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Grumpy Cat vs. Copycats: Trademark Claims Underscore Importance of Insurance

Grumpy Cat vs. Copycats: Trademark Claims Underscore Importance of Insurance

More than five years after the death of Grumpy Cat, the internet-famous cat known for its disgruntled-looking expression, the company that owns its image and likeness continues to confront alleged trademark violations from other entities using the pet’s face for profit. According to a recent report from Courthouse News Service, Grumpy Cat Limited has filed more than 50 trademark lawsuits…

CFO Accused of Embezzling $40 Million from Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

CFO Accused of Embezzling $40 Million from Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

The former chief financial officer of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is being accused of embezzling $40 million from the nonprofit organization over a period of more than 11 years. William Smith was recently charged with bank and wire fraud after allegedly stealing millions of dollars and spending it on airline tickets, hotels, luxury goods, real estate and more. He has…

P&C Report: 2024 Q2 Outlook

P&C Report: 2024 Q2 Outlook

Following several years of double-digit rate increases and restrictive adjustments to Terms and Conditions (T&C), the Property Insurance sector has reached a point of relative stability. Rates are largely modest as insurers secure the required premium, now applying rates against a proper exposure basis—Insurance to Value (ITV). With few exceptions of traditional CAT-prone perils in specific geographies, most carriers are…

Telehealth Continues to Evolve and Shape the Healthcare Insurance Industry

Telehealth Continues to Evolve and Shape the Healthcare Insurance Industry

The practice of telemedicine—healing at a distance—dates back over a century and has come a long way since. In 2023, the telehealth industry market value was estimated at $194 billion and is projected to rise to nearly $870 billion by 2030, according to the February 2021 Telehealth Market Research Report by Market Research Future. It comes as no surprise that…

Biometric Data Use Expands: How to Protect Consumer Privacy, Prevent Lawsuits

Biometric Data Use Expands: How to Protect Consumer Privacy, Prevent Lawsuits

More companies in the U.S. and Canada are incorporating the use of biometric data into their operations, raising unease for some consumers, and prompting a number of class-action lawsuits over information that may be collected improperly. Airports are among the latest industries to join the trend, with CBC News recently reporting on airlines like Air Canada and various airports implementing…

Video: Telehealth Risk Exposures

Video: Telehealth Risk Exposures

During this webinar, our own Evan Miller provided updates on the telehealth industry and its impact on the Healthcare Insurance Industry. Watch a highlight from the discussion below. https://vimeo.com/925430805/03d4b0eabf?share=copy

Webinar: Telehealth & The Healthcare Insurance Industry

Webinar: Telehealth & The Healthcare Insurance Industry

During this webinar, our experts gathered for a discussion on how telehealth has impacted healthcare over the last few years and how the medical professional liability market has changed to address it. Watch as they explore the current challenges and provide tips for brokers and agents on how to be successful in providing solutions for their clients. https://vimeo.com/923704547/66c21256f4  

Patient Safety Concerns Intensify as Med Spa Industry Booms

Patient Safety Concerns Intensify as Med Spa Industry Booms

Experts are sounding the alarm over the risk of infections and other negative outcomes that patients could face after receiving treatments at medical spas, or med spas, which have boomed in popularity in recent years. According to a recent NBC News report, physicians are seeing more adverse reactions linked to the facilities and there are growing concerns over the clinics…

Business Travelers Not Taking Cybersecurity Precautions, Survey Finds

Business Travelers Not Taking Cybersecurity Precautions, Survey Finds

Business travelers using unsecured networks and personal devices while away from the office could be putting their companies at greater risk for cybercrime, new data suggests. According to a World Travel Protection survey, just 36% of American companies require two-factor authentication on employees’ devices, 32% use antivirus software, and 30% have their employees use a virtual private network, or VPN,…

P&C Report: 2024 Forecast

P&C Report: 2024 Forecast

Many of the primary factors that influenced the status of the Property & Casualty (P&C) market in 2023 are likely to remain in 2024. We continue to operate in a comparatively hard environment marked by rising but moderating rates on some lines of business, where it is often necessary to layer available capacity that includes carefully worded terms and conditions…

‘DNA Relatives’ Data Exposed: 6.9 Million Impacted By 23andMe Breach

‘DNA Relatives’ Data Exposed: 6.9 Million Impacted By 23andMe Breach

Family members\' names, birth years, relationship labels, shared DNA information and more were recently exposed in a data breach against genetic testing company 23andMe in an attack that impacted 6.9 million individuals. While the biotech firm explained in an announcement that less than 0.1% of user accounts were accessed in the October breach, this gave hackers access to about 5.5…

Holiday Party Risks: Companies Could Face Costly Lawsuits, Claims

Holiday Party Risks: Companies Could Face Costly Lawsuits, Claims

As companies prepare to host gatherings for their employees this holiday season, there have been no shortage of reminders that these events can be fraught with unintended risks. Some of the greatest holiday party risks revolve around the possibility of harassment or discrimination against employees, especially when alcohol is involved. This can make company holiday parties…

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