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Sisters’ Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Diocese Claims Sex Abuse by Priest

Two sisters have sued a Catholic priest, his central Pennsylvania diocese and two ex-bishops who supervised him, saying the cleric molested them repeatedly as girls — including one at her first Communion party. The younger sister, who is now 47, …

Family Alleges Maryland Security Guards Chased Shoplifter to Death

The family of a suspected shoplifter who drowned after running from Arundel Mills mall security officers is suing the shopping center’s security staff for allegedly chasing him to his death. The Capital reports Tavon Talley’s family filed the lawsuit against …

For Alper Services, Insurance Is Just the Beginning

Though insurance is a major component of what it does, Chicago-based Alper Services doesn’t have the word “insurance” in its name for a reason. That’s because from the very beginning the company has aimed to be more than simply an …

Rhode Island Lawmakers Pass Ridesharing, Drone Bills

Rhode Island’s legislature has passed a bill to legalize and regulate ride-hailing app companies such as Uber. The legislation was among hundreds of bills passed during an all-night session that ended Saturday. It would put Uber, Lyft and similar companies …

Florida’s Citizens Says AOB Abuse to Blame for Statewide Rate Increase of 6.8%

Citizens Board of Governors has approved recommended rates for 2017 that equal an average rate increase of nearly 7 percent statewide. The company said the increase is a necessary response to rising non-weather water losses and assignment of benefit (AOB) …

McGhee Elected President of Arkansas Independent Agents Insurance Group

 Bill McGhee, of McGhee Insurance Inc., in Little Rock, Ark., has been elected president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas. McGhee previously served on the IIAA executive committee and board of directors. Other elected officers include: President-Elect Mike Luttrell …

Wisconsin Commissioner Approved for IAIS Leadership Role

Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel was approved as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak was elected vice-chair of the Executive Committee. Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax …

B&H Risk Services Adds Abbate in Houston

B&H Risk Services has hired Kate Abbate to focus on business development in Houston and San Antonio. Experienced in insurance underwriting and brokering, Abbate joined B&H Risk Services from Burns & Wilcox. Abbate is based in Houston. Source: B&H Risk Services

Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Case Goes to Jury

The recollections of Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant about events 45 years ago were questioned a final time before jurors were asked to decide who to believe about the genesis of the band’s classic “Stairway to Heaven.” Plant …

Crawford & Co. Names Agadi President and CEO

Atlanta-based international claims management firm Crawford & Co. has named Harsha V. Agadi president and CEO. He has served as interim president and CEO since August 2015. Agadi was named interim CEO last August when Jeffrey Bowman agreed to step …

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