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France Fines Google $57M for Breaching EU’s Data Privacy Rules Under GDPR
France’s data protection watchdog fined Alphabet’s Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday [Jan. 21] for breaching European Union online privacy rules, the biggest such penalty levied against a U.S. tech giant. The French regulator said the world’s biggest …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 4:24 PM
AI-Driven MGA Clearcover Raises $43 Million; American Family Among Backers
American Family Insurance joined a new $43 million financing round for Clearcover, a managing general agent with an artificial intelligence-driven platform focused on car insurance. The Chicago-based insurtech startup said its Series B financing was led by Cox Enterprises. American …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 4:23 PM
CopperPoint in Arizona Names Rachel Davis-Schultz SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Phoenix, Ariz.,-based CopperPoint Insurance Cos. has named Rachel Davis-Schultz senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Rachel has more than 21 years of experience. For the past 10 years, she has been with Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager. …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 4:05 PM
Bayer Wants California Judge to Limit Evidence in Another Roundup Cancer Trial
Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two phases, a request previously successful with another judge. Monsanto …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 3:58 PM
Maryland Family Sues for Up to $20M Over Man’s Death at Delaware Junk Yard
The family of a Maryland man crushed by a van in a Delaware junk yard is suing the business for up to $20 million for gross negligence, wrongful death and other claims. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the family …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 2:37 PM
New York City’s Global Excess Partners Promotes Cook to VP, Managing Director
Global Excess Partners (GEP), a specialty insurance organization, has promoted Brendan Cook from vice president to vice president and managing director. He reports to Chris Zoidis, corporate executive vice president of H.W. Kaufman Group, the parent company of GEP. In …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 2:29 PM
What to Watch for in Workers’ Compensation in 2019
Value-based care, political party changes in several states, and a more holistic view of patient injuries will impact the workers’ compensation industry this year, according to two experts hosting a workers’ compensation webinar series, Out Front Ideas. Mark Walls, vice …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 2:25 PM
XPT Group Acquires New York City’s SVA Underwriting Services
XPT Group LLC has acquired SVA Underwriting Services Inc., a trucking and transportation MGA and Lloyd’s Coverholder. SVA Underwriting specializes in physical damage and cargo cover with the ability to underwrite, issue policies and endorsements and arrange for engineering and …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 2:25 PM
Arrivals at Newark Were Temporarily Halted Due to Reported Drone Sightings
Reports of drone sightings in northern New Jersey temporarily halted arrivals at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, a spokesman from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. The spokesman said flights into Newark – the 11th busiest U.S. airport – …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 2:11 PM
Robot Detects Spill on Aisle 3 But Human Cleans It Up
A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise. But there could be a human watching from behind its cartoonish googly …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 1:54 PM

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