit against the bar where the man drank before the accident. The Coeur d’Alene Press reported that the lawsuit on … The article Idaho Family Injured in DUI Crash Sues Bar, Owners appeared first on…(Read More)

A task force will begin work this week with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s national flood insurance program to examine problems that arose after Superstorm Sandy and to develop recommendations to correct them. U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, … The article Task Force Launching to Examine Superstorm Sandy Problems appeared first on…(Read More)

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