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States, Municipalities Have 30 Days to Weigh $26B Opioid Deal with Major Drug Firms

Jul 22 2021 // A group of state attorneys general unveiled on Wednesday a landmark $26 billion settlement with large drug companies for allegedly fueling the deadly nationwide opioid epidemic, but the deal still requires support from...

Canadian Municipalities Face Surging Liability Insurance Costs

Jul 13 2021 // TORONTO – Canadian municipalities reeling from a pandemic-driven hit to revenues are facing an added blow from surging liability insurance costs, forcing them to raise property taxes or even cut services for...

After the Storm: Disaster Plans and Backups a Must for Public Entities

Apr 15 2021 // Even the best laid plans can go awry in a disaster. For example, when Winter Storm Uri plunged into Texas in mid-February with unprecedented extreme low temperatures, and snow and ice that lingered for far too long, even...

Marsh Appoints Aon’s Bryant as U.S. Public Entity Industry Practice Leader

Mar 8 2021 // Kevin Bryant Marsh has added Kevin Bryant to lead its National Public Entity Industry Practice. In this role, Bryant will work with state and local government and not-for-profit clients across the U.S., offering public...

Pandemic Amplified Security Gaps for Public Sector Cyber Officials

Oct 19 2020 // While the pandemic has highlighted the resilience of public sector cyber officials, it has also called attention to chronic challenges facing state information technology organizations including securing adequate budgets...

Can a Governmental Entity Be Liable for Tort Claims? It Depends.

Jun 1 2020 // Everyone needs insurance. My entrance into the insurance world taught me that. The first place I worked in insurance specialized in providing insurance to fire departments and ambulance companies. Municipalities and their...

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