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Viewpoint: What the Government Can and Should Do in Response to COVID-19Open in a New Window

The world-wide spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) presents us all with rather interesting questions about the power and role of federal and state government. COVID-19 is the illness caused by a virus strain that began spreading in people in December …

 

Bayer Pays $39.5 Million to Settle Roundup False-Ad LawsuitsOpen in a New Window

Bayer AG agreed to pay $39.5 million to settle allegations that its Monsanto unit ran misleading ads about the controversial Roundup weedkiller and its potential health risks to humans and animals. As part of the deal, language will be removed …

 

Study: Little Asbestos Found After Detroit House DemolitionsOpen in a New Window

Cost-savings and public safety benefits by swiftly demolishing dangerous vacant houses in Detroit could outweigh the risk of asbestos exposure to people in neighborhoods, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. A study of 25 emergency demolitions found small …

 

Tornado Tears Through Arkansas College Town, With Six HurtOpen in a New Window

JONESBORO, Ark. — A tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas on Saturday, leaving six people hurt after hitting commercial and residential areas in the college town of Jonesboro. The six people reported injured were taken to a local hospital with minor …

 

From Quills to Qwerty: Lloyd’s Underwriters Adapt to Home WorkingOpen in a New Window

LONDON — Thousands of London’s underwriters took their stamps and fountain pens home last week, which they use to sign insurance contracts, but they won’t need them. Working at home due to the coronavirus lockdown, they have abandoned the normal …

 

Trade Group Seeks Time-Out for Labor Violation Lawsuits in CaliforniaOpen in a New Window

A California trade group wants the most populous U.S. state to temporarily block employees from suing employers over labor violations as the cornovirus outbreak fuels layoffs and business closures. The California Business and Industrial Alliance asked Governor Gavin Newsom to …

 

Insurers Push Back Against Legislation on Business Interruption ClaimsOpen in a New Window

The battle over business-interruption losses is heating up. Legislators in at least three states — New Jersey, Ohio and Massachusetts — have proposed bills to require that insurers pay out for certain claims related to Covid-19. The American Property Casualty …

 

The Burning Problem of America’s Sugar Cane GrowersOpen in a New Window

Driving west on Florida Route 98 from Palm Beach, the smoke is visible before the warning signs. Near the Lion Country Safari (“Florida’s only drive-through safari”), there are, far across a vividly-green expanse, dark gray clouds climbing into the sharp-blue …

 

Crime Drops in Lockdown, Domestic Violence Risk ClimbsOpen in a New Window

With more than two-thirds of the U.S. population ordered to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s tougher for burglars to find an empty house to target. But the cooped-up residents seem more likely to fight each other. That’s what …

 

Criminal’s Sentence Hinges on Replacement Value of Sunken TreasureOpen in a New Window

The value that an insurance company placed on a stolen gold bar might play a key role in how much the thieves must pay for restitution. In 1980, treasure hunter Mel Fisher pulled Gold Bar 27 from the wreckage of …

 

Viewpoint: Keeping Your Cases Moving During the COVID-19 CrisisOpen in a New Window

Many subrogation professionals will find themselves working from home in the near future. While much can be accomplished from a computer keyboard, there are certain activities essential to investigating and litigating subrogation files which are going to mandate a creative …

 

Lloyd’s Faces COVID-19 Claims from Multiple Insurance Lines, Says CEO NealOpen in a New Window

Lloyd’s insurers face COVID-19 related claims from approximately 14 categories of insurance, said Chief Executive Officer John Neal during a media call to discuss the market’s 2019 results. Neal said it is too early for the market to assess the …

 

Mild Winter Reduces Springtime Flood Risk in New EnglandOpen in a New Window

A mild winter is giving emergency management officials one less thing to worry about: The spring flooding risk is reduced in New England. There’s a lower-than-average risk of ice jams causing river backups and flooding in most of Maine, New …

 

Judge Won’t Halt Salvage of Capsized Ship on Georgia CoastOpen in a New Window

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge ruled she will not halt removal of a capsized cargo ship along the Georgia coast while a salvage company that lost the job to a competitor sues the U.S. Coast Guard. The decision by …

 

Coronavirus Is Delaying Vital Safety Work Across Oil and GasOpen in a New Window

The , is delaying vital maintenance across the oil and natural gas industries in Europe and North America. Restrictions on the numbers of contractors on rigs, pipelines and production sites are forcing companies to delay work that’s been planned for …

 

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