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Senior VP Weaver to Retire from McGraw Group in California

Brian Weaver, senior vice president of sales for Menlo Park, Calif.-based McGraw Group of Affiliated Cos., will retire effective Sept. 30. Cindy Roth will be joining the McGraw Group as senior vice president of sales and distribution beginning Sept. 24. Weaver has …

Starley-Leavitt Insurance Agency Taps Donnelley in Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho-based Starley-Leavitt Insurance Agency has named Nikki Donnelley an account executive. Donnelley specializes in commercial insurance for construction and condominium risks.  She has worked in the insurance industry since 1991 and also has experience managing a large construction …

Treasury Hasn’t Determined Boston Bombing Was ‘Act of Terrorism’ Under TRIA

A U.S. Treasury Department spokesperson last week provided a statement to Boston news outlets that said “The Secretary has not determined that there has been an ‘act of terrorism’ under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act” for the April 15, 2013, …

Conklin Named Ohio Insurance Department Legislative Liaison

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor has named Allison Conklin as the Department’s legislative liaison. Conklin will work in the Executive Office’s Legislative Affairs Division. Conklin’s duties will include interfacing with legislators, government agencies and other …

Slight Decline in Work-Related Deaths in Louisiana in 2013

The number of work-related fatalities in 2013 in Louisiana declined to 114, according to a preliminary count by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) reported. The figure was …

Texas Sets Workers’ Comp Weekly Benefit Rates for Coming Year

The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that the workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2015 has been set at $860.52. The maximum weekly benefit …

Oklahoma Plating Company Fined $341.5K for Workplace Safety Violations

Pride Plating Inc. in Grove, Okla., was cited on Sept. 4 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to cancer-causing health hazards from hexavalent chromium. The company received 38 violations with proposed penalties …

Corps Wants Changes at Louisiana’s Morganza Flood Control Structure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold public meetings next week on plans to tweak the way the Morganza flood control structure is operated during floods. The Morganza flood control structure diverts water from the Mississippi River into the …

Ohio: Man Must Sue State to Fix Damage from Falling Concrete

A man whose car was damaged by concrete falling from a bridge just blocks away from where Cincinnati Bengals fans were tailgating will have to sue to get any money out of the state of Ohio. No one was injured, …

Michigan Panel: Special Authority Needed to Target Car Insurance Fraud

Michigan should create a special authority devoted to targeting auto insurance fraud and require insurers to more frequently send electronic verification of drivers’ insurance to the state, a task force recommended. The panel, created a year ago by Secretary of …

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