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Supreme Court, 9-0, Denies Bid to Expand Whistleblower Protections

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, ruling they must take claims of wrongdoing to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to be shielded against retaliation....

SEC Updates Guidance on Cyber Disclosure by Companies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday updated guidance to public companies on how and when they should disclose cyber security risks and breaches, including potential weaknesses that have not yet been targeted by hackers....

Gone With The Wind: Storms Deepen Florida’s Beach Sand Crunch

Down the palm tree-lined roads of northeast Florida’s Flagler County, a half-dozen dump trucks are shuttling back and forth along the Atlantic coast pouring thousands of tons of sand onto the local beach. Replacing sand swept away by waves...

Miami Roofing Company Owners Arrested Over $1 Million Workers’ Comp Scam

Owners of a Miami roofing company have been accused of concealing nearly $1.2 million in payroll on their workers’ compensation policy renewal application in an alleged attempt to illegally lower their premium costs, according to Chief...

Collins to Replace Schuettner as President of Insurance Designers of America

J. Craig Collins has joined Insurance Designers of America, LLC and will take over for Dick Schuettner, who will retire March 31. In his role, Collins will direct general business development including creating strategic business initiatives...

CAL Insurance Names Coffey Account Manager in California

CAL Insurance & Associates Inc. has named Aletha Coffey an account manager on its commercial lines team. Coffey was previously a commercial account executive with GS Insurance Solutions. She was a marketing representative for BizInsure...

First Surety Bond Program for California Cannabis Industry OK’d

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the first surety bond program for the cannabis industry in the California. Continental Heritage Insurance Co. is the first insurer in the state to be approved to offer surety bonds for...

Brown Tapped to Chair Oklahoma Senate Insurance Committee

Oklahoma state Sen. Bill Brown will serve as the chair of the Senate’s Pensions, Retirement and Insurance Committee for the 2018 legislative session. Other members of the committee are Vice Chair Marty Quinn, Sen. James Leewright, Sen....

Businesses Closed After Historic Ohio Building Collapses

A historic building has collapsed in Ohio, leading officials to close nearby businesses until it is stabilized or torn down. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter says the back canopy of the three-story Medina building collapsed Sunday during the town’s...

Arkansas Governor Says Special Session on Pharmacy Rates Possible

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he’ll call a special legislative session to address reimbursement rates for pharmacies and to amend the state’s open container law if there is consensus among lawmakers on the proposals. Legislative...