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Property & Casualty Report: Eye on 2023

Property & Casualty Report: Eye on 2023

2022 was a year that few in the Property and Casualty (P&C) sector could have predicted. Instead of stability, the market remained largely volatile, especially in the Property sector and the reinsurance marketplace. Many carriers suffered through unprofitable years thanks to Hurricane Ian, inflation, and an adverse property insurance environment primarily in Florida and Gulf coast states. Above all, losses…

Company Threatened to Fire Workers if They Left Before Deadly Tornado, New Lawsuit Claims

Company Threatened to Fire Workers if They Left Before Deadly Tornado, New Lawsuit Claims

A candle company in Mayfield, Kentucky, is being accused of threatening to fire factory workers who wanted to leave the building before dangerous weather approached. A new lawsuit filed in December by employees of Mayfield Consumer Products claims multiple workers were prohibited from leaving the facility Dec. 10, 2021, despite the company having at least three hours of notice about…

Cyber Scammers Luring Inflation-Weary Holiday Shoppers with Clickbait Coupons, Fake Deals

Cyber Scammers Luring Inflation-Weary Holiday Shoppers with Clickbait Coupons, Fake Deals

With inflation driving up costs, increased demand for coupon codes and deals could make shoppers particularly vulnerable to cyber scams this holiday season, according to reports. Cybersecurity experts recently told news outlet Axios that hackers are using heightened interest in online discounts to target consumers for phishing and ransomware scams. Other reports also point to the…

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…

Employees Sue Twitter, Saying Mass Layoff Came Without Enough Notice

Employees Sue Twitter, Saying Mass Layoff Came Without Enough Notice

A class-action lawsuit recently filed against Twitter Inc. alleges the company did not give employees the legally required notice before laying off 50% of its workforce. The mass layoff affected about 3,700 jobs and came days after Elon Musk acquired the company for $44 billion and began implementing various overhauls. Filed on Nov. 3 in a…

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…

Paul Newman’s Foundation Has ‘Lost Its Way,’ Daughters Allege in Lawsuit Against Actor’s Nonprofit

Paul Newman’s Foundation Has ‘Lost Its Way,’ Daughters Allege in Lawsuit Against Actor’s Nonprofit

Two daughters of the late Paul Newman have filed a lawsuit against their father’s nonprofit organization, claiming that the Newman’s Own Foundation has “lost its way” since their father’s death and is not preserving and honoring his legacy, CNN Business recently reported. Filed in Connecticut by sisters Susan and Nell Newman, the suit alleges breach of fiduciary duty by the…

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…

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