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BKS Partners in Florida Partners With D&M Insurance Solutions

Tampa, Fla.-based insurance brokerage Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS) has partnered with D&M Insurance Solutions, LLC (D&M), a Clearwater, Fla.-based insurance consulting and brokerage firm. The partnership was finalized on Feb. 22, 2017. D&M focuses on serving financial institutions, investors, …

Florida-Based SUNZ Taps Bryant as EVP, Chief Legal Officer

SUNZ Holdings has appointed Theodore “Ted” G. Bryant, Esq. to the position of executive vice president and chief legal officer of SUNZ Holdings and will report directly to Steven F. Herrig, CEO and chairman of the board. In this newly …

Proposed Florida Bill Gives Women 10 Years to Sue Doctors Over Abortions

Women who have abortions in Florida would find it easier to sue the doctors who performed the procedure, under a contentious bill now moving through the state House. But it’s unclear if the legislation – which has been opposed by …

South Carolina Lawmakers File 10 Bills Aimed at Curbing Opioid Abuse

House Republicans filed 10 proposals Wednesday aimed at curbing South Carolina’s rampant prescription painkiller problem and promised more legislation would follow. “We wanted to get the ball rolling. This is just the first step,” said Rep. Eric Bedingfield, R-Belton, one …

Miss Kentucky USA Runner-Up Pleads Not Guilty to Arson Charge

Miss Kentucky USA runner-up has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge, accused of setting her roommate’s bed on fire at an apartment complex near the University of Louisville. WAVE-TV reports 22-year-old Christen McAllister appeared before a judge on Tuesday …

Federal Appeals Court Rules Florida Doctors Can Ask Patients About Guns

A federal appeals court has ruled that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a law aimed at restricting such discussions a violation of the First Amendment’s right to free speech. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of …

Orchid Underwriters Rolls Out Admitted Homeowners Products in Alabama

Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC, a specialty underwriter of excess & surplus insurance focusing on coastal properties, has launched admitted residential homeowners’ products through a new partnership with Spinnaker Insurance Co., a national property and casualty insurer. Orchid will roll out …

NCDOI Reports 2016 a Strong Year for North Carolina’s Captive Industry

Growth of North Carolina’s captive insurance company program once again exceeded expectations during the program’s third full year of operation, according to Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. During 2016, the number of North Carolina licensed captive insurers more than doubled and …

Florida Hospital Company Reaches $5.5M Settlement Over Stolen Patient Info

A company that operates six South Florida hospitals has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement with the federal government over patient information that was stolen by two employees. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday that Memorial Health Care Systems …

Homeowners in South Carolina County Seek Buyout of Flooded Property

More than two dozen Lexington County, S.C., residents are ready to sell their homes rather than repair the flood damage. The State newspaper reported that 28 homeowners are asking county officials to buy and demolish the homes as part of …

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