Articles by Jonathan Saul and Gwladys Fouche

Insurer Says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Likely Organized Tanker Attack

LONDON/OSLO — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are “highly likely” to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers’ report seen by Reuters. The …

More Storms in U.S. Midwest Where Planting Is Already Behind

Any hopes of getting corn and soybean planting back on track in the U.S. may be washed away starting Friday as a pair of storms threaten to deliver a “one-two punch” of soaking rain and tornadoes across the Great Plains …

Tahoe Residents Oppose New Homes in Path of Wildfire Danger

About the photo: The smoldering remains of a home destroyed by the fast-moving wildfire are seen south of Gardnerville, Nev., May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Tim Dunn) RENO, Nevada — During her career as a flight attendant, Laura …

Insurance Group Says Data Suggests Cannabis is Increasing Accident Rates

Preliminary research indicates that the legalization of recreational marijuana in 10 states has increased accident rates, the Insurance Information Institute said Wednesday. The group cited an October 2018 study by the Highway Loss Data Institute that shows collision claim frequency …

Uber to Pay $20M to Settle California Misclassification Suits

Uber Technologies Inc. will pay $20 million to settle California lawsuits challenging the company’s classification of drivers as independent contractors, and not employees owed the benefits of traditional employment. Resolution of the long-standing fight over benefits and pay comes as …

Accurate Claim Length Estimates Key to Customer Satisfaction

Property insurers generally score well for customer satisfaction, but the carriers that fare more poorly than others could do a better job of communicating with policyholders and setting accurate claim-length expectations, according to J.D. Power. A survey of 6,374 homeowners …

Attorney Turned Criminal Apologizes to Insurers for Giant Workers’ Comp Fraud

Sean Enrique O’Keefe said he started out as a “humanistic attorney,” but he became a mercenary and then a criminal who netted $700,000 a year by sending San Diego workers’ compensation claimants to dirty medical providers. O’Keefe on Wednesday morning …