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Hailstorm That Slammed Southern California Unusual, Though Not Unheard of

Mar 21, 2019 A rare hailstorm hit normally sunny Southern California on Wednesday, as residents flocked to social media to post pictures of driveways, lawns and roofs...

California Contractor Cited for Accident That Fatally Crushed Worker

Mar 21, 2019 Cal/OSHA has cited a Bay Area contractor for serious safety violations after a worker was fatally crushed at a San Rafael construction site on Sept. 18, 2018....

Benzene Levels Rise near Petrochemical Fire Site; Residents Told to Shelter-in-Place

Mar 21, 2019 Tens of thousands of people east of Houston are being told to stay indoors after benzene and other volatile organic compounds were found...

Ohio Judge Sides with Dum-Dum Makers in Lollipop Lawsuit

Mar 21, 2019 A federal judge is siding with the makers of Dum-Dums lollipops in its lawsuit against a rival candy maker. A preliminary injunction handed down in Ohio says Tootsie...

Best's Reviews

For Small Business Insurer Verifly, ‘Gig’ Tells Only Part of Story

Mar 21, 2019 In Jay Bregman’s view, the best way to understand the gig economy might be to come up with another name for it. “It’s a term that I think has to...

AM Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS, Compañía Internacional de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A.

Mar 21, 2019 AM Best has withdrawn the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit...

Pharmacist Gets 10-Year Sentence in Massive Prescription Fraud Scheme

Mar 21, 2019 A Florida pharmacist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a $121 million prescription-fraud scheme. Ademola Adebayo was...

Dr. Schanz, Alms & Co. Survey: Fixed Health Products Identified as Strongest Growth Prospect in Emerging Asia

Mar 21, 2019 Fixed benefit health products are identified as the fastest-growing life insurance segment in...

Claims Journal

Tesla Sues, Claiming Engineer Stole Autopilot Source Code

Mar 21, 2019 Tesla Inc filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a former engineer at the company, claiming he copied the source code for its Autopilot technology before joining a Chinese...

‘A Few Snakes’ Turned Out to Be 45 Rattlers Under Texas House

Mar 21, 2019 ALBANY, Texas — A Texas homeowner who reported seeing “a few” snakes under his home actually had dozens of rattlesnakes living beneath his house...

A No-Paper Jam: Printer Ink Spill Blots All Interstate Lanes

Mar 21, 2019 A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of printer ink overturned on an Atlanta interstate, closing all lanes on an outer loop for four hours. That’s 5,500 gallons (20,...

Misplaced Trust Leaves Business Owners Coping with Workplace Thefts

Mar 21, 2019 About the photo: Deb and Kevin Durken pose for a photo in their store The Boot Shack in St. Cloud, Minn. The bookkeeper for the Durken’s store forged...