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NFP Acquires City Securities Insurance in Indiana

New York-based insurance broker and consultant, NFP, has acquired City Securities Insurance LLC in Indianapolis. The transaction closed on Dec. 30, 2016. City Securities Insurance is a full service property/casualty and benefits insurance consultant with a special focus on the …

Block Sworn in as Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Judge

Dirk V. Block is the newest judge to serve on the bench of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. He was sworn in on Jan. 13. Gov. Pete Ricketts appointed Judge Block on Dec. 8, 2016. Block fills a vacancy left …

CNA Names Lea Vice President, Commercial Underwriting for E&O, Cyber and Media

CNA said it has appointed Andy Lea as vice president of commercial underwriting for Errors & Omissions (E&O), Cyber and Media in the company’s commercial unit. In this role, Lea will manage the strategic direction of CNA’s Commercial E&O suite …

Report Shows Significant Rise in Number of Vermont Children in State Custody

A new report shows a significant increase in the number of Vermont children in protective state custody, such as foster care, in large part due to the opiate epidemic. The annual report on Vermont’s young children and families shows the …

Officials Investigating After Several Manholes Explode in Massachusetts Suburb

An electricity distribution company is investigating a series of manhole explosions in Brockton, Mass. Officials say firefighters found six manhole covers had blown off their bases early Monday. Fire shot up from the ground. At least two businesses had to …

High Levels of Lead Discovered at Western New York School District

Testing at 13 buildings belonging to a western New York school district returned results that confirmed the presence of elevated levels of lead in water at some schools. The Democrat & Chronicle reports nearly 14 percent of all faucets tested …

Hunt Called Off for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was called off Tuesday after almost three years of fruitless toil. The Boeing Co. 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8, 2014, on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on …

Timeliness of Securities Class Actions Under Supreme Court Scrutiny

The U.S. Supreme Court last Friday agreed to resolve a legal dispute over whether certain securities class action lawsuits can be barred because they were filed too late. The justices agreed to hear an appeal filed by the California Public …

Aon Completes Acquisition of Brazil Health & Benefits Firm, Admix

Aon announced it has completed its acquisition of Admix, the São Paulo, Brazil-based health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Admix’s brokerage and operational platform combined with Aon’s world-class actuarial, brokerage, and consulting capabilities creates the …

High-Flying Drone Market Comes Down to Earth Earlier Than Expected

Attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month could play around with a dizzying array of unmanned aerial vehicles. Drones that take selfies. Drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras to see at night. Drones that help …

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