Bill Cosby defamation lawsuit settled by insurance company, actor livid

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The suit was settled on Friday in a federal court without the actor’s knowledge, allege lawyers. A Bill Cosby defamation lawsuit filed by seven women against the actor was settled in federal court on Friday. According to the actor’s lawyers, this case was settled without Cosby’s knowledge. The lawyers accused A.I.G. of having resolved the case on the entertainer’s behalf without his knowing of the decisions made. The settlement was made on Friday in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts by the women’s attorney. The court documents for the Bill Cosby…

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Expedia now offers AIG travel insurance in new partnership

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The insurer and the online travel booking site came to a deal to provide consumers with more options. American Insurance Group and Expedia have reached a deal that will sell AIG travel insurance on the popular website. On the insurance company’s side, the agreement was a part of a broader strategy. CEO Brian Duperreault is seeking to broaden the insurer’s each and grow its size. This new partnership with Expedia is actually the insurer’s second travel insurance deal five months. Two AIG travel insurance deals have been reached in under…

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AIG requests more time before Bill Cosby legal fee payout

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The insurance company is seeking more time because its appeal about an April ruling is still pending. AIG has asked for more time before being required to pay the Bill Cosby legal fees associated with the controversial lawsuits launched back in 2015. At the moment, AIG is required to pay over $675,000 to the celebrity to cover his legal costs. AIG Property Casualty Company says it is entitled to more time before the Bill Cosby legal costs are settled as an appeal to a previous ruling on the subject is…

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Smart contract insurance partnership launches between AIG and IBM

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The insurer and tech giant will use blockchain for managing complex forms of international coverage. American International Group (AIG) and International Business Machines (IBM) are partnering to create a form of smart contract insurance policy. This coverage will employ blockchain for the management of highly complex forms of international insurance protection. The two companies recently completed the smart contract coverage policy pilot project. The smart contract insurance multi-national policy pilot provided Standard Chartered Bank PLC with coverage. The pilot used blockchain’s digital leader technology for what IBM and AIG called…

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AIG insurance company CEO steps down following huge loss

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Peter Hancock has opted to leave his current position with the insurer following a tremendous loss. It has been only three weeks since the report of massive losses from AIG and the insurance company CEO, Peter Hancock, has chosen to step down from his position. Hancock has been the AIG CEO for less than three years, when he was first appointed to the position. The insurance company CEO was chosen for the job in the hopes that he would be the person to turn things around at AIG. That said,…

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Will insurance industry giants continue to be “too big to fail”?

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A new memo is currently circulating to propose legislation removing that status from massive insurers. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) is circulating a memo to remove insurance industry giants from their “too big to fail” designation. The memo stated that proposed legislation would take that status away from even the biggest insurers in the country. The designation was granted to MetLife, AIG and Prudential immediately following the recent financial crisis. A regulatory consortium, the Financial Stability Oversight Council, deemed the insurance industry giants as “systematically important” to the American economy. That…

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Two-tier insurance company capital standards proposed by Fed

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The concept is to treat exceptionally large firms differently from others within the industry. The Federal Reserve proposed new insurance company capital standards as a part of a two tiered system that had already been expected for the industry and that is expected to provide significant protection for the American economy. Within this system, major insurers are going to have different capital requirements applied to them. Prudential Financial Inc. and American International Group Inc. will both have different insurance company capital standards applied to them due to their size and…

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