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Bennett Awarded Matt Wells Scholarship to National Alliance Producer School

A former college and professional basketball player and coach is the most recent recipient of Insurance Journal’s Matt Wells Scholarship to the National Alliance Producer School. The scholarship honors Matt Wells, son of Wells Media Group Chairman Mark Wells. Wells …

School Bus Driver Licensing Questioned in Tennessee

Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre has ordered a full review of all licensing documents for school bus drivers after questions arose about the qualifications of a driver involved in a fatal crash. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the action …

North Carolina Driver Charged with DWI Twice in Same Day

Officials in Asheville, North Carolina said a woman was charged with driving while impaired twice in the same day by the same sheriff’s deputy. Area media outlets report warrants at the Buncombe County magistrate’s office show 24-year-old Brittney Lashaun Box …

UK Government, Insurers Reach Agreement to Establish Flood Re

The UK’s insurance industry and Government have announced the final agreement securing the development and delivery of Flood Re, described as a “pooled insurance system which will allow even the highest risk homes to insure against floods,” by the Association …

Boston Uber Driver Charged With Raping Woman Who Sought Ride

A Boston man who works as an Uber Technologies Inc. driver was charged with taking a woman to a secluded area and raping her, as questions about the company’s driver-screening process prompted it to begin an assessment of its safety …

ACE to Buy Fireman’s Fund Personal Lines; Famous Brand Fading Away

Allianz Group has agreed to sell the U.S. personal lines business of its Fireman’s Fund unit to ACE for $365 million by means of renewal rights arrangement. The merger of the personal lines business with ACE and the planned integration …

Fired Obese Employees Can Sue for Discrimination: EU Court of Justice

The European Union’s highest court extended discrimination laws to obesity, saying employees in limited situations may be able to sue over firings if their weight hinders or limits them at work. Workers who are so overweight that they can’t do …

Uber Faces Challenge with Driver Screening Internationally

Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc., which had a driver was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it is exploring adding new methods to verify drivers’ credentials and make its service safer. Uber has started research and development on …

Sony’s Unprecedented Cyber Attack: Deep, Costly, Controversial

Sony Pictures’ decision to let Seth Rogen make a comedy about a plot to kill a head of state will potentially cost the studio hundreds of millions of dollars after a devastating cyber-attack linked to North Korea. The Sony Corp. …

OneBeacon Launches Environmental Website for Producers, Clients

OneBeacon Environmental, a member of Hamilton, Bermuda-based OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd., has launched a new website, www.onebeaconenvironmental.com, featuring overviews of product lines, classes of business, and industry products for specific types of businesses with environmental risks. Through the site, customers and …

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