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April 2, 2020Kentucky Coronavirus Worker, Employer Relief Bill Signed by Governor
Legislation offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic was signed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday. The bill was put on the fast track by lawmakers last week as the Bluegrass State deals … …


April 2, 2020Federal Officials Sue Colorado’s Telluride Express for Age Discrimination
San Miguel Mountain Ventures LLC, which does business as Telluride Express in Montrose, Colo., has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for refusing to hire a job applicant because of his age. According to the EEOC’s … …


April 2, 2020Insurers Worry About D&O Claims Against Executives From Coronavirus
Insurers are increasingly worried about shareholders, employees or customers bringing coronavirus-related claims against company executives and are considering excluding the virus from policies which protect the bosses, industry sources say. Two case …


April 2, 2020Srna Named CEO at Oklahoma’s American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual
Oklahoma City-based American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Co. (AFRMIC) has appointed Jon D. Srna as the company’s next chief executive officer. He assumes the leadership position on April 20. Srna brings broad expertise in personal lines i …


April 1, 2020Regulators Mull Reversing $462M Increase in PG&E’s California Wildfire Fines
California power regulators are weighing a recommendation to back off plans to fine Pacific Gas and Electric an additional $462 million for igniting a series of Northern California 2018 deadly wildfires rather than risk that the harsher punishment wi …


April 1, 2020Marsh & McLennan Acquires Illinois Independent Agency, Assurance
Marsh subsidiary Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) has acquired Schaumburg, Illinois-based Assurance Holdings Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 1961, Assurance is a full-service brokerage providing business insurance, e …


April 1, 2020As Demand Sinks Amid Pandemic, Texas Shale Producers Ask State to Cut Oil Output
Two Texas oil companies with large footprints in the West Texas oil patch have sent a letter to state regulators formally requesting an emergency meeting to consider reducing oil production as demand for oil around the world has collapsed during …


April 1, 2020Going Home. How One Oklahoma Agency Leader Prepared His Firm for Remote Work
In early March, well before stay at home orders were enacted in states and communities across the country, Tony Caldwell recognized that COVID-19, the disease created by the new coronavirus, was going to have a huge impact on life in …


April 1, 2020Assessment: 100s of Homes Damaged, Destroyed in Arkansas Tornado
Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed in an EF-3 tornado that swept through Jonesboro, officials said Monday following damage assessments. Craighead County Judge Marvin Day said about 150 homes were mostly or completely destroyed in Saturday’s …


April 1, 2020Twister that Damaged Iowa Apartment Building Was EF1
A tornado that ripped off part of a wall from a northeast Iowa apartment building has been rated an EF1 twister, with peak winds of 107 mph (172.2 kph), officials said. The funnel touched down around 6:30 p.m. Saturday near …

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