Category: Recent Headlines

The TSA And Airlines Are No Longer Enforcing The Mask Mandate

After 14 months of required mask-wearing in public transportation, travelers can now decide for themselves whether to wear a face mask on a flight. Hours after a federal judge struck down the federal…

What are the benefits & coverage options for gun liability insurance?

It may come as a surprise, but several cities are now requiring gun liability insurance for legal gun owners.  Could your city be next? What exactly is gun liability insurance? It is a type…

Aircraft insurers brace for a deluge of Russia-related claims

(Bloomberg) — Aircraft-leasing firms working to retrieve planes from Russia are set to collide with an aviation-insurance industry bracing for an unprecedented barrage of claims. Lessors of planes stuck in Russia since the onset of…

Organized chaos: Insurance coverage & retail crime

“Organized theft rings” screamed headlines toward the end of 2021 as a string of incidents riddled authorities and shook shop owners in major cities across the country, moving some retailers to beef up…

5th Cir. joins other courts, rejects COVID business interruption claim

By Allison Dunn | January 10, 2022 at 12:00 AM | The original version of this story was published on Texas Lawyer The courts have sided with insurers again as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth…

PG&E Equipment Blamed for Dixie Fire

The Pacific Gas and Electric utility company is to blame for the Dixie Fire, which ravaged swaths of Northern California last summer, after a tree fell on electrical distribution lines that it…

OSHA’s vaccine & testing mandate expected to return

“I do not view OSHA’s announcement about suspending activities related to implementing and enforcing the [emergency temporary standard] as anything other than a public acknowledgment that it is complying with the Fifth…

Cyberattacks, failure to innovate are execs’ top tech concerns

When it comes to technology risks, cyberattacks are the leading worry for business leaders, according to a report from Beazley Group, which found technology risks ranked higher than any other category, including business,…

The final frontier: Risk management for space innovations

Last year, as we on Earth grappled with the effects of a global pandemic, there was no pause in the number of satellites being launched into space. Indeed, the volume of launches…

Making Return-to-work Plans Amid the Latest Pandemic Surge

Recent spikes in COVID-19 and lagging vaccination rates in some areas have raised concerns about how to proceed as many companies work to transition employees back to the office or hybrid arrangements this…