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U.S. group overhauls China business in meat safety scandal

(Reuters) — A leading U.S. meat supplier said on Monday that a Chinese unit at the center of a food safety scandal had issues that were “absolutely inconsistent” with the group's high standards.


Bermuda registers 36 new insurers in first half of 2014

The Bermuda Monetary Authority registered 36 new insurers during the first six months of 2014, up from 34 during the same period last year.

SPECIALTY RISKS

EEOC sues employer for demanding health care details for worker absences

The EEOC has filed suit against a construction equipment supplier, charging that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by improperly demanding disability-related information from its workers.


Family of smoker who won $1M judgment can’t sue again after his death: Court

An appeals court has ruled that in a case where a plaintiff already has won a million dollar judgment in a lawsuit against tobacco companies, his family cannot go back and sue for more after his death.

BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

IRS releases draft of employer reporting form for health reform law compliance

The Internal Revenue Service has issued draft versions of the reporting forms most employers will begin using next year to show that their group health insurance plans comply with the health care reform law.


ACA creation didn't violate constitutional rules on new taxes: Appeals court

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that Congress did not violate a U.S. constitutional requirement that tax-related legislation must originate in the House of Representatives when it passed the Patient Protection and…

BROKERS & INSURERS

Marsh & McLennan revenue increases 6.8% in second quarter

Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. reported 2014 second-quarter revenue of $3.36 billion on Tuesday, a 6.8% increase over the same period last year.


Property/casualty insurers held strong reserves in first quarter: Report

Property and casualty insurers continued to show favorable reserve development during the first quarter of 2014, according to an analysis of statutory data by SNL Financial L.C., the company said in a statement Wednesday.

MID-MARKET EXECUTIVE

Florida packing plant's workers accused of workers comp fraud

The vast majority of workers at a Naples, Florida, produce packing plant are accused in a scheme to commit workers compensation fraud, the Florida Department of Financial Services said Tuesday.


OSHA cites Omaha feed company for fatal plant collapse

OSHA has cited an Omaha, Nebraska-based livestock feed manufacturer for multiple federal safety and health violations following a deadly partial collapse at its processing plant in January.

WORKERS COMP

RPM reaches $797.5M deal to resolve Bondex asbestos claims

(Reuters) — RPM International Inc. announced a $797.5 million deal to resolve asbestos claims against its Bondex International Inc. unit, which filed for protection from creditors in 2010 after mounting personal injury lawsuits.


Ship worker injured at sea due remuneration despite pre-existing condition: Court

The owner of a commercial fishing vessel must pay for lodging, food and medical expenses for a ship crew member who suffers from long-term anemia after a 2008 accident on the boat, even though his condition may have been related to his prior…

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