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The Case, the Policy and the Decision: No Coverage for Road Rage

A Washington appeals court, affirming a trial courts decision, has decided that a case alleging road rage did not allege an accident as required for …

Separate Holiday Data Breaches Show Complexity of Cyber Attacks

The holidays began and ended with the bang of newsworthy cyber breaches that illustrated the complexity of hacking scenarios, which vary in their …

A lesson from Target: Before you use that debit card again, here are 20 things you should know

The latest massive financial security breach is sure to cause some headaches for consumers, especially the ones whose debit card information was …

Death, Ignoring Stop Work Order, And No WC Insurance Lead To Arrest Of Florida Employer

Tallahassee, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - CFO Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Joel Trujillo on charges of violating a stop work order …

Compensation

Printer Risk, Now in 3D!

Insurers and litigators are scrambling to wrap their heads around the implications of 3D printing technology.

3 Guidelines to Reduce Data Breach Exposure

Nearly half of data breaches are enabled by in-house mistakes, often made by employees who have little or no familiarity with data security …

N.J.'s Sandy Victims Tell State Panel: Insurance, Red Tape Are Horrendous

Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy, victims of the storm told a New Jersey state panel that insurance woes and bureaucratic red tape are doing just …

One-Year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy Offers Lessons Learned For Coastal Residents

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b><p><b>New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org</b><p><b>NEW YORK, October 17, 2013</b> — One year ago this month, Superstorm Sandy …

Health Care

Worries of a snowed-out Super Bowl bring insurance into the game

Shortly after the new edition of the Farmers’ Almanac was published in August, it was Dewitt Stern’s phones that rang.<p>The trusted tome of weather …

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Insurance

Satellites and Solar Flares Among Emerging Risks

Widespread panic due to solar flares and satellite collisions is no longer the stuff of science-fiction now that theses real risks have the potential …

Engineers, Insurers on Edge as Costa Concordia Salvage Nears

The financial stakes for insurers will be almost as enormous as the awe-inspiring feat of engineering when the wrecked Costa Concordia is uprighted …

Tropical Storms Gabrielle, Humberto Churn Up Atlantic

Tropical Storm Gabrielle regenerated and took aim at Bermudaon Tuesday while Tropical Storm Humberto strengthened on the cusp of becoming the …

Can you really be liable for texting a driver?

Three New Jersey judges surprised phone owners everywhere Tuesday with a new message: You don't have to be texting and driving to get in trouble. You might be legally liable for a crash if you're on the other end of the phone, too.<p>Jersey's state Appeals Court sided with the argument made by a …

Overdevelopment widens Florida sinkhole problem

Sinkholes may be as old as the earth itself, but the increase in sinkhole activity is new. The rush to reason why has put scientists, engineers and …

Real Estate

Guests Saved as Florida Resort Building Falls into Sinkhole

Dozens of guests at a Florida resort near Walt Disney World were safely evacuated in the middle of the night on Monday when a three-story building …

Bank Sues Cyberheist Victim to Recover Funds — Krebs on Security

A bank that gave a business customer a short term loan to cover $336,000 stolen in a 2012 cyberheist is now suing that customer to recover the …

$1.5 million Cyberheist Ruins Escrow Firm — Krebs on Security

A $1.5 million cyberheist against a California escrow firm earlier this year has forced the company to close and lay off its entire staff. Meanwhile, …

Long-buried seawall protected New Jersey homes from Hurricane Sandy's record storm surges

Picture two residential beach communities on the New Jersey shore: Bay Head and Mantoloking, which sit side-by-side in Ocean County on a narrow …

Small Business Marketing Central

We were the first company to create a business unit dedicated to serving the property-casualty insurance needs of small businesses. Today, we serve …

Small Business

Solar Flare poses huge threat: Column

A solar flare could wipe out the communications and electrical grids while frying a wide variety of electronics, quickly sending us back to the 19th Century.<p>So this week the news is consumed with the Supreme Court, the immigration bill, Edward Snowden and the NSA scandals, and the IRS scandal and …