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GM exploring compensation program for ignition-switch victims: Lawyer

(Reuters) — A lawyer for General Motors Co. said for the first time Wednesday that the company is moving to develop a program that could compensate individuals affected by a faulty ignition switch in millions of recalled vehicles.


GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger

(Reuters) — General Motors Co. says cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off…

SPECIALTY RISKS

Florida law bars pregnancy discrimination: Florida Supreme Court

Florida's civil rights law prohibits pregnancy discrimination despite not explicitly saying so, says the Florida Supreme Court in overturning a lower court decision and ruling on the issue for the first time.


SEC's information technology at risk of hacking: Report

(Reuters) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly sensitive information, or to use strong enough passwords, the Government Accountability Office said on…

BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

PPACA enrollment tops 8 million, Obama says

Enrollment in health plans sold on Obamacare's insurance exchanges has reached 8 million, and 35% of those who signed up through HealthCare.gov are under the age of 35, President Barack Obama said Thursday.


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.

BROKERS & INSURERS

Aspen Insurance rejects hostile takeover bid by Endurance

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. has rejected a $3.2 billion cash-and-stock hostile offer by Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda-based Aspen said in a statement Monday.


Endurance names Richard Housley head of global property insurance practice

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. has named Richard Housley as executive vice president and global practice leader for property insurance, the Pembroke, Bermuda-based insurer said Friday.

MID-MARKET EXECUTIVE

Judge rejects NCAA's gender argument in college athletes' likeness rights suit

The NCAA cannot justify its policy against paying student-athletes for the licensed use of their likenesses for broadcasts and merchandising by arguing that the policy ultimately supports women's college athletic programs.


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.

WORKERS COMP

Fired worker only needs to prove comp claim as 'contributing factor': Court

A lawsuit alleging that an injured worker was fired in retaliation for his workers compensation claim only needed to prove that his claim was a “contributing factor” and not an “exclusive cause” of his discharge, a split…


Indiana workers comp claims higher, growing faster than similar states: Study

Workers compensation medical payments in Indiana are costlier and growing at a faster rate than medical claim payments in comparable states, the Workers Compensation Research Institute said this week.

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