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  • AXA XL Names Bertha to Lead U.S. East Region Multinational Casualty Group
    on May 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    AXA XL has promoted Marc Bertha as team lead for the U.S. Eastern Region Multinational Casualty group. Based in New York, Bertha will be leading the region’s underwriting team whose overall mission is to partner with new and existing clients […]

  • First Connecticut Crumbling Foundation Repaired with State’s Help
    on May 17, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Work has been completed on the first Connecticut home with a crumbling foundation, using funds from a captive insurance company created by the General Assembly in 2017. It took about six weeks to replace Kevin and Aisling McCloskey’s basement in […]

  • Eight Days After Cyberattack, Baltimore’s Network Still Hobbled
    by David McFadden on May 17, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    More than a week after a cyberattack hobbled Baltimore’s computer network, city officials said Wednesday they can’t predict when its overall system will be up and running and continued to give only the broadest outlines of the problem. Baltimore’s government […]

  • Prosecutor Says Limo Company Operator Knew of Vehicle Problems in New York Crash
    on May 17, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Prosecutors say the limousine company operator charged in connection with an upstate New York crash that killed 20 people was aware of prior passenger complaints about the ill-fated vehicle and had even refunded fares. In a document filed last week […]

  • A.I.M. Mutual Expands Workers’ Comp Coverage to Maine
    on May 16, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    After 30 years as a workers’ compensation insurance carrier in New England, A.I.M. Mutual has announced its expansion of coverage to Maine. Already serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut, this move for 2019 extends A.I.M. Mutual’s operational territory across […]

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  • Update: Georgia Gov Suspends Insurance Commissioner Beck Over Indictment
    by Amy O'Connor on May 17, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has suspended Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck from his position while he faces a 38-count indictment from a federal grand jury. On May 16, Kemp issued an executive order suspending Beck, effective immediately. The order came in […]

  • North Carolina Town Damaged by Tornado
    on May 17, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Officials say that a tornado roared through Wake County, North Carolina for up to eight miles, uprooting trees and damaging houses and roads throughout the town of Zebulon. No injuries have been reported. Two rounds of severe weather moved through […]

  • Arrest Made in Arson Fires to Homes Owned by South Carolina Gov
    by Meg Kinnard on May 17, 2019 at 4:01 am

    A 21-year-old man has been charged with intentionally setting a fire that damaged two Columbia rental properties owned by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Frank John Wilberding was arrested Tuesday and charged […]

  • Burns & Wilcox Hires Garcia as Marketing Director in Texas
    on May 16, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, Burns & Wilcox, has added Saul Garcia to its management team as director of Marketing in Texas. The new role was created to support the company’s recent growth in the region and provides opportunity […]

  • Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services Expands to Florida
    on May 16, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services, a membership alliance for independent insurance agencies, has expanded into Florida and has added two Miami agencies to the group, as well as made two senior appointments in the region. The two Miami-area agencies – NEA […]

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  • Frederick H. DiMeo Acquires Ozwald and Speaker in California
    on May 17, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    The Frederick H. DiMeo Insurance Agency Inc. has purchased the personal lines division of Oakland, Calif.-based Ozwald and Speaker Insurance Services Inc. The acquisition includes the purchase of six books of business, adding a reported $1.2 million of written premium […]

  • Nearly $1M Settlement in Wyoming Shooting of Man
    on May 17, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    A city in Wyoming has settled a lawsuit over a fatal shooting by two police officers. Attorneys for the estate of John Randall Veach said Tuesday they settled the lawsuit for $925,000 in damages. Rawlins Police Sgt. Jared Frakes and […]

  • Lawsuit Says Utah Bus Driver Was Sick, Tired Before Fatal Crash
    on May 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    A Greyhound driver who authorities say fell asleep before the bus careened off a road in the Utah desert two years ago was tired, sick and should never have been behind the wheel, according to a new lawsuit over the […]

  • California Bill to Expand Customer Ability to Sue over Handling of Data Fails
    by Katie Paul on May 17, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    California’s senate blocked a bill on Thursday that would have expanded the ability of consumers to sue companies over their handling of personal data, a win for tech industry groups concerned about wide-ranging privacy lawsuits. Under California’s data privacy law, […]

  • California Agent Allegedly Steals $65K from Small Business Owners
    on May 16, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    California Insurance agent Francis Okyere, 67, self-surrendered this week at the Los Angeles County Superior Court after being charged with four felony counts of grand theft. The charges arose from an investigation by the California Department of Insurance’s investigation division […]

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