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Zurich white paper focuses on solar panel fire, structural risks

Published July 21, 2014 CST

Risk managers need be aware of the variety of risks and challenges presented by the installation of photovoltaic solar panel systems on commercial buildings, Zurich North America said on Monday.

Hospital's captive must pay staffing agency nurse's settlement in suit: Court

Published July 21, 2014 CST

A Washington medical center's captive insurer is liable for defending and settling a lawsuit filed against a staffing agency nurse, under terms of the insurance policies involved, says an appeals court.

New York state data security breaches have tripled since 2006: Report

Published July 16, 2014 CST

The number of data security breaches reported annually to the New York state attorney general more than tripled between 2006 and 2013 to a record-setting 7.3 million records of New Yorkers exposed last year.

Travelers sues NFL, insurers over former players' prescription drug lawsuit

Published July 14, 2014 CST

Travelers Cos. Inc. is suing the National Football League and more than two dozen other insurers in New York state court, saying it has no obligation to defend the NFL in a prescription drug-related lawsuit filed by more than 500 former players.

Cooper Gay launches underwriting management agency for health care industry

Published July 22, 2014 CST

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Ltd. has launched Pro-Praxis Insurance, an underwriting management agency specializing in the health care industry.

Goodwill unit settles charges it retaliated against worker who testified in suit

Published July 23, 2014 CST

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Oklahoma & North Texas Inc. has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit in which it was charged with retaliating against an employee who had testified on another worker's behalf in a sex and age discrimination lawsuit, the agency said.

Case of Johns Hopkins gynecologist who photographed patients may settle for $190M

Published July 22, 2014 CST

The Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. has reached a preliminary $190 million settlement with about 7,000 patients who were allegedly secretly photographed and videotaped over a 25-year period by a staff gynecologist who has since committed suicide.

Guide covers noncompete and trade secrets laws for all 50 states

Published July 22, 2014 CST

Chicago-based law firm Seyfarth Shaw has released a guide to the 50 states’ noncompete and trade secrets laws.

Allianz, Atrium lead insurance coverage on downed Malaysian Airlines plane

Published July 18, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Insurance on the Malaysian Airlines plane brought down over Ukraine is likely to pay out quickly, but settling insurance for the loss of 298 lives and other liability could be complex and lengthy.