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Stricter Gun Laws Haven’t Made Communities Safer from Mass Shootings
A trauma research team has developed a profile of commonalities among communities where mass shootings have occurred that includes a shortage of mental health professionals, a relative lack of socialization opportunities, higher rates of income inequality, and relatively high housing …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 10:10 PM
Lockton Names Byrne Risk Management and Benefits Consultant in California
Lockton has added Tom Byrne as a risk management and employee benefits consultant. Byrne is based in the San Francisco, Calif. office. He has more than 16 years of experience in the industry. Byrne worked as a client advocate for …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 8:15 PM
The Man Behind the InsureTech Connect Conference Phenomenon
The 2018 InsureTech Connect (ITC) conference is history. In its short three-year life, the ITC affair has grown from 1,500 to 6,000 attendees. This year, an estimated 500 CEOs were there. “It’s hard to believe,” says Jay Weintraub, CEO and …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 7:06 PM
New Orleans Towing Company Ordered to Pay in Pregnancy Discrimination Suit
A U.S. District Court has entered judgment against a New Orleans-based towing company for failing to respond to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for breaching an EEOC mediation agreement of a pregnancy discrimination charge. According …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:39 PM
Zurich North America, Allied Public Risk Partner on Public Sector Program
Schaumburg, Illinois-based Zurich North America has entered into an agreement with program administrator Allied Public Risk LLC to provide a full range of insurance coverage to select cities, towns, boroughs, counties and special service districts with populations under 100,000. Zurich …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:22 PM
Opioid Memorial in Houston as Part of Nationwide Tour
The National Safety Council on Monday made Houston the sixth stop on a nationwide tour of its exhibit, Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis, by unveiling the display inside the George R. Brown Convention …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:21 PM
Appalachian Underwriters Names Schnarre as Midwest External Marketing Rep
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has named Nick Schnarre as external marketing representative for Illinois, Indiana and Missouri agents. He will be working remotely in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, helping agents in those states listed find the best markets and products …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:19 PM
Judge Dismisses Nebraska County’s Claim Against Insurers
Gage County’s insurance policies from a Nebraska risk-sharing pool of companies don’t cover $28.1 million that a jury awarded to six people who were wrongfully convicted in the 1985 rape and killing of a woman, a judge ruled. Judge Jodi …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:18 PM
Midwest Food Distributor to Pay $3.6M to Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
A food distributor with warehouses in Cleveland, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan, will pay $3.6 million to settle a class sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that Sherwood Food …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:09 PM
Washington Packing House to Pay $525K in Sexual Harassment Settlement
A Grant County, Wash. vegetable-packing house will pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging a supervisor groped, propositioned and retaliated against female workers. The Seattle Times reports State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the settlement announced with Quincy-based Horning Brothers …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 3:01 PM

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