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GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits

(Reuters) — General Motors Co. filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class action litigation that seeks to set aside the…


PRIMA to train government risk managers on ISO 31000 standard for ERM

The Public Risk Management Association is developing a program aimed at training a group of government risk managers to train others in the public sector on implementing enterprise risk management using the ISO 31000 standard.

SPECIALTY RISKS

SEC's information technology at risk of hacking: Report

(Reuters) — The SEC has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly sensitive information, or to use strong enough passwords.


Ford worker's disability bias, retaliation case over telecommuting reinstated

An appeals court has reinstated a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed on behalf of a disabled Ford Motor Co. worker who was denied a telecommuting arrangement and terminated.

BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

California sees health exchange surge as open enrollment ends for 2014

(Reuters) — Thanks to a final April surge, California's health care exchange marketplace enrolled a total of 1.4 million people in private health insurance plans, state officials announced Thursday.


Medicare chief Jonathan Blum leaving Obama administration

The Obama administration's top Medicare official is stepping down from his post.

BROKERS & INSURERS

Cyber risks lurk far beyond organizations' own walls: Report

WASHINGTON — Current cyber risk management does not give much consideration to “digital distant perfection” — the aggregation of cyber risks that can lie far beyond an organization's own four walls.


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MID-MARKET EXECUTIVE

Lululemon yoga pants lawsuits in U.S. win final dismissals

(Reuters) — A U.S. judge has issued final dismissals of lawsuits accusing Lululemon Athletica Inc. and various company officials of defrauding shareholders by concealing defects in yoga pants.


Many businesses hurt by Superstorm Sandy were uninsured or couldn't collect

Very few small and midsize businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy have been able to recover some portion of their financial losses through insurance, according to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

WORKERS COMP

Northwestern appeals NLRB ruling classifying football players as employees

Northwestern University on Wednesday filed an appeal asking the full National Labor Relations Board in Washington to overturn a ruling that classified the school's scholarship football players as university employees.


TTD benefits end when workers are cleared to return to work: Miss. high court

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that temporary total disability workers compensation benefits end for injured workers when they are cleared to return to their previous employment, even if they haven't reached maximum medical improvement.

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BUSINESS INSURANCE FEATURE

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INSIGHTS & SOLUTIONS

The 2013 directory of U.S. colleges and universities offering formal risk management and/or...
Public entities are going to be increasingly exposed to weather-related hazards, because climate...