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New Orleans Council Backs Strong Short-Term Vacation Rental Limits
A ban on “whole home” short-term vacation rentals in residential areas of tourism-dependent New Orleans has won unanimous backing from the City Council. It was a preliminary vote. A final one is expected in 90 days. But the council made …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 2:41 PM
Tornadoes Rake Texas, Oklahoma, Plains
A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. Twisters destroyed at least two homes and left one person with …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 2:38 PM
Equal Pay Lawsuit Settled With Kansas School District
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled its lawsuit against a Kansas school district that paid a female principal less than it paid the man she had replaced and less than the man who succeeded her. A consent decree …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 2:34 PM
Michigan Governor Not in Favor of Zero Coverage Option for Drivers
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she opposes Republicans’ proposal to let drivers fully forgo mandatory, unlimited medical benefits covered by their auto insurance premiums, saying she must “draw a line” but is open to requiring a minimum level of coverage. …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 2:32 PM
Safe Auto in Ohio Files Registration Statement with SEC for IPO
Columbus, Ohio-based Safe Auto Insurance Group Inc. announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. The number of shares to …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 2:24 PM
Grinnell Mutual in Iowa Promotes Brunk and Augustin
Grinnell Mutual in Iowa has named Andrea Brunk vice president of strategic experience and Lauren Augustin vice president of product transformation and delivery. Brunk was assistant vice president of the PMO. She joined Grinnell Mutual 2016 after working in health …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 2:18 PM
Why Employers Should Stop Hiring Based on Work History
A common hiring philosophy used for generations is being flipped on its head by new research from Florida State University. Screening job applicants based on their prior work experience is often a mistake among employers, according to Chad Van Iddekinge, …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 2:09 PM
Greenlight Re Invests in California Dispute Resolution Business Fairclaims
Greenlight Re Innovations has made a strategic investment in FairClaims, an online insurance and consumer dispute resolution startup based in Los Angeles, Calif. FairClaims is the sixth insurance technology business which Greenlight Re Innovations has invested in since it was …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 2:07 PM
Army Corps of Engineers Raises Risk Assessment on Southern California Dam
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has changed Prado Dam’s risk characterization from moderate urgency to high urgency, based on a recent assessment. More than 1.4 million people live and work in 29 cities downstream of Prado Dam, with more …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 1:55 PM
WCD’s Spessard Joins Beazley to Head Expanded Environmental Claims Team
Specialist insurer Beazley has hired Cal Spessard to head the team responsible for handling claims arising from the company’s environmental liability business. Spessard joins Beazley from environmental risk management specialists WCD Group, where he served as director, claims and litigation …

POSTED MAY 20, 2019 1:45 PM

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