Business Insurance - _Risk Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news06 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:45:26 EST 10 GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140418/NEWS06/140419835 20140418/NEWS06/140419835 (Reuters) — General Motors Co. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:20:18 EST Auto air bag maker Continental named in GM recall suit http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140418/NEWS06/140419836 20140418/NEWS06/140419836 (Reuters) — Plaintiffs lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems U.S., the maker of air bag systems in recalled General Motors Co. vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:48 EST This week's Top 10 features on BusinessInsurance.com http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140418/NEWS06/304189999 20140418/NEWS06/304189999 Find out which of this week's features on BusinessInsurance.com were the most popular. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Vermont captive insurer law updated to allow 'dormant' status http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140417/NEWS06/140419858 20140417/NEWS06/140419858 Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill updating Vermont’s captive insurer law, including the creation of a “dormant” status for captives that have ceased operation but might be used to finance risk again in the future. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:27:59 EST GM exploring compensation program for ignition-switch victims: Lawyer http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140417/NEWS06/140419859 20140417/NEWS06/140419859 (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. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:55:54 EST Companies can't litigate secretly to protect image: Appeals court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140416/NEWS06/140419877 20140416/NEWS06/140419877 (Reuters) — In a victory for consumers, a federal appeals court on Wednesday directed that litigation about a product linked to the death of an infant be made public, saying the manufacturer could not keep the details secret to protect its image. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:22:30 EST GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140416/NEWS06/140419885 20140416/NEWS06/140419885 (Reuters) — Signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches, General Motors Co. said it will ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:58:21 EST Texas town eyes new fertilizer plant a year after deadly blast http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140415/NEWS06/140419904 20140415/NEWS06/140419904 (Reuters) — Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless and uprooted trees surround boarded-up homes spray-painted with “OK.” Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:11:46 EST OFF BEAT: Sunbathers can grin and bare it in shadow of insurance giants http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140415/NEWS06/140419907 20140415/NEWS06/140419907 Germans have a stereotyped reputation among other Europeans for loving both rules and getting naked, and now lawmakers in Munich have ensured that anyone who wants to bare all in the city can do so with impunity. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:57:13 EST Zurich enterprise risk management tool aids financial institutions http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140415/NEWS06/140419909 20140415/NEWS06/140419909 Zurich North America, a unit of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., has launched a new enterprise risk management assessment tool for financial institutions. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:38:57 EST