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Maryland Court Affirms Limits on Hiring Firm Liability for Contractor Negligence

The mother of a man killed on a Baltimore construction site who was barred by Maryland’s workers’ compensation law from suing the contractor hired by the city has lost a bid to hold the city and subcontractor liable. The court …

Crash Into Pennsylvania Bar During Fundraiser for Fire Victims Kills 1, Injures 17

One person was killed and another 17 people injured when a vehicle struck a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar for a fundraiser for victims of a house fire that killed 10 earlier this month; the man police say was …

Massachusetts City Claims Ex-Employee Shut Down Police Website

Officials in a Boston suburb are investigating a former city employee they say shut down the police website during a pay dispute. Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said the former employee, who was the police department information technology director, took down …

New Jersey High Court Backs Insurer’s New York Exclusion in Home Depot Injury Case

Clearly, Admiral Insurance Co. did not want to assume any risk in the New York City area. The insurance policy Admiral issued to Richfield Window Coverings excluded coverage “in any way connected with” operations or activities in the nine counties …

Car Crash Into Virginia Pub Injures More Than a Dozen People, 2 Critically

Two people remained in critical condition on Saturday among the more than a dozen who were injured after a vehicle crashed into a northern Virginia pub and restaurant, according to authorities. The crash at the Ireland’s Four Courts establishment in …

OSHA Investigating Deaths of Amazon Workers in New Jersey

Federal work-safety investigators are looking into the death of an Amazon worker and an injury that potentially led to the death of another employee, adding to a probe already underway following a third fatality during the company’s annual Prime Day …

New York Ex-Gov. Cuomo Wants Taxpayers to Pay His Sexual Harassment Legal Bills

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants taxpayers to foot his legal bills as he defends himself against a workplace sexual harassment claim — and he’s suing the state’s attorney general over it. Cuomo filed the suit against Attorney General …

New York Insurance Fund Refunds $550M to Employers for Workplace Safety

The New York State Insurance Fund reported that it returned more than $550 million over the past year to businesses through its workers’ compensation safety discounts and dividends programs. The state agency provides dividends for companies that belong to a …

Hub Buys Delaware’s KT&D

Insurance broker Hub International Limited has acquired KT&D, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. KT&D provides multi-line insurance services, including medical malpractice, commercial and personal, and employee benefits coverage. Scott Yerkes, CEO, and Kelly McGovern, …

People Moves: MEMIC Welcomes Safety National’s Hoff; Delaware to Name New Captive Chief; Arthur Hall Names Mackarevic Partner

MEMIC Names Hoff Vice President of Loss Control and Safety The MEMIC Group has named Maryann Hoff, a 17-year insurance industry veteran, its new vice president of loss control and safety. Hoff comes to MEMIC from Safety National Casualty Corp., …

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