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Pembroke Managing Agency Gets Nod to Manage Lloyd’s Syndicate for India’s GIC Re
Pembroke Managing Agency Ltd., the London-based subsidiary of Ironshore, has been granted approval by Lloyd’s to establish and manage a syndicate for India’s GIC Re. GIC Syndicate 1947 has been granted permission to underwrite business, attaching on or after April …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 7:26 AM
Weinstein Co. Ends All Non-Disclosure Agreements, Files for Bankruptcy
U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, filed for bankruptcy on Monday and said it was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women. The …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 5:00 AM
Scott Signs Bill to Combat Florida Prescription Opioid Abuse
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed Florida’s opioid legislation into law, a move seen by many as a good first step in combating a crisis that has claimed at least 16 lives a day in the Sunshine State. “What it …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:21 AM
Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies After Fall at Florida Show
A Cirque du Soleil performer died after his hand slipped off the double rings and he fell 20 feet during a performance in Florida, police and the entertainment company said Sunday. The theatrical company announced on Twitter that Yann Arnaud …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:18 AM
Keystone Names Palefsky Georgia State Vice President
Keystone Insurers Group has named Sheldon Palefsky as Georgia state vice president. Mike Reddy, Keystone’s employee benefits division president and leader of field operations, said Palefsky joins Keystone’s southern region team and will play a key role in helping its …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:10 AM
Liability and Legal Questions Follow Uber Autonomous Car Fatal Accident
The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said. …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 1:31 AM
Woodruff-Sawyer Names DeVilbiss of Travelers P/C Leader in California
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Joel DeVilbiss the San Francisco, Calif. property/casualty practice leader. DeVilbiss is charged with driving the direction and development of Woodruff-Sawyer’s P/C practice in Northern California and has oversight of client service activities. He began his …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 8:14 PM
Startup Agency Gabi CEO: ‘We Don’t Want to Eliminate Agents’
Editor’s Note: On Feb. 21, Insurance Journal reported on online personal lines insurance startup Gabi’s latest fundraising. (Personal Insurance Site Gabi Raises $9.5 Million; Now Selling in 6 States). In its description of Gabi’s business model, Insurance Journal wrote that …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Tennessee Fines Chemical Plant $25K Over Hydrogen Explosion
Tennessee regulators have fined a chemical plant $25,000 for an explosion that shut down an interstate and put several schools on lockdown. WRCB-TV reported that the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Wacker Chemie for seven violations stemming from …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:59 PM
Amarillo Hospital-Area Fire Causes Smoke Damage but no Buildings Burned
A wildfire that burned around 500 acres inside the city limits of Amarillo, Texas, has been contained but not before threatening the city’s regional medical center. The fire was one of several that have plagued the Texas panhandle in the …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:38 PM

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