October 24, 2020
Garner Insurance Agency, LLC.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 17:34:46 +0000
Only one-in-14 COVID-19 cases involving working-age Californians from May through September of 2020 has been claimed as a job injury, while only 1-in-25 COVID-19 deaths among working age individuals has been claimed to be work-related according to a ne...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:59:21 +0000
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the state will keep its reopening guidelines in place for three more weeks, at a time when key coronavirus metrics worsen. Since Cooper increased mass indoor and outdoor gathering limits and …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:58:02 +0000
A South Carolina family has settled a lawsuit filed after a 14-year-old high school football player collapsed after an intense practice and died, news outlets reported. The suit, filed against Lexington County School District 1 over the death River Blu...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:49:00 +0000
A suburban Atlanta county where leaky pipes keep spilling raw sewage into creeks and rivers would pay a $1.05 million fine to regulators and get seven more years to make repairs under a new proposed federal court order. DeKalb County …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:44:43 +0000
North Dakota officials say they want to repurpose $16 million in federal coronavirus aid and spend it on grants to encourage fracking instead of using it to clean up abandoned oil well sites. Regulators have presented the proposal as a …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:33:49 +0000
A company is citing the coronavirus pandemic for its decision to delay some work on a more than $9 billion construction project in Louisiana. Formosa Plastics affiliate FG LA LLC said it is deferring major construction on a petrochemical facility …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:32:16 +0000
Three more people have pleaded guilty to conspiring to stage accidents between automobiles and tractor-trailers in Louisiana, federal authorities say. Roderick Hickman, 49, of Baton Rouge; Bernell Gale, 43, of Raceland; and Troy Smith, 56, of Houma, ha...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:15:14 +0000
Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is again calling for a statewide mask mandate as the coronavirus case count continues to climb in rural parts of the state that don’t require them. Kelly said that two-thirds of the state’s COVID-19 cases …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:14:13 +0000
Environmental groups asked a federal court on Oct. 21 to throw out the Trump administration’s assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:10:24 +0000
The former president of Blue Bell Creameries has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly trying to cover up a 2015 listeria outbreak linked to the company‘s ice cream that killed three people in Kansas and sickened several others, federal …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:34:28 +0000
Brooke Miano with Brown & Brown of Illinois in Naperville, Ill., has been presented with the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL) Agent of the Year Award during the association’s annual convention, held virtually. The Agent of the …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:09:46 +0000
American International Group Inc. settled a case involving cross-border transactions the government claimed amounted to improper tax shelters. The insurer agreed to pay a 10% penalty and disallow more than $400 million in foreign tax credits as part of...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:03:21 +0000
The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday it was closely watching Tesla Inc.’s release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive themselves, saying it stood ready to protect the public against safety risks. Tesla on …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:43:11 +0000
Swiss Re Capital Markets has successfully structured and placed the issuance of USD $775 million of insurance-linked securities by Ursa Re II Ltd. to be used for the protection of the California Earthquake Authority. CEA reports more than 1 million …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:35:05 +0000
As the pandemic and rising insurance costs fuel greater interest by large firms in creating captive insurance organizations, the Internal Revenue Service continues to question small captive operations that it has long argued are tax avoidance vehicles ...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:10:14 +0000
Sarasota, Fla.-based property and casualty insurer FCCI Insurance Group (FCCI) has written its first policy in Pennsylvania with the agency Babb Inc. This comes as September 2020 marks FCCI’s first month of operation in the state and reflects the compa...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:07:38 +0000
Italy’s tax police raided the offices of state railway Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) and Generali to gather documents in a probe related to the awarding of contracts to the Italian insurer, a document seen by Reuters on Friday showed. A …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:04:59 +0000
A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. While the ruling does not take effect before a Nov. 3 com...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:04:05 +0000
Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday grappled with whether a woman’s lawsuit on claims of sexual abuse by a priest decades ago should be allowed to proceed – a lower-court ruling that has launched many other lawsuits since it was issued …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:54:15 +0000
Ellen Moore, the current president of Chubb Canada, has announced her retirement, which will take effect at the end of the year. She is succeeded by John Alfieri, Chubb’s current executive vice president, North America Major Accounts Field Operations, ...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:46:56 +0000
Most crosswalks in New York City violate laws protecting people with disabilities by failing to properly protect blind and low-vision pedestrians, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer in Manhattan said the city has violated thr...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:05:29 +0000
A judge in Durham County, North Carolina has handed down what may be the nation’s first dispositive ruling in favor of policyholders in a COVID-19 business-interruption lawsuit. Superior Court Judge Orlando F. Hudson Jr. ruled on Oct. 7 that closure …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:02:10 +0000
Everest Re Group Ltd. is estimating pre-tax net catastrophe losses of $300 million for the third quarter 2020. The estimate includes the impact of Hurricanes Laura, Isaias and Sally, wildfires in California and Oregon, and other events including the Mi...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:28:45 +0000
QBE Insurance Group announced that Richard Pryce will assume the role of interim group chief executive officer while the search process for a permanent replacement is underway. The executive changes at QBE became necessary when it was announced in Sept...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:03:38 +0000
Bayer’s Monsanto division on Wednesday [Oct. 21] lost a final appeal in a long-running French legal battle in which the crop chemical maker has been held liable for the accidental inhalation of a weedkiller by a crop farmer. Monsanto had …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:34:17 +0000
Bermuda has been spared the worst of Hurricane Epsilon, which passed 200 miles to the east of the island and is heading , according to a report from Weather Underground. However, Epsilon’s large size, at times, brought some tropical storm …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:56:44 +0000
Paul Hanratty, the new chief executive officer of Sanlam Ltd., is refocusing on the South African insurer’s home market and plugging holes from its largest-ever acquisition to squeeze higher returns out of its businesses. It’s been two years since the …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:05:18 +0000
A judge in Durham County, North Carolina has handed down what may be the nation’s first dispositive ruling in favor of policyholders in a COVID-19 business-interruption lawsuit. Superior Court Judge Orlando F. Hudson Jr. ruled on Oct. 7 that closure …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:00:39 +0000
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries is developing new workplace safety and health rules regarding wildfire smoke. The L&I announced the move this week in response to an increasing number of acres burned by wildfires in the state each …
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:00:18 +0000
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Thursday said it is seeking public comment on a proposal to modify rules governing the access and use of consumer financial data which is collected by a growing number of online financial …