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September 27, 2022Louisiana Marine Services Company Sued for Disability Discrimination
Eagle Marine Services Electrical & Refrigeration, LLC, a marine services company based in Berwick, Louisiana, violated federal law when it refused to hire or accommodate a worker because he used medication prescribed by his doctor to treat attent …


September 27, 2022Advocates Seek More Say in How Ohio Opioid Settlements are Spent
The tattoos on Billie Stafford’s hands — inspired by street art and full of references to her work helping prevent drug-related deaths — have become an indelible memorial to the friend who inked them and the opioid crisis that killed …


September 27, 2022People Moves: AXA XL Taps SCOR’s Croese for Energy & Construction Team, APAC & Europe; Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Promotes O’Neill and Reddin in Ireland
This edition of International People Moves details appointments at AXA XL Insurance and Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI). A summary of these new hires follows here. AXA XL Taps SCOR’s Croese for Energy & Construction Team, APAC & …


September 27, 2022Biogen Agrees to Pay $900M to Resolve Kickback Claims
A Biogen Inc. whistle-blower will collect almost $250 million for bringing to light a kickback scheme the company agreed to resolve by paying the US and state governments $900 million. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed by former Biogen employee …


September 27, 2022Proposed Australian Law Would Make It Employers’ Job to Stop Sexual Harassment
New legislation introduced into Australia’s Parliament will place a “positive duty” on employers to prevent workplace sexual harassment, as part of sweeping changes to improve worker safety. Under the proposed law, introduced by the government into P …


September 27, 2022Tampa, Now a Major Insurance, Financial Services Hub, Empties Out Ahead of Storm
Tampa, one of the fastest-growing financial services hubs in the US, began emptying in a matter of hours Monday after officials ordered an evacuation of the Gulf Coast Florida city and parts of the surrounding area before the worst storm …


September 27, 2022Gas Leaks in Russia-Europe Nord Stream Pipelines Raise Sabotage Fears
Europe was investigating leaks in two Russian gas pipelines that churned up the Baltic Sea with bubbles on Tuesday and raised concerns from Copenhagen to Moscow about sabotage on infrastructure at the heart of a European energy standoff. But it …


September 27, 2022UPDATE: Hurricane Ian Turning Toward Tampa Area and $258B in Replacement Value
Florida property insurance experts have long warned that a powerful hurricane strike on a major metropolitan area could result in catastrophic losses and the insolvency of more carriers. Those warnings could become reality by the end of the week if, …


September 27, 2022Insurers Warn California’s Inaction Threatens Auto Policies
Top U.S. insurance companies and associations say California is risking a crisis in the nation’s largest automobile insurance market by refusing to approve any rate increases for more than two years, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The c …


September 27, 2022Connecticut Lab Faces $907K in OSHA Fines Over Claims of Workers’ Chemical Exposure
For several months, employees at a Manchester, Connecticut environmental laboratory complained to management about faulty ventilation systems and about symptoms related to exposure to ethylene chloride, a highly hazardous chemical, according to feder …

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