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Girl Bitten by Camel at Virginia Safari Park Gets $155K Settlement

A 10 year old girl who was bitten by a camel at a safari park in Virginia will get a $155,000 settlement. Citing court documents, local media outlets report that Madison Holland’s family has reached a settlement with the Virginia …

Wells Fargo Insurance Hires Marsh’s Hahn in New Jersey

Wells Fargo Insurance, a subsidiary of San Francisco, Calif., headquartered Wells Fargo & Company, has hired Mary-Beth Hahn as head of its national risk management practice. In her new role, Hahn will be based in Summit, N.J., and will report …

Former Delaware Administrative Officer’s Defamation Suit To Move Forward

A judge says New Castle County, Delaware’s former chief administrative officer can proceed with a defamation suit over his firing last year by County Executive Tom Gordon. While dismissing David Grimaldi’s claims that his firing violated his First Amendment rights …

Deceased Patient’s Family Sues U of Vermont Medical Center for Malpractice

The family of a New York man who died in the University of Vermont Medical Center’s emergency room in February has filed a lawsuit against the hospital claiming malpractice. The Burlington Free Press reported the suit, filed last month in …

Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.4M from Pennsylvania Employer

A man federal prosecutors say was victimized in an overseas, online romance scam has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for stealing more than $1.4 million from two Pittsburgh, Penn., area companies whose funds he controlled, according to officials. Jeffery Plimpton, 59, …

Lockton Hires Russell for Philadelphia Team

Lockton, a privately held insurance broker headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., has added Robert Russell to its employee benefit team as a vice president and unit manager in its Philadelphia, Penn., office. In his new role, Russell will manage Lockton’s …

Massachusetts Tax on Ridesharing to Go to Taxis, Infrastructure

Massachusetts is preparing to levy a 5-cent fee per trip on ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft and spend the money on the traditional taxi industry, a subsidy that appears to be the first of its kind in the …

Brown, Holmes & Milliken of Maine Hires Freeman

Brown, Holmes & Milliken Agency, an independent insurance agency based in Ellsworth, Maine, has hired Larry Freeman to join its sales staff. In his new role, Freeman will service commercial accounts along with selling home, auto and life policies. He is a 35 …

Massachusetts Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Four Years for Insurance Fraud

A Leominster, Mass., man who set fire to his own restaurant to collect the insurance money has been sentenced to four years in prison. Jeffrey Cordio, who owned the West End Diner, was also sentenced in federal court to three …

Pennsylvania Councilman to Resign Amid Insurance Fraud Charges Following 2014 Crash

A city councilman is resigning following charges he filed a false accident report and repeatedly changed his explanation for what happened. Lebanon, Penn., councilman Tony Matula, 59, faces charges including insurance fraud, false reports to law enforcement and hit and …

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