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South Carolina Supreme Court Affirms Reduced Penalty in Drug Marketing Case

South Carolina’s highest court further reduced the penalty against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary accused of deceptive marketing of an anti-psychotic drug. The decision was to substitute the verdict the court reached in February in order to correct a “mathematical …

Opioid Abuse Rises in Construction, Manufacturing Sectors: CNA

CNA recently issued two new reports that examine the growing prescription opioid abuse epidemic and its effect on the U.S. workforce, focusing on the construction and manufacturing industries, which are particularly at risk for such abuse. The reports, Construction: Prescription …

Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Health Care Liability Lawsuit

The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that, in health care liability lawsuits, the obligation to disclose the number of violations of the certificate of good faith requirement does not compel any disclosure if there are no previous violations. The court …

New Regulatory Guidance Affects Insurers, Producers

Producers, brokers and insurers are all targeted by cyber attackers looking for personal identifiable information (PII) that can be used to open fraudulent credit cards. To protect PII, in April the Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force of the National Association of …

North Carolina Man Charged with 8 Counts of Insurance Fraud

A Raleigh, N.C., man has been charged with eight counts of insurance fraud, eight counts of obtaining property by false pretense, four counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and four counts of providing a false statement on …

San Andreas Movie: Facts Within Fiction

Released in late spring 2015, the movie San Andreas tells the story of massive earthquakes devastating California as a helicopter pilot and his (formerly estranged) wife try to find and rescue their daughter. Having defeated the likes of genetically engineered …

Nevada School District to Settle Insurance Broker Suit for $1.65M

The Clark County School District in Nevada says it will pay a former insurance broker $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the public agency ended the broker’s contract prematurely. Business Benefits Inc. sued the district in May 2014 …

Uber to Cease Operations in Florida’s Broward County

The popular ridesharing service Uber has announced it is leaving Broward County, Florida. The company said July 6 that it will withdraw completely from the county on July 31. Uber had previously agreed to withdraw from the airport and port …

Analysis of Chubb’s Future Position in P/C Product Lines

Just a little over six months ago, ACE announced a deal to acquire the high-net-worth personal lines business of Fireman’s Fund from Allianz, competing against Chubb, which holds the leading position in the space. The announcement that ACE will buy …

California Agents Get Creative to Sell Rideshare Endorsement

Kathy Lamm, an insurance agent in Costa Mesa, Calif., over the past month or two has been busy selling a ridesharing endorsement that Farmers Insurance Group introduced in California in late May. Lamm started spreading the word soon after the …

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