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Oregon Woman Paralyzed in Wreck Files $30M Suit Against Bars

An Oregon woman paralyzed from the waist down after an intoxicated friend’s vehicle crashed into a house has filed a lawsuit against six businesses that she says served alcohol to the driver before the accident occurred. The Register Guard...

Hub Acquires Assets of Washington-Based BK-JET Group

Hub International Ltd. has acquired the assets of Spokane, Wash.-based BK-JET Group LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Joining Hub Northwest are BK-JET’s founding partners Josh Tyndell, Erin Repp, Tom Blue, Keith McNally and Bill...

JLT Adds Creedon and Burns in Colorado

JLT Specialty USA has added Bill Creedon and Jeff Burns as partners who will be based in Denver, Colo. The additions support JLT’s partnership with Construction Risk Partners. As part of CRP’s national leadership team, Creedon and...

Fire Does More Than $1M in Damage to New Jersey Home

Fire officials say a blaze that injured two firefighters did more than $1 million in damage to a New Jersey home. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the fire at the three-story Ventnor Heights home was reported shortly after …

Nearly $3M More in Flood Relief for Five Upstate New York Counties

Nearly $3 million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help them recover from last year’s flooding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state had awarded $2.9...

Delaware Police Investigate Carjacking After Intentional Collision

Delaware State Police are investigating a carjacking set up by an intentional motor vehicle crash. Authorities say the incident happened Wednesday night on state route 71 in Bear when a woman’s car was rammed from behind by another vehicle....

Bond Insurer Assured Guaranty Defends Against Attack by Greenlight’s Einhorn

Hedge fund manager David Einhorn said on Monday that his Greenlight Capital was betting Assured Guaranty’s stock will fall, sending shares of the bond insurer down as much as 6 percent in after-hours trading. Einhorn, who is known to move...

Global Insurers Favor Private Equity Investments

Thirty-two percent of insurers plan to maintain or increase their investments in private equity in the next 12 months to boost returns, a survey of 300 executives overseeing more than $10 trillion in insurance assets showed on Tuesday. Insurers...

Supreme Court ‘Buckets of Money’ Case Targets Power of SEC’s Administrative Judges

The U.S. Supreme Court considered bolstering the president’s power over federal agencies in a clash over the constitutional status of the in-house judges who handle complaints at the Securities and Exchange Commission. The justices Monday...

IBHS, Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association Partner on Roof Aging Farm

The Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association (AIUA) has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to develop a roof aging farm in Foley, Ala. This longer-term research project was designed to help determine...