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Red-Light Camera Debate Heats Up in New Jersey

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 21:54

Ground zero in the debate over New Jersey’s red light camera program shifted to a crowded, sweaty city hall office in Linden, New Jersey, Monday as the program’s most ardent critic locked horns with a mayor who wants to keep …

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Snowstorm Recovery Efforts Continue in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:57

The Buffalo, New York, region is continuing to recover and assess damages from last week’s record-breaking lake-effect snowstorm that brought more than 7 feet of snow to the area. State Farm spokesperson Rachael Risinger said that as of Tuesday, Nov. …

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North Carolina Insurance Agent Accused of Embezzlement

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:11

North Carolina insurance officials announced the arrest of Harry Bernard Laughlin of Charlotte on 28 felony counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that between August 2013 and March 2014, while acting as owner …

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AHT Insurance in Virginia Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:59

Armfield Harrison & Thomas Inc. (AHT Insurance) in Leesburg, Virginia, announced that President and CEO Alexander Green is retiring, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Green has been with the firm for 36 years and will continue to support the firm by …

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Liberty, Texas, Posting Auto Theft Warning Signs from Insurance Council

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:55

Police officers in Liberty, Texas, will be putting up crime prevention signs in their city this week to help motorists prevent auto thefts and burglaries. Black Friday and the holiday shopping season is a great time for business retailers and …

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Texas to Hold Hearings on Workers’ Comp Rates and Relativities

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:45

The Texas Department of Insurance has scheduled public hearings to review rates charged by insurers for workers’ compensation insurance in this state, and to consider revised Texas workers’ compensation classification relativities. The hearings will proceed consecutively, and will begin at …

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Reports: Wisconsin Train Derailment Caused by Human Error

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:44

A two-train collision and derailment last July in southeastern Wisconsin was caused by human error when the rear of a freight train was unintentionally backed onto another rail line, according to reports submitted to federal transportation officials. Incident reports released …

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Work Begins on Westernmost Levees in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:42

Terrebonne Parish flood protection planners are taking the first steps toward building the western footprint of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system in Louisiana. The 98-mile system’s newest authorization from Congress earlier this year extended its footprint about16 miles west from the …

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California Bus Crash That Killed 1 Was Its 2nd Wreck Of Day

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:41

A tour bus that drifted off a Northern California interstate and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man and injuring 30 others, was the vehicle’s second wreck in a day, authorities said. The bus was en route from Los …

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Missouri Seeking Administrator/Insurer for Workers’ Comp Residual Market

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:38

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration is seeking to contract with one or more entities to administer and provide workers’ compensation insurance for the state’s Workers’ Compensation Alternative Residual Market Plan (ARM Plan). All bidders must …

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Barney & Barney Opens Another Northern California Office

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:38

Barney & Barney announced the opening of a Walnut Creek, Calif. office to serve its growing number of clients in the East Bay. The office is in downtown Walnut Creek and will accommodate more than 70 Barney & Barney employees in the East Bay. …

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Mutual of Omaha CEO Neary to Retire; Blackledge Named President, Successor

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:37

Omaha, Neb.-based Mutual of Omaha Chairman and CEO Dan Neary announced that he will retire in 2015. He will retain the role of chairman of the company’s board of directors. Executive Vice President James T. Blackledge has been appointed president of …

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Insurers Already Banned from Paying Ransoms to Terrorist Organizations

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:36

The UK Government’s proposal to ban the payment of ransoms by insurers to terrorist organizations, which will be officially presented to Parliament tomorrow, is in fact already inscribed in law, not only by the UK, but also by the U.S., …

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Texas Woman Acquitted in Fiancé’s Death; GM Ignition-Switch Blamed

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:35

A Texas woman who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of her fiancé in a 2004 accident involving a since-recalled General Motors Saturn Ion won a reversal of her conviction. Candice Anderson, who was seriously injured in the …

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Outlook Revised to Positive for Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Co.

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:30

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a” for Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company (FUMI) in Jamestown, N.D. Concurrently, A.M. Best has also affirmed FUMI’s financial strength rating of A (Excellent). The …

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Vermont to Enforce Seat Belt Law Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:23

The Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program is going to be sponsoring a holiday “Click It or Ticket” campaign to encourage the use of seat belts and child safety seats. Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 26, motorists in Vermont can expect to …

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Allied World Launches Network Security Insurance Product for Canada

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:24

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG announced the launch of Allied World North America’s privacy and network security insurance product, called Privacy//101SM, which is tailored for the Canadian marketplace. Designed for small to mid-size companies, including law firms, healthcare and …

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Alabama Jury Awards Damages in Diamond-Swap Case

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:14

A Montgomery County jury has awarded a woman more than $30,000 in damages after she accused a jeweler of swapping a diamond she wanted to re-purpose with one of lesser value. WSFA-TV reported that the Alabama jury awarded DeeDee Nolan …

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Abuse Complaints Against Private West Virginia School Released

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:11

A former West Virginia boarding school for troubled youths was named in more than a dozen complaints of abuse and mistreatment over the past five years, one involving a student who allegedly volunteered a younger sibling to other residents for …

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Markel Names Glisson as Global Insurance President

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:45

Markel Corp. said that Britt Glisson has been appointed president of the Global Insurance division. Markel Global was formed following the acquisition of Alterra Capital Holdings by Markel in May 2013. The Markel Global team underwrites marine, professional liability, property, …

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