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Beazley Expands Life Sciences Insurance Offering in UK

Specialist insurer Beazley has enhanced its life sciences insurance offering in the UK with the launch of a new policy designed to protect the sector’s small and start-up research & development-focused organizations. This follows the UK launch of Beazley’s internationally …

Black Farmers Sue to Force Roundup Weedkiller Ban or Product Warnings

A group of Black U.S. farmers filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, seeking to force Bayer AG to either stop selling its widely used weedkiller Roundup or roll out new product warnings. The National Black Farmers Association’s filing is the …

Roundup Weed Killer, Not Hepatitis, Caused Plaintiff’s Cancer, Argues Lawyer

A lawyer representing a man who claims Bayer AG’s Roundup weed killer caused his cancer urged jurors to imagine the scales of justice ever so slightly tilted in his favor, as if weighted by a feather, and said that would …

Judge to Decide on Evidence to Allow in Monsanto Product Liability Litigation

Picture Iowa farmers bathing in Roundup weed killer. That was a federal judge’s takeaway after seeing slides that “sort of seared into my brain” that the main chemical in Monsanto Co.’s Roundup is ubiquitous in the Hawkeye state’s cropland. “I …

Judge Nixes $150M Damages Against Testosterone Drugmaker AbbVie

A U.S. judge on Friday overturned a $150 million verdict against AbbVie Inc. that was the first to result from lawsuits claiming that the company fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly …

BHSI Launches Casualty Platform; Leeks Named Head of Casualty, UK & S. Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is introducing public and products liability insurance in the UK, Ireland and Southern Europe, and employer’s liability insurance in the UK and Ireland, while naming Martin Leeks, senior vice president, Casualty, UK and Southern Europe. …

General Star Expands Products Liability Appetite to 50 New Classes of Business

General Star Management Co. has added 50 classes for products liability offered by the Delegated Division, Contract P&C Unit. In addition, the gross receipts threshold for eligibility has been increased from $1.5 million to up to $5 million subject to …

Hiscox Launches E-Trading System for U.K. Commercial Brokers

After a successful pilot, Hiscox has launched Hiscox Trader, a new e-trading solution for U.K. commercial insurance brokers in partnership with insurance technology specialists Open GI London. The new cloud-based technology enables brokers to give their customers an indication of …

Ironshore Launches Product Liability Endorsements for Manufacturers

Ironshore Specialty Casualty has created a new suite of endorsements to address the products liability exposure of manufacturers and distributors. Coverage is underwritten on a primary basis with limits available of up to $5 million on an occurrence or claims-made …

BHSI Lowers Casualty Minimum Premiums, Adds Deductible Options

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is broadening its casualty appetite in the U.S., lowering its minimum policy premium for eligible products liability, general casualty, energy and trucking risks, while introducing deductible options for primary general liability and product liability policies. …