8 07, 2020

CDC Says COVID-19 Hit Meat, Poultry Plant Workers Hard In April, May

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The coronavirus outbreak took a heavy toll on workers at U.S. meat and poultry processing facilities, with more than 17,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 100 deaths in April and May, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control …

9 07, 2020

Chubb Urges U.S. and Insurers to Team Up for Future Pandemic Costs

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Chubb Ltd. proposed that insurers and the U.S. government work together to cover future business-interruption losses from pandemics, as the industry faces a flurry of lawsuits over costs related to coronavirus-related shutdowns. Chubb, the large global insurer led by Evan …

9 07, 2020

Texas Communities to Use $12M in Grants to Combat Vehicle Crimes

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Texas suffers from more than $1 billion in losses from motor vehicle crime each year, according to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (MVCPA), a division of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. To help Texans fight back, MVCPA’s board …

9 07, 2020

Law Firms Tracking Wave of COVID-19 Employer v. Employee Litigation

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A pandemic is no time to play favorites at the workplace, skimp on personal protective equipment or get too stingy with requests for time off. Since the beginning of the year, 300 employee vs. employer lawsuits related to the COVID-19 …

9 07, 2020

Best: Reinsurance Pricing, Pandemic Add to Woes for Florida Property Insurers

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The numerous issues in Florida’s property insurance market, including higher reinsurance pricing and social inflation, continue to challenge the financial strength of Florida personal property writers and impact coverage availability and affordability in the state. These headwinds, according to a …

8 07, 2020

Report of Drone Strike on News Chopper Reveals Other Incidents

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A small drone was almost certainly the object that damaged a news helicopter flying over Los Angeles last year, and the remote-controlled devices are suspected in two other mid-air impacts with aircraft, according to U.S. investigators. A KABC-TV chopper was …

8 07, 2020

13 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

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HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines Inc. says 13 of its employees have tested positive for the coronavirus following an annual training course. The employees who tested positive for COVID-19 took part in flight attendant training at the airline’s Honolulu headquarters about …

9 07, 2020

Pandemic Pushes Insurers to Avoid Already Strained Senior Care Market

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The coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for senior-care centers in the United States to find or afford standard liability insurance, with rates soaring by as much as 300%, insurance brokers said. Residential care communities like nursing homes and …

9 07, 2020

Prominent Plaintiffs’ Firms Sought Government Bailout to Stay Afloat

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Several prominent plaintiffs’ law firms, known for striking large settlements with companies like German carmaker Volkswagen AG and Equifax Inc, were approved for loans that totaled tens of millions of dollars in government aid meant to help small businesses stay …

2 07, 2020

North Carolina to Test All Nursing Home Residents, Workers

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All North Carolinians living and working in nursing homes will soon receive a one-time coronavirus test, the state announced Tuesday. Mandy Cohen, the state’s top public health official, said the state’s effort to boost testing will be underway from July …