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Judge Rules Against Mississippi Attorney General Over Google

A federal judge has ruled against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood in his effort to keep Google from getting its hands on correspondence between Hood and lobbyists for the movie industry. It’s the latest defeat for Hood in his effort …

South Carolina Men Indicted for Train Wreck Insurance Scheme

Two men face seven federal charges after authorities say they parked a car on train tracks in Allendale County, S.C., causing an Amtrak train to derail, then came back and claimed they were injured in the crash. Prosecutors said 33-year-old …

Sheriff: Multiple Suspects May be Behind Stolen Kentucky Bourbon

Whoever stole five heavy barrels of Wild Turkey bourbon from a Kentucky warehouse may have taken a lot more liquor than previously thought and the case could result in multiple indictments, according to the sheriff investigating the whodunit mystery in …

Prosecutors Launch Website for West Virginia Spill Victims

Federal prosecutors have set up a website offering updates to victims about the criminal cases over last year’s massive chemical spill in West Virginia. On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced the new website about the Freedom Industries cases. In …

NCCI Named Plan Administrator for Tennessee Workers Comp Insurance Plan

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) has chosen the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) as the new plan administrator for the Tennessee Workers Compensation Insurance Plan (TWCIP). Beginning with policies effective July 1, 2015, NCCI will administer …

$1B Bond Sale to Bolster Florida’s Citizens ‘Just In Case’

Florida hasn’t been hit by a hurricane since 2005, the longest stretch in more than a century. Its state-run property insurer isn’t taking any chances. Even though forecasters predict this year will produce the fewest named Atlantic storms since 1997, …

Validus Reaseguros Promotes Salamanca in Miami Office

Validus Reaseguros, Inc. (VRI), a part of Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. focused on the Latin American and Caribbean markets, has promoted Alejandro Salamanca in its Miami office. Salamanca, currently an underwriter in the Miami office working in the Treaty Department, has …

Judge Approves Delay in Sentencing for Duke Energy Coal Ash Crimes

Duke Energy received a delay Tuesday in pleading guilty to environmental crimes after the company raised the specter that bureaucratic red tape could result in power being cut to military bases across North Carolina. U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard approved …

Environmental Groups Sue Tennessee Valley Authority over Plant Pollution

Two environmental groups claim toxic pollution from a Gallatin, Tenn., power plant is seeping into the Cumberland River and state regulators are not doing enough to stop it. The allegations are part of a lawsuit filed in federal court on …

Alabama Lawmakers Dismiss Bill Barring Teens from Riding in Truck Beds

Alabama lawmakers won’t bar teens from riding in the back of pickup trucks after most acknowledged they’ve ridden back there too. The Alabama House of Representatives refused to debate a bill last week that would prohibit kids under 19 from …

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