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Pennsylvania Fire Company Closes Following Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Authorities say a Pennsylvania volunteer fire company that was sued over sexual abuse by a firefighter and its alleged cover-up by fire officials has closed its fire station. Lancaster Emergency Management Agency director Randy Gockley tells LNP the West Willow …

Massachusetts’ Morrison Mahoney Elects Six New Partners

Morrison Mahoney LLP, a Boston, Mass.-headquartered law firm, has announced the election of six new partners. The partners represent a range of practice areas including appeals, insurance coverage, construction litigation, professional liability defense, medical malpractice, fraud, transportation and employment law …

EPIC Adds New Brokerage Team in Pittsburgh

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has opened operations in Pittsburgh, Penn., with the hiring of Sean Andreas, Al Dragotto, Kurt Karstens, Pete Kostorick, Sally Krauss, Zach Mendelson, Phil Wakim, …

Pennsylvania’s Kueny Insurance Merges with KMRD Partners

Kueny Insurance, a Warrington, Penn.-based insurance company, has merged with KMRD Partners, a boutique risk management and human capital solutions firm also based in Warrington. The merger brings three new team members to KMRD with experience in small to mid-size …

Maine Man Suing Over Workplace Accident That Claimed Two Fingers

A Machiasport, Maine, man is suing a salmon farm over a workplace injury in which he lost two fingers. Jesse Redman sued True North Salmon US Inc. and Cooke Aquaculture USA Inc. last week in U.S. District Court in Bangor, …

Delaware Announces Workers’ Compensation Rate Decrease

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro has announced that there will be a decrease in workers’ compensation insurance rates, effective December 1, 2017. “This insurance rate decrease has a direct impact on Delaware’s employers, enabling them to lower their costs and …

New York’s Michael Adam Insurance Agency Joins SAN Group Inc.

Satellite Agency Network Group Inc. (SAN) announced that Michael Adam Insurance Agency of Dansville, N.Y., has joined the alliance. By joining SAN Group, Michael Adam Insurance Agency will have access to additional markets and competitive insurance products in the industry. …

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, …

Hub International Acquires Assets of Maine’s Graffam Insurance Group

Hub International Limited (Hub), a global insurance brokerage, has acquired the assets of Graffam Insurance Group LLC (Graffam). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Cumberland Center, Maine, Graffam specializes in employee benefits and services businesses in Maine …

The Hilb Group Acquires Delaware’s CNC Insurance Associates Inc.

The Hilb Group LLC (THG), a property and casualty insurance and employee benefits broker, has acquired CNC Insurance Associates Inc. (CNC). The transaction became effective October 1, 2017. CNC is THG’s 38th acquisition since it was founded in 2009. Founded …

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