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Hanover Offers Insurance Advice for Parents Sending Kids to College

The Hanover Insurance Group advises that as new high school graduates get ready to head off to college, parents would be wise to prepare for potential risks and liabilities, and to consider the insurance implications. “Be proud of your child’s …

After Ordeal, N.J. Legislator Pushes for Video Cameras in New Police Cars

For New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, putting video cameras in new police cars became personal two years ago when he was arrested for drunken driving and video from a camera mounted on a cruiser helped get the charges dropped and …

Johns Hopkins Health System to Pay $190M to Settle Hidden Camera Lawsuit

Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a lawsuit on behalf of at least 8,500 women whose pelvic exams were secretly recorded by a gynecologist who later committed suicide. The Baltimore hospital said the settlement will be …

Rock-Throwing Attack in Pennsylvania Shows Cars’ Vulnerability

A rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman with serious injuries is a reminder of how vulnerable motorists are when someone decides to target random victims from a highway bridge or overpass. As 52-year-old middle school language arts teacher Sharon …

Cross Insurance Acquires Merchant, Needham & Associates in Maine

Bangor, Maine-based Cross Insurance has acquired Merchant, Needham & Associates Insurance, an independent insurance agency based in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Originally founded in the late 1890s, Merchant, Needham & Associates provides business, home, …

USI Acquires BHB Insurance Services in New Jersey

USI Insurance Services announced the closing of the acquisition of BHB Insurance Services in Toms River, New Jersey. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. USI says BHB is best known for its community associations practice group (primarily condos and …

University of Connecticut Pays $1.3M to Settle Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

The University of Connecticut said it will pay a group of students almost $1.3 million to settle a sex discrimination suit filed last year that led to a hearing in the state legislature. The five current and former female students …

ISO Comments on CGL Endorsements for Data Breach Liability Exclusions

As data breaches become more prevalent in the workplace, ISO, a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics in Jersey City, N.J., has been taking steps to constrain commercial general liability policies based on ISO forms from …

Employee Wins Comp Benefits in N.Y. After Run-In With Co-Worker’s Husband

A former manager at a New York supermarket is due workers’ compensation benefits for his preexisting post-traumatic stress disorder condition, which was exacerbated during his employment because of threatening conduct by a co-worker’s husband, a New York appellate court ruled. …

NYC Sandy Rebuilding Is Now on Track, Mayor de Blasio Says

An often-criticized initiative to rebuild Superstorm Sandy-damaged homes has started work on more than 130, finished 30 and dispensed more than $6.3 million to reimburse homeowners for reconstruction costs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. He said …

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