Business Insurance - _Specialty Risks http://businessinsurance.com/section/news07 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:22:54 EST 10 Court says misleading manual provides FMLA coverage http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS07/150129882 20150126/NEWS07/150129882 A Michigan county road commission employee was entitled to coverage under the federal Family Medical Leave Act, even though the commission was not obligated to provide the coverage, because of a misleading statement in its employee manual, says an... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:42:17 EST Malaysia Airlines website targeted by hacker group 'Cyber Caliphate' http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS07/150129890 20150126/NEWS07/150129890 (Reuters) — A group calling itself “Official Cyber Caliphate” said it hacked on Monday the official website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines, but the airline said its data servers remained intact and passenger bookings were not... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:17:09 EST Wal-Mart settles with family of comedian killed in Tracy Morgan crash http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150123/NEWS07/150129910 20150123/NEWS07/150129910 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has reached a settlement with the family of the comedian killed in the crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan, the retailer said. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:08:14 EST Bank of England calls for lenders to shore up cyber defenses http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150123/NEWS07/150129912 20150123/NEWS07/150129912 (Reuters) — Britain's banks must do more to protect themselves and the wider financial system from growing and evolving cyber crime, the Bank of England said Friday. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:21:34 EST Johns Hopkins physics lab settles racial discrimination charges http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150122/NEWS07/150129931 20150122/NEWS07/150129931 Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory will pay $359,252 to settle discrimination charges made by two African-American women who worked at its Laurel, Maryland, facility, the U.S. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:07:02 EST Seat belt price fixing charges brought against auto parts exec http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150122/NEWS07/150129937 20150122/NEWS07/150129937 (Reuters) — An executive with the Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. was indicted on Thursday for conspiring to fix the prices of seat belts sold to carmakers, the U.S. Justice Department said. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:08:37 EST Marsh, Hiscox executives to join Swiss Re cyber team http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150122/NEWS07/150129940 20150122/NEWS07/150129940 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions on Thursday said it has named former Marsh L.L.C. and Hiscox Ltd. executives to its cyber and technology team. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:09:10 EST McDonald's faces civil rights lawsuit from former workers in Virginia http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150122/NEWS07/150129941 20150122/NEWS07/150129941 (Reuters) — Former McDonald's workers in Virginia filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday against the fast-food chain and owner of restaurants where they worked in the latest bid to hold it legally responsible for the actions of its franchisees. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:33:24 EST XL offers excess professional liability follow-form policy in U.S., Canada http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150121/NEWS07/150129955 20150121/NEWS07/150129955 XL Group P.L.C. has launched an excess professional liability follow-form policy in the United States and Canada. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:39:14 EST S&P settles ratings fraud charges over mortgage-backed securities http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150121/NEWS07/150129957 20150121/NEWS07/150129957 Standard & Poor’s Corp. has agreed to pay a total of about $77 million to settle charges of fraudulent misconduct in its ratings of certain commercial mortgage-backed securities, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:17:26 EST