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Suits Filed Against Operator of Illinois Medical Equipment Cleaner
Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LLC this week …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:45 PM
$385K Settlement Reached in St. Louis Park Injury Case
St. Louis has agreed to pay $385,000 to settle a lawsuit with the family of a girl who was smashed by a 200-pound racquetball door that was left off its hinges at a city park. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:38 PM
Proposed Settlement in Lawsuit Over St. Louis Rams Merchandise OK’d
A proposed settlement would give St. Louis Rams fans a 25% refund on years of tickets and merchandise they bought before the team announced it was moving to Los Angeles. If approved, the settlement would end a class-action lawsuit that …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:36 PM
Ransomware Attack Strikes 20 Texas Local Governments
More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it believes a single source is behind all 22 of the attacks. …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:33 PM
Guy Carpenter Tapped for California Wildfire Fund Reinsurance Program
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC has been named the sole reinsurance intermediary for the newly formed California Wildfire Fund, which is currently being administered by the California Earthquake Authority. Guy Carpenter will provide strategic reinsurance and advisory services to develop …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:29 PM
Planned Parenthood Arizona Worker Awarded $3M
A former Planned Parenthood Arizona employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired after she reported unsafe medical practices has been awarded $3 million in a civil case. A Maricopa County jury returned the verdict Aug. 16 for Mayra Rodriguez, who …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:22 PM
Among Bad Driving Behaviors, Speeding Is Strongest Predictor of Crashes
Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to an analysis of data from on-board telematics devices in vehicles. Researchers at Canada’s University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad driving behaviours …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:04 PM
Allstate CEO Calls On U.S. Corporations to Pay Employees More
U.S. businesses must focus on creating higher-paying jobs,Tom Wilson, Allstate chair, president and chief executive officer, writes in today’s New York Times. Wilson calls on America’s corporate leaders to prioritize job creation and make it a regular topic of discussion …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 1:45 PM
Liberty Mutual Names Chief Underwriting Officers for Excess Casualty and Public Entities
Liberty Mutual has appointed Jon Tellekamp as chief underwriting officer for National Insurance – Excess Casualty, and Doug Manwaring as chief underwriting officer of National Insurance – Public Entities and Programs. Tellekamp is responsible for the retail admitted excess casualty …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 1:25 PM
Airbus A380s to Undergo Safety Checks After Air France Crash Probe Finds Part
Investigators probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently salvaged cracked part in a move likely to trigger urgent checks on dozens of Airbus superjumbos, people familiar with …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 1:19 PM

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