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RISK MANAGEMENT

Senate's suspension of truck driver rest rules wins support from industry reps

The Senate's recent decision to temporarily suspend controversial U.S. Department of Transportation rules dictating the scheduling of rest periods for truck drivers is being hailed by transportation industry representatives and observers who say…


$39M settlement reached in fatal 2011 Indiana stage collapse

A law firm said on Friday that it has reached a $39 million settlement with 19 of the 20 defendants sued after a fatal Indiana State Fair stage collapse in 2011.

SPECIALTY RISKS

North Korea's Sony hack seen as cyber security game-changer

Risk and security experts examining the unprecedented cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. see it as a game-changer for companies who think they have a handle on cyber security.


Jury rules for building materials manufacturer in asbestos death case

A jury in Oakland, California, ruled in favor of building materials manufacturer CertainTeed Corp. last week in a case over whether the company’s asbestos pipes caused a man’s death from lung cancer.

BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

Supreme Court could give definitive ruling on states' rights to ban gay marriage

A definitive ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on states' rights to ban gay marriage could come as early as June 2015, experts say, bringing welcome relief for employers and their benefits management staffs.


Supreme Court to hear King v. Burwell health reform subsidy case on March 4

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in King v. Burwell for March 4, a court spokesperson confirmed Monday afternoon.

BROKERS & INSURERS

TRIA dead for 2014 as Senate fails to reauthorize

The federal terrorism insurance backstop will expire Dec. 31 after the Senate failed to reauthorize it Tuesday.


Catlin sells European personalized auto insurance service for $133M

Catlin Insurance Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Hamilton, Bermuda-based Catlin Group Ltd. has agreed to sell its investment in Box Innovation Group Ltd. a personalized auto insurance service that trades as Insure the Box, to Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance …

MID-MARKET EXECUTIVE

Congress gives final OK to bill allowing multiemployer pension plan benefit cuts

Trustees of financially distressed multiemployer pension plans would be allowed to cut participants' benefits to prevent the plans from becoming insolvent under legislation given final congressional approval Saturday.


Surplus lines insurer James River raises $231 million in IPO

Hamilton, Bermuda-based James River Group Holdings Ltd., the parent company of excess and surplus lines insurer James River Insurance Co., raised about $231 million in its initial public offering Friday.

WORKERS COMP

Home Depot cleared to stop paying comp for missing woman unless she reappears

Home Depot Inc. will not have to continue paying workers compensation benefits for a Maine employee who has been missing since 2012 unless she reappears and appeals for benefits to be reinstated.


Express Scripts drops Gilead treatment to cover AbbVie hepatitis C drug

(Reuters) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager has lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie Inc. on its newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc. treatments.

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