22 01, 2020

4.5 Mag Quake Shook Southern Kansas on Sunday

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A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported in southern Kansas on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck about 2 miles (3 kilometers) southwest of Hutchinson shortly after 1 p.m. The service had initially reported that it was a …

22 01, 2020

EU Privacy Regulators Expected to Raise Fines Under GDPR Data Protection Rules

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European Union privacy regulators are gearing up to make full use of expanded powers under new data protection rules, according to a report that found 114 million euros ($126.5 million) in fines have been levied so far for data violations, …

24 01, 2020

Construction Crews ‘Bend and-Stretch’ with Miley Cyrus, Vanilla Ice to Limit Injuries

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It’s called bend-and-stretch, a sequence of exercises that all Mortenson and Scull construction crews participate in before starting their day working on the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center arena project. “It is how we start our day, every single day,” Max …

22 01, 2020

Prince Wrongful Death Case Against Doctor, Hospital Dismissed; Settlement Presumed

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A wrongful death lawsuit filed by musician Prince’s family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months, suggesting family members have reached settlements with defendants including the Minnesota doctor who saw Prince in the weeks before his death and the …

22 01, 2020

AGCS Appoints Haagen as Chief Underwriting Officer Specialty, Succeeding O’Neill

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the corporate insurance carrier of Allianz Group, appointed Henning Haagen as chief underwriting officer specialty and member of the board of management, subject to regulatory approval. Effective March 1, 2020, Haagen will succeed …

22 01, 2020

Duck Boat Owner Settles Final Lawsuit Over 2018 Missouri Accident That Took 17 Lives

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The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II …

22 01, 2020

Arkansas’ Kerr Named Chair of NAIC’s Market Regulation, Consumer Affairs Committee

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Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has been named chairman of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for 2020. This is the second time Kerr will serve as chair of the …

22 01, 2020

Dean Promoted to Managing Director at Burns & Wilcox in Indianapolis

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Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, Burns & Wilcox, has promoted Andrew Dean to managing director from associate managing director in the company’s Indianapolis, Indiana, office. As managing director, Dean oversees and manages day-to-day operations of the Indianapolis team and …

22 01, 2020

Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Put Obamacare Appeals on Fast Track

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The U.S. Supreme Court signaled it won’t take up appeals defending Obamacare during the term that ends in June, rejecting requests by Democratic-led states and the House to put the case on a fast track. The appeals, filed separately by …

22 01, 2020

Demotech: Louisiana’s Centauri National Insurance to Keep ‘A’ FSR

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Demotech Inc. said the Financial Stability Rating (FSR) of A, Exceptional, assigned to Louisiana’s Centauri National Insurance Co. is being sustained based upon its pending acquisition by Avatar Partners LP, parent of Avatar Property & Casualty Insurance Co. Centauri National …