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Massachusetts Begins Phased Reopening, Implements Safety Standards for Workplaces

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has implemented mandatory safety standards for workplaces to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions as the state begins its phased reopening of businesses. All businesses in Massachusetts must develop a written plan for how they will …

Liberty Mutual Appoints Perez to Chief Underwriting Officer of Global Risk Solutions

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed David Perez as chief underwriting officer for Global Risk Solutions (GRS). GRS is Liberty Mutual’s global commercial and specialty lines reinsurer that provides a full range of traditional insurance, specialty and reinsurance risk solutions to …

Three Members of $31.7M New York City Trip-And-Fall Scheme Sentenced to Prison

Three members of a $31.7 million trip-and-fall scheme to defraud New York City businesses and their insurance companies have been sentenced to prison. Bryan Duncan, Robert Locust and Ryan Rainford were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Disney H. Stein in …

Official Says Fire at Middle School in New Hampshire Was Set Intentionally

A fire at Portsmouth Middle School in New Hampshire early Saturday appears to have been intentionally set, an official said. Firefighters arrived at the school after 3 a.m. and found flames coming out the front door of the main entrance …

Chubb Not Responsible for Superstorm Sandy Damage to Two Insureds’ Homes

A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a trial court’s ruling that Chubb Insurance Co. is not responsible for damages to two insureds’ homes caused by Superstorm Sandy because of a flood exclusion in their policies. In October 2012, Superstorm …

Maryland P/C Insurance Consumers to Receive More Than $250M in Premium Relief

Maryland property and casualty insurance consumers will receive more than $250 million in premium relief during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, according to a Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) press release. As of May 14, property and casualty insurance companies have …

Retaliation Claim Against Delaware Law Firm Over Softball Injury Nixed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Delaware law firm filed by a paralegal who claims he was targeted for retaliation after being injured while playing on the law firm’s softball team and filing a workers’ compensation claim. The …

Zurich North America Brings Apprenticeship Program to New York City

Zurich North America is expanding its professional apprenticeship program from its Chicagoland headquarters to its downtown New York City office this fall, with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) as the education provider. Zurich is a provider of insurance …

Rhode Island’s Lathrop Insurance Named Newest Member of Renaissance Alliance

Lathrop Insurance Inc., a full-service independent insurance agency located in Westerly, R.I., has been named as the newest member of Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services. Established in 1939 by Francis Lathrop Sr., Lathrop Insurance is a full-service independent insurance agency providing …

Connecticut Reminds Businesses to Verify Insurance Coverage During Reopening

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew N. Mais and Economic Development Commissioner David Lehman are reminding businesses to make sure their insurance coverage accurately reflects any changed circumstances as they move to comply with Governor Ned Lamont’s reopening guidelines. “The pandemic has …

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