23 09, 2020

Citing U.S. Sanctions, Insurers Won’t Cover Ships For Russia, Turkey Pipelines Projects

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The world’s largest group of shipping insurers will not insure vessels involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipeline projects because of the threat of U.S. sanctions. Associations belonging to the International Group of P&I Clubs, including …

23 09, 2020

Small Plane Crash Lands on Street in Pennsylvania, Two Injured

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A small plane traveling from Vermont crash landed on a residential street in Pennsylvania, injuring the pilot and a passenger. The single-engine aircraft was trying to land at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Sunday night when the pilot apparently had engine …

23 09, 2020

The Hilb Group Acquires Connecticut’s Ganim Group

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The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has acquired Connecticut-based Ganim Group Inc. (Ganim Benefits) from Ganim Financial Inc. The transaction became effective on September 1, 2020. The Ganim Benefits team, including Valerie Koch, will join THG of New England and continue …

23 09, 2020

MMG Insurance Company Hires McPherson as Senior Vice President of Operations

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MMG Insurance Company has hired David McPherson as senior vice president of operations, effective September 1, 2020. McPherson will work closely with Matt McHatten, current executive vice president and chief operating officer, to transition into his role. This new position …

23 09, 2020

House Votes to Extend Flood Insurance Program 1 Year; Senate Yet to Vote

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The House of Representatives yesterday extended the National Flood Insurance Program until Sept. 30, 2021 as part of a measure to fund the federal government through December 11. The flood insurance program is currently set to expire in a week …

23 09, 2020

Justice Department Set to Unveil Plan to Limit Internet Firms’ Liability Protections

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The U.S. Justice Department will unveil later on Wednesday a proposal that seeks to limit legal protections for internet platforms on managing content, a person briefed on the matter confirmed. The proposal, which takes aim at Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. …

23 09, 2020

Juul’s Defense of Marketing E-Cigarettes to Youth Targets Use of Organized Crime Law

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Juul Labs Inc. has the Mafia to thank for the most potent legal claims accusing the e-cigarette maker of igniting an epidemic of youth nicotine addiction. The company will try to persuade a federal judge Monday that consumers and school …

23 09, 2020

For Carnival Cruse Lines, 1920 ‘Death on the High Seas Act’ Curbs Coronavirus Damages

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Carnival Corp. is poised to dramatically curb monetary damages for passengers killed by the coronavirus under the latest court decision to side with the company. If a ruling Monday by a Los Angeles federal judge is followed by others, it …

23 09, 2020

Few Resources, Old-Growth Forest Allowed Growth of California Wildfire

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A lack of firefighting resources in the hours after it was sparked allowed a fast-moving wildfire to make an unprecedented run through Southern California mountains and eventually find fuel in old-growth trees to become one of Los Angeles County’s largest …

23 09, 2020

`Smooth Travel’ Observed Before Ship Capsized Off Georgia

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — A tugboat captain who helped push the ill-fated cargo ship Golden Ray from the docks as it left a Georgia seaport said Monday he observed only “smooth travel” before the giant vessel overturned. Clifton Gorden was the …