Articles by Kenneth J. St. Onge

Insurer Sues Apple Over Connecticut House Fire

Great Northern Insurance is suing electronics firm Apple, claiming that a faulty laptop charger for one of its computers triggered a massive house fire in Central Connecticut. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Hartford last month, stems from a …

Regulators Tell New York Agents How to Reveal Their Commissions

New York regulators have finalized guidelines for how agents and brokers are to reveal to clients their commissions, but at least one trade group says any changes to the rules thus far have been “underwhelming.” The department released a new …

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Resigns

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan has resigned from his position as the Nutmeg State’s top insurance regulator. Sullivan, a former executive at The Hartford, was appointed commissioner in 2007 by outgoing Gov. M. Jodi Rell, a Republican. His last day …

New York Insurance Exchange Plan Hinges on Industry Support

New York regulators say the plan to re-launch a Lloyd’s-style exchange in the city is forging ahead, but they’re looking to hand the reins to the insurance industry to take the lead in building it. The plan for a revitalized …