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More Snow Threatening for Western New York as Flooding Risk

Lake-effect snow that killed six people and halted travel across western New York may reach as high as 7 feet in some areas before stopping tomorrow, when temperatures will start to rise along with the risk of flooding. At least …

Hub International Northeast Hires Dionisio as Personal Lines VP in Conn.

HUB International Northeast, part of Hub International Limited, has hired Rose Dionisio as vice president of Personal Lines. Based out of the firm’s Fairfield, Connecticut office, Dionisio will be responsible for business development, client retention and sales for the firm’s …

Conn. Court: Enfield Homeowner Not Liable in Icy Sidewalk ‘Slip and Fall’ Case

Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that property owners can’t be sued for injuries suffered when someone slips on an icy sidewalk in front of their home or business, unless their town has a specific law making them liable. The ruling …

Connecticut Commissioner Leonardi to Step Down, Join New York Investment Firm

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi will step down from his post on Dec. 11, 2014, to join a New York-based global investment banking advisory firm, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Wednesday.

New York DFS Superintendent Lawsky Leaving After $3B in Fines Makes Mark

When Ocwen Financial Corp. shares soared on the news that regulator Benjamin Lawsky, who’s probing the company, will step down, Bill Miller shrugged. The next head of New York’s Department of Financial Services will probably be as aggressive as Lawsky, …

Lawyer: Morgan Sustained ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’ in N.J. Turnpike Crash

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was in a coma for days with a traumatic brain injury after a highway crash in which his van was struck from behind by a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck five months ago, according to his lawyer. Morgan, …

Lancer Indemnity Hires Wind as Underwriter in New York

Lancer Indemnity Company, a standard lines commercial property/casualty insurance company in Long Beach, New York, has hired Mickey Wind as underwriter. In this position, Wind will focus on new business accounts and analyze commercial business risks. Prior to joining Lancer …

FBinsure Acquires Gramlich Insurance Agency in Massachusetts

FBinsure, an independent insurance agency based in Taunton, Massachusetts, announced its acquisition of Gramlich Insurance Agency, an independent agency in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ray Gramlich, president of Gramlich Insurance Agency, will be …

Maryland Firm to Pay $415K to Settle EEOC Discrimination Suit

A Maryland-based environmental remediation services contractor will pay $415,000 and provide comprehensive equitable relief to resolve a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) race, gender discrimination and harassment lawsuit, the federal agency announced on Nov. 13. The EEOC had charged …

New Jersey Approves 2.9% Increase in Workers’ Comp Rates, Rating Values

New Jersey’s Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau announced that the commissioner of banking and insurance has approved a 2.9 percent increase in rates and rating values applicable to New Jersey workers’ compensation and employers liability insurance effective Jan. 1, 2015 …

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