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Medical Marijuana Discussion Comes to the Texas Legislature

Calling it “an historic moment” medical marijuana advocates praised the filing of what has been deemed comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in the Texas House. Introducing the legislation at a press conference on March 17, Rep. Marisa Marquez said “it’s time …

Insurance, Corporate Law Intersect in Louisiana Agent Liability, UM Cases

Nothing is more exciting than reading the latest updates on insurance law, unless, of course, you can get updates on corporate law at the same time. Fortunately, there are two recent Louisiana cases where the outcome of insurance law issues …

More Counties Added to Oklahoma Earthquake Watch List

Oklahoma officials are expanding the number of counties that are included in earthquake “areas of interest,” and asking nearly 100 companies to prove their oil and gas waste-water disposal wells are not too deep. The Tulsa World reports that the …

No Proper Permit for Texas Truck in I35 Bridge Accident

Regulators say an oversized load did not have the proper permit when the rig snagged an Interstate 35 bridge beam in a deadly Central Texas wreck. The tractor-trailer lacked the proper permit, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles said on …

Mullis Newby Hurst Adds Reed as Account Executive

Texas-based Mullis Newby Hurst LP, which specializes in construction insurance and surety bonds in the Southwest, recently hired Doug Reed as an account executive. Previously Reed was director of business development for Chem Can Services LLC and a financial representative …

Texas Fire Investigators Honored for Service

A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC) has honored two Texas fire investigators for their years of service and accomplishments. The two honored were Azle Fire Marshal Kenneth Wilson and Lt. Lorenzo Chavez, a fire investigator with the Irving Fire Department. …

One Killed by Falling Beams After 18-Wheeler Hits Texas Bridge

One man was reported killed and three injured on March 26 after a tractor trailer truck hit the FM 2484 overpass bridge on Interstate 35 in Central Texas, causing beams to fall on the traffic below. The bridge near the town of Salado, …

Oklahoma Commissioner: Severe Weather Damaged at Least 1,100 Insured Homes

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak announced that more than 1,100 homeowners insurance claims have already been filed following severe weather that marched across the state on Wednesday, March 25. “Tornadoes are a devastating act of Mother Nature that Oklahomans …

Storms Sweep Through Oklahoma with Tornadoes, Hail

Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt announced that Oklahoma’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 25 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that hit the state on …

Despite Opposition, Texas Senator Eyes Obamacare Insurance for Family

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a GOP presidential candidate,  could soon be buying his family’s health care coverage through the Affordable Health Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as “Obamacare” led …

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