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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…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Management Liability

Ask the Expert Q&A: Management Liability

Wrongful termination allegations and shareholder lawsuits are among the numerous management liability risks companies may encounter. To learn more about these challenges and the corresponding insurance solutions, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Marvin Cigarroa, Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox, San Diego, California. What are some of the greatest management liability risks companies face today? M.C.: The management liability risks…

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…

Unvaccinated Engineer Sues Employer Over Alleged Retaliation, Discrimination

Unvaccinated Engineer Sues Employer Over Alleged Retaliation, Discrimination

A new lawsuit filed July 5 accuses Raytheon Technologies Corporation of retaliation and discrimination against an unvaccinated employee who was told he can no longer work from home. In the lawsuit, a principal electrical engineer alleges he was discriminated against by the defense technology company when it withdrew his permission to work from home and later suspended him for not…

Trending Intel: June 2022

Trending Intel: June 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in June 2022. 1. Flood Insurance Flood Modeling & Insurance Perspectives The U.S. Flood insurance market is being completely revamped with the launch of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating 2.0, which applies risk modeling technology to evaluate exposure. Simultaneously the…

Millions of Honeybees Killed in Delta Shipping Disaster

Millions of Honeybees Killed in Delta Shipping Disaster

Millions of honeybees tragically died on a hot airport tarmac in Atlanta after a series of mistakes that occurred while the bees were being shipped from California to Alaska. According to reports, the 800-pound shipment of bees could not be accommodated on its original Delta Air Lines flight due to an aircraft change that rerouted the bees to Atlanta, where…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cryptocurrency

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cryptocurrency

As more businesses begin investing in cryptocurrency and accept it as a form of payment, a rapidly growing insurance market has emerged to address the myriad of risks associated with the digital currency. To learn more about cryptocurrency-related risks and insurance coverages, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with David Derigiotis, Corporate Senior Vice President, National Professional Liability Practice Leader, Burns &…

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

In a growing number of communities around the U.S., new cannabis lounges are offering a social setting where guests can openly use marijuana products. Colorado and New Mexico both saw their first cannabis lounges open in April, Michigan’s first marijuana lounge is set to open this summer, and officials in Nevada are currently discussing how the recently-approved class of businesses…

Louis Vuitton Virtual ‘Try-On’ Tool Collected Customers’ Facial Scans, Lawsuit Claims

Louis Vuitton Virtual ‘Try-On’ Tool Collected Customers’ Facial Scans, Lawsuit Claims

A virtual “try-on” tool for sunglasses offered by Louis Vuitton collected customers’ facial scan data without their consent, violating the Illinois Biometric Privacy Protection Act, a new lawsuit against the luxury brand alleges. The proposed class-action suit, filed April 8, claims the LVMH corporation’s North America unit took biometric data from online shoppers when they used their webcams to try…

What is Cryptocurrency and can you insure it?

What is Cryptocurrency and can you insure it?

Digital assets in the cryptocurrency market have seen explosive growth in recent years, surpassing $3 trillion in November 2021. That total was up from just $14 billion at the end of 2016. It is also estimated that 40 million Americans, or 16 percent of the population invested in cryptocurrencies last year—with more than 100 countries looking into the option of…

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