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In-Store Theft is Rising for Many Retailers, with More Expected Over the Holidays, Survey Says


Theft is a growing concern for many small business owners, according to recent data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In a survey of small retailers, 56% reported experiencing theft from their stores in the past year, and half of the respondents said the issue is getting worse, the association reported. About 53% of small […]


Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity of Their Apartments


Residents of a New York City apartment building are claiming in a lawsuit that construction on a neighboring office building caused their property to sink almost an inch into the ground, leading to cracks and separation in multiple apartment units and forcing some residents to move out, Commercial Observer recently reported. Filed in New York […]


Employees Sue Twitter, Saying Mass Layoff Came Without Enough Notice


A class-action lawsuit recently filed against Twitter Inc. alleges the company did not give employees the legally required notice before laying off 50% of its workforce. The mass layoff affected about 3,700 jobs and came days after Elon Musk acquired the company for $44 billion and began implementing various overhauls. This is not the first […]


Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook


The fourth quarter began very different than how the majority of the summer months had transpired from a Natural CAT perspective; as Hurricane Ian used the final few days of Q3 to take aim at Floridas densely populated gulf coast. Despite mandatory evacuations, fairly accurate forecasting of its path and the usual several days to […]


Carbon Monoxide Leaks Evacuate Apartments, Sicken Daycare and School Children


Dozens of students from Clemson University in South Carolina were evacuated from an off-campus apartment complex on Oct. 25 due to a carbon monoxide leak that left some residents seeking medical attention for headaches and nausea after possible exposure to the gas. The leak, which may have originated in a main floor retail space where […]


Insuring the Upside Down: New Stranger Things Airbnb Will Have Extra Risks


Vecna, take note: The Byers family home will soon have new occupants. A home in Fayetteville, Georgia, that was used in the filming of the hit sci-fi horror series Stranger Things was recently listed for sale for $300,000. It was then taken off the market just one week later after an offer was reportedly accepted […]


Recent Trucking Spills No Laughing Matter for Transportation Industry


Two separate trucking accidents caused major spills of tomatoes and Alfredo sauce onto highways on different sides of the U.S. within hours of each other in late August, Today reported. The first incident took place Aug. 29 in Vacaville, California, when a big-rig truck went through the center divider and crashed, injuring three individuals and […]


Architect to Pay $450K to Settle Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Senior Housing


An architectural firm in Riverton, New Jersey, will pay $450,000 to settle a federal lawsuit over the design of eight senior living communities that allegedly did not meet accessibility requirements. According to a Sept. 28 consent order released by the Department of Justice, J. Randolph Parry Architects was accused of engaging in discrimination by failing […]


The State of the Hospitality Market


During this webinar, our experts met for a discussion on the state of the Hospitality Insurance market and the residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resurgence of business, and tips for agents and brokers. Featured Experts: Bonnie Steen, Vice President, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox, New Orleans, LA Barry Whitton, Managing Director, Broker, Property, […]


Top 3: Cybersecurity Awareness Intel


Below we highlight the top 3 trending Cybersecurity Awareness-related intel topics. 1. Trending News Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection 2. Slideshow Overview Cyber & Privacy Insurance Rate increases of up to 20% on average per quarter have been occurring in the Cyber industry since the second quarter of 2020. […]


Hurricane Ian Recovery: Navigating Your Insurance Claim After a Loss


Additional damage was reported in central Florida and in South Carolina after Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm and then made a second landfall as a Category 1 hurricane. The communities most severely affected face a long recovery ahead, with places like Fort Myers Beach being described as “like a war zone” due to […]


Tesla Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Over Worries Windows Could Cause a Pinch


A faulty window reversal system on certain Tesla models has led to the recall of more than 1 million vehicles. The problem, discovered by the company during production testing in August, could make the power windows react incorrectly to obstructions and cause an individual’s fingers to be pinched, the Associated Press reported. Affected vehicles include […]


Burns & Wilcox Brand Ambassador Max Homa Wins Fifth PGA Tour Title at Fortinet Championship


Homa secures defending champion status for this tournament and third win with Team Burns & Wilcox Farmington Hills, Mich. (September 20, 2022) Burns & Wilcox, a globally recognized leader inwholesaleinsurance brokerageand underwriting, today is recognizing Max Homa one of its brand ambassadors on winning the Fortinet Championship this past weekend in Napa, […]


Paul Newmans Foundation Has Lost Its Way, Daughters Allege in Lawsuit Against Actors Nonprofit


Two daughters of the late Paul Newman have filed a lawsuit against their fathers nonprofit organization, claiming that the Newmans Own Foundation has lost its way since their fathers death and is not preserving and honoring his legacy, CNN Business recently reported. Filed in Connecticut by sisters Susan and Nell Newman, the suit alleges breach […]


New Report: 1 in 7 Physicians Used Alcohol or Controlled Substances at Work


A new report based on a survey of health care providers found that an alarming number of physicians have used alcohol or controlled substances while on the job. The survey, conducted by All Points North, revealed that 1 in 7 physicians admitted to consuming alcohol or using other controlled substances at work during the last […]