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Massachusetts Court Reminds Auto Insurers of Importance of Retail Book Value

A Massachusetts appeals court used a recent case to warn auto insurers that it is important to take retail book value into consideration early in the settlement process. While the court ruled in favor of defendant Massachusetts Homeland Insurance Company …

Recently Installed Smoke Detectors Credited for Saving 4 Lives in Vermont

Vermont State Police are crediting two fire safety officials with saving the lives of three children and an adult who safely escaped a fire in a Brighton home days after the officials required that smoke detectors be installed in the …

Pennsylvania’s NSM Insurance Group Promotes Buler

NSM Insurance Group, a Conshohocken, Penn., based property and casualty insurance services firm, has promoted John Buler to director of the NSM Retail department. NSM Retail provides commercial property and casualty insurance and risk management services to middle market businesses …

Beverly City Hall in Massachusetts Evacuated After Fire Releases Toxic Gas

Beverly City Hall had to be evacuated along with several other buildings after officials say an underground electrical fire released dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide. Firefighters were called to city hall on Tuesday morning after smoke began emanating from a …

New Jersey Beach Town Fights Drowning Death Lawsuit

A beach town is using blunt legal arguments to resist a demand that it permanently close a section of beach where a man plunged into an inlet and drowned when the sand gave way beneath his feet. North Wildwood acknowledges …

State Agency Advocates for Self-Driving Car Legislation in Maryland

Maryland state’s Motor Vehicle Administration is advocating legislation that would transfer regulatory power of self-driving cars to the agency and the state police, saying the change may improve safety on Maryland roads and reduce human error. Motor Vehicle Administration representative …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Promotes Two New York Executives

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), has named Henning Haagen northeast zone executive for North America in addition to his current role as global head of aviation, effective immediately. Haagen will take over responsibility for …

Arbella Insurance Group in Massachusetts Promotes Chaves

The Arbella Insurance Group, a property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Quincy, Mass., has appointed Allen Chaves to the newly created position of director of data governance and research analytics. Chaves will be the business lead for Arbella’s corporate …

Ironshore Expands High Net Worth Homeowners Coverage Into New York

Ironshore Private Client Group has expanded its Private Insurance Portfolio product to high net worth homeowners throughout the state of New York, effective Jan. 23, 2017. Ironshore Private Insurance Portfolio, a customized policy providing property and liability coverage for homes …

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 …

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