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OSHA Inspector Called Ahead of Meat Plant Visit, to Be Safe

A federal safety inspector tipped off a coronavirus-tainted Pennsylvania meatpacking plant before visiting the next day — then failed to issue a citation, according to testimony in a lawsuit accusing the agency of failing to do its job. The inspector …

Apax-Backed Insurance Software Firm Duck Creek Raises IPO Price Range

Duck Creek Technologies Inc, a software company that serves the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market, on Wednesday raised the price range for its initial public offering (IPO) and expects to raise about $375 million. Boston-based Duck Creek, which is …

D.C. Judge Hands Insurers Another Win in COVID-19 Business Interruption Fight

The insurance industry has notched another victory in its defense of its commercial insurance policies against claims for business interruption due to the coronavirus. In a case brought by the owner of several restaurants against its insurer over business interruption …

Nevada Passes Virus Liability and Worker Protection “Deal”

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers voted to shield certain industries from coronavirus-related legal liability and require hotels and casinos to enact worker protection measures after days of complicated negotiations with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office and the state’s most powerful …

Insurers Face Possible British Action Over Calculation of Pandemic Payouts

LONDON — Insurers that do not treat customers fairly when calculating payouts for business interruption due to the coronavirus crisis will face action by Britain’s markets watchdog. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has taken eight insurers to court over business …

COVID-19 a Growing Share of Shrinking Work Comp Claims in 2 States

COVID-19 has become a large chunk of a dwindling number of workers’ compensation claims in Florida and California, limited data shows. The number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims reported in California more than quadrupled to 22,621 since the last data …

Hackers Are Targeting the Remote Workers Who Keep Your Lights On

In July alone, hackers took over the twitter accounts of U.S. politicians, stole terrabytes of coronavirus research and even infiltrated the U.K.’s Premier League soccer clubs. Can they cut off your electricity, too? They’re trying. With millions of Americans now …

California Probes Amazon Worker Treatment During Pandemic

California’s attorney general and state and local agencies are investigating whether Amazon.com Inc has taken adequate steps to protect its workers from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a court filing on Monday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office, California’s Division of …

Hanna’s Rain Remains Biggest Threat to Virus Hot Spot Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — South Texas braced for flooding Sunday after Hanna roared ashore as a hurricane the day before, bringing winds that lashed the Gulf Coast with rain and storm surge to a part of the country trying to …

Crush of Boat Buyers Seek Recreation, Safety During Pandemic

YARMOUTH, Maine — Brandon Mitchell had big plans to visit family in Michigan and take his wife and three kids to Disney World. The pandemic put those plans on ice. So they bought a boat instead. “We’re going to take …