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U.S. safety chief raps GM's 'flawed' culture on recalls

(Reuters) — The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized General Motors Co. for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths.


California governor signs ridesharing insurance legislation

(Reuters) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law on Wednesday, but the regulations come at a far lower cost to the industry than previously written into the bill.

SPECIALTY RISKS

Wells Fargo Bank settles EEOC same-sex harassment suit for $290,000

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. has agreed to pay $290,000 to settle a U.S. EEOC lawsuit in which the bank was charged with creating a sexually hostile work environment at one of its branches.


Home Depot says malware used in data breach eliminated

Home Depot Inc. on Thursday said the malware used in its recent breach, which it said has put about 56 million payment cards’ information at risk, was custom-built and has now been eliminated from its U.S. and Canadian networks.

BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

App developers seek clearer U.S. health data privacy guidelines

(Reuters) — Developers of apps for mobile devices are asking a U.S. agency to clarify its rules for protecting patient health information to reflect the fast-evolving technology.


Employers support same-sex marriage for Texas, other southern states

A group of employers has urged a judicial panel in New Orleans to uphold same-sex couples' right to legally marry in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

BROKERS & INSURERS

Insurance groups hail House approval of capital standards bill

Insurance groups are welcoming the House's approval on Tuesday of legislation that would give the Federal Reserve more leeway in determining accounting standards.


John Parente joins Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance life sciences

(Reuters) — Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance on Thursday said it was expanding its underwriting into the risks of life sciences, naming John Parente to head that area.

MID-MARKET EXECUTIVE

Navigators launches cyber liability and data breach insurance

The Navigators Group Inc.'s principal underwriting agency subsidiary, Navigators Management Co. Inc., has introduced a new cyber liability and privacy/data breach coverage product called NAVSecure.


Mid-market consultant Benefits Resource joins Digital Benefits Advisors

Atlanta-based Digital Benefits Advisors on Wednesday said it has added Benefits Resource L.L.C., an Aliso Viejo, California-based consultant, to its nationwide network of employee benefits-only service providers.

WORKERS COMP

Sedgwick expands with specialized insurance claims service acquisition

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire T&H Global Holdings L.L.C. and its subsidiaries, the Memphis, Tennessee-based third-party administrator said Wednesday.


Ayurvedic treatment in India not eligible for workers comp in Pennsylvania: Court

The Ayurvedic treatment a Pennsylvania nurse received in India is not eligible for workers compensation benefits, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled.

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