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Technology Being Blamed for Driving Up Massachusetts Car Insurance Rates

Auto insurance rates in Massachusetts are on the rise and technology is to blame. Industry experts tell The Boston Globe that drivers distracted by smartphones are crashing more often and those cars are now more expensive to repair because they’re loaded …

Maryland-Based Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company Promotes Adelman

Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, a Towson, Md.-based provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has promoted Joan Adelman to vice president of legal services. In her new role, Adelman is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the legal department, including supervision of …

Lack of Comma Sense Ignites Debate After Ruling in $10M Suit

It all came down to a missing comma, and not just any one. And it’s reignited a longstanding debate over whether the punctuation is necessary. A federal appeals court decided this week to keep alive a lawsuit by dairy drivers …

The Hilb Group Acquires New Jersey-Based American Truck Insurance Exchange

The Hilb Group LLC (THG), a Richmond, Va.-headquartered middle market insurance agency, has acquired Manasquan, N.J.-based American Truck Insurance Exchange LLC (ATIE). The transaction became effective March 1, 2017. ATIE is a property and casualty insurance agency that specializes in …

Fire That Did $100K in Damage to Delaware Jewelry Store Was Accidental

Officials say a fire at a jewelry store in Delaware that did $100,000 in damage was accidental. The office of the state fire marshal says the fire was reported shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the Jewelry Exchange of Delaware …

Penn State Ex-President Heads to Trial in Sandusky Scandal

Penn State’s former president faces trial Monday on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago, and two of his former top lieutenants who just pleaded guilty …

Vandals Contaminated Pennsylvania Mobile Home Park’s Water System

Authorities say vandals contaminated the private water system of a mobile home park in western Pennsylvania, leaving about 50 homes without water service. State police in Westmoreland County say someone entered the community water facility at the Pineview Manor Park …

Cashier Admits Stealing $13M at Pennsylvania Monuments Firm

The former cashier at a Pennsylvania monuments and engraving firm has acknowledged stealing nearly $13 million over 16 years and is hoping a judge will approve a seven-and-a-half-year federal prison sentence for her crimes. Cynthia Mills’ defense attorney, Phil DiLucente, …

Connecticut Dental Practice Manager Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

The office manager of a Stamford, Conn., dental practice has pleaded guilty to using a retired dentist’s records to charge insurance companies almost $600,000 for work that was never performed. Elena Ilizarov pleaded guilty in federal court this week to …

New York Insurance Broker Sentenced in $1M Fraud Scheme

An Albany insurance broker has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a $1 million securities fraud scheme. Lawrence D. Rosenbaum previously pleaded guilty to charges including grand larceny and securities fraud. He also admitted failing to file state …

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