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Small league baseball teams sue insurance companies

More than 20 minor league baseball teams filed their lawsuits Tuesday against federal insurance companies for failing to pay their COVID-19 related business interruption claims. "The result of the cancellation of much or all of the (minor league baseball) season is catastrophic financial loss for all minor league teams including the complaining teams," says the lawsuit filed in the U.S. …

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The French restaurant is content with Axa over lockdown losses

(Reuters) – A French restaurant owner who won a court battle with Axa for lock-linked losses said on Tuesday that he had reached a further solution with the insurer and potentially set the tone for payments to other companies that have similar insurance problems. Stephane Manigold, who owns four restaurants in Paris, including one with two Michelin stars, took Axa …

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Specialized earthquake insurers launch surplus lines

Catastrophe insurer and reinsurance company Palomar Holdings Inc. launched a surplus and surplus line unit on Tuesday. Palomar Excess and Surplus Insurance Co. has its headquarters in Arizona and is licensed to write property / accident and security companies, La Jolla, California-based Palomar said in a statement. The unit "is currently about to" become an eligible surplus insurance company in …

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Ryan Specialty Group, All risks agree to merge

Ryan Specialty Group LLC and All Risks Ltd. have agreed to merge, the companies said Tuesday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Chicago-based Ryan Specialty Group, which marks its 10-year anniversary this year, is made up of RT Specialty, a wholesale brokerage firm and RSG Underwriting Managers, a specialty insurance organization that includes 21 specialized managing general insurers, …

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Copyright cases against the "Shape of Water" producer are reinstated

An American district court's dismissal of a copyright infringement lawsuit against a Walt Disney Co. unit in connection with the Oscar-winning movie "The Shape of Water" is premature, a federal appeals court said when restoring the case. [19659002] David Zindel, son of playwright Paul Zindel, filed a lawsuit against Disney entity Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc., claiming copyright infringement in his …

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Chubb unit is not required to defend Walmart over retail screens

A Chubb Ltd. entity is not required to defend Walmart Inc. in a case where the reseller was sued for trademark infringement in connection with an insurer's retail displays. Cypress, California-based Hybrid Promotions LLC had a policy with the Chubb Federal Insurance Co. which provided coverage for lawsuits arising from "advertising damages," pursuant to Monday's ruling of the 9th U.S. …

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The security industry still weeds over the legalization of marijuana

It's still complicated, says a panel of doctors, workplace safety and legal professionals about the relationship between medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, safe workplaces, drug testing and state and federal laws. The American Society of Safety Professionals annual conference started Tuesday with a session on marijuana use and workplace safety issues, a topic that several participants who chimed in to the …

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Overwork, cases remain top injuries in the workplace

Overwork, falls, and dangers are among the most expensive work injuries, according to Liberty Mutual Holding Co. Inc.'s workplace safety index from 2020 released on Tuesday. Overwork and falls from the same level have consistently been the two leading causes of injury, the Boston-based insurer said. And while the total number of serious work injuries has decreased over the past …

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Court blocks caliph cancer label on Bayer's Roundup weedkiller

(Reuters) – A US federal appeals court on Monday blocked California from requiring Bayer AG to label its glyphosate-based herbal drug investigation with a cancer warning and left the company a victory in its ongoing litigation over the product. In his decision, U.S. District Judge William Shubb called California's cancer warning misleading, saying that the state's label is not supported …

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