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Leavitt Group in Utah Names Woolsey VP of Personal Lines

Leavitt Group in Utah has named Rachael Woolsey vice president of personal lines. Woolsey worked for MetLife prior to Leavitt Group for nearly 17 years counseling independent agencies and serving in a variety of capacities. Her experience includes helping independent …

Nevada Worker Fired For Not Accepting Scientology, Suit Says

A Catholic woman fired from her job at a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker has filed a federal lawsuit against the business, saying she was pressured to watch videos on Scientology and was denied pay raises because …

Earthquake Resilience Topic at Southern California Conference

Most people aren’t prepared for the big one. If there was one common theme at a three-day earthquake conference in downtown Long Beach, Calif., that was it. The National Earthquake Conference, which runs through Friday, is a quadrennial event bringing …

Worldwide Facilities Acquires Sloan Mason in California

Worldwide Facilities LLC has agreed to acquire San Diego, Calif.-based Sloan Mason Insurance Services. Paul Mason, founder and president, and his team will join Worldwide Facilities. Mason will assume a leadership position as executive vice president with Worldwide Facilities in …

As Once-Mighty Politician Gets Prison, Albany Moves On

As former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was being sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption, many of the politicians he once served with were passing legislation to outlaw commercial bass fishing in the Hudson River. Significant proposals …

The Hanover’s Q1 Net Income Jumps 42% to $78M

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. reported net income of $78.2 million for the 2016 first quarter, a 42 percent increase from net income of $54.9 million in the first quarter of 2015. The latest earnings benefited from lower catastrophe losses. …

New Jersey Shore Towns Challenge Sand Dunes Plan as Storms Gather

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s warning of Hurricane Sandy-like destruction of the shore will be tested as the worst storm season in three years approaches and beachfront homeowners delay his building protective dunes along all 127 miles of the state’s …

JLT Re Enters U.S Mortgage Insurance Market

Reinsurance broker JLT Re has launched a new operation in North America – JLT Re Global Mortgage Solutions — to offer  insurance and reinsurance to government-sponsored entities, mortgage insurers, mortgage lenders and builders. Steve Rance has been appointed executive vice …

Settlement Reached Over Kansas Discrimination Claim

Saline County in Kansas and a former interim director of the Saline County Health Department have reached a $75,000 settlement over a sexual discrimination claim. The Salina Journal reported the county said that it denied liability associated with the claim, …

Boston Duck Tours Says Driver in Crash Had ‘Exemplary’ Record

Boston Duck Tours says the driver of the amphibious sightseeing vehicle that collided with a scooter in Boston, killing a woman, had an “exemplary record” during his six years with the company. A Boston Duck Tours spokesman said in a …

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