Business Insurance - _Specialty Risks http://businessinsurance.com/section/news07 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:17:16 EST 10 Canada accuses Chinese of trying to hack government network http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140729/NEWS07/140729819 20140729/NEWS07/140729819 (Reuters) — Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:58:16 EST Smith & Wesson settles charges of bribing foreign officials for $2M http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140728/NEWS07/140729837 20140728/NEWS07/140729837 Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. has agreed to pay $2 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing foreign officials in several countries, the agency said Monday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:39:43 EST Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese antitrust probe http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140728/NEWS07/140729839 20140728/NEWS07/140729839 (Reuters) — Microsoft Corp. appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:17:30 EST EEOC sues employer for demanding health care details for worker absences http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140728/NEWS07/140729840 20140728/NEWS07/140729840 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. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:03:58 EST Lloyds Bank fined $370M for rigging Libor interest rates http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140728/NEWS07/140729843 20140728/NEWS07/140729843 (Reuters) — Britain's Lloyds Banking Group P.L.C. has agreed to pay fines totaling $370 million to U.S. and British authorities investigating its part in a global interest rate rigging scandal and manipulating fees for a U.K. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:51:33 EST OFF BEAT: Dog slips disc in tall grass, owner wants vet bill reimbursed http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140728/NEWS07/140729845 20140728/NEWS07/140729845 The legal arena can be a dog-eat-dog world, but one pet owner from England is taking on her local council to seek compensation for injuries her dog sustained while undertaking that most clichéd of dog activities: chasing a cat. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:25:04 EST Evidence of racial discrimination in Cablevision case overlooked: Appeals court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140725/NEWS07/140729857 20140725/NEWS07/140729857 A federal court overlooked evidence when it dismissed the racial discrimination and retaliation claims of a fired African-American area operations manager at Cablevision Systems Corp., a U.S. appeals court ruled Friday in reinstating the charges. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:00 EST Seattle man gets 1½ years for Microsoft insider trades http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140725/NEWS07/140729858 20140725/NEWS07/140729858 (Reuters) — An online stock trader who profited from inside information passed to him by a former Microsoft Corp. finance employee was sentenced to 1½ years in prison in Seattle on Friday. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:22:35 EST OFF BEAT: Apparel maker has ‘Duck Dynasty’ camo in its sights http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140725/NEWS07/140729859 20140725/NEWS07/140729859 A Florida apparel manufacturer is taking aim at a line of camouflaged T-shirts from the once-popular reality TV series “Duck Dynasty.” Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:46:06 EST Ex-BizJet CEO pleads guilty in Latin American bribe scandal http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140725/NEWS07/140729860 20140725/NEWS07/140729860 The former president and CEO of Oklahoma City-based BizJet International Sales & Support Inc. has pleaded guilty for his participation in a scheme to pay bribes to Mexican and Panamanian government officials. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:24:37 EST