LIberty Mutual News

More Insurers Disclosing Climate Change Risks, Report Shows

Insurers in the U.S. are increasingly willing to disclose their risk management practices related to climate change, and that in part may be attributable to last year’s global accord in Paris and shifting attitudes in the business world on the …

Insurance Company Wants Out of Delaware Child Porn Defamation Suit

A federal judge has ruled that an insurance company is obligated to defend the ex-wife of serial political candidate Richard Korn in a defamation lawsuit he filed against her. Liberty Mutual argued that a homeowner’s policy it issued to Magda …

Report: Some Illinois Insurance Companies Forcing Roof Replacements

When Dennis Roberts’ car insurance started getting a bit too expensive, he did what a lot of consumers do and shopped around. Then he picked a new company and switched both his home and auto coverage, never expecting what it …

Aspen Risk Management Enters Renewal Agreement with Liberty Specialty Markets

Aspen Risk Management Ltd. (ARML), the regional UK property and casualty business of Aspen Insurance, has entered into a renewal rights agreement with Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), which is part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Under the agreement, LSM’s UK …

Insurer Agrees to $100K Settlement in Washington Dog Shooting Suit

An insurance company contesting an arbitrator’s award following the shooting death of a dog by a neighbor has agreed to settle for $100,000. The Seattle Times reported Liberty Mutual settled with the attorney representing Jim Anderson of Eltopia. Anderson’s 7-year-old …

Liberty Mutual Insurance Raises Shareholding in India’s Liberty Videocon to 49%

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group is increasing its overall interest in its non-life insurance joint venture company, Liberty Videocon General Insurance Co. Ltd., from 26 percent to 49 percent. The increase was enabled as a result of changes in local regulations …

Fitch Ups Liberty Mutual’s Ratings Outlook

Liberty Mutual Group’s ratings outlook has been bumped up to positive from stable at Fitch Ratings, reflecting an acknowledgment of improved operating performance. Fitch also affirmed the financial strength ratings of Liberty Mutual and its subsidiaries at ‘A-‘ and its …

Many Weed-Smoking Canadian Drivers Say They Can Drive Unimpaired: Insurers

Almost half of weed-smoking Canadian drivers say that they can safely operate a vehicle while stoned. Among Canadians who have driven under the influence of marijuana, 44 percent don’t think it impacts their ability to drive safely, according to a …

Hartley to Lead U.S. General Liability for Liberty International Underwriters

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) has named Casey Hartley as U.S. General Liability product line leader. Based in Atlanta, Miss., Hartley will have responsibility for the technical underwriting, portfolio performance and overall product strategy for the primary general liability portfolio. LIU’s …

More Than 40% of Insurers See Google as Potential Threat: Capgemini Report

More than 40 percent of insurers see Google as a potential threat because of its strong brand and ability to use customer data, a report released on Tuesday said. And young, mobile phone-friendly consumers may bypass traditional insurers for “new, …