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Maryland Begins Electronic Filing of Court Documents

The Maryland court system is launching an electronic case management system to eventually enable people statewide to file and view court documents on their computers. Tuesday’s launch in Annapolis makes electronic filing mandatory for attorneys practicing in Anne Arundel County …

Mass. OKs Bill Providing Liability Coverage in FAIR Plan Dwelling Policy

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that would require the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA) — also known as the Massachusetts FAIR Plan — to have liability coverage included in its Non-Owner Occupied Dwelling policy …

Lawley Insurance Acquires S. Turtletaub & Sons in New Jersey

Lawley Insurance, an independent agency based in Buffalo, New York, has acquired S. Turtletaub & Sons Inc., an agency in Bayonne, New Jersey. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is part of Lawley Insurance’s overall New York …

U.S. Eyes Sale of New York’s Waldorf Hotel to Chinese Insurer

Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at last week’s sale of New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company. U.S. officials said Monday they are reviewing the Oct. 6 purchase …

Venture Insurance Promotes Zamadics to Underwriting Manager in Penn.

Venture Insurance Programs, a program administrator in West Chester, Pennsylvania, promoted Anne Marie Zamadics to underwriting manager for its Preferred Club program for golf and country clubs and Suitelife program for hotels and resorts. In this new role, Zamadics is …

Connecticut Lab to Test Medical Marijuana for Patient Safety

Nicole Steinhilber recently graduated from the University of Hartford in Connecticut with a degree in chemistry and didn’t have to look far to find a job. Steinhilber is working as a lab technician in a converted former mill building Willington, …

Safety a Focus in Pennsylvania Crude Oil Transport

Millions of gallons of crude oil are passing through western Pennsylvania — up to 75 trains each week on their way to refineries in the East — according to records released by state emergency management officials. A Tribune-Review analysis of …

IFG Hires Golder as Excess/Umbrella Division Director in Connecticut

IFG Companies has hired D. Scott Golder as director in its Excess/Umbrella Division. Golder will be based in IFG’s Hartford, Connecticut, office. For the past 25 years, Golder has held a number of underwriting and managerial roles within The Travelers …

EPIC Hires Cosgrove as Managing Principal in New York

Retail insurance broker EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) has hired William P. (Bill) Cosgrove as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader. Cosgrove will be based in New York and will report to Derek Thomas, EPIC’s chief strategy officer, and …

N.H. Resident Sentenced to Prison for Felony Insurance Fraud

The New Hampshire Insurance Department announced that a Nashua, N.H., resident pleaded guilty in Hillsborough County Superior Court on Oct. 9 to two charges of felony insurance fraud and one felony charge of bail jumping, stemming from a fraudulent insurance …

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