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Berkley appoints senior executives

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 1:59 PM
Mich. contractor cited for exposing workers to trench cave-ins, other hazards
U.S. workplace safety regulators have cited a Michigan excavation contractor for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other serious hazards while installing water metering pits and lines at a North Dakota municipal project and proposed fines totaling $454,750.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 1:36 PM
Nebraska contractor cited for excavation collapse hazards
U.S. workplace safety regulators have cited a Nebraska contractor for failing to protect its workers from excavation collapse hazards and proposed penalties of $46,930.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 1:28 PM
Accounting class actions up, but settlement sizes plummet
Accounting class action suits filed in 2017 reached record highs, driven by a record number of merger & acquisition-related cases, said Cornerstone Research Inc., in a report issued Wednesday.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 1:18 PM
Astros risk manager stresses security, emerging risks in social media era
The Houston Astros were thrilled to finally win their first World Series last year, but that victory complicated the team’s risk profile, according to its risk manager.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 1:08 PM
Managing general underwriter for crane industry launched

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 1:06 PM
Good Samaritan pizza parlor owner caught in alleged fraud scheme

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 11:49 AM
Wearable device logs workforce twists and turns
Employers and their insurers may have found a missing link in solving the mystery of the Monday-morning workers compensation injury.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 10:59 AM
Travelers introduces claims app for injured workers

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 10:48 AM
SEC proposes rule to combat conflicted investment advice
(Reuters) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed a new rule that would require brokers at firms like Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management to clearly explain the fees investors pay and commissions brokers earn when giving financial advice.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 10:46 AM

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Budde Promoted to Eastern Regions CFO at AssuredPartners
AssuredPartners Inc. has promoted Gerald Budde to Eastern Regions chief financial officer. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Budde will report to newly appointed Eastern Regions President Steve Deal. He started his career with EY and spent 11 years with …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 5:58 AM
Safeco Appoints Pooley as VP, General Manager of Southeast Region
Safeco Insurance has appointed Debra Pooley as vice president and vice president and general manager of the Southeast Region. Pooley replaces Carl Canales who has been named vice president and general manager for the Northeast Region. She is is based …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 5:11 AM
How to Make Implants, Pacemakers and Other Medical Devices Safer
U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The plan from the Food and Drug …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 5:00 AM
Data Breach Victims Get Second Chance Against Barnes & Noble
A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit seeking to hold Barnes & Noble Inc. responsible for customer losses from a 2012 data breach, where fraudsters tampered with payment verification machines known as PIN pads at 63 bookstores in nine U.S. …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 5:00 AM
Sedgwick Adds 6,000 Claims Specialists with Acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey
Memphis-based global claims services firm Sedgwick has finalized the acquisition of competitor global loss adjusting and claims management firm Cunningham Lindsey and its subsidiaries. Sedgwick purchased its competitor from CVC Capital Partners, a private investor group that has owned a …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 5:00 AM
Families Seek Compensation After 30 Dogs Die in Michigan Kennel Fire
Some dog owners are seeking compensation after 30 pets were killed during a spring break fire at a western Michigan kennel. Jennifer Nunez tells WOOD-TV that her family is heartbroken over the death of Harley, a Newfoundland that cost more …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:34 PM
Deadlines for Texas Windstorm Insurer Appraisal Demands Extended
The deadlines for a Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) claimant to demand appraisal of a claim for damages caused by Hurricane Harvey have been extended, the Texas Department of Insurance reports. An extension of 30 days has been granted for …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:28 PM
Illinois Senate Again Passes Workers’ Comp Reform Measure
The Illinois Senate has approved restrictions on insurance companies writing workers’ compensation policies. The plan that passed 34-21 on April 17 is identical to one Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed last year. The Republican has complained for years that workers’ compensation …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:04 PM
Dean & Draper Acquires Houston’s Texas Printers Insurance
Dean & Draper Insurance Agency LP has acquired Houston-based Texas Printers Insurance Agency (TPIA). TPIA specializes in risk management and property/casualty insurance. The agency also offers employee benefits for members of the printing industries of the Gulf Coast Association, as …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:59 PM
Louisiana Auditor: State Spent $5M on Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
Louisiana has spent more than $5 million on lawsuits involving sexual harassment claims since 2009, the state’s legislative auditor said in a new report released Tuesday on the eve of debate on bills targeting sexual misconduct in government. Legislative Auditor …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:53 PM

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