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Report: Texas Work Comp Insurers See More than 44K COVID-19 Claims by Mid-February

Apr 1 2021 // An updated report on workers’ compensation claims in Texas related to COVID-19 shows that as of Feb, 14, 2021, insurance carriers reported more than 44,000 COVID-19 claims and 200 fatalities to the state’s...

Suez Blockage Claims Expected to Hike Marine Reinsurance Rates, Says Willis Re

Apr 1 2021 // The blockage of the Suez Canal is likely to lead to large reinsurance claims, adding to upward pressure on marine reinsurance rates, James Vickers, chair of reinsurance broker Willis Re International, told Reuters. Formal...

What The Telecommuting Trend Could Mean for Florida Workers’ Comp Claims

Apr 1 2021 // As companies continue to adapt to COVID-19, it is evident that one of the long-lasting effects of the novel coronavirus will be the increased number of permanent work from home accommodations. According to a recent Gallup...

Judge Lets Massachusetts Claims Over Uber, Lyft Driver Classification Proceed

Mar 26 2021 // A Massachusetts judge on Thursday denied a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general challenging Uber’s and Lyft’s classification of drivers as independent contractors instead of employees...

Insurers of Container Ship Aground in Suez Canal Face Millions in Claims

Mar 25 2021 // LONDON – The owner and insurers of one of the world’s largest container ships stuck in the Suez Canal face claims totalling millions of dollars even if the ship is refloated quickly, industry sources said on...

Boston Scientific Settles States’ Surgical Mesh Device Marketing Claims for $189M

Mar 24 2021 // Boston Scientific Corp. agreed to pay $188.7 million to settle claims by most U.S. states that it deceptively marketed its surgical mesh devices to consumers. The settlement with 47 states and Washington, D.C. was...

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