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Liberty Mutual Adds 2 Excess Casualty Products for Large Companies

Liberty Mutual Insurance has launched two new excess casualty products for large companies: the Utility Follow Form Excess for the power and utility sectors, and the Integrated Occurrence Form for the large corporate sector. Both are available from Liberty Surplus …

Florida Governor Issues Emergency Rule on Public Notice of Pollution Events

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued an emergency rule requiring public notification of pollution events within 24 hours, a move that comes after it took weeks to notify local residents about a fertilizer plant that leaked millions of gallons of …

Alabama Water Utility Sues 30-Plus Flooring Companies Over Water Pollution

The Water Works and Sewer Board in Gadsden, Ala., has filed a lawsuit against more than 30 carpet and textile companies over pollution in the city’s water supply. Media outlets report that the lawsuit, filed Sept. 22, says the companies …

University in South Carolina Awarded $25K to Study Climate Change on State’s Coast

College students will be working to gauge the impact of climate change along the South Carolina coast, one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. The Sun News reports that Coastal Carolina University has received a $25,000 National Science Foundation …

North Carolina Woman Accused of Filing $42K Property Claim With 2 Companies

A woman in North Carolina has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud for allegedly submitting a duplicate property claim, according to North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Kathryn Taylor Reynolds, 39, of Dobson has been charged with one count …

NAMIC Taps Harford Mutual’s Linkous as Chairman

The new chairman of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is Steve Linkous, president and CEO of Bel Air, Maryland-based Harford Mutual Insurance Companies. In his address at the group’s annual convention in Vancouver, Linkous urged members to seize …

Sit Down for This One: Self-Driving Chair Takes Stress Out of Waiting in Line

Japanese car maker Nissan has designed a self-driving chair for those who can’t stand standing in line waiting to get into their favorite restaurant, concert, motor vehicle office or other popular venue. The autonomous chair automatically advances as the line …

Topa Names Provencher Senior Vice President in Claims in California

Topa Insurance Group has named Judith Provencher senior vice president in claims in its Calabasas, Calif. office. Provencher Oversees all claims operations within the Topa group, including Topa Insurance Co., a California domiciled company, and Dorchester Insurance Co., a U.S. …

Senate, House Override President’s Veto of Saudi Arabia 9/11 Lawsuit Bill

Congress turned aside a last-ditch lobbying effort by the White House and Saudi Arabia Wednesday and overrode President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow the kingdom to be sued for involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks. The emotions …

Oklahoma to Hold Free Forums for Workers’ Comp Agents, Adjusters

Workers’ compensation professionals in Oklahoma will have the opportunity to learn crucial information about the industry at two free events. The Oklahoma Insurance Department and the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) will host the 2016 State Advisory Forums on …

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