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5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed – And Another Cheating Spouse

This week's financial stories include the euro, AIG, BBVA, Google, data mining, Peugeot, CFTC, Newedge, Swiss National Bank, and Thomas Jordan's wife. Continue reading →

The SEC Blinks and Agrees to Change its Settlement Policy, Sometimes

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

SEC to stop settling civil charges where defendants "neither admit nor deny" guilt when the same defendants actually do admit guilt in parallel criminal charges Continue reading →

Beware the Calm Before the Storm! Why Today’s Stable Energy Market Conditions Could Disappear Overnight

It’s part of my job to highlight where Willis thinks the energy insurance markets are headed as we move into 2012. In our most recent Energy Market Review newsletter we’ve highlighted the various factors that are currently contributing to the … Continue reading →

Impact of the Eurozone Debt Crisis on Insurer Solvency

measuring the effect of the eurozone debt crisis

The European sovereign crisis has brought insurer solvency and claims-paying ability back to the forefront of many minds. Continue reading →

5 Financial Stories You May Have Missed – and Zombies

This week's financial stories include Richard Cordray, Lloyds, the U.S. Exchange Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, whistle-blowing, and the SEC Continue reading →

Largest Health Care Claims of 2011

The largest health care verdicts most frequently involve injured children in obstetric and pediatric cases, and this year was no different. Continue reading →

Largest Financial Services Claims of 2011

Headlines blazed in 2011 with stories about settlements and losses resulting from the credit crisis. But it wasn’t foreclosures and subprime issues that cost the banks the most money in the year past. It was an old bugaboo: the rogue … Continue reading →

Largest Aviation Claims of 2011

Aviation Claims

Aviation is a catastrophe business but thankfully 2011 has been another year without catastrophe. Continue reading →

Largest Executive Risks Claims of 2011

The case that is likely to have the most impact on executive risks and potentially on all federal class actions in the U.S. is the Wal-Mart decision. Continue reading →

Largest Renewable Energy Claims of 2011

Offshore wind insurance has fortunately not had the industrial mega claims yet, but there are a few close calls around that raise concern in the insurance sector. Continue reading →