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13% Percent Increase in Fatal Crashes on Oregon Roads
The number of people killed in fatal crashes in Oregon has gone up by 13 percent from last year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the total number of deaths on city streets, freeways and county highways was driven up this summer …

Idaho’s High Court Considering Defamation by Inference Suit
The Idaho Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied, but didn’t outright say, something defamatory. The issue arose in a lawsuit brought last year …

Major Oil and Gas Firms Pledge to Cut Greenhouse Gases to Fight Climate Change
A group of the world’s top oil and gas companies pledged on Monday to slash emissions of a potent greenhouse gas by a fifth by 2025 in an effort to battle climate change. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), …

Majesco Appoints Elster as CEO; Mehta Becomes Chairman
Insurance software and consulting firm Majesco has appointed Adam Elster as chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2018. The company said that Ketan Mehta, Majesco co-founder and current CEO, has decided to retire from the operational role after 36 years …

Chubb Appoints Konz as EVP, Reinsurance Officer, Overseas General Insurance
Chubb has named Jeremiah Konz as executive vice president, reinsurance officer for Chubb Overseas General Insurance, the company’s international general insurance business in over 50 countries and territories. Konz is currently senior vice president, Ceded Reinsurance for Chubb’s North American …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 12:35 PM
Judge Declares Mistrial in California J&J Talcum Cancer Case
Johnson & Johnson’s latest trial over claims that its baby powder causes cancer ended in a stalemate when jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict. A state judge in Pasadena, California, declared a mistrial Monday after jurors deadlocked on Carolyn Weirick’s …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 12:32 PM
Singapore’s Changi Airport Tests Terminal Run by Robots, Not Humans
Imagine landing at a major airport and the only human official you meet on your way through the terminal is a customs officer. Singapore’s Changi Airport, voted the world’s best for the past six years by Skytrax, is pursuing that …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 12:19 PM
UK Labour Party Sees 2nd Referendum as Way to Avoid Chaotic No-Deal Brexit
The U.K. opposition Labour Party plans to vote down Theresa May’s divorce agreement with the European Union, and sees a second referendum as a way of avoiding a chaotic no-deal Brexit. Labour’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer set out what he …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 12:04 PM
Global Insurers Realize Innovation Is Critical for Future Success: A.M. Best Survey
A significant majority of global insurers understand that innovation is increasingly becoming a competitive differentiator in the global marketplace, according to the results of an A.M. Best survey of its rated entities. More than 80 percent of survey respondents said …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 11:44 AM
Alliant Hires Potts to Its Employee Benefits Group in Virginia
Alliant has hired Arlene Potts as vice president within its Employee Benefits Group. Potts is based in Suffolk, Va., and will work with a portfolio of clients to provide strategic employee benefits services that aim to reduce healthcare costs and …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 10:56 AM


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