April 23, 2019
New England Insurance Group
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:59:53 +0000
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a possible deadly flaw in some 12.3 million vehicles that could prevent air bags from deploying in a crash. The agency is examining air-bag control units supplied by parts maker Z...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:49:35 +0000
Axon Underwriting Services LLC, the Somerville, N.J. based specialty lines program administrator, announced the formation of Axon Re to offer its cargo and stock throughput reinsurance program within the Latin American region. Axon Re will provide facu...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:29:42 +0000
Federal officials say a Fort Worth, Texas-based company will pay $85,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit. The suit against Atlas Energy Group LLC was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Under the settlement, Atla...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:28:46 +0000
Portland, Ore. police say a man driving a stolen pickup truck 100 mph crashed into a sport-utility vehicle, killing an Uber passenger. Police believe the pickup truck driver was under the influence of intoxicants when he collided head-on with the …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:27:52 +0000
has joined Alliant Insurance Services has added Billy Crocker as vice president in its Austin office. Crocker joins Alliant with an extensive track record of results in the property/casualty insurance arena. He is highly regarded by clients for his abi...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:55:46 +0000
Harvey Weinstein’s former companies and their officers and directors were dismissed from a federal lawsuit filed by 10 women, who claim the firms and executives aided the alleged sexual misconduct that led to the movie mogul’s ouster. The women — …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:35:40 +0000
When Miami Beach borrowed $162 million from Wall Street this week, it wanted investors to know rising seas and extreme weather are a real risk to the city and that it’s doing something about it. An increasing number of states …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:21:51 +0000
World Insurance Associates LLC, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, N.J., completed its 40th acquisition with Lampe-Batkin Associates LLC of Greenwich, Conn., on April 1, 2019. Lampe-Batkin Associates LLC is a family-run insu...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:19:14 +0000
The owner of a home improvement company charged with manslaughter following the death of a worker is set for a court hearing. The Portland Press Herald reports the arraignment of Saco-based contractor, Shawn D. Purvis, is scheduled for May 20 …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:09:52 +0000
It was about 6:30 on a Friday night in January when Phoenix Police Det. Kemp Layden pulled over a white Jeep Cherokee that was speeding and weaving in and out of its lane. The 47-year-old driver spoke slowly, his eyes …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:43:16 +0000
Marsh and Guy Carpenter, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Marsh & McLennan Cos. (MMC), announced that, subject to regulatory approvals, they would combine their Latin American facultative reinsurance operations with those of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Gro...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:31:20 +0000
Officials in Bridgewater, Mass., say a pickup truck with three people inside was hit by a commuter rail train after the truck driver apparently went around a railroad crossing gate. The Boston Globe reports the accident happened Saturday morning in …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:05:54 +0000
Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Emmanuel Silvestre to deputy general manager of its French operation. He reports to Richard Deguettes, general manager for France. Based in Paris, Silvestre will reta...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:43:54 +0000
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, hitting the central region hours after at least 15 people were killed by a tremor in the main Luzon island. Fourteen of the dead were from Pampanga province, among the hardest hit …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:30:43 +0000
It’s a thin line where the patina of age on Europe’s countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it’s not. In the wake of …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:00:46 +0000
Brown & Riding’s environmental practice group has added Tricia Katz to its team of environmental-focused insurance brokers. Katz works out of Denver, Colo. She specializes in assisting contracting risks with the placement of environmental products as w...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:00:33 +0000
Johnson & Johnson wants a federal judge to take over more than 2,000 baby-powder lawsuits it faces instead of allowing the cases to be heard by state-court juries, where the company has a mixed record. The world’s largest maker of …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:00:25 +0000
The American Association of Insurance Services has received approval for its cannabis businessowners policy (CannaBOP) program from the Colorado Department of Insurance. AAIS announced it filed for approval of the program in Colorado earlier this month...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:00:20 +0000
Apple is being sued for $1 billion in damages by an 18-year-old college student who blames the company’s facial recognition software for his false arrest and for wrongly tying him to thefts at Apple stores in several states. The plaintiff …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:49:45 +0000
A restoration contracting company owner was arrested this month in Florida for allegedly stealing more than $40,000 from consumers who assigned their insurance benefits to him through assignment of benefits (AOB) contracts, according to a statement fro...
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:39:57 +0000
Strong storms roared across the Southeast last week, killing at least two in Mississippi and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. A girl was also killed in Florida …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:40:31 +0000
The North Dakota Supreme Court could soon clarify who is considered a victim under Marsy’s Law, which embedded victim’s rights into the state constitution. The high court is expected to rule in the upcoming months in a case that uses …
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:39:00 +0000
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill that allows for establishing a reinsurance pool for the individual health insurance market in that state. House Bill 1106, backed by the North Dakota Department of Insurance, was passed unanimously by …
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:22:56 +0000
After dipping for the first time ever in 2017, the number of workers’ comp medical dispute decision letters rose to an all-time high in 2018, according to a California Workers’ Compensation Institute study on the Independent Medical Review process used …
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:10:36 +0000
Producers Ag Insurance Group Inc. has agreed to acquire Leawood, Kan.-based managing general agent AmTrust Agriculture Insurance Services. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close by May 1. Terms were not disclosed. AmTr...
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:16:39 +0000
Brown & Brown of Oregon LLC has acquired substantially all of the assets of ALMEA Insurance’s Vancouver, Wash. location. Following the deal, the ALMEA Insurance team will continue doing business from its existing Vancouver location as a branch location...
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:59:18 +0000
Uber Technologies Inc. said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers, two weeks after the murder of a college student who got into her killer’s car mistakenly believing it was her ride. The …
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:58:25 +0000
Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, only the fourth to make recorded landfall in the United States and the first since 1992. The announcement by the …
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:17:54 +0000
Wisconsin has seen a steep decline in net migration of families with children and this could be problematic for efforts to replace the state’s aging workforce, according to a new report. The Wisconsin Counties Association’s nonpartisan research arm, Fo...
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:09:56 +0000
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a bill to make it easier for firefighters to receive workers’ compensation for cancer and other occupational diseases. The bill signing ends a 20-year fight for firefighters’ workers’ compensation claims to be pres...