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Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Residents of a New York City apartment building are claiming in a lawsuit that construction on a neighboring office building caused their property to sink almost an inch into the ground, leading to cracks and separation in multiple apartment units and forcing some residents to move out, Commercial Observer recently reported. Filed in New York County Supreme Court by the…

Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

The fourth quarter began very different than how the majority of the summer months had transpired from a Natural CAT perspective; as Hurricane Ian used the final few days of Q3 to take aim at Florida’s densely populated gulf coast. Despite mandatory evacuations, fairly accurate forecasting of its path and the usual several days to prepare, its damages were devastating.…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance

Data breaches remain a serious threat for businesses across all sizes and industries. To learn more about how Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance can help companies address this risk, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Ryan Ascenzo, Senior Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, New York, New York. What are some of the greatest cybersecurity risks companies face today? R.A.:…

Architect to Pay $450K to Settle Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Senior Housing

Architect to Pay $450K to Settle Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Senior Housing

An architectural firm in Riverton, New Jersey, will pay $450,000 to settle a federal lawsuit over the design of eight senior living communities that allegedly did not meet accessibility requirements. According to a Sept. 28 consent order released by the Department of Justice, J. Randolph Parry Architects was accused of engaging in discrimination by failing to comply with Fair Housing…

Top 3: Cybersecurity Awareness Intel

Top 3: Cybersecurity Awareness Intel

Below we highlight the top 3 trending Cybersecurity Awareness-related intel topics. 1. Trending News Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection The necessity for companies to have data security practices in place in order to secure cyber coverage is crucial to managing risk, our experts advise. As…

Real Estate Market Overview

Real Estate Market Overview

Owning a home or purchasing a commercial building is no longer as affordable as it once was, which is one of the overriding trends impacting the real estate insurance market. While it has been tight the first half of 2022, rising interest rates may slow the overheated real estate sector a bit, further stabilizing it at a macro level. It…

Teacher Shortage Prompts New Staffing Tactics, Potentially Increasing Liability Risks

Teacher Shortage Prompts New Staffing Tactics, Potentially Increasing Liability Risks

As students head back into classrooms for the start of a new academic year, an ongoing teacher shortage in both the U.S. and Canada means many schools are operating with a high number of job vacancies — and, in some cases, turning to unusual hiring tactics to help fill the gaps. A new program in Florida will allow military veterans…

Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection

Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection

A major insurance carrier is attempting to rescind a cyber policy based on the client’s alleged misrepresentation of its digital security protocols. According to reports, Travelers recently sought a ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois to rescind its Cyber and Privacy Liability Insurance policy with Illinois-based International Control Services because the company was not…

Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Macroeconomic trends, namely inflation and rising interest rates, are having a profound effect on the Property & Casualty (P&C) market as we head into the second half of 2022. Inflation impacts everything—from rapidly changing property values to challenges with mid-year reinsurance renewals. These are truly generational inflationary pressures that most professionals within the industry have never personally experienced. Even with…

Trending Intel: July 2022

Trending Intel: July 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in July 2022.   1. Property & Casualty Overview & Outlook Commercial Property, Cyber Liability and Coastal Properties Watch as our experts discuss the Property & Casualty market as we begin the third quarter of 2022. This panel discussion included insights into…

Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ Used Customers’ Voice Data for Targeted Ads, Lawsuit Alleges

Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ Used Customers’ Voice Data for Targeted Ads, Lawsuit Alleges

The voice assistant “Alexa” featured on Amazon’s Echo Dot and other devices has been collecting data on millions of customers without their knowledge and using it for targeted advertising, a new lawsuit against the company alleges. Filed June 8 in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, the lawsuit seeks class-action status and claims that Amazon…

P&C Market Outlook: Q3 2022

P&C Market Outlook: Q3 2022

In this webinar, our panel of experts provide insights into the following areas: Commercial Property, Cyber Liability, and Coastal Properties. Featuring: Anella Niewenhous, AVP, Regional Practice Group Leader, Personal Insurance, Burns & Wilcox, Morehead City, NC Ryan Ascenzo, Senior Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, New York, NY Jody Oster, Senior Broker, Property, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Chicago, IL…

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