Guy Carpenter, Excess Reinsurance Settle Ct Complaints For $4.25 million

January 31, 2011
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Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen today announced a $4.25 million settlement with one of the world’s largest reinsurance brokers, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, and Excess Reinsurance Company, ending a landmark antitrust case that began in October 2007. The settlement resolves claims that Guy Carpenter orchestrated a series of conspiracies in the reinsurance industry...

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For Profit Colleges Make Loans Knowing Half Can’t Repay

January 31, 2011
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Many for-profit (or proprietary) schools have begun making costly private student loans knowing in many cases that more than half of these loans will never be repaid. Most schools started these institutional loan programs when third party private student lenders began terminating their partnerships with for-profit schools following the credit crash. “Piling It On:...

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Four LabXpress Conn Facilities Ordered Closed

January 31, 2011
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“Four LabXpress facilities have been ordered closed and the owners fined for operating without a state-issued license,” according to Connecticut Health I-Team. Operations in New Britain, Manchester, Wethersfield and West Hartford were ordered closed by the state Department of Public Health for collection and storing blood samples at an unlicensed facility, the I-Team reported...

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Ct Consumer Protection Commissioner Guest On Tuesday’s Watchdog News Hour

January 31, 2011
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Ct Consumer Protection Commissioner Guest On Tuesday’s Watchdog News Hour

Connecticut Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr. will be our guest Tuesday night on the Watchdog New Hour at www.ontheHORN.com. Farrell, who was part of the former Republican administration, will soon be leaving office as he will be replaced by William M. Rubenstein, an anti-trust lawyer and a former assistant attorney general. Farrell will...

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Middletown Press Organizing Snow Shoveling Teams To Dig Out Elderly

January 31, 2011
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What a great thing for a newspaper to do. The Middletown Press is organizing teams of volunteers to help shovel out the elderly before the got hit with another foot or more of snow Wednesday. Police last weekend asked the local newspaper to alert its readers that a dozen seniors had called police saying...

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Buying A New PC?: Hold Off For USB 3 Port & Wi-Di

January 31, 2011
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If you are in the market for a new laptop or PC run on Microsoft, don’t buy one unless it has the new USB 3 port, it will make a world of a difference. USB – which stands for Universal Serial Bus – is the small data storage device which holds files, photos, and...

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Microsoft Explorer Has New Dangerous Hole, Stop Using Until Fixed

January 30, 2011
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The Wall Street Journal says that Microsoft said is looking in “a new vulnerability that affects every version of Windows currently supported. This is one of those zero-day vulnerabilities that come out of left field once in awhile and can be used by hackers to create troublemaking attacks.” In a posting by Arik Hesseldahl...

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Navigating Valentine’s Day and Other Capitalistic Tyrannies

January 30, 2011
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Navigating Valentine’s Day and Other Capitalistic Tyrannies

What do Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day have in common? They are holidays that legislate feelings and encourage (require) us to spend lots of money. In the case of Valentine’s Day that will be here in two weeks, love is the legislated feeling. This strikes me as being odd, perhaps even bizarre. What have...

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Pond House Christmas Decorations Presents Problem For Jewish Celebration

January 30, 2011
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Pond House Christmas Decorations Presents Problem For Jewish Celebration

The managers of a wonderful West Hartford restaurant and the devoted parents of twin 13-year-old girls could have avoided a nasty fight this month (January) by having details of their arrangement spelled out in writing. Eric Applebaum and his wife, also of West Hartford, wanted to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of their daughters on June...

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