Category Archives: Week in A Minute

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The Week in a Minute, 6/28/18

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every Wednesday on key insurance related stories. Here are the top stories this week:  Northern California’s Pawnee Fire began on Saturday, June 23, and is threatening hundreds of homes in Spring Valley (Lake County). Meanwhile, the Creek Fire started on Sunday, June 24, and prompted evacuations near Happy… Read More »

The Week in a Minute, 05/03/18

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights.  The CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning broadcast stories on a Louisiana law firm which earned millions of dollars in FEMA-paid National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) legal fees after 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. I.I.I. chief actuary James… Read More »

The Week in a Minute, 4/19/18

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights.    One passenger was killed, and seven others were injured, after a Southwest Airlines plane engine blew apart about 20 minutes after leaving New York City’s LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, April 17.  U.S. commercial airlines had not… Read More »

The Week in a Minute, 3/23/18

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights.   Six people died when a pedestrian walkway collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday, March 15. The 23-year-old man believed to have been behind the recent Austin, Texas-area bombings died on Wednesday, March 21. Two people were… Read More »

The Week in a Minute, 2/28/18

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights.  Kentucky (three deaths), Michigan (one), and Arkansas (one) were the site of five fatalities on Sunday, February 25, due to strong winds and flooding. Authorities are urging residents to evacuate parts of Santa Barbara County ahead of… Read More »

The Week in a Minute, 12/22/17

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights.  California’s Thomas Fire (Santa Barbara and Ventura counties) is now the second-largest in state history, having burned more than 270,000 acres. Three people died when an Amtrak train derailed near DuPont, Washington (Pierce County) on Monday, December… Read More »