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Woman Sues Charter, Captain After Tragic Boating Accident on Lake Michigan


A mother of two who was severely injured after a tragic boating accident on Lake Michigan has filed a lawsuit against the boat rental company, its owner and the boat’s captain. According to a recent report in the Chicago Sun-Times, Lana Batochir was floating on a raft with her friends at Chicago’s popular “Playpen” boating […]


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Multiple Fans Injured at Slippery SoFi Stadium After LA Downpour at NCAA Football Championship


Multiple fans were injured and carried out on stretchers after slipping and falling at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California, during an NCAA championship football game on Jan. 2, according to reports. Heavy rainfall reportedly caused extremely slippery floors at the stadium, which has a hovering roof that is open on three sides, allowing sideways-blowing […]




Flooding is the most common natural disaster worldwide, with over 40% of all disasters involving flooding. Climate change has also exacerbated the frequency and intensity of flooding, with over 30% of events occurring outside of designated high-frequency flood zones in the past 10 years. Despite its recurring nature and increased severity, flood exposure represents the […]


Melted Butter Spills into Historic Canal After Dairy Plant Fire


A fire broke out in the butter storage room of a dairy plant in Portage, Wisconsin, on Jan. 2, spreading melted butter throughout the facility and into a nearby historic canal. Crews responding to the buttery incident at the Associated Milk Producers plant deployed the same materials used in oil spills to clean up the […]


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 […]


Ask the Expert Q&A: Transportation Insurance


Transportation companies face a multitude of risks, from driver shortages to high-severity claims. To learn more about how Transportation Insurance can help companies address these risks, Crains Content Studio spoke with Tyler Myers, Director, Transportation, Burns & Wilcox, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. What are some of the greatest risks the transportation industry faces today? T.M.: Some […]


P&C Market Outlook: Eye on 2023


During this webinar, our experts joined for a market outlook into the new year within personal insurance, and commercial property & casualty. On top of discussions surrounding the current and forecasted market conditions, panelists provided creative solutions and tips for agents in this prolonged hard market, including why accessing the E&S market now is more […]


YETI Coolers That Went Overboard in 2021 Cargo Spill Still Washing Up on Alaskan Beaches


Dozens of new YETI coolers have turned up on beaches in Alaska and beyond, more than a year after a cargo ship incident sent 1,600 of the products overboard. According to reports, the Zim Kingston ship lost 109 containers during a storm in October 2021 near the Port of Vancouver. Some of the high-end coolers, […]


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 […]


Cookie Wars: Utah Company Sues Competitors Over Confusing Similarities


A legal battle being referred to as the Utah cookie wars has drawn multiple bakers of the classic confection into a dispute over potential intellectual property violations. In July, cookie company Crumbl which launched in Logan, Utah, in 2017 and has since expanded to 600-plus bakeries in the U.S. filed infringement lawsuits against […]


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. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated […]


Holiday Parties Involving Alcohol a Major Liability, Experts Warn


Nearly 57% of companies will host an in-person holiday party for their employees this year, an increase of over 26% from 2021, according to a new survey. The 2022 Holiday Party Survey Report, released Dec. 2 by executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, was based on responses from 252 U.S. companies and also noted […]


In-Store Theft is Rising for Many Retailers, with More Expected Over the Holidays, Survey Says


Theft is a growing concern for many small business owners, according to recent data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In a survey of small retailers, 56% reported experiencing theft from their stores in the past year, and half of the respondents said the issue is getting worse, the association reported. About 53% of small […]