Posts From the monthly archives: "October 2015"

A judge has ordered a Cheyenne, Wyo. restaurant to pay a Nebraska couple nearly $11.4 million after the husband contracted salmonella poisoning. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Christopher Gage and his wife, Heather, sued the Old Country Buffet and its operator … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Public health officials in California say at least 188 people in six counties have contracted a bacterial infection after eating at a San Francisco Bay Area restaurant. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department issued a warning to people who … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Arizona-based Lovitt & Touché has named Magdalena Osborn vice president and general counsel. Osborn will oversee the firm’s strategic and tactical legal activities, and assist with operational strategies and initiatives. Osborn was formerly with Rusing, Lopez & Lizardi. Lovitt & … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Commercial property/casualty insurance prices continued to decline moderately — an average of 3.1 percent— during the third quarter, according to a survey by The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. The CIAB survey showed a continued decline in commercial P/C … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

The two-year budget deal produces savings from one of the most popular programs in farm country — federally subsidized crop insurance — and farm state lawmakers are furious. Senators and House members said Tuesday they weren’t notified of the cut … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Lyft is the first ridesharing company to offer trips to travelers at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Lyft said it began offering airport rides Monday morning. The company’s smartphone app connects individuals in need of a ride with drivers … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Bracing for a tsunami like the one that devastated Japanese communities during a 2011 mega-earthquake, coastal communities from British Columbia to California have been grappling with how to protect people from a similar catastrophe. One of those towns is constructing … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that in the last two weeks more than 400 small earthquakes have hit a city east of San Francisco. KNTV reported that the city of San Ramon appears to have broken an earthquake record with … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Bermuda-headquartered Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. reported net income of $35.3 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, compared to $44.7 million, or $1.54 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014. Net income for the nine month period ended Sept. … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

California agents and brokers are being notified of a new change to how they can handle motor vehicle records. An agreement between representatives from the insurance industry and the California Department of Motor Vehicles eventually enabled the DMV to revise … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

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