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Car Sharing Lobbyists Battle Car Renting Lobbyists, Driving State Lawmakers Crazy
The bill that turned Illinois into the focal point of a bitter debate over car-sharing last year started as a proposal about what happens when a rental car is stolen. The legislation, which would allow rental companies to punish customers …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 5:00 AM
Official ESG Evaluations from S&P Coming to Insurance Sector in Near Future
If you’re among those who regard “Environmental, social and governance” as just another in a long line of trendy buzz-phrases, then you may have to rethink your thinking. ESG standards, which companies use to highlight operations that interest socially conscious …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 10:48 PM
Island Insurance in Hawaii Names Tanoue Vice President, General Counsel
Island Insurance Company Ltd. in Hawaii has named Michael Tanoue vice president and general counsel. In this Tanoue is responsible for strategic initiatives, policy management, legal strategy, compliance and regulatory filings. He has nearly 35 years of legal experience, most …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 6:05 PM
Oklahoma Prescription Drug ‘Step Therapy’ Bill Signed Into Law
A bill intended to protect patients from a harmful insurance practice known as ‘step therapy’ has been signed into law by Governor Kevin Stitt. Senate Bill 509, authored by Rep. Cyndi Munson (D-OKC) and Sen. Dave Rader (R-Tulsa), requires any …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 4:19 PM
Oklahoma Bill Increasing Highway Speed Limits Signed by Governor
Gov. Kevin Stitt today signed a bill into law that will increase the speed limit on Oklahoma turnpikes from 75 to 80 miles per hour and on certain state highways from 70 to 75 miles per hour. Rep. Daniel Pae, …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 4:18 PM
U.S. Senate Hearing Focuses on Missouri River Flood Prevention
The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 4:16 PM
Waco Surf Park Hit with Suit Over Man’s Death From ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’
The mother of a New Jersey man who died of a rare “brain-eating amoeba” after visiting a Texas surf resort has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the water park. Health officials say testing found evidence of the rare but …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 4:13 PM
ASSP Names Ballman Director of Professional Development
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), based in Park Ridge, Illinois, has named Chris Ballman director of professional development. Ballman will oversee the Society’s comprehensive educational offerings that advance the careers of occupational safety and health professionals worldwide. He …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 4:11 PM
Stolen High-End Cars Recovered in Chicago Car-Sharing Fraud
Daimler AG and BMW AG’s joint car-sharing and mobility business has suspended service in Chicago after a fraud incident. Some vehicles may have been rented using deceptive means through Share Now’s mobile app, according to the Chicago Police Department. Multiple …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 4:08 PM
LA Archdiocese to Pay $8M Payment in Sex Abuse Case
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused by the athletic director at her Catholic high school who had continued to work despite prior allegations of misconduct, it was announced …

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 2:15 PM

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