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Liberty, Texas, Posting Auto Theft Warning Signs from Insurance Council

Police officers in Liberty, Texas, will be putting up crime prevention signs in their city this week to help motorists prevent auto thefts and burglaries. Black Friday and the holiday shopping season is a great time for business retailers and …

Texas to Hold Hearings on Workers’ Comp Rates and Relativities

The Texas Department of Insurance has scheduled public hearings to review rates charged by insurers for workers’ compensation insurance in this state, and to consider revised Texas workers’ compensation classification relativities. The hearings will proceed consecutively, and will begin at …

Work Begins on Westernmost Levees in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne Parish flood protection planners are taking the first steps toward building the western footprint of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system in Louisiana. The 98-mile system’s newest authorization from Congress earlier this year extended its footprint about16 miles west from the …

Texas Woman Acquitted in Fiancé’s Death; GM Ignition-Switch Blamed

A Texas woman who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of her fiancé in a 2004 accident involving a since-recalled General Motors Saturn Ion won a reversal of her conviction. Candice Anderson, who was seriously injured in the …

First Louisiana Flood Board Oil Suit Settlement Earmarked for Coast

Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board’s lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East voted to establish …

Texas Wind Insurer Launches Depopulation Portal

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has initiated a process whereby interested insurance companies may access information on TWIA insured properties in an effort to move policies to private insurers. The association writes wind and hail insurance on properties in …

Small Quake Near Dallas Stirs Fracking Critics

A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas at night on Nov. 22, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area’s oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic activity. …

Tulsa Courthouse Reopens after Bedbugs Exterminated

Potential jurors at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Oklahoma recently got an extra-long lunch break after one of them brought  into the building. Potential jurors at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Oklahoma recently got an extra-long lunch break after one of …

Thibodeaux Joins Texas-Based Southwest Risk

ClearView Risk Holdings LLC, the holding company of Texas-based Southwest Risk LP, announced that Chad Thibodeaux has joined Southwest Risk as a property/inland marine broker. Thibodeaux began his insurance career with State Farm Insurance where he worked as a catastrophe …

Texas Man Claims Medical Errors Led to Leg Amputations

A Texas man intending to undergo a weight-loss operation is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical blunders that led to the amputation of both his legs at the knee. Carlos Saucedo has …

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