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Arch Nemesis of Uber over Driver Pay Sues Before New California Law Inked
It didn’t take long for attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan to deploy a new weapon in her six-year war with Uber Technologies Inc. over driver pay. Within hours of Uber thumbing its nose at a pending California labor law that could upend …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 6:18 PM
Florida-Based Main Street America Group Names Listau President, CEO; Kusch COO
The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/casualty insurance company, has announced Chris Listau, the company’s current president of insurance operations, will succeed Tom Van Berkel as president and CEO. Van Berkel will retire on Sept. 30, 2019, after being …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:59 PM
Investigators Trying to Determine Cause of Overturned Cargo Ship in Georgia Port
As authorities try to answer why a cargo ship carrying 4,200 vehicles overturned on the Georgia coast, maritime experts say investigators will be looking for shifting cargo or other problems that upset the giant vessel’s balance enough to make it …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:49 PM
Tornadoes, Damaging Winds Reported in Michigan, Minnesota
The National Weather Service says a tornado ripped through a cemetery in southeastern Minnesota. The EF-1 tornado with winds of 95 mph struck Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona early Wednesday. The tornado toppled trees and damaged a building and headstones. The …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:36 PM
Louisiana Commissioner Candidate, Temple: State Is in Insurance ‘Crisis’
When Louisiana voters go the polls this fall, in the race for insurance commissioner they’ll have a choice between Louisiana businessman and longtime insurance industry executive, Tim Temple, and current commissioner, Jim Donelon, who has held the post since 2006. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:28 PM
Organizational Change Plan OK’d by Policyholders of Wisconsin’s Jewelers Mutual
Policyholders of Neenah, Wisconsin-based Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. have approved the company’s plan to convert its corporate structure to a mutual holding company. Policyholders voted Sept. 12 to approve the conversion. The plan received 87.1 percent support from votes cast …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:26 PM
‘All Are Safe and Sound’ After Tornado Hits South Dakota Hospital
When the warning sounded shortly before midnight that a tornado could be approaching, the clock turned into a stopwatch for staff members working the night shift at a behavioral health center at a Sioux Falls hospital. “We had 10 minutes …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:20 PM
Arkansas-Missouri Border Area Rattled by Earthquake
No damage or injuries have been reported after an early Thursday morning earthquake struck near the border of Missouri and Arkansas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded early on Sept. 12 in the Buffalo National River …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:18 PM
Following Chemical Plant Fires, Texas’ Harris County to Hire More Environmental Experts
Harris County plans to hire additional environmental personnel to better respond to dangerous chemical plant and refinery fires like ones that occurred this year near the Houston Ship Channel. The Houston Chronicle reports county commissioners have approved an $11.6 million …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:16 PM
Coast Guard Issues Safety Recommendations After California Dive Boat Fire
The Coast Guard announced it has issued new safety recommendations in the wake of a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. The agency recommended limiting the unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and the use …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 3:06 PM

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