Shipping Company Fined $2M for Dumping Oily Waste into Gulf

Article 0 Comments A federal judge ordered a shipping company to pay $2 million in fines after one of its tankers illegally dumped oily waste into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Interorient Marine Services Limited was fined Feb. 13 in U.S. District Court in Lake Charles […]

Nashville Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Multiple Lawsuits Against Restaurant

Article 0 Comments A Nashville restaurant is facing multiple lawsuits after at least 20 customers reported becoming infected with salmonella. According to WKRN-TV, the four lawsuits are each seeking up to $1.5 million in damages from Milk and Honey following the August foodborne outbreak. The suits allege improper management and […]

Insurer Hit With $102K Fine for Selling Illegal NRA-Branded Policies

Article 0 Comments Illinois Union Insurance Co. has paid a $102,000 fine after Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler ordered the company to cease underwriting self-defense policies branded by the National Rifle Association. After an investigation, Kreidler ordered Illinois Union in January to stop underwriting the illegal policies in the state […]

Allianz Q4 Net Profit Rises 19% to $1.92 Billion

Article 0 Comments Allianz may slow its share buyback program after the one announced this week to allow the German insurer to make small acquisitions, the group’s finance chief said on Friday after reporting a 19 percent rise in fourth quarter profit. Allianz this week announced it would buy back […]

High Insurance Rates, Escape Cited in Closure of Texas Prison Transport Firm

Article 0 Comments A private prisoner transport company has announced its closure after an MMA fighter accused in two killings escaped this month from one of its vans while being escorted to a jail in Texas. Texas Prisoner Transportation Services told Bell County officials in an email last week that […]

Uber’s London License Faces New Legal Challenge as Cab Drivers Fight Back

Article 0 Comments Months after Uber Technologies Inc. won a reprieve in a high-stakes battle over its operations in the U.K. capital, its London license is back in question. United Cabbies Group, which represents taxi drivers in the capital, brought a legal challenge Wednesday over the June decision by judge […]

National Transportation Safety Board Investigating Worker Death in Maryland

Article 0 Comments Federal officials are investigating after a railroad worker was killed at a Baltimore, Md., railyard. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said by telephone that a Norfolk Southern worker was fatally injured Thursday morning at the Bayview railyard during the switching of cars. Holloway says the […]

North Dakota Chiropractor Admits Insurance Fraud, Must Repay $250K

Article 0 Comments A North Dakota chiropractor has been sentenced after pleading guilty to Class A felony insurance fraud following an investigation conducted by the North Dakota Insurance Department. Dr. Sheryar Masud of Williston was sentenced in Cass County District Court after admitting he had billed Blue Cross Blue Shield […]

Sanctions Against Sudan Are Lifted but Insurers Still Can’t Buy Overseas Reinsurance

Article 0 Comments Sixteen months after the United States lifted most sanctions on Sudan, businesses are unable to operate dollar transactions, insurance companies are cut off from the reinsurance market and the local airline is virtually grounded for lack of spare parts. The problems stem from the same cause: restrictions […]

Man Steals Cement Truck, Hits Vehicles at Michigan GM Facility

Article 0 Comments Authorities say a person is in custody after driving a stolen cement truck through a locked gate at a General Motors facility in mid-Michigan and hitting several parked vehicles. The Eaton County sheriff’s office says no one was injured in the early Thursday collisions in Delta Township, […]