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Italy to Protect Businesses from Liability if Workers Catch Coronavirus: News Report

Italian businesses that follow the health and safety rules are protected from liability in case returning workers catch coronavirus, the head of the country’s insurance association said in an interview with La Stampa. While infections are categorized as workplace accidents …

Few Coronavirus Liability Lawsuits Have Been Filed Thus Far

Businesses are urging U.S. lawmakers to shield companies from what they fear could be a flood of lawsuits by workers and consumers blaming employers for exposing them to the new coronavirus. But so far, court records show few such cases …

SEC Accuses Two Companies of Making Misleading COVID-19 Claims

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two companies it says claimed to offer products to combat the COVID-19 virus. One complaint is against against Applied BioSciences Corp. and the other is against Turbo Global Partners, Inc. and its chief …

Swedbank Slapped with Record $386M Fine for Money-Laundering Breaches

Sweden’s financial watchdog hit lender Swedbank with a record fine of 4 billion crowns ($386 million) on Thursday for serious deficiencies in its anti-money-laundering work and said the bank had withheld information from authorities. Sweden’s oldest retail bank saw its …

Brazil’s Vale Knew Deadly Tailings Dam Was Unsafe as Far Back as 2003: Report

An independent investigation requested by Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA into the causes of the Brumadinho tailings dam disaster that killed 270 people a year ago found the company knew about the problem but failed to deal with it. …

Danske Bank Ex-CEO Faces $387M Lawsuit over Money Laundering Scandal

The ousted chief executive of Danske Bank A/S, Thomas Borgen, has been personally targeted in an investor lawsuit arguing he withheld information about potential money laundering that subsequently destroyed the lender’s market value. Deminor, a Brussels-based law firm, said on …

Argo and Shareholder Voce Lay Down Their Swords, Agree to 3 New Board Members

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based re/insurer, announced it has agreed with activist shareholder Voce Capital Management to change the composition of Argo’s board with the addition of three new directors. The agreement ends a contentious dispute with Voce, …

British Accountants Under Pressure to Do More to Detect Fraud at Companies

British accountants could be required to look for fraud at companies they audit under proposals made in a government-backed review of recent corporate scandals which went undetected. Lawmakers called for a shake-up of auditing after the collapses of construction company …

Directors and Officers Face Significantly Higher Range of Risks: Allianz Report

The range of risks facing company executives, or directors and officers (D&Os), has increased significantly in recent years along with resulting insurance claims, according to a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Titled “Directors and Officers Insurance …

Insurers to Pay $21M of $41M Shareholder Settlement with Wynn Resorts

Casino mogul Steve Wynn agreed to pay $20 million toward a settlement of shareholder lawsuits that claimed Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s board had been complicit in his alleged sexual misconduct. The former chief executive officer stepped down from the company in …