December 2012

Mobile Application for Suing

If you don’t think you can be sued – think again. And think hard. I have just come across an application that allows one to keep a track of the law suites. Business insurance can be a great remedy against such suites, including malice suites. In the end, the coverage you are buying often if not most of the times is to… Read More »Mobile Application for Suing

Best upgrades Hiscox issuer credit rating

A.M. Best Europe-Rating Services Ltd. has upgraded its issuer credit rating to a+ from a for several units of Hiscox. Citing the financial strength of the parent company, the insurance ratings firm upgraded the ratings of Bermuda-based Hiscox Insurance Co. (Bermuda) Ltd., U.K.-based Hiscox Insurance Co. Ltd. and Guernsey-based Hiscox Insurance Co. (Guernsey) Ltd. Moreover, AMBest credited Hiscox’s consolidated risk-adjusted… Read More »Best upgrades Hiscox issuer credit rating

Traveling Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is probably one of the busiest for the majority of us, for many reasons. Add any holiday travel plans into the mix and stress levels can begin to rise. With stricter security guidelines and long lines, it’s easy to focus merely on making it to your destination. However, this time of year is also busy for thieves… Read More »Traveling Tips for the Holiday Season

The Growing Problem of Medical Identity Theft

The growing problem of medical identity theft and the havoc it wreaks with its victims is highlighted in a recent Bloomberg article. Medical identity theft victims are usually reticent to share the details of the crime since the theft is felt as such a personal violation. Details of the theft are shared here, as well as ID Experts’ investigative and… Read More »The Growing Problem of Medical Identity Theft

Insurer not obligated to defend in false marketing suit

A federal appeals court affirmed that a sporting goods company’s costs in an underlying false marketing lawsuit are excluded from personal and advertising injury coverages within its general liability policy under the failure-to-conform exclusion. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled unanimously that Cannon Falls, Minn.-based Robinson Outdoors Inc. was not entitled… Read More »Insurer not obligated to defend in false marketing suit

More Workers Claiming Job Discrimination Over Language, Accents

More people in the workforce are claiming discrimination over their English-speaking ability or foreign accents, according to federal officials. Workplace discrimination complaints based on national origin — which often involve language ability — rose by 76 percent from 1997 to 2011, when more than 11,800 complaints were lodged with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Read more