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Washington Lawsuit Says College Dean Raped Assistant
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue College claiming the school, and by extension Washington state, fostered a hostile work environment by failing to protect her from a former dean. SeattlePI.com reported the woman’s attorney Julie Kays filed the …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:45 PM
Hawaii to Allow Rideshare Operators at Honolulu Airport
Hawaii will allow ridesharing services to operate at the Honolulu airport on a permanent basis after changes were approved to administration rules. Uber and Lyft, which the state refers to as transportation network companies, have operated at the Daniel K. …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:40 PM
Study Looks at Polypharmacy Claims in California Workers’ Comp
A study from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute shows the likelihood that indemnity was paid on a workers’ comp claim increased with the number of concurrent prescriptions the injured worker was on. Concurrent use of multiple medications to treat one …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:31 PM
The Liberty Co. Acquires Majority Ownership of Mitchell & Mitchell in California
The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers has acquired majority ownership in Mitchell & Mitchell Insurance Agency of Novato, Calif. Liberty will become majority owner joining with several former shareholders of Mitchell & Mitchell, including Gary Mitchell who will continue as president. …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 2:53 PM
ACORD Launches Data Toolkit for London Market Reinsurance, Big Commercial Risks
ACORD, the global standards body for the insurance industry, has launched an Adoption Toolkit to support the application of data standards for global reinsurance and large commercial risks in the London market. “The benefits of implementing data standards are being …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 1:59 PM
Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Continues Expansion into Pennsylvania
Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Inc. has continued its expansion into Pennsylvania with its acquisition of Merchants Preferred Insurance Services, headquartered in Erie, Penn. This acquisition will strengthen Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty’s foothold in the Northeast, according to a …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 1:52 PM
Engineering Study Last Year Warned Operator About Stability of Genoa Bridge: Reports
An engineering study commissioned by Italian highway operator Autostrade last year warned about the state of the concrete-encased cable stays that held up a bridge that collapsed this week in Genoa, two Italian newspapers reported on Friday. Autostrade per l’Italia, …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 1:13 PM
Recovery Underway in New York Region Hit by Flash Flooding
Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area. Tuesday’s pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated homes …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 1:10 PM
Tighter Regulations in NYC Could Take Bite Out of Airbnb Profits
Airbnb faces tightening regulations in New York City that could take a big bite out of its profits, and on Wednesday the short-term rental company offered a counter-measure designed to appease hostile politicians: a $10 million contribution to charities. At …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 1:00 PM
Acrimonious, Disruptive No-Deal Brexit Is Growing Risk, Says Fitch
Ratings agency Fitch said on Thursday that it saw a growing risk of a bitter and economically damaging Brexit that could lead to a further downgrade of Britain’s sovereign credit rating. “We no longer believe it is appropriate to identify …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 12:32 PM

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