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Marriott CFO Says $1B Cyber Breach Estimate Premature

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It’s too soon for Marriott International Inc. to estimate the cost of the massive cyber breach that the company disclosed last week, and other companies that have suffered big attacks are imperfect proxies, said Chief Financial Officer Leeny Oberg at … Source: Claims Journal

Nearly Every E-Scooter Comes From One Chinese Company

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Scooter-sharing company Lime recently relayed a troubling messaging to its users: a portion of its fleet was at risk of bursting into flames. The startup recalled about 2,000 vehicles, less than one percent of its scooters, following its Oct. 30 … Source: Claims Journal

Millions More Pounds of Ground Beef May Be Tainted

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Before biting into that medium-rare burger, consumers are being advised to check when and where the beef was packed. There’s a national salmonella outbreak going on, and a JBS SA plant in Tolleson, Arizona, is now recalling about 12 million … Source: Claims Journal

April Trial Expected for Men Charged in Deadly California Warehouse Fire

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Two men who face criminal charges for a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people were ordered Monday to stand trial on April 2. Retired Alameda County judge Vernon Nakahara was also assigned to preside over the trial during … Source: Claims Journal

Federal Agency Vows Pursuit of Individual Execs in Probes

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The U.S. Justice Department will make executive accountability a part of every investigation of corporate wrongdoing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. “Under our revised policy, pursuing individuals responsible for wrongdoing will be a top priority in every corporate investigation,” … Source: Claims Journal

Rare December Tornadoes in the Central U.S. Leave 1 Dead

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Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. The severe weather in Illinois … Source: Claims Journal

The Hartford: Employers Need to Address Opioids in the Workplace

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A recent survey by The Hartford shows the opioid epidemic is having a tangible and growing impact on employers of all sizes nationwide, and a majority of U.S. workers and Human Resources (HR) professionals feel they have limited knowledge and … Source: Claims Journal

Lawsuit Alleges Drill Bit Left During Repair Caused Cessna Crash

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A drill bit left during repair of a single-engine Cessna aircraft is responsible for a 2015 crash in Arkansas that caused minor injuries to the pilot and destroyed the new $712,290 aircraft, a federal lawsuit alleged. The complaint filed Friday … Source: Claims Journal

Taking Multiple Medications Could Raise Crash Risk for Older Drivers

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Nearly 50 percent of older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. An evaluation of the medications people are taking found that nearly 20 percent … Source: Claims Journal

M&A News: CRS/Klein & Co., Eberl/Carwood Claims, Verisk/Rulebook

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CRS Temporary Housing Announces Merger with Klein & Company In partnership with GenNx360 Capital Partners, CRS Temporary Housing merged with Klein & Company on November 30, 2018. Founded in 1995 and based in Golden, Colo., Klein & Co. provides hotel … Source: Claims Journal