Safety National Introduces Oklahoma Alternative Workers’ Comp Policy

Safety National Casualty Corp. has introduced Oklahoma Elect, an employers’ excess indemnity policy that provides excess coverage over an occupational injury benefit plan, as well as excess employers’ liability coverage to Oklahoma qualified employers who choose this alternative to traditional … Continue reading


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Vaughn Joins FrankCrum as Broker Manager in Texas

FrankCrum, a national professional employer organization, added Rodney Vaughn as a broker manager, responsible for increasing the company’s presence in Texas and forging relationships with insurance agents and brokers. Florida-based FrankCrum offers workers’ compensation insurance, payroll, human resources solutions and … Continue reading


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Heyroth Promoted to VP–Sales at SECURA

Appleton, Wis.-based SECURA Insurance has promoted Tim Heyroth to the newly created position of vice president–sales. Heyroth, who has been with SECURA for more than 17 years, will be responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies for property and casualty … Continue reading


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Louisiana Residents Moving from Coastal Areas Due to Erosion

A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion. And it says those left behind tend to be those who cannot afford to move. The Data Center, based in New Orleans, said … Continue reading


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Magic Circle Guides Permira’s German Chemicals Purchase

Magic Circle firms Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on the latest big MA transaction out of Germany—the sale of specialty chemical and manufacturing company CABB International by one London-based private equity firm to another. Announced Tuesday, the … Continue reading


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Half-Dozen Firms Dig Into Big Canadian Mining Deal

Amid talk about a boom in pharmaceutical MA that could be a boon to Am Law 100 firms, the global mining industry could be on the verge of experiencing a consolidation of its own as companies chase mergers in a … Continue reading


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Kirkland Woos Simpson Dealmaker to Open Houston Outpost

Correction, 4/23/14, 9 p.m. EDT: The original version of this story characterized attorney Rhett Van Syoc’s relationship to Simpson Thacher Barlett inaccurately. Van Syoc is a former Simpson associate who left the firm last year. The seventh paragraph of this … Continue reading


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Mortgage Rates Erase 2 Days of Weakness

Mortgage rates moved lower at a healthy pace today, more than erasing the past two days of weakness, but leaving most of last Thursday’s weakness intact. Some of the gains were attributable to today’s much weaker than expected reading on … Continue reading


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Tories would end wind farm subsidies

24 April 2014 Last updated at 05:28 Energy Minister Michael Fallon said a “good mixture of reliable energy” was needed The Conservatives have said they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election. Energy … Continue reading


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Care needs to ‘outstrip’ family help

24 April 2014 Last updated at 04:26 The IPPR said “neighbourhood networks” should be built to help care for older people The number of older people in England needing care will “outstrip” the number of family members able to provide … Continue reading


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Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank

24 April 2014 Last updated at 07:00 The Labour Party has had a relationship with the Co-op Bank dating back almost 100 years The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an … Continue reading


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Police make Syria plea to UK women

24 April 2014 Last updated at 08:14 Several men from the UK have died after going to Syria to join anti-government forces British counter-terrorism police chiefs are making an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge their relatives not to … Continue reading


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