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Zurich Makes a Difference in the Lives of Philadelphia Families

Zurich North America, a provider of property and casualty insurance and a company dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, has made a $10,000 donation to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Paul Horgan, head of North America Commercial …

New York’s Brady Risk Management Names Harris to Brady Risk Program Managers

John Harris has joined Sean Brady and Huntington, New York-based Brady Risk Management as managing director of the newly formed Brady Risk Program Managers. Harris has served as the chief underwriting officer for a number of national insurance companies and is an …

Chubb’s Oldest Active Subsidiary Receives Pennsylvania Historical Marker

Chubb, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), has dedicated a Pennsylvania historical marker to the Insurance Company of North America (INA), Chubb’s oldest subsidiary company. The marker was unveiled during a ceremony at Chubb’s office in Philadelphia, Penn., and commemorates INA’s 225-year …

Massachusetts Court Sides with Norfolk & Dedham in Personal Injury Suit

The Massachusetts Appeals Court  has upheld a Superior Court decision that defendant, Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Co., did not engage in unfair settlement practices in its handling of a personal injury claim. The court also reversed the portions …

Fire Guts New York Mill Owned by Cooperstown Baseball Bat Maker

A fire has heavily damaged the upstate New York mill owned by a Cooperstown-based wood baseball bat company. Emergency officials in Otsego County say the fire was reported around 6 p.m. Monday at Cooperstown Bat Co.’s mill in the town …

Appeals Court Upholds $250K in Damages Against Pan Am for Injured Maine Employee

A federal appeals court has upheld $250,000 in damages against Pan Am Railways, saying the company illegally retaliated against a Maine employee. The Portland Press Herald reports conductor Jason Raye told his supervisors about a pile of railroad ties next …

New York Teen Gets Probation, Psychiatric Care in Friend’s Fire Death

A teenager who has been in and out of the hospital with mental health problems since the death of a friend in a massive fire the boys started was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation. A Family Court judge …

St. Joseph’s University Team Wins Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge

At the Spencer Educational Foundation reception, RIMS board director and director of global risk management and insurance at PayPal Inc., Laura Langone, announced St. Joseph’s University’s student team as the winners of the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge. The team, comprised …

Massive Maryland Fire Leads to Estimated $39M Loss

Firefighters were still dousing hot spots Tuesday after a massive fire at a seven-story apartment building under construction near the University of Maryland. News outlets reported that firefighters were working to keep the fire that consumed the roof of the …

Sheriffs: Raise Massachusetts Pot Tax, Use Money for Addiction Treatment

Sheriffs urged Massachusetts lawmakers Monday to boost the tax consumers will pay on recreational marijuana and earmark the additional revenue for substance abuse prevention and treatment. The proposal was discussed at the final hearing of a special legislative committee that …

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