Business Insurance - _Specialty Risks http://businessinsurance.com/section/news07 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:06:54 EST 10 Cyber breaches could prompt cooperation in Congress http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS07/311239979 20141123/NEWS07/311239979 With Republicans gaining control of the U.S. Senate in January, long-stalled cyber security legislation finally stands a strong chance of gaining approval by Congress and being signed into law. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST NIST revealing next steps to bolster cyber security http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS07/311239980 20141123/NEWS07/311239980 The National Institute of Standards and Technology, which proposed a voluntary cyber security framework for critical U.S. infrastructure last year, plans to issue a report next month on its intended next steps. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST EEOC disability investigation of Royal Caribbean ruled too broad http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS07/311239988 20141123/NEWS07/311239988 A recent appeals court ruling chastising the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for issuing an overly broad and burdensome subpoena in a discrimination case is expected to help other employers combat similar orders. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST OPINION: Hopes high for bipartisan agreement on cyber security legislation http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS07/311239991 20141123/NEWS07/311239991 It's about time — and long overdue.That's our reaction to many experts' belief that there is, at long last, a good chance of Congress and the president finally agreeing on cyber security legislation. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Apple $450M e-book settlement gets final court approval http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141121/NEWS07/141129956 20141121/NEWS07/141129956 (Reuters) — A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc.'s agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:46:24 EST NYC pays ex-fast-food worker $437,000 to settle Big Mac glass case http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141121/NEWS07/141129957 20141121/NEWS07/141129957 (Reuters) — A former McDonald's worker accused and later cleared of putting glass shards in a police officer's hamburger will be paid a $437,000 settlement by the city of New York, authorities said on Friday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:32:34 EST Case of school administrator who leaked info to newspaper can go forward http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141121/NEWS07/141129958 20141121/NEWS07/141129958 A federal appeals court has refused to dismiss a case filed by a former school administrator who was terminated after he leaked information to the press about a contract he believed was improperly awarded. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:08:09 EST Crawford merges complex claims units http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141121/NEWS07/141129959 20141121/NEWS07/141129959 Crawford & Co. on Friday announced it will merge its recently launched specialty markets claims unit with its established Global Technical Services claims unit. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:43:17 EST Credit Suisse ordered to pay $1.8 billion to finalize U.S. guilty plea http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141121/NEWS07/141129961 20141121/NEWS07/141129961 (Reuters) — A U.S. judge on Friday accepted Credit Suisse Group A.G.'s guilty plea to end a criminal case accusing it of helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes, and ordered the bank to pay roughly $1.8 billion in fines and restitution. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:24:05 EST Grocery wholesaler to pay $735K for allowing racial harassment of workers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141120/NEWS07/141129977 20141120/NEWS07/141129977 A federal district judge has entered a $735,000 consent decree resolving a race harassment lawsuit, in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged a Chicago grocery wholesaler with tolerating a racially hostile workplace. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:40:38 EST