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Tech company opens online portal to independents
Bold Penguin Inc. has opened its agent terminal online platform to independent agents, the technology company said in a statement Friday.
Negligence lawsuit not protected activity: Judge
A worker fired after he received a $1.5 million jury award in a negligence lawsuit he filed against his employer cannot pursue a wrongful termination case against the company, a district judge held Wednesday.
Zurich appoints group chief risk officer
Zurich Insurance Group on Friday appointed former senior Swiss financial markets regulator and longtime former Zurich executive Peter Giger as group chief risk officer, effective Oct. 1, succeeding Alison Martin, who was named CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa and bank distribution in July.
Raccoon rampage not out of ‘malice’
Are raccoons mean? Not legally, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Thursday.
Flight attendant failed to prove physical therapy caused second injury
A United Airlines flight attendant who injured her shoulder while undergoing physical therapy following a work-related wrist injury failed to prove her treatment caused her second injury, an appeals court in New Jersey ruled Wednesday.
Tech firm launches blockchain-based sharing platform
Certificial LLC has launched an online insurance verification platform insurers and brokers can use to share policy information for clients, New York-based Certificial said in a statement Thursday.
How auto supplier Harman learned to fight cyber carjackers
(Reuters) — When researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee in 2015, slowing it to a crawl in the middle of a U.S. highway, the portal the hackers used was an infotainment system made by supplier Harman International Industries Inc.
Aviation industry expects double-digit insurance premium hikes
(Reuters) — The aviation industry is bracing for double-digit insurance premium hikes for the first time in about 15 years, as insurers wrestle with higher costs from aircraft groundings, including the grounding of Boeing Co.'s 737 MAX jets following two fatal crashes, insurance executives said this week.
The BI Top 10: Week of Sept. 16, 2019
This week’s most popular stories include industry veteran Mario Vitale joining a cyber security firm, Gallagher acquiring Allied, an AIG unit losing a bicycle case, Purdue Pharma seeking to set up a captive and more.
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