January 24, 2011
Over 7 TONS of tuna to benefit the NH Food Bank
JANUARY 24, 2011 (MANCHESTER, NH) – RiverStone Resources is pleased to announce that their annual in-house Tuna Drive to benefit the New Hampshire Food Bank was a major success, generating $22,230 which equates to 13,894 pounds of tuna in 5oz cans, the way the Food Bank purchases their tuna. Combined with the tuna collected at the RiverStone Cup Hockey game, the total exceeds 14,000 pounds of tuna; that’s more than 7 TONS of tuna!
The donation was a two part initiative to help support “Tuna Month” at the New Hampshire Food Bank. First RiverStone Resources’ employees held an internal fundraiser, in conjunction with RiverStone’s matching gift program, to collect as much money as possible to donate to the Food Bank for tuna purchases. The goal was to beat last year’s total donation of 3,725 pounds of tuna. This proved to be no issue for this motivated, energetic and kind-hearted group, as they crushed the record by collecting enough money to buy more than three times the amount of tuna.
The second part of RiverStone’s annual Tuna Drive took place at the 10th Annual RiverStone Cup hockey game on Saturday January 15th where the UNH Wildcats took on the Big Green of Dartmouth at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Fans were asked to bring tuna to the game and responded by bringing 209 pounds of tuna and donating $280 to support the New Hampshire Food Bank.
“We are once again blown away by this tremendous donation from our friends at RiverStone Resources and hockey fans from across the state” said Melanie Gosselin, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “RiverStone is a vital community partner for us and is truly dedicated to supporting the fight against hunger. They are creative thinkers with big hearts, looking for new ways to get people excited and motivated to donate. On behalf of everyone at the Food Bank, the 412 agencies that we serve and the 127,200 men, women and children that benefit from our services, thank you RiverStone for your ongoing support!”
Ben Bomhoff, RiverStone Resources Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer expressed his pride in the results of the joint endeavor, saying, “The response of RiverStone employees, as well as that of the many fans who turned out to support the effort, testifies to the strong community spirit we enjoy here in New Hampshire. There is nothing more important than reaching out to help friends and neighbors in need, and RiverStone Resources is proud to be a part of that vital work.”
About RiverStone Resources LLC
RiverStone Resources LLC of Manchester is part of Fairfax Holdings Ltd., one of the world’s largest insurance holding companies. RiverStone specializes in acquiring and managing run-off books of business and has highly developed expertise in direct and reinsurance claims, management of assumed and ceded insurance books of business, and handling of complex reinsurance recoveries and commutations.
About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of New Hampshire Catholic Charities, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. As the state’s only food bank, each year the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procures and distributes more than 6.5 million pounds of emergency food to needy people through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers.
Over the years the Food Bank has evolved as an organization, finding ways to fight the root causes of hunger through innovative programming that includes education, training and planning. These programs include the Mobile Food Pantry, Cooking Matters™ and Recipe for Success, which is the umbrella for the Food Bank’s outreach programs, offering job training, nutrition education and a production garden to grow vegetables for Food Bank programs and agencies.
For more information concerning the NH Food Bank, go to www.nhfoodbank.org.
January 24, 2011
Richard J. Fabian, will speak at the Council on Litigation Management Annual Conference at the New Orleans Marriot, New Orleans, Louisiana on March 23-25, 2011. Mr. Fabian will be on the panel entitled:
Hardball: Cutting Edge Litigation Management Strategies
A hard-hitting, moderated forum addressing cutting edge litigation management strategies and ethical considerations employed by the insurance industry and corporate America. Hardball will examine the use of existing strategies, the implementation of new and improved litigation management protocols and the effectiveness of these strategies to reduce legal spend and improve the quality of the product. This panel will include leading representatives of the insurance industry, corporate America and law firms throughout the United States Moderator/Conference Developer
January 24, 2011
Craig Brown, VP & Deputy General Counsel for RiverStone Resources, to speak at the 2011 PLRB/LIRB Claims Conference on April the 3rd- 6th in Nashville, Tennessee sponsored by Council on Litigation Management
Mr. Brown will address the following:
- Define what is and is not bad faith in the context of liability insurance
- Review how bad faith can arise in the context of the duty to defend, duty to settle, and duty to indemnify
- List ways to prevent accusations of bad faith from notice of the claim all the way through trial
- Identify conduct that can expose the company to punitive damages
January 24, 2011
Kim Howard, Assistant Vice President, Associate General Counsel of RiverStone Claims Management LLC to speak at the 23rd annual ABA Section of Litigation for Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 3-5, 2011, at the traditional venue, the beautiful Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona.