Business Insurance - _Specialty Risks http://businessinsurance.com/section/news07 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:35:21 EST 10 OFF BEAT: Court backs TV network in transgendered man's quick change http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140418/NEWS07/140419828 20140418/NEWS07/140419828 Despite the incredible amount of foresight frequently displayed by the framers of our constitution, it is highly unlikely that even they would have predicted that the First Amendment would someday be applied to the wardrobe of a transgendered individual. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:28:19 EST Retailer Michaels Stores confirms payment card data breach http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140418/NEWS07/140419829 20140418/NEWS07/140419829 (Reuters) — Michaels Stores Inc., the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:02 EST Florida law bars pregnancy discrimination: Florida Supreme Court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140418/NEWS07/140419830 20140418/NEWS07/140419830 Florida's civil rights law prohibits pregnancy discrimination despite not explicitly saying so, says the Florida Supreme Court in overturning a lower court decision and ruling on the issue for the first time. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:37:36 EST Plant manager's age bias lawsuit reinstated by appeals court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140418/NEWS07/140419831 20140418/NEWS07/140419831 A 62-year-old man who was terminated from his position as a printing plant facilities manager has provided sufficient evidence to establish he may have been unlawfully replaced by a younger employee, despite the company's claims to the contrary, says an... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:48:49 EST Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140418/NEWS07/140419837 20140418/NEWS07/140419837 (Reuters) — Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, La., and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:19:56 EST EEOC lawsuit on behalf of diabetic Walgreen employer can proceed: Judge http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140417/NEWS07/140419851 20140417/NEWS07/140419851 A disability discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an 18-year Walgreen Co. worker with diabetes who was terminated after she allegedly ate a bag of chips without paying for it to stave off a low-blood sugar attack, can proceed, says a federal court. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:09:24 EST OFF BEAT: French tech workers refuse to surrender their free time http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140417/NEWS07/140419855 20140417/NEWS07/140419855 Are you tired of getting emails from your boss outside of working hours? Then you should consider moving to France and getting a job in the tech industry. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:17:08 EST BP employee settles SEC insider-trading gulf oil spill case http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140417/NEWS07/140419856 20140417/NEWS07/140419856 (Reuters) — A former 20-year veteran of BP P.L.C. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:55:13 EST Few merger and acquisition lawsuits lead to big money: Study http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140417/NEWS07/140419857 20140417/NEWS07/140419857 Only 2% of lawsuits filed in response to merger and acquisition deals that settled in 2013 produced significant monetary returns for shareholders, says a new study by Cornerstone Research Inc. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:34:15 EST E.U. lawmakers smooth way for class actions against cartels http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140417/NEWS07/140419860 20140417/NEWS07/140419860 (Reuters) — European lawmakers on Thursday eased the way for cartel victims to claim compensation from companies under new rules that also shield price-fixing whistleblowers from being the main target of million-dollar lawsuits. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:49:14 EST