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JMB Insurance Adds Kanter in Chicago

JMB Insurance Agency, a Chicago-based risk management services and insurance brokerage, has added Ben Kanter as a producer to work with its rapidly expanding private equity and real estate groups. In this role, Kanter will be responsible for the development …

Home, Auto Insurance Rates Rose Slightly in Ohio in 2016

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment says that the average rates in 2016 for the top 10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively. Ohioans pay among the lowest average …

Former Patriots Players Speaking at Risk Conference Air Opinions on Kneeling

Watching NFL players kneel during the National Anthem didn’t sit well with a pair of former New England Patriots players, who aired their feelings about players protesting during the opening of football games during a risk management conference on Wednesday. …

New York Marine & General Insured Las Vegas Festival Targeted by Shooter

A Live National Entertainment Inc. Las Vegas country musical festival that was targeted Oct. 1 in the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was insured by New York Marine & General Insurance Co., according to a permit document filed …

Year After Texas Balloon Crash, NTSB Wants Medical Certification Exemption Tossed

The National Transportation Safety Board has called on the Federal Aviation Administration to remove its medical certification exemption for commercial balloon operators, saying it contributed to a July 30, 2016, balloon crash in Texas that killed 15 passengers and the …

Arkansas Gov. Opposed to Tapping General Revenue for Road Improvements

Arkansas’ governor says he’ll “vigorously oppose” any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters he opposes any attempt to divert tax revenue from new and used car sales, …

Records Show Unprecedented Increase in Firearm Thefts in Kansas City

Police records show there has been an unprecedented spike in gun thefts in Kansas City, Missouri. The number of annual firearms thefts sharply increased between 2015 and 2016, according to police data obtained by the Kansas City Star. Police received …

Alerts System for Tech-Connected Cars Planned for Ohio Turnpike

Officials are planning a new system of travel alert information for part of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland with an eye toward a day when autonomous vehicles might regularly cruise the roadway. The Turnpike Commission will use roadside sensors and …

Ex-Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma: Insurer’s $4M Payout for Lost Ring not Enough

The former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is suing an insurance company and broker because she says the $4 million she received for a lost blue diamond ring isn’t enough. The Tulsa World reports that Kathy Taylor’s federal lawsuit filed in …

Mass. SJC Reverses Lower Court’s Decision in Legal Malpractice Suit

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has reversed a Superior Court decision in favor of a law firm in a legal malpractice suit. The plaintiff, Kiribati Seafood Company LLC, brought the legal malpractice claim against its former law firm, Dechert LLP, …

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