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  • Lack of Markings Caused 2016 Fatal California Bus Crash, Report Shows March 30, 2017
    Federal investigators say inadequate highway markings caused a fatal Greyhound bus crash in California last year that killed two people and injured 13 others, including the driver. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a report Tuesday that the lack …
    Don Jergler
  • The Similarities Between 2 Deadly Oakland Fires Are Striking March 30, 2017
    The similarities between two deadly Oakland, Calif. fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The …
    Don Jergler
  • The Hartford Names Tooker as Head of Middle Market Segment March 30, 2017
    The Hartford has named A. Morris “Mo” Tooker, currently chief underwriting officer, as head of its Middle Market segment. Tooker remains chief underwriting officer for the company’s property/casualty businesses and continues to report to Doug Elliot, president of The Hartford. …
    Andrew G. Simpson
  • California City Was Warned About Flood But Failed To Act, Officials Say March 30, 2017
    Water officials say authorities in San Jose, Calif.  received several warnings that flooding was imminent but failed to evacuate thousands of residents who were trapped in their homes after a creek broke its banks. John Varela, board chairman of the …
    Don Jergler
  • XL Catlin Adds Marlane to Its Environmental Business in California March 30, 2017
    XL Catlin’s environmental insurance business has appointed Denali Marlane as its Western regional underwriting manager in San Francisco. Marlane will manage XL Catlin’s environmental underwriting operations. She comes from AIG, where she most recently was a claims sales leader. XL …
    Don Jergler

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