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Central California Blaze Considered Most Destructive in County History

A California wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 200 homes in the southern Sierra Nevada burned away from neighborhoods this week, clearing the way for some residents to return to homes that survived the savage flames. The fire grew …

Stone Creek Names Gracey Personal Lines Account Manager in California

Lafayette, Calif.-based Stone Creek Insurance Agency has named Megan Gracey a personal lines manager for its Northern California office. Gracey specializes in customer service, account management, annual client review and business development. She has 5 years of experience as a …

As Flood Rages on in West Virginia, 2 Missing Campers Found Alive

Two men who were presumed dead when a camper was swept away in rushing waters during the West Virginia floods have been found alive, officials said Monday as more heavy rain fell on already-soaked parts of the state. The discovery …

U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Miami Predatory Lending Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic homebuyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. The …

2 North Texas-Area Facilities Fined by Federal Safety Regulators

Federal safety regulators have fined two different companies over safety violation in facilities located in North Texas. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined steel fabricator, K-T Galvanizing Company Inc., $53,200 for 13 serious violations found in its facility …

Ironshore’s Pembroke Agency Adds Cyber Coverage to Financial Institution Crime Policies

Ironshore’s Pembroke Managing Agency Limited has updated its Financial Institutions Crime program to include cyber fraud and cyber extortion. Pembroke’s crime coverage for Financial Institutions indemnifies a company for direct financial loss resulting from internal and external fraud incidents. The …

Insurer for Nebraska Town Settles Claim Filed in Water Park Death

Grand Island, Neb.’s insurance carrier has settled a claim against the city over the drowning of a 5-year-old girl at the city’s Island Oasis Water Park last summer. The claim for more than $1 million was filed in September by …

Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Expanding Gun Rights

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a gun measure that would allow the concealed carry of firearms without a permit and expand residents’ rights to stand and fight against perceived threats — a move that could set up a battle …

RHSB Adds Galati as Assistant VP

Nick Galati has joined Texas-based independent insurance broker, RHSB, as assistant vice president. He is a sales executive focusing on commercial property/casualty insurance products and services for middle-market companies. Galati comes to RHSB with more than six years’ experience in …

Texas Workers’ Comp Discount, Interest Rate Set for Q3

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation has set the rate for any interest or discount provided for the third quarter of 2016 at 4.03 percent. This rate is computed by using the treasury constant maturity rate for …

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