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Why Organizations Cover Up Sex Abuse Scandals
Of all the horrific details contained in the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, one sentence stands out: “The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid `scandal.”’ When sex-abuse cases dominate …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 5:00 AM
Texas Workers’ Comp Fraudster Sentenced for Double Dipping
A Travis County, Texas district court has sentenced Gary Hunt of Austin on workers’ compensation fraud charges. Hunt reported a job-related injury while working as a sales coach for Radiant Plumbing Service Inc., and claimed he was unable to work …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 5:00 AM
Monsanto Has Another Legally Risky Chemical Product
Some Bayer AG investors were surprised to learn about the thousands of farmers lining up before U.S. courts to argue that Roundup — the blockbuster weedkiller the German company recently acquired when it bought Monsanto Co. — had given them …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 5:00 AM
Baldwin Risk Partners of Florida Appoints Valentine as Chief Partnership Officer
Baldwin Risk Partners (BRP), the Tampa, Fla.-based insurance distribution and consulting holding company, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Valentine as chief partnership officer. Valentine joins BRP with more than 17 years’ experience closing mergers and acquisitions in …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 4:27 AM
A Tale of Two Floridas: Hurricane Irma’s Belated Impact on Reinsurers
Reinsurers expressed different views of loss developments related to Hurricane Irma, when executives reviewed the impact of the Florida event on second-quarter earnings reports last week. Everest Re was among those negatively impacted, with a preannounced net reserve charge of …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 4:16 AM
Explosion at Georgia Coffee Shop Injures 3
An explosion and fire destroyed a coffee shop Friday in a rural south Georgia city, seriously injuring three people and prompting a warning from city officials for residents to avoid the downtown area. The blast rocked tiny Homerville, a city …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 4:15 AM
California’s Plan for PG&E Bonds to Cover Fire Damages in Final Stages
California is finalizing the details of a plan that could let PG&E Corp. issue bonds to cover potential damages from wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes last year. The details are still being worked out, and a proposal may be …

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 11:58 PM
California Workers’ Compensation Bureau Submits Lower Pure Premium Filing
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California on Monday submitted an advisory pure premium rate filing lower than last year’s approved rate to the California Insurance Commissioner. The advisory pure premium rates proposed to be effective Jan. 1, 2019 …

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 11:54 PM
Damage Reported in Mississippi City Hit by EF1 Tornado
The National Weather Service confirms a tornado hit the central Mississippi city of Madison. The agency, in a Twitter post Saturday, said a survey team confirmed Friday’s damage was the result of an EF1 tornado. Several trees were snapped along …

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 4:38 PM
Washington Lawmaker Sues University, Investigator over Firing
Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school last week, and immediately filed …

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 3:10 PM

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