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Duke Energy to Pay $156K Fine for North Carolina Coal Ash Pollution
Duke Energy Corp. will pay a $156,000 penalty to for polluting ground and surface waters in North Carolina with potentially toxic coal-ash waste around three power plants, an amount one critic compared to a couple of days salary for the …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:35 PM
Tulsa County Democratic Party Chair to Run for Insurance Commissioner
The chair of the Tulsa County Democratic Party has entered the race to become Oklahoma’s next insurance commissioner. Kimberly Fobbs currently is the only Democrat who has filed to run for the insurance commissioner’s post, according to the Oklahoma Secretary …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:34 PM
Macy’s to Pay $75K to Settle Federal Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
Macy’s will pay a former long-term employee $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed in Illinois filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the federal employment agency, the EEOC’s lawsuit charged Macy’s with firing an …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:30 PM
Ohio Plastics Company Fined $261K for Workplace Safety Hazards
Federal safety regulators have cited a Bellevue, Ohio-based plastics company for multiple safety violations after an inspection found employees exposed to fall, machine, and electrical hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed penalties of …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:28 PM
California Commissioner Urging Insurers to Offer Coverage for Cannabis Industry
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is renewing his call for insurers to offer insurance products for California’s legalized cannabis industry in the wake of recent reports that President Trump has abandoned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy on federal law enforcement …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 3:03 PM
Travelers Boosts Q1 Profit; Talks Central Underwriting, Potential with Nationwide Agents
The Travelers Companies boosted its net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, by 10 percent to $669 million compared to $617 million in the prior year quarter despite unusually high catastrophe losses in March. Catastrophe losses in the …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 2:20 PM
San Francisco Bay Area Falls Behind on Quake Safety, Analysis Shows
The San Francisco Bay Area is falling behind on efforts to retrofit buildings that are vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake, according to a newspaper analysis. The Los Angeles Times reported that there are up to 3,000 brittle concrete …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 2:09 PM
Oregon Woman Paralyzed in Wreck Files $30M Suit Against Bars
An Oregon woman paralyzed from the waist down after an intoxicated friend’s vehicle crashed into a house has filed a lawsuit against six businesses that she says served alcohol to the driver before the accident occurred. The Register Guard reports …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 2:01 PM
Hub Acquires Assets of Washington-Based BK-JET Group
Hub International Ltd. has acquired the assets of Spokane, Wash.-based BK-JET Group LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Joining Hub Northwest are BK-JET’s founding partners Josh Tyndell, Erin Repp, Tom Blue, Keith McNally and Bill Dinneen, along with …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:56 PM
JLT Adds Creedon and Burns in Colorado
JLT Specialty USA has added Bill Creedon and Jeff Burns as partners who will be based in Denver, Colo. The additions support JLT’s partnership with Construction Risk Partners. As part of CRP’s national leadership team, Creedon and Burns will lead …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:51 PM

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