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Kansas Earthquakes Further Damaging Century-Old Courthouse

Harper County officials are grappling with how to fix a century-old courthouse that was already deteriorating before a sharp increase in earthquakes began rattling south-central Kansas. The bill just to repair the 107-year-old stairways has increased from $400,000 to $1.1 …

Michigan Pot Grower Who Didn’t Tell Insurer Must Reimburse Fire Claim Payment

An insurance company that didn’t know about a medical marijuana nursery in a Bay City, Mich., basement can recover more than $130,000 paid after the house was destroyed by fire. A federal appeals court upheld a decision by U.S. District …

N.Y. Regulator Lawsky Says Banks Need Money-Laundering Spot Checks

New York’s banking regulator floated a plan Wednesday to spot-check banks’ money laundering controls and hold executives accountable if they fail. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services, made the remarks in a speech at Columbia Law …

New Jersey’s Selective Insurance Hires Eden as Head of Commercial Lines

Selective Insurance Group Inc. in Branchville, New Jersey, has hired Douglas T. Eden as executive vice president, head of commercial lines. Eden will assume responsibility for all aspects of standard commercial lines operations, including all regional management.

N.J. Bill Seeks to Prohibit Home Insurers From Raising Rates After Single Claim

A bill currently under consideration in the New Jersey Assembly would prohibit insurance companies from increasing the homeowners insurance policy’s premium based on one claim filed during the policy’s coverage period. The Assembly Bill 4170 (An act concerning homeowners insurance …

Aon Launches Maximum Protection Coverage for Directors & Officers

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, has launched Maximum Protection D&O, which provides additional coverage to directors and officers when non-indemnifiable D&O limits are exhausted or do not respond. “One of the greatest risks for …

Three Arrested in Florida in Unlicensed Clinic PIP Fraud Scam

Three Central Florida arrests were made by the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud for the operation of an unlicensed clinic in Orlando that was used as part of a personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scheme, according to the Florida Department …

Report: North Carolina Hospitals Reduce Lawsuits Against Patients

Two North Carolina newspapers report that hospitals in the state have sharply reduced the practice of suing patients who don’t pay their bills. The analysis by the The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer of Raleigh shows that from …

Mass. Gov. Baker: Federal Officials Encouraging on Disaster Relief

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday he’s gotten encouraging signs from federal officials as he’s begun reaching out to them with Massachusetts preparing a formal request for disaster relief following the spate of snowstorms. Back home after a National Governors …

Kentucky Bill Would Exempt Unpaid Pastors from Workers’ Comp Insurance

Kentucky House lawmakers have advanced a bill that would exempt some pastors from paying workers’ compensation insurance. Kentucky has hundreds of churches with tiny congregations whose pastors work for free. The state fined some of those churches last year because …

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