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Hershey’s in Trademark Battles with California Marijuana Businesses
Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the world has a well-documented history of actively protecting its trademarks, and the marijuana industry is no exception. Although Hershey’s has been relatively …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 3:53 PM
Damage Claim Filed in Washington Over Ex-Mayor Abuse Allegations
The former foster son of ex-Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has filed a claim for damages against the city, saying that last year it negligently failed to investigate his and other men’s allegations that Murray sexually abused them decades ago. The …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 3:47 PM
CEO Says Swiss Re Open to Anchor Shareholder Following Softbank Inquiry
Swiss Re AG’s chief said the reinsurer would welcome an anchor investor after being approached by billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. In a business where results can change radically from one year to the next, “it’s not a bad …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 2:56 PM
Q&A on China’s Takeover of Giant Anbang Insurance
The once-mighty Anbang Insurance Group Co. has been temporarily taken over by China’s regulators and its boss is facing prosecution on charges including fundraising fraud and embezzlement. Anbang’s meteoric rise was fueled by surging sales of high-yield products, which helped …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 1:33 PM
NTSB: Truck Hit by GOP Train in Virginia Was on Tracks After Warning
Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Wednesday. …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 1:27 PM
Pennsylvania Couple Loses Home in Mudslide
A Pennsylvania couple has lost their home in a mudslide, and they say their insurance company likely won’t cover the damage. Lynn Eash says she was inside her Johnstown, Penn., home when she heard a loud cracking noise. She ran …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 1:17 PM
Pennsylvania’s Erie Insurance Appoints Kaercher as Corporate Marketing Officer
Erie Insurance, an Erie, Penn.-based automobile, homeowner’s, life and business insurer, has appointed Kim Kaercher as corporate marketing officer with oversight of Erie’s marketing strategy and functions. Kaercher’s background spans advertising, marketing, communications, program management and strategy development. Before coming …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 1:13 PM
Home Security Camera’s Face Recognition Even Knows Family Dog
A team of engineers that worked on self-driving cars and helped invent Google Street View wants to help people guard their homes against intruders using the same style of facial recognition that unlocks smart phones. Lighthouse AI, their startup, on …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 11:44 AM
China Seizes Control of Anbang; Acquisitive Chairman Faces Fraud Prosecution
The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd and said its chairman had been prosecuted, dramatically illustrating Beijing’s willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial risk. Anbang had violated laws and …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 10:28 AM
Medical Marijuana Gaining Favor as Treatment in Workers’ Compensation
Though states and the federal government remain at odds on marijuana legalization, the drug is gaining traction as a viable treatment in workers’ compensation claims. In a recent discussion with Claims Journal, Brian Allen, vice president of government affairs for …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:00 AM

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