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Major J&J Opioid Ruling Expected Monday Out of Oklahoma
An Oklahoma judge will rule on Monday on whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general who argues the drugmaker should be forced to pay $17 billion for fueling the opioid epidemic. …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 5:00 AM
Crying Robots Aside, Insurance Industry Shouldn’t Fear Artificial Intelligence: Viewpoint
In a viral State Farm commercial, Oscar Nunez, playing the role of a friendly, helpful insurance agent, disparages any insurance company that utilizes artificial intelligence in support of customer service activities. “Nothing compares to an actual human being helping out …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 5:00 AM
Risk Strategies Acquires National Insurance Consulting Group, Expands Southeast Reach
Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has expanded its presence in the Southeast United States with the acquisition of National Insurance Consulting Group, LLC (NICG), an employee benefits and human capital consulting firm. Terms …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 4:33 AM
Los Angeles Opera Taps Lawyer to Head Placido Domingo Sex Harassment Probe
Los Angeles Opera said it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company’s general director. In a brief statement this week, the opera company said it has …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 10:51 PM
Wildfires Making Insurance Harder to Find, California Department of Insurance Says
Severe wildfire seasons have made it harder for homeowners to find insurance in high wildfire-risk areas, according to new data collected by the California Department of Insurance. The data released this week from the CDI shows a 6% increase in …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 10:37 PM
Florida Insurer American Integrity Appoints Dowd as EVP
American Integrity has appointed industry veteran Dick Dowd as executive vice president. Dowd will report to Bob Ritchie, president and CEO, and be responsible for all sales and marketing staff and initiatives. He will spearhead initiatives that further augment the …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 4:50 PM
Top 15 Earthquake Insurance Companies
Earthquake coverage is available mostly from private insurance companies. In California homeowners can also get coverage from the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), a privately funded, publicly managed organization. Only about 10 percent of California residents currently have earthquake coverage, down …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 3:24 PM
Lussier Dale Parizeau in Quebec Names Laurin as President, COO
Michel Laurin has been named president and chief operating officer of Lussier Dale Parizeau insurance firm. For the past 17 years, Laurin has worked for Industrial Alliance (iA) as president and COO of iA Home and Auto Insurance, and also, …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 3:11 PM
Spain Reports Progress in Battling Canary Island Wildfire
The wind dropped overnight in the Canary Islands, allowing firefighters to make progress Tuesday against Spain’s biggest wildfire so far this year. Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said 16 water-dropping aircraft took off at first light amid “a lot …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 2:58 PM
Nuclear Watchdog Says Russia Resumes Sharing Radiation Data
Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday. The mysterious accident at a naval weapons testing range …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 2:54 PM

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