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Typhoon Hato Intensifies as It Heads to Hong Kong

Hong Kong was preparing to shutter businesses as Typhoon Hato drew closer to the city, with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. scrapping flights and the local observatory warning it may raise the third-highest storm signal at midnight local time. The tropical …

Illinois Attorney General Reaches $4.5M Settlement in Opioid Marketing Case

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has reached a $4.5 million settlement with an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company that her office sued for deceptive marketing of an opioid drug meant for cancer patients. Madigan said Insys Therapeutics Inc. “pushed a highly addictive …

Federal Funding Available to West Virginia Flood Victims

President Donald Trump has made federal funding available residents in four West Virginia counties dealing with severe flooding, landslides and mudslides. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the money is available for people in Harrison, Marion, Marshall and Wetzel counties. …

Miami Insurance Agent Arrested Over Assisted Living Facility Fraud Scheme

An investigation led by the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) Bureau of Insurance Fraud has led to the arrest of a Miami insurance agent for attempting to evade a higher insurance premium for his assisted living facility (ALF) client. …

More Louisiana Homeowners Eligible for Flood Recovery Aid

Louisiana’s flood recovery board agreed on Aug. 18 to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to widen eligibility for a homeowner aid program by including those whose flood insurance proceeds didn’t cover their rebuilding costs. Grant amounts for some homeowners without …

Clemson University Fraternity Hazing Death Settled for $250K

A judge has approved a $250,000 settlement between Clemson University and the family of a student who died during a fraternity pledge run nearly three years ago. Judge Robin Stilwell on Thursday approved the deal that Clemson reached with Tucker …

Greenberg Traurig Adds Michelman & Robinson’s Sebastinelli in California

Greenberg Traurig LLP has added insurance regulatory attorney John A. Sebastinelli as shareholder to its policy and insurance regulatory and transactions practices in the firm’s San Francisco, Calif. office. Sebastinelli’s practice focuses primarily on California insurance regulatory law matters. He …

Brightway Chairman Miller Announces Changes to Top Leadership Positions

Brightway Insurance Co-Founder and Chairman David Miller has announced he will transition to executive chairman and Michael Miller, formerly vice chairman and co-founder, will take over as chairman of the Florida-based company. David Miller announced the change in the company’s …

Seeman Holtz Acquires Agency Acquisitions LLC in Texas

Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Inc. has acquired Agency Acquisitions LLC, headquartered in Arlington, Texas. Agency Acquisitions specializes in trucking insurance. Seeman Holtz said the acquisition will add a niche service to its portfolio and broaden its client reach throughout …

Judge Divides $100K Insurance Payout to Victims of 2015 Oklahoma Parade Crash

A Payne County judge has distributed $100,000 in insurance money to victims of a 2015 homecoming parade crash at Oklahoma State University that killed four people and injured dozens more. Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler was tasked with deciding how …

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