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Maine Workers’ Comp Loss Cost Increases

The National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) filing for the overall average workers’ compensation loss cost level change of +2.6 percent in Maine took effect on a new and renewal basis as of April 1. Based upon its review of …

Jewelry Expert Testifies in Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud-Fires Case

A local GOP fundraiser in Pennsylvania charged in a $20 million insurance scheme after three mansion fires in five years cursed and discussed the Mafia while meeting with a jewelry appraiser about her claims, the appraiser testified Tuesday. Claire Risoldi’s …

Oklahoma Gov. Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has requested a federal disaster declaration for Tulsa and Cleveland counties in the wake of deadly tornadoes that ripped through two mobile home parks near Sand Springs and another tornado that swept through Moore and heavily …

North Dakota Joining Wyoming Lawsuit over Federal Fracking Rules

North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it’s used on U.S. government lands. …

Nebraska Bill to Legalize Ridesharing Services Advances

A bill that would allow Uber, Lyft and other ride-booking services to operate legally in Nebraska is headed to a vote in the Legislature. The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee voted 5-2 to advance regulations for the smartphone-based services, which have …

CNA Names Lantero VP – Design and Real Estate Professional Liability

Chicago-based CNA has appointed Lisa Lantero to vice president for architects, engineers and contractors design liability and real estate professional liability businesses. Lantero joined CNA in 2009 as senior litigation counsel in CNA’s claim legal exposure management unit. Most recently, …

Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Commissioner Resigns; New Appointees Named

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has accepted the resignation of Troy Wilson Sr., the first chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. His resignation is effective May 31. The governor named Dr. LeRoy Young, of Oklahoma City, to replace Wilson on …

XS Brokers Hires Walker as Marketing Rep in Connecticut Office

XS Brokers, a wholesale agency based in Quincy, Massachusetts, has hired Joyce Walker as marketing representative.

California Workers’ Comp Committee Votes for Lower Mid-Year Filing

The California Workers’ Compensation Rating Bureau Governing Committee voted on Wednesday to authorize the WCIRB to submit a mid-year pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance that’s 5 percent lower than the Jan. 1 filing. The committee …

Taxi Group’s New Lawsuit Targets New York’s Uber Policy

A group of taxi companies sued New York claiming the city is wrongfully allowing Uber Technologies Inc. customers to hail rides with an app. Current law permits only yellow taxis with valid medallions to accept hails, regardless of whether they’re …

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