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Lack of Markings Caused 2016 Fatal California Bus Crash, Report Shows

Federal investigators say inadequate highway markings caused a fatal Greyhound bus crash in California last year that killed two people and injured 13 others, including the driver. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a report Tuesday that the lack …

The Similarities Between 2 Deadly Oakland Fires Are Striking

The similarities between two deadly Oakland, Calif. fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The …

The Hartford Names Tooker as Head of Middle Market Segment

The Hartford has named A. Morris “Mo” Tooker, currently chief underwriting officer, as head of its Middle Market segment. Tooker remains chief underwriting officer for the company’s property/casualty businesses and continues to report to Doug Elliot, president of The Hartford. …

California City Was Warned About Flood But Failed To Act, Officials Say

Water officials say authorities in San Jose, Calif.  received several warnings that flooding was imminent but failed to evacuate thousands of residents who were trapped in their homes after a creek broke its banks. John Varela, board chairman of the …

XL Catlin Adds Marlane to Its Environmental Business in California

XL Catlin’s environmental insurance business has appointed Denali Marlane as its Western regional underwriting manager in San Francisco. Marlane will manage XL Catlin’s environmental underwriting operations. She comes from AIG, where she most recently was a claims sales leader. XL …

Delmarva Petroleum Worker in Delaware Seriously Hurt in Explosion

A worker at Delmarva Petroleum in Lincoln, Del., nearly died after fire from a chop saw ignited an explosion. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office tells local media that the explosion happened shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday as the 21-year-old …

First Domestic Run-Off Insurance Carrier Granted License by Rhode Island

ProTucket Insurance Company has become the first Rhode Island domestic insurer to be formed specifically for providing run-off portfolio transfer solutions. The move has been made possible under new state legislation which will allow companies to transfer their insurance business …

MassMutual Southern and Northern New England Merge with CFG

MassMutual Southern New England in Warwick, R.I., and MassMutual Northern New England in Bedford, N.H., have merged with Commonwealth Financial Group (CFG), a Boston, Mass.-based comprehensive financial planning firm. CFG, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, was …

Exxon Dealt a Blow as Texas Judge Sends Climate Suit to New York

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s attempt to derail a multistate fraud probe into whether the company fully disclosed to investors the financial risks of climate change was dealt a major blow after a Texas judge moved the case from its home turf …

XL Catlin Taps SCOR’s Ennadifi as Senior U/W, Structured Risk Solutions

XL Catlin’s insurance operations announced the appointment of Isa Ennadifi as senior underwriter, Structured Risk Solutions (SRS). She is based in London. The SRS team is a global underwriting unit that provides XL Catlin’s clients with customized solutions for large …

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