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Discrimination suit against FedEx revived

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 2:30 PM
Declines in opioid prescriptions seen in states allowing medical pot
BOSTON — While many questions about medical marijuana and workers compensation remain, economists are working to answer one: Will medical marijuana eventually lower the prescription drug spend for pain medications such as opioids?

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 2:07 PM
After veto threat, Trump signs spending bill to extend NFIP to July 31
President Donald Trump signed an omnibus spending bill on Friday to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year and extend the National Flood Insurance Program through July 31 despite threatening to veto the bill earlier in the day.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 1:49 PM
Aon’s captive head to leave

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 1:45 PM
Trump says government will sue drug companies over opioid crisis
President Donald Trump said the federal government will sue certain drug companies over the opioids crisis.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 1:42 PM
Traditional cyber cover for power grid threats ill-defined: Best
There is a growing need for protection from power grid cyber threats, but coverage for the risk in traditional insurance and reinsurance has not always been clearly defined, and its level and scope is often difficult to ascertain, says A.M. Best in a special report.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 12:45 PM
N.Y. suspends doctor for alleged money laundering
The New York State Workers Compensation Board said Wednesday it has suspended a doctor’s authorization to treat injured workers, effective March 19.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 12:36 PM
Court overturns award to injured railroad worker
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned an award to an injured worker after determining that an administrative law judge’s conclusion that Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. denied, delayed or interfered with the worker’s treatment for a back injury was unsupported by substantial evidence.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 12:06 PM
Argo Bermuda launches wage and hour liability cover
Argo Insurance Bermuda, part of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., has launched wage and hour liability insurance, the Hamilton, Bermuda insurer and reinsurer said in a statement Friday.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 10:58 AM
Trump official quietly drops payday loan case, mulls others: Sources

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 10:35 AM

News – Insurance Journal

The Death of Underwriting and Underwriters
Underwriting is not dying. It is just being automated into digital algorithms versus analog human beings. Technology’s effect on life insurance underwriting is easiest to show by example. It is also further advanced in many ways. For example, what if …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:33 PM
IAT Insurance Acquires Excess and Umbrella Business from Rockhill Insurance
IAT Insurance Group (IAT) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the renewal rights and certain associated assets for a book of surplus lines excess and umbrella insurance business from Rockhill Insurance Group. Rockhill is a subsidiary of State Auto …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:22 PM
Liquidation Order Issued for Auto Insurer with More Than 42K Policies in Pennsylvania
A Texas court has issued an order of liquidation for Access Insurance Company, an auto insurer that has 42,785 policies in Pennsylvania. This means Pennsylvanians that currently have auto insurance through Access Insurance will have no later than April 12 …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:18 PM
Hamilton Re’s Chief Underwriting Officer Lefebvre to Leave Company
Hamilton Re Ltd., the Bermuda platform for Hamilton Insurance Group, announced that Claude Lefebvre, chief underwriting officer, Partnerships & Casualty Reinsurance, will be leaving the company to pursue other interests. Lefebvre, who was a founding member of Hamilton Re, has …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:15 PM
Chinese Tech Giant Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in Beijing
China’s capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, an important step as the country looks to bolster its position in the global race for autonomous vehicles. Beijing has …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 3:54 PM
Bank of England Will Soon Update Insurers, Banks on Latest Brexit Approach
The Bank of England said it would update banks and insurers next week on its approach to Brexit given that Britain and the European Union have now adopted a transition deal. “The Bank of England welcomes the EU Council’s conclusion …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 3:01 PM
Utah Subway Shop Suit over Wrongly Accused Worker Dismissed
A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by owners of a Utah Subway shop where a worker was wrongly accused of drugging a police officer’s drink. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson ruled that police in Layton did not implicate …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 2:58 PM
Utah Governor Signs Legislation Allowing Terminally Ill to Use Pot
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill allowing terminally ill people to use certain forms of marijuana. Herbert’s office announced Wednesday that he signed the measure allowing people to use the drug if a doctor has determined they have …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 2:55 PM
California Chief Justice Expects an Influx of Wildfire Claims
California courts are preparing for an influx of lawsuits tied to last year’s historically destructive wildfires and mudslides, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told lawmakers this week in her annual “state of the judiciary” address. Cantil-Sakauye, who has sparred with President …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 2:54 PM
Arsenic in Groundwater? Virginia Coal Ash Case Before Court
Virginia’s largest electric utility asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge’s ruling that the company is violating federal law by discharging arsenic through groundwater into surrounding waters from a coal ash storage site. Dominion Energy argued before …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 1:21 PM

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