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Maine Farmer Becomes Board Chair of The MEMIC Group

Jun 19, 2019 From broccoli to the board room, Lance Smith has cultivated a reputation for collaboration, hard work and common sense. A partner in Smith’s Farm, the largest producer of...

Explosion Levels New Jersey Home, Injuring Lone Occupant

Jun 19, 2019 An explosion leveled a home in New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone occupant, who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer and first responders....

Enrollment Opens for Dairy Farm Insurance Program

Jun 19, 2019 Vermont dairy farmers can now sign up for an improved insurance program to help them when the gap between milk prices and feed prices reaches a certain level. The new insurance...

Drug Makers’ Supply Chain Probed as Blood Pressure Pill Tests Positive for Carcinogens

Jun 19, 2019 An online pharmacy told U.S. regulators it found another cancer-causing chemical in widely prescribed blood-pressure pills, raising new...

Claims Journal

OSHA Fines Maine Roofing Firm $1.8 Million for Worker’s Death from Fall

Jun 19, 2019 The federal government says the owner of a Maine home improvement company must pay nearly $1.8 million in penalties for safety violations following the death of...

Senator Urges FAA Mandate Data Recorders in Helicopters

Jun 19, 2019 The Senate’s top Democrat called on the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday to heed warnings from federal safety investigators and require all helicopters be...

Kentucky Supreme Court Voids Liability Waiver in Trampoline Park Injury Case

Jun 18, 2019 Kentucky’s Supreme Court has ruled that a damage waiver signed by a parent at a trampoline park does not protect the park from liability in the...

Chicago Eyes Overhaul of City’s Workers’ Compensation Program with Help from Gallagher

Jun 18, 2019 Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot said the city will partner with Gallagher Bassett, a public sector claims administrator, as well as Gallagher...

Best's Reviews

MetLife Announces Departure of Global Head of Technology and Operations

Jun 18, 2019 MetLife said it entered into a separation agreement and general release with the group’s former global head of technology and operations,...

W.R. Berkley Appoints President of Berkley Select

Jun 18, 2019 W.R. Berkley Corp. has named Daniel R. Spragg president of Berkley Select. Spragg’s appointment will be effective immediately. Berkley Select is a provider of...

Innovisk Invests in New London-Based Mergers and Acquisitions Underwriting Agency

Jun 18, 2019 Innovisk Capital Partners said it has launched Themis, a London-based underwriting agency that will provide mergers and...

BGC Insurance to Launch Global Aviation Market Broker

Jun 18, 2019 BGC Insurance Group said it plans to launch a specialist global aviation and aerospace insurance and reinsurance brokerage to provide what the company calls “...