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Washington Asbestos Removal Company Fined $229K for Unsafe Conditions
An Edmonds, Wash.-based asbestos removal contractor has been cited by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries for multiple willful safety violations for improper handling of asbestos. Along with the citations, the company faces fines totaling $229,700. L&I has cited …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:32 PM
Mueller Industries Settles Disability Discrimination Suit in California for $1M
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit in California against a global metal goods manufacturer Mueller Industries Inc. for $1 million and other injunctive relief. According to the EEOC, Memphis, Tenn.-based Mueller violated federal law …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:26 PM
Oklahoma City Spending to Improve Traffic Issues, Prepping for Self-Driving Cars
A city in central Oklahoma is spending millions of dollars preparing for self-driving cars while working to alleviate traffic problems. Edmond Traffic Engineer Tom Minnick told The Oklahoman that the city is laying down infrastructure for autonomous vehicles. The $5 …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:18 PM
Loss Estimate for Europe’s Storm Friederike (aka DAVID) Rises to €1.7B ($2.0B): PERILS
The third insured loss estimate for extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as “David,” has risen to €1.675 billion ($2.0 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organisation that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. PERILS’ third estimate of the insured property …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 4:46 PM
QBE, AmWINS Launch E&O Coverage for Architects, Engineers, Design Businesses
QBE North America has formed a partnership with AmWINS Program Underwriters (APU) to offer errors and omissions coverage for architects, engineers and design (A&E) businesses. The launch is part of QBE’s initiative to expand its specialized portfolio. APU’s A&E program …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 4:13 PM
Court Finds Travelers Crime Policy Covers Money Transfer Loss Due to Email Spoofing
For the second time in about a week, a federal appeals court has sided with a commercial policyholder where the insurer denied coverage under a computer fraud provision of a crime insurance policy for a money transfer involving fraudulent emails. …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 3:56 PM
Baylor in Texas Settles Suit with Woman Who Accused Players of Rape
Baylor University has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012. Terms of last week’s settlement with the woman, …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 3:07 PM
Feds Investigating Crane Vs. Power Line Worker Death at Ohio Home
The federal worker safety agency is investigating the death of a man in southwest Ohio who was electrocuted when a crane touched a power line at a home under construction. WLWT-TV reports the accident occurred last week in Butler County’s …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 3:05 PM
Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Kills 3, Injures 24
A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 2:39 PM
The Dentists Insurance Co. in California Names Spinelli CEO
The boards of directors for the Sacramento, Calif.-based Dentists Insurance Co., Northwest Dentists Insurance Co. and Dentists Benefits Insurance Co. have named Bob Spinelli president and CEO. In addition to leading all operations at TDIC, DBIC and NORDIC, Spinelli will …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 2:35 PM

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