August 22, 2017
Mutual Insurance Agency
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:42:07 +0000
The city of Lewiston has decided to pay medical bills for children from two families who suffered chemical burns at a park. The children were burned after city employees left a toxic paint stripper applied to graffiti near Pioneer Park’s …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:36:43 +0000
A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:21:03 +0000
The owner of multiple property/casualty insurance operations in northern Illinois has been indicted once again, this time on charges that he defrauded more than 100 clients. Todd J. Fendler, of Rockford, Ill., previously had been charged in federal cou...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:54:35 +0000
The Connecticut Supreme Court in August supported a jury’s decision to award $41.7 million in damages to a student permanently disabled by a tick bite while on a school field trip in China, stating that schools in Connecticut are obligated …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:44:24 +0000
Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system seems to have benefited from reforms that were initiated in 2013, at least in terms of premium costs for businesses. By the end of 2016, employers in Oklahoma had seen a 30 percent reduction in workers’ …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:36:20 +0000
The renters insurance market has been a hard nut to crack for the industry, but an insurance carrier and online rental service platform hope their partnership may be the secret to breaking through. Cozy, an online property management site for …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:34:32 +0000
Crop Pro Insurance, a Johnston, Iowa-based managing general agent (MGA) specializing in crop insurance, announced that Joe Young, a co-founder of Crop Pro Insurance, has signed on to serve as the new company’s president. Young brings 29 years of insura...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:29:01 +0000
Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance has introduced a new 36-month commercial insurance package policy, aimed at helping select businesses spend less time renewing their insurance each year and more time on what matters most — running and growing th...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:23:43 +0000
Kevin Balke turned his SUV southeastward, checked his instruments and confirmed he was ready. Nearly a mile of concrete stood before him with plenty of room to run, but he wouldn’t need all of it to prove his point — …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:43:06 +0000
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has named Gary Mann North America head of errors and omissions. He is based in San Francisco, Calif. He reports to Paul Schiavone, North America regional head of financial lines. Mann was previously deputy regional …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:14:56 +0000
“Old, fat and ugly” is what Yevgeniya Magurina jokingly calls a group of flight attendants for Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot who she claims have been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive. …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:33 +0000
A group of scientists say the state of Hawaii could lose $19 billion worth of land and structures, and millions more in infrastructure by 2100 because of rising sea levels. West Hawaii Today reported an upcoming report from the scientists …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:08:42 +0000
A small earthquake hit the Cook Inlet region of Alaska near Anchorage, the state’s biggest city. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 2.8 earthquake struck at 9 a.m. Sunday a spot about 13 miles southwest of Anchorage. The earthquake …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:54:10 +0000
Weather conditions have halped crews batttle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that has forced the evacuation of the tiny California community of Wawona. The blaze is now 3,820 acres and is now 17 percent contained. Singh said thunderstorms forecast …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:46:40 +0000
Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plow into pedestrians like last week’s attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. Concerns about cost, …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:32:57 +0000
In a first-of-its-kind review of court documents, police reports, other public records and news accounts, Reuters compiled the most comprehensive public accounting to date of deaths and litigation that followed police use of Tasers. In all, reporters d...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:25:43 +0000
The majority of homeowners do not view internal water leak damage as the most concerning home threat, despite the fact that water leaks are a more frequent risk than fire and theft, a new Chubb survey revealed. “The time between …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:51:51 +0000
For years, Kai-Fu Lee would share his venture capital firm’s office space in Beijing with startups he was backing so they could get advice and collaborate with each other. But about three months ago, the last of the startups packed …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:35:32 +0000
Ascot Group Ltd. (AGL) has launched Ethos Specialty Insurance Services, LLC, a standalone managing general agent (MGA), operating under AGL. Michael Sillat has been appointed as chief executive officer of Ethos, effective Dec. 1, 2017. “The formation o...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:21:09 +0000
Some library workers in Maryland are learning how to administer an opioid overdose antidote. The Baltimore Sun reports that library systems in Harford, Carroll and Anne Arundel counties have begun offering training to staff in administering naloxone, c...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:10:33 +0000
A fire chief says a Pennsylvania lumber mill fire took 1.5 million gallons of water to douse, though no workers were hurt in the blaze and only one firefighter suffered a minor injury. Lawn Volunteer Fire Chief Daniel Braden says …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:09:46 +0000
Yahoo Inc owes a prize promoter $5.5 million for backing out of a contract to pay $1 billion for predicting every winner in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and entering a similar contract with Quicken Loans Inc and Warren …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:00:26 +0000
Some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons, IOActive Inc. said. The Seattle-based cybersecurity firm found major security flaws in industrial models sold by U...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:56:16 +0000
Venture Programs, a national insurance program administrator based in West Chester, Penn., has added Brian Rawlings as senior underwriter to support FITLIFE, its new program for fitness, wellness and spa services. As senior underwriter, Rawlings will b...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:52:06 +0000
Brit Ltd. announced it has appointed Jonathan Liening as senior vice president, Excess Casualty, for Brit Global Specialty USA. Liening joins BGSU, effective Aug. 21, and is based in Chicago. He reports to Douglas Trainor. He will focus on writing …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:38:05 +0000
Hong Kong was preparing to shutter businesses as Typhoon Hato drew closer to the city, with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. scrapping flights and the local observatory warning it may raise the third-highest storm signal at midnight local time. The tropical …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:32:26 +0000
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has reached a $4.5 million settlement with an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company that her office sued for deceptive marketing of an opioid drug meant for cancer patients. Madigan said Insys Therapeutics Inc. “pu...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:24:17 +0000
President Donald Trump has made federal funding available residents in four West Virginia counties dealing with severe flooding, landslides and mudslides. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the money is available for people in Harrison, ...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:15:05 +0000
An investigation led by the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) Bureau of Insurance Fraud has led to the arrest of a Miami insurance agent for attempting to evade a higher insurance premium for his assisted living facility (ALF) client. …
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:09:26 +0000
Louisiana’s flood recovery board agreed on Aug. 18 to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to widen eligibility for a homeowner aid program by including those whose flood insurance proceeds didn’t cover their rebuilding costs. Grant amounts for some homeowners ...