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Safety Group Says GM’s In-Car Shopping App Encourages Distracted Driving

A new in-car application from General Motors Co. that lets drivers order coffee and browse for hotels while behind the wheel has been met with outcry from a prominent safety group. The app, dubbed Marketplace, allows drivers to browse deals …

Special Reuters Report: The High Cost of Building in High Flood Risk Areas

When Hurricane Harvey sent two feet of water rolling into this small community about 35 miles north of Houston, Alfredo Becerra had to flee his modest 1,500-square-foot house. Muddy floodwater submerged the furniture and ruined carpet inside the construction worker’s …

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Sexual Orientation Job Bias Case

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a chance to decide whether the main federal job-bias law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The nation’s highest court on Monday rejected an appeal by Jameka Evans, who said she was …

Why Publishing Policies Against Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Not Enough

Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them – and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and sexual harassment have …

Lawyers Handling Marijuana Business Operate in Hazy Legal Zone

Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own. Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the …

Lockton Affinity Adds Cyber Coverage to Lawyers PL Program

Lockton Affinity Lawyer has added CyberLock Lawyer to its portfolio of products for lawyers and firms with one to 19 attorneys. The CyberLock Lawyer cyber risk insurance policy protects firms and attorneys from cyber risks, such as confidentiality and privacy …

Commercial Insurance Prices in U.S. Stayed Flat in Q3: Willis Towers Watson

Commercial insurance prices in the U.S. were again nearly flat during the third quarter of 2017. Price changes reported by carriers averaged less than one percent for the ninth consecutive quarter, following a moderating trend in price increases that began …

McKesson Board Minutes Indicate Little Oversight by Directors of Opioid Operations, Lawsuit Says

McKesson Corp.’s board failed to audit the company’s system to spot suspicious shipments of opioid-based painkillers even after agreeing to do so as part of a settlement, according to a summary of board minutes unsealed Friday in a shareholder lawsuit. …

Digital Insurer Lemonade Says No License Needed by Adopters of Its API Sales Platform

Digital insurer Lemonade says companies that integrate its insurance sales platform, or API, into their own apps and web sites “generally speaking do not have to be licensed as insurance agents or brokers.” At the same time, the insurer said …

Uber to Settle U.S. Lawsuit by Indian Woman Raped by Driver

Uber Technologies Inc. and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber in June, according to …

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