District Of Columbia News

D.C. Approves Fines for People Who Don’t Shovel Snow

District of Columbia residents who don’t shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm would face fines under a bill approved by the D.C. Council. The bill was approved Tuesday by a 10-3 vote. It calls for $25 fines for homeowners who …

CAMICO, Berkley Design Offer Program for CPAs

San Mateo, Calif.-based CAMICO, the provider of insurance for the accounting profession, and Berkley Design Professional Underwriters (BDP), a W. R. Berkley company, have forged a new program to serve CPA firms nationally. The CAMICO-BDP program will help protect CPA …

Self-Driving Cars Could Be on U.S. Roads by 2020

Cars that drive themselves could be on U.S. roads by the end of this decade. But don’t take your foot off the pedal just yet. Automakers, universities and others are at various stages in the development of autonomous cars. Google …

Midwest Pummeled by Storms

A massive storm making its way through a big chunk of the United States brought a bit of everything: strong winds, rain, tornadoes and now even some snow for parts of the Midwest. The storm packed wind gusts of up …

Couch Braunsdorf to Offer Insurance for Law Firms Through Zurich

Attorneys and law firms in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. seeking professional liability insurance from Zurich will now be able to purchase the insurance protection from Couch Braunsdorf Insurance Group. Zurich and Couch Braunsdorf recently signed an agreement granting Couch …

Judges Reopen Portions of Bid-Rigging Civil Suit

A decision by a federal court in Philadelphia has reopened some of the racketeering and antitrust lawsuits that were dismissed three years ago against insurers and brokers who allegedly participated in a bid-rigging scheme with mega-broker Marsh. The lawsuit is …

10 Most, Least Affordable States for Car Insurance

InsWeb, an online insurance comparison provider, recently released its 2010 Car Insurance Affordability Index — a list of the most and least affordable states in which to insure a vehicle. To develop the list, InsWeb ranked all 50 states and …

Europe’s CEA Expresses Concerns on Reinsurance Tax Proposals

The CEA (Centre d’Etudes d’Assurance), the European insurance and reinsurance federation, has written to the US House of Representatives to express its concerns over proposals to change the US tax treatment of reinsurance between affiliated entities. The comments center on …

It Figures

$25 Million Amount sought in a wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed in connection with a 2008 shooting rampage in Virginia that left one man dead and two other people injured. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in …

Hearing Scheduled Today on HR 3424, Reinsurance Tax Bill

HR 3424 will be the subject of a hearing House by the House Representatives Ways and Means Committee today at 10:00 a.m. The Bill, sponsored by Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA), has been the subject of a lengthy debate [See …