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Mad Cow Disease Confirmed on UK Farm – First Case Since 2015
Mad cow disease has been found on a U.K. farm for the first time since 2015, raising concern that some countries may move to limit imports of British beef. The disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE, was …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 11:10 AM
Boston Cop Who Was Shot Sues Online Gun Dealer for Negligence
Armslist, an online peer-to-peer firearms dealer, was sued on Thursday by a Boston police officer allegedly shot by a convicted felon with a gun purchased on the platform. The officer, Kurt Stokinger, argued in the complaint that the website acted …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 10:54 AM
New York Is Considering Blocking Parts of $68B CVS, Aetna Merger
New York state officials are considering blocking parts of the $68 billion merger of drugstore store chain CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc., jeopardizing billions of dollars in insurance premiums for Aetna. CVS and Aetna won approval from the U.S. …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 10:48 AM
Aon Forms New Ventures Group, Led by Chief Innovation Officer Goland
Aon plc announced it has formed a new unit called New Ventures Group, which is designed to increase Aon’s investment in innovative new businesses. The global unit will identify, incubate and deliver new sources of value for clients, explained an …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 10:30 AM
Merchants Insurance Group Names Winkworth to Agents Council for Technology
Merchants Insurance Group has named Customer Experience Lead Ginny Winkworth as co-chair of the Customer Experience Work Group of the Agents Council for Technology (ACT), a program of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). ACT helps independent …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 10:27 AM
Nearly $2M Spent Fight Over Proposed Arkansas Lawsuit Damage Limits
Supporters and opponents of a proposal to limit the damages awarded in civil lawsuits in Arkansas report spending nearly $2 million combined last month in the campaign fight over the measure. Arkansans for Jobs and Justice, the primary group campaigning …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 5:57 AM
Appalachian Underwriters Adds St. Clair as Garage Underwriter for Midwest
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has hired Joanna St. Clair as a garage underwriter. She will be working remotely in the Austin, Texas, area, primarily underwriting garage risks for Midwest agents. St. Clair comes to AUI with 15 years of experience in …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 5:55 AM
Louisiana Company Recalling 15 Tons of Packaged Restaurant Fare
A Louisiana company is recalling 15 tons of packaged ready-to-eat chicken and pork products produced since January 2017 for five restaurants or chains in Louisiana and Texas. A La Carte Foods of Belle Rose made the six products with sausage …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 5:03 AM
Time to Upgrade Airline Black Boxes, Says Safety Board
The ubiquitous black boxes on airliners — designed to capture the sometimes gruesome words and sounds leading up to crashes — need an upgrade, U.S. accident investigators say. In too many cases, the current two hours of sound on the …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 5:00 AM
The Changing Risk and Liability Landscape: New Tech, New Loss Scenarios
Advancements in technology are changing the risk landscape irrevocably and driving potential big changes in liability, and other insurance, claims activity. The opportunities for business from new technologies such as autonomous machines, artificial intelligenceI, smart factories and digitalized supply chains …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 5:00 AM

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