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Willis Towers Watson Names 3 to Senior Posts in Corporate Broking
Insurance broker Willis Towers Watson announced three senior appointments within its Corporate Risk and Broking segment to strengthen its broking platform. These appointments are part of the company’s ongoing investment in its dedicated broking centers, which feature specialized teams using …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 8:00 AM
NAS Expands Cyber Liability Policy to Include Breach Prevention Services
NAS Insurance Services, LLC has updated its commercial cyber liability insurance policy NetGuard Plus to now include support services designed to help companies evaluate, prepare, and protect themselves from ever-evolving cyber threats. The expanded components of the NAS cyber policy …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 5:15 AM
Markel International Names Davies Trade Credit Underwriter in Singapore
Specialty insurer Markel International has appointed Nicholas Davies as trade credit underwriter and senior risk analyst in Singapore. Davies will focus on developing Markel’s portfolio across the region, in addition to managing existing broker and client relationships. Davies reports to …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 5:00 AM
Beazley Launches GDPR Helpline for UK Policyholders
Beazley has partnered with international law firm DAC Beachcroft to launch a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) helpline for its Beazley Breach Response (BBR) policyholders in the UK. The new GDPR regulations, which take effect May 25, 2018, could lead …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 4:52 AM
NWS: Alabama, Florida Storms Spawned At Least 3 Tornadoes
The National Weather Service confirms at least three tornadoes in Alabama from Sunday storms, and is surveying other parts of southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. A storm with estimated winds of 80 mph (130 kph) overturned five recreational vehicles …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 4:36 AM
150-Year-Old South Carolina Church Heavily Damaged in Fire
A church near the South Carolina coast that is more than 150 years old has been heavily damaged in a fire. The fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the St. Andrews Church in Mount Pleasant. The fire department …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 4:27 AM
Supreme Court Denies Human Rights Claims Against Foreign Bank
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that foreign corporations cannot be sued in American courts for human rights abuses overseas, refusing to revive a lawsuit claiming Jordan-based Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:00 AM
Insurer-Backed Research Urges Reform of Fire Tests of British Building Materials
British laboratory tests on the fire safety of building materials are inadequate, research for the insurance industry in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire showed on Wednesday. At least 71 people died in the fire in the social housing …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:00 AM
Supreme Court Upholds Patent Review Process Favored by High-Tech
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a government review process prized by high technology companies as an easy and cheap way to combat “patent trolls” and others that bring patent infringement lawsuits. The justices …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:00 AM
Monkey Loses Court Fight Over Selfie Copyright to Human
A U.S. appeals court this week favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to …

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:00 AM

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