- Insurer cites cyber policy exclusion to dispute data breach settlement
A CNA Financial Corp. unit is seeking a judicial ruling that it is not obligated to pay a $4.1 million settlement under an exclusion in a hospital system’s cyber policy.
- Cyberattack on Penn State college said to have come from China
(Reuters) — Pennsylvania State University said on Friday that two cyber attacks at its College of Engineering, including one in 2012 that originated in China, compromised servers containing information on about 18,000 people.
- No classwide damages in U.S. sports blackout case, court rules
(Reuters) — A federal judge said sports fans accusing Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and broadcasters of illegally restricting their ability to watch their favorite teams on TV cannot pursue damages as a class.
- First responders, employee definition top workers comp legislation
ORLANDO, Fla. — A large number of workers compensation bills proposed during the first quarter of 2015 involve first responders and the definition of an employee, speakers said at the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc.’
- Energy firm pleads guilty to environmental crimes in coal ash spill
(Reuters) — Duke Energy Corp pleaded guilty on Thursday to environmental crimes over a North Carolina power plant’s coal ash spill into a river and management of coal ash basins in the state, U.S. prosecutors said.
- Risk of losing cash can motivate smokers to quit, but there's a catch
A new study comparing the effectiveness of smoking cessation strategies offers some insight on human behavior but little clear-cut guidance for employers and policymakers.
- Most Kenyan firms name terror risks, theft as major security threat
A survey by Kenyan security firm Warrior Insight in association with Research Solutions Africa has found that 90% of firms in the country see terror-related risks and theft of assets as their major security threats, Capital FM Kenya reported.
- Natural catastrophes economic exposure 'outpacing insurance uptake' in Asia
Markus Moravek, an official at risk modeling firm Risk Management Solutions Inc.
- Challenges ahead for marine insurance sector
International Union of Marine Insurance President Dieter Berg expects several challenges ahead for the marine insurance sector in the form of cyber threats and the trend towards mega-vessels, Splash 24/7 reported.