Articles by Andrew G. Simpson

Narragansett Bay Insurance Names Hutchinson Assistant VP, Territory Manager

Narragansett Bay Insurance Co. has named Peter Hutchinson an assistant vice president and Rhode Island and Massachusetts territory manager.  Hutchinson will be responsible for partnerships with NBIC’s agents and industry associations, profitable growth, and service delivery in Rhode Island and …

New Hampshire Woman Withdraws Civil Suit Against Bill Cosby

A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 has withdrawn her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward. Kristina Ruehli’s lawyer told The Associated Press …

Ivanka Trump Faces Shoe Design Infringement Claim by Italian Firm

Ivanka Trump is being sued by an Italian shoe company that claims the fashion line carrying her name is selling a knockoff of one of its designs. The suit was filed by Aquazzura in federal court in New York against …

Integro Appoints Behrends as CFO

New York-based international broker and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers announced the hiring of Andrew Behrends as chief financial officer. Behrends brings 20 years of financial management experience to Integro.  Most recently he had been interim CFO of One …

Rhode Island Gets New Chief and Associate Workers’ Compensation Judges

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo this week hosted official swearing-in ceremonies for a new chief judge and an associate judge of the state Workers’ Compensation Court. Judge Robert Ferrieri is the new chief judge of the court.  He will …

Cross Insurance Buys Bardwell, Bowlby & Karem Agency in Berkshires

Cross Insurance has expanded its presence in western Massachusetts, New York and southern Vermont with the purchase of Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based independent insurance agency Bardwell, Bowlby & Karam, which has been serving the Berkshire area for 100 years. Terms of the acquisition are …

U.S. Targets Internet Sites Selling Illegal Prescription Medicines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, said that it took action last week against 4,402 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription drugs to U.S. consumers. This effort was part …

OSHA to Investigate Death of Pennsylvania Steel Worker

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a worker killed in an accident at a steel fabricating company in eastern Pennsylvania last week. The Lehigh County coroner’s office said 53-year-old Robert Schoenberger was struck by an object while operating a …

New Hampshire Man Recalls Being Attacked by Disney Alligator in ’86

The death of a 2-year-old boy at a Walt Disney World resort in an alligator attack has brought back some frightening memories for a New Hampshire man who was grabbed by a gator at a Disney campground in 1986, when …

Connecticut Ethics Board to Weigh Possible Insurance Commissioner Conflict in Cigna-Anthem Oversight

Connecticut’s Citizens Ethics Advisory Board has agreed to review whether the state’s insurance commissioner should recuse herself from overseeing Anthem Inc.’s proposed merger with Bloomfield-based Cigna. Connecticut Common Cause is among the several advocacy groups and state legislators that want …