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Markel’s Maher Joins AXIS Cyber Team
AXIS Insurance announced the hiring of Andrew Maher as senior cyber underwriter. Maher joins AXIS from Markel in London, where he spent two years as a senior cyber underwriter. He began his career at Beazley, where he held several underwriting …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:00 AM
Agents Warned About E&O Risks in Claiming Cyber, Cannabis Expertise
Insurance agents and brokers who market themselves as experts in cannabis or cyber could wind up regretting that positioning. Because both are relatively new exposures subject to changing regulations and coverages, producers marketing themselves as experts could face scrutiny, lawsuits …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:00 AM
Toy Wars: Lego Sues to Halt Sales of Zuru ‘Copycat’ Figurines at Walmart
Lego A/S wants to make sure any plastic toy figurine unwrapped in an American home during the holidays isn’t what the toymaker calls a copycat of its own products. The Danish toymaker is asking a federal judge in Connecticut to …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:00 AM
Possible Drone Strike on Aeromexico Jetliner Under Investigation
Grupo Aeromexico SAB is investigating whether a drone slammed into a Boeing Co. 737 jetliner as the aircraft approached its destination in Tijuana, Mexico, on the U.S. border. Images on local media showed considerable damage to the nose of the …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:00 AM
Analysts See Autonomous Flying Vehicles Taking Off
Flying cars, long a staple of science fiction, may be landing in the real world sooner than you think. Sleek vehicles floating above their more chaotic, terrestrial siblings are common trope in stories of a more technologically advanced future that …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:00 AM
Florida Judge Rules Deputy Had Duty to Protect in Parkland School Shooting Suit
A judge has rejected a deputy’s claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parent of a victim, Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:47 AM
4.4 Earthquake Jolts Tennessee, Also Felt in Atlanta
An earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee early Wednesday could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The light earthquake occurred about 4:15 a.m., and was centered about 7 miles (about 10 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:35 AM
Athens Insurance Agency of Tennessee Partners with United Benefit Advisors
United Benefit Advisors (UBA), a nationwide independent employee benefits advisory organization, has added Athens Insurance Agency as one of its partner agencies. Athens Insurance Agency provides affordable personal, commercial, and employee benefits coverage. The company is located in Athens, Tenn., …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:34 AM
5Star Specialty to Assume Distribution of Protective Insurance’s Public Auto Offering
Protective Insurance Co. and 5Star Specialty Programs have expanded their partnership in the public auto market, making 5Star Protective’s sole distribution source for its commercial auto insurance offering in the public auto (charter/school bus and limo) segment. Protective has partnered …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:23 AM
Jury Rules Against Smithfield Foods in Another Hog Nuisance Suit
A federal jury is again siding with neighbors who complained that a Smithfield Foods industrial-scale hog operation in North Carolina was such a nuisance it damaged how they lived their lives. The jury on Wednesday said eight neighbors should be …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:04 AM

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