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Sherman Named President of Michigan’s Acrisure

Acrisure LLC, a national retail consulting and insurance broker based in Caledonia, Mich., has named D. Michael Sherman as president. Sherman joined Acrisure in January as a strategic advisor, bringing more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry …

MJ Insurance Adds Parker, Slusser to Risk Management Team in Indianapolis

Indiana-based MJ Insurance, has welcomed two new additions to the risk management department in its Indianapolis headquarters, Aaron Parker and Jon Slusser. Parker joins the MJ team as a client executive, responsible for the overall client experience — creating and …

Smith Joins Sales, Marketing Team at Crystal & Co. in Houston

Matthew Smith has been named a director within the national sales and marketing team in the Houston office of the national insurance brokerage firm, Crystal & Company. He is responsible for business development and expanding client relationships. Smith previously served …

Despite Opposition, Controversial Insurance Bill Moving in Texas Legislature

Note: This story originally appeared in the Texas Tribune Texas property owners could face new hurdles when they try to sue their insurer over storm claims under controversial legislation being cheered by groups seeking curbs on lawsuits but jeered by …

Small Quake Rattles Northwestern Colorado

A minor earthquake rattled homes in northwestern Colorado over the weekend. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports the magnitude 3.7 quake hit just before noon Saturday. The epicenter was 2.5 miles northwest of Rangely, a town of about 2,000 …

Feds Will Use Fires to Lower Washington Wildfire Risks

To reduce the risks of wildfires, federal officials this spring are planning to conduct controlled burns on more than 9,000 acres of land in Washington state forests. The Seattle Times reported the fires planned in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is …

Minor Temblor Reported off Bay in Washington

A small earthquake struck near Port Townsend in Admiralty Bay. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says the earthquake happened shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday between Port Townsend and Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island. The 3.1-magnitude quake occurred at a depth of …

Everest Joins California Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Governing Committee

The Everest National Insurance Co. has joined the Governing Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. The WCIRB Governing Committee is responsible for setting policy and overseeing the management of the affairs of the WCIRB. The WCIRB …

Supreme Court Rejects GM Use of Bankruptcy to Block Ignition Lawsuits

General Motors Co.’s bid to block hundreds of lawsuits, potentially worth billions of dollars, over a deadly ignition-switch defect broke down on Monday when the Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal claiming the suits were barred by the No. …

Massachusetts Lawmakers Debate Pot Regulators’ Independence

Recreational marijuana may be legal for adults in Massachusetts but who ultimately will be in charge of regulating and enforcing the new law remains the subject of behind-the-scenes maneuvering on Beacon Hill. A legislative committee created to review and potentially make revisions …

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