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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 …

Texas Mutual Awards $62K Dividend to Construction Supply Safety Group

Austin-based workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., recently awarded a dividend of $62,147 to the Texas Construction Supply safety group. Texas Mutual said the dividend was earned based on the group members’ dedication to making safety a priority in …

RHSB’s Jones Receives Cyber Risk Management Leadership Award

Douglas R. Jones, senior vice president and principal at Texas-based Roach Howard Smith & Barton, was presented with the Cyber Risk Management Leadership Award 2014-15 at the annual Cyber Risk Management Boot Camp held in Atlanta, Ga., and hosted by INSUREtrust. …

Chemical Leak at DuPont Plant in Texas Spurs Wrongful Death Suit

The widow of one of four workers killed in a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant leak has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million. The Houston Chronicle reported that the lawsuit was filed by Michelle Tisnado, who was …

Texas Chemical Plant Workers Died from Accidental Asphyxiation

Four workers who died on Nov. 15 at a DuPont and Co. plant in Texas were accidentally asphyxiated by chemicals, the coroner’s office said, another finding that suggests the victims were not wearing full safety equipment. The workers were overcome …

State Farm Raising Auto Insurance Rates in Louisiana

Auto insurance rates will increase by an average of 4.4 percent beginning Dec. 8 for Baton Rouge, La., customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. State Farm is Louisiana’s largest auto insurer, covering about one in three vehicles. The …

Louisiana Court Rulings in Disability Case Go from Bad to Worse for Insurer

We’ve all had a bad day at the office, but some days are worse than others. It doesn’t get much worse than having a court — two courts in fact — tell you that not only is your position wrong, …

Fraud Controls Important When Hiring Seasonal Staff, Experts Say

With seasonal hiring in the U.S. expected to be at its highest level in years, fraud experts warn that companies that loosen their usual processes in order to add staff quickly put themselves at increased risk to fraud. According to …

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