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Man who sued TV stations for live-birth clips must pay attorneys fees

Jun 23, 2017 A plaintiff who live-streamed his child’s birth must pay the attorneys fees of networks...

Pennsylvania impairment evaluation process ruled unconstitutional

Jun 23, 2017 The state's high court considered whether the General Assembly unconstitutionally...

Accident claims increase in legalized marijuana states: Study

Jun 23, 2017 A new study has found an increase in accident insurance claims in three states that allow...

Insurance Journal

California Chamber and 2 Workers’ Comp Groups File Brief in Utilization Review Case

Jun 23, 2017 The California Workers’ Compensation Institute, the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Coalition of Workers’...

Wine Named Securities Head, Shultz Asst. Commissioner at Kansas Insurance Dept.

Jun 23, 2017 John Wine, current assistant commissioner at the Kansas Insurance Department (KID), has been named securities commissioner within the department,...

Watkins Insurance Group Expanding to Georgetown, Texas

Jun 23, 2017 Watkins Insurance Group announced it is expanding to Georgetown, Texas, and plans to build a new location in the city’s historic downtown. The new building, to...

Texas Mutual Promotes Green-Hinojosa, Scott to VP Positions

Jun 23, 2017 Austin-based workers’ compensation insurance provider Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted Amy Green-Hinojosa to vice president of the project management...

Property Casualty 360

Whirlpool fridge started London highrise apartment fire that killed 79

Jun 23, 2017 A deadly fire that killed at least 79 people in a London tower block started in a Whirlpool Corp. fridge and spread at...

Are you really present for career success or just emailing it in?

Jun 23, 2017 There's still value in 'showing up.'

U.S. cyber insurance continues to grow, according to Fitch Ratings

Jun 23, 2017 The top 15 writers of cyber held approximately 83% of the market in 2016.

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017 News from York Risk Services Group, New Day Underwriting Managers, Willis Towers Watson and more.

Best's Reviews

A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Ocaso, S.A. Seguros y Reaseguros

Jun 23, 2017 A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of Ocaso, S.A. Seguros y...

Combined Insurance Expanding Sales Force 25% This Year, Seeks Spanish-Speaking Agents

Jun 23, 2017 Chubb subsidiary and health-and-life carrier Combined Insurance Company of America plans to expand its sales force by 25% by...

State Regulators, Four Senators Critical of Senate ACA Replacement Bill

Jun 23, 2017 State insurance regulators and four key Republican senators have raised questions over the viability of a new Senate bill designed to...

RMS Senior Product Manager: Earthquake Liquefaction Losses Change Rapidly

Jun 23, 2017 Justin Moresco, senior product manager, RMS, said close study of the impact of earthquakes in New Zealand show the fluid-like effects of...

Claims Journal

Legalized Recreational Marijuana Drives Increase in Crashes

Jun 23, 2017 Legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has resulted in collision claim frequencies that are about 3 percent higher overall than would...

Death Investigation Raises Concern About Qatar Stadium Safety

Jun 23, 2017 An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a building site for the 2022 Qatar soccer World Cup has raised concerns about stadium roof safety....

Battling Wildfires Harder Due to Extreme Heat in Southwest US

Jun 23, 2017 An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult this week, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in...

Ohio Senate Drops Plan on Workers’ Comp Benefits for Undocumented Workers

Jun 23, 2017 The Ohio Senate has rejected a House budget provision that would deny injury benefits to workers living in the U.S. illegally. The Columbus Dispatch reports...