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California ratings bureau proposes small workers comp premium increase for 2018

Aug 21, 2017 The California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on...

American Airlines lawsuit: Don’t mess with the dress

Aug 21, 2017 A bride and recent law school grad is accusing an American Airlines flight attendant of trying to sabotage her...

Insurance Journal

Evacuations Ordered for Hundreds of Residents in California, Oregon

Aug 21, 2017 Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that’s a prime location...

USGS Confirms Small Quake Hit Hawaii’s East Coast

Aug 21, 2017 A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory confirmed. The USGS reported that the...

Driving Distraction, Eye Safety Concerns Cast Shadow on Eclipse Excitement

Aug 21, 2017 Sold out hotels, viewing parties and special media coverage will culminate today, when a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire U.S. But...

Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Over Delaware Pumpkin-Flinging Accident

Aug 21, 2017 A woman who was critically injured when an air cannon exploded during a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition has filed a federal lawsuit against event...

Best's Reviews

CBL to Miss Profit Target Due to Increased Reserves

Aug 21, 2017 CBL Corp. Ltd. has said it will miss its first-half operating profit target of NZ$40 million (US$29.2 million) due to a NZ$16.5 million strengthening of its...

In Fifth Acquisition of Year, Compre Buys Norwegian Runoff Book

Aug 21, 2017 In its fifth acquisition of the year, independent U.K.-based insurance and reinsurance runoff specialist Compre has bought a runoff portfolio from...

Nippon Life’s First-Quarter Net Drops 20% on Less Investment, Premium Income

Aug 21, 2017 Nippon Life Insurance Co. reported a 20% drop in consolidated net income to ¥49.7 billion (US$450 million) for the first quarter of...

HDFC Standard Life Files IPO Prospectus

Aug 21, 2017 HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. Ltd. has finalized its plans for an initial public offering with the filing of a prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India...

Property Casualty 360

Independent agencies: Enter NU's Agency of the Year Awards now! Deadline Aug. 28

Aug 21, 2017 Independent agencies: There’s still a chance to have your story told on a national platform, but time is...

Why insurance is really about trust, relationships and peace of mind

Aug 21, 2017 Insurance professionals need to focus on their client’s emotional well-being.

CEO-driven initiative, CEO Action, commits to improving the workplace

Aug 21, 2017 Many companies within the insurance industry have taken a step forward to enacting change.

Protests, riots, and loss of business income

Aug 21, 2017 Insurance concerns go beyond the political unrest of the day.

Claims Journal

Nebraska Contractors Sue Insurers Over Unpaid Storm Damage

Aug 21, 2017 Two Omaha, Neb., contractors are expanding a legal strategy they say forces insurance companies to pay for storm damage, but industry officials say the practice leads to...

Idaho City Agrees to Pay Medical Bills for Children’s Chemical Burns

Aug 21, 2017 The city of Lewiston, Idaho, has decided to pay medical bills for children from two families who suffered chemical burns at a park. The children were burned after...

Backlash Over Republican Bills Offering Immunity to Drivers Who Hit Protesters

Aug 21, 2017 Republican lawmakers in six states have pushed this year for legal protections for motorists who hit protesters blocking traffic. Fairly or not, they...

$150M Awarded in 1998 Arkansas School Shooting Lawsuit

Aug 21, 2017 A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas on Monday awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in...