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Judge Picks First Case for Trial in Federal Monsanto Weedkiller Litigation
A U.S. judge overseeing the federal litigation against Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit over glyphosate-based weed-killers allegedly causing cancer on Tuesday selected the first case to be tried in federal court in February 2019. U.S. District Judge Vince Chaabria in San …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 6:00 AM
Beach Town Developers Now Believe in Stronger Building Codes, Construction
Developer Jeff Lamkin knew the risks when he paid $250 million for 63 acres of an island off the Texas coast. But he saw only upside in the quaint little beach town of Port Aransas. Over the next 10 years …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 6:00 AM
Santander Bank to Pay $11.8 Million to Settle Auto Loan, Insurance Claims
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., a leading subprime auto lender, will pay $11.8 million to settle claims that it misled customers about the cost and terms of auto loans and insurance, a U.S. consumer watchdog said on Tuesday. Santander Consumer, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 6:00 AM
Court: Travelers Insurer Off the Hook in Florida Hotel Chain Data Breach Suit
A U.S District Court in Florida’s ruling could have wide-reaching effects with respect to an insurer’s duty to defend commercial general liability policyholders in data breach cases resulting from the acts of third parties. The Sept. 28 decision came in …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 5:23 AM
Gallagher Affinity Launches Online Cyber Suite for Small, Midsize Federal Contractors
Gallagher Affinity and Secure CyberID, a provider of cybersecurity services, have launched an online, discounted suite of cybersecurity products for small to mid-sized companies under contract with the federal government. The 360 Coverage Pros portal is designed to meet the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 5:06 AM
A.M. Best: Insurers Have Limited Exposure to PG&E Volatility from California Wildfires
Roughly one-in-10 insurers have exposures to PG&E bonds, which could potentially used to payout on losses from the California wildfires, according to a daily briefing from A.M. Best. It was recently determined that a second power line of PG&E Corp. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 11:11 PM
Alera Group Acquires Orion Risk Management Insurance Services in California
Alera Group has acquired Orion Risk Management Insurance Services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Orion is a commercial insurance broker and risk management firm with three locations throughout Southern California. Deerfield, Ill.-based Alera Group provides employee benefits, property/casualty, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 6:43 PM
USG Names Gray Producer in Southern California
USG Holdings Inc. has named Ali Gray a producer/broker in the Irvine, Calif. branch. Gray will continue to build his book of business and assist with the expansion of USG’s West Coast footprint. He has 9 years of experience in …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 6:32 PM
Minnesota Workplace Injury Rate Fell to an All-Time Low in 2017
Minnesota’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) in early November reported that the state’s estimated workplace injury and illness rate for 2017 is the lowest rate since the measurement started in 1973. According to the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 5:36 PM
Bank of England Pressures EU to Deliver No-Deal Brexit Fix for Financial System
The Bank of England turned up the pressure on the European Union to deliver legislation within weeks to avert a breakdown of access to London’s crucial financial infrastructure in a no-deal Brexit. “By early to mid-December, there would have to …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 5:35 PM

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