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4 Months of Hand-Held Speed Cameras Generate $630K for Ohio City

Toledo, Ohio, collected almost $630,000 during its first four months of using hand-held cameras to catch speeding drivers, providing a financial boost to a city facing budget troubles. The program was expected to generate $800,000 in a year but is …

Farley Joins Ohio Insurance Institute as VP Legal, Government Affairs

Michael D. Farley has joined the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) as vice president of legal and government affairs. Farley will assume leadership of the association’s legislative and regulatory affairs initiatives, a position previously held by OII newly appointed president Dean …

Wisconsin Agency Changes Name to Thomas Bradley Insurance

Verona, Wis.-based insurance agency B.Goll & Dunn announced it has changed its name to Thomas Bradley Insurance. The name change is part of a larger rebranding corporate identity effort, including a new logo, color schemes, and recently launched website. The …

Great American Insurance to Acquire National Interstate Corporation

National Interstate Corp. (National Interstate), based in Richfield, Ohio, announced it has agreed to be acquired by Great American Insurance Co. (Great American), a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Financial Group Inc. (AFG). Under the terms of the agreement, Great American …

Woman’s Joplin Tornado-Related Suit Against Home Depot Tossed

A federal judge has tossed out a woman’s lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of her husband and two children who had sought refuge inside the big-box store destroyed during the devastating 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo. U.S. District …

AIG’s Jones Named COO at TDC Risk Management

High net worth personal insurance firm TDC Risk Management (TDC), based in Maumee, Ohio, has hired Greg Jones as chief operating officer. Jones joins the closely held firm in support of its continued strong growth and further expansion of the business. …

Michigan Says Man Was Selling Fake Auto Insurance in Parking Lot

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has told a man who the department says has been selling fake auto insurance in a parking lot after hours to stop. The DIFS issued a Cease and Desist Order against Lovell …

Medical Malpractice Settlements Reached Against Michigan Cancer Doctor

Patients who filed medical malpractice claims against Detroit-area oncologist Farid Fata and three Michigan hospitals will receive settlements totaling $8 million. The settlements were approved July 20 in Oakland County Circuit Court. They will be distributed by an arbitrator later …

Brightway, The Lambert Family Agency Opens in Michigan

Muskegon, Mich., locals Kelly Ufnal and her brother, Bryan Lambert, have opened an insurance agency in the town they grew up in — Brightway, The Lambert Family Agency. Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of …

South Dakota High Court: Insurer Must Pay for Storm-Drowned Cattle

The South Dakota Supreme Court says a Quinn family should collect insurance for cattle that drowned during the autumn 2013 blizzard that devastated western South Dakota ranchers. The high court in an opinion released July 21 ruled that Richard and …

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