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Draft Rules for Medical Marijuana in the Works in Arkansas

Medical marijuana products sold in Arkansas would have to include detailed labels with information about their laboratory analysis, dosage, source and warnings under a draft of rules being prepared for the launch of the state’s medical pot program. The proposed …

Texas Judge Upholds Ban on Guns in Waller County Courthouse

A judge’s ruling that upholds Waller County’s ban on guns in its courthouse keeps the southeast Texas county at odds with the state attorney general. State District Judge Albert McCaig Jr. ruled this week in a lawsuit by a gun …

Insurance Associations AAMGA, NAPSLO Move Forward with Merger Talks

A possible merger of the nation’s two major excess and surplus lines organizations is on track. The American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) said they are moving forward with …

Drought in 6 Louisiana Parishes Leads to Disaster Declarations

Six Louisiana parishes have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by recent drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the designation to Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Madison, Richland and Tensas parishes on Nov. 23, …

Illinois Sees Year-over-Year Increase in Obamacare Sign-Ups

Officials say more than 68,000 Illinoisans have selected health plans using the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace, up nearly 1,400 compared to the same time last year. The sign-ups are happening as President-elect Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress …

Hub Acquires the Assets of Pinnacle in Massachusetts

Global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (Hub) has acquired the assets of Pinnacle Financial Group and Pinnacle Insurance Agency, a Boston, Mass., based provider of life insurance solutions and services to family offices, affluent families and middle market and large …

California Commissioner Issues Auto Collision Repair Regulations

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued new Auto Collision Repair Labor Rate Survey Regulations that he said will increase consumer protections when a damaged vehicle is repaired. The California Department of Insurance over the last several years has worked on …

Insurers Praise House Approval of Systemic Risk Reform Bill

The House of Representatives took a step toward changing the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law by passing a measure that requires that a systemic risk designation be based on more than a financial institution’s size. The House vote was heralded by …

Judge Adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M Verdict Against Penn State

A former Penn State assistant football coach’s treatment by the school after Jerry Sandusky was arrested entitles him to more than $12 million, a judge said Wednesday in a ruling that substantially increased last month’s jury award. Judge Thomas Gavin …

Report Calls on New Hampshire to Prepare for Rising Seas

Though the worst impacts of rising seas in New Hampshire are decades away, a state commission is warning that coastal communities must act now to ensure vulnerable buildings are protected and roads, bridges and other structures constructed in the future …

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