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Join the Coronavirus Survey for the Entire Property/Casualty Insurance Industry

How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting you, your life, your work and your industry? Now and going forward? No matter where you work in the P/C insurance industry, your experience is important. Learn how your experience compares with that of …

Every Single Worker Has Covid at a U.S. Farm on Harvest Eve

One farm in Tennessee distributed Covid-19 tests to all of its workers after an employee came down with the virus. It turned out that every single one of its roughly 200 employees had been infected. In New Jersey, more than …

Arizona Sues Google Over ‘Deceptive’ Location Tracking

PHOENIX — Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The suit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich stemmed from an investigation …

Viewpoint: Be Like Mike and Look to Fundamentals to Recover COVID-19 Losses

Michael Jordan, the National Basketball Association icon, once said, “get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” His insight here also holds value for insurance lawyers who are facing their own game seven. Many of …

Business News: COVID-19 Claim Protocols, HomeCare Connect and Roost

Institute Developing Discovery Protocols A nonprofit group that works to improve the efficiency of the legal system has launched a new project to create discovery protocols for COVID-19 insurance claims. The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System …

Driving Hasn’t Found Its New Normal Yet

Memorial Day weekend, the typical start of the U.S. summer driving season, has come and gone. Data on just how much driving Americans did is trickling in, and it’s a bit noisy. Apple mobility trends show searches for directions down …

Big Oil Loses Appeal, Climate Suits Go to California Courts

LOS ANGELES — Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected …

U.S. Democrats Urge Probe of Allegations Regarding TikTok and Children’s Privacy

WASHINGTON — Fourteen Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday to urge it to consider probing the short video app TikTok for “blatant disregard” of a consent decree related to …

Join the Coronavirus Survey for the Entire Property/Casualty Insurance Industry

How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting you, your life, your work and your industry? Now and going forward? No matter where you work in the P/C insurance industry, your experience is important. Learn how your experience compares with that of …

Tropical Storm Lands in South Carolina Ahead of Atlantic Season

The Atlantic’s second storm of 2020 made landfall just east of Charleston, South Carolina, with the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season still almost a week away. Tropical Storm Bertha, with top winds of 50 miles per hour (81 …

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