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Study: North Carolina’s Outer Banks Risk Losing $2B to Rising Seas

With scientists expecting the seas to rise about 3 feet over the next 100 to 150 years, a new study from the National Park Service says the two national seashores on North Carolina’s Outer Banks risk losing buildings and other …

Integro Acquires Atlanta-Based Clearview Group

International insurance broker and risk management firm Integro Ltd. has further expanded its benefits practice with the acquisition of Clearview Group, an Atlanta-based national health benefits consultant with a subspecialty serving the private equity industry. Financial details of the transaction …

Jury Awards $24M to Widower of Woman Killed in Florida Hotel Cabana

A South Florida jury awarded $24 million to a man whose pregnant wife was killed when a drunken driver slammed into a cabana at a Fort Lauderdale hotel. The decision came more than three years after a car crossed a …

Lawsuits Filed Against Alabama Day Care Over Child Illnesses

Parents have filed two lawsuits against a Montgomery, Alabama day care where health officials say nearly 90 children suffered suspected food poisoning this week. Court documents show the suits were filed last week within minutes of each other against Sunnyside …

New Booster Seat Requirements Take Effect in Kentucky

Kentucky’s new booster seat law is going into effect, and officials are reminding motorists to make sure young passengers meet the new requirements. The old law required children younger than 7 years and 40 to 50 inches tall to ride …

North Carolina Investigators Say Church Fire Was Arson, $250K in Damage

Investigators with the Charlotte, N.C., Fire Department say a fire at a predominantly black church is a case of arson. A statement from the fire department said it took about an hour to get June 24 fire at Briar Creek …

Alabama Officials: Food Poisoning at Day Care Likely Cause of 86 Sick Kids

Alabama state health officials say food poisoning is the suspected culprit after 86 children became ill at a Montgomery day care. State Health Officer Don Williamson said Wednesday that health officials have ordered Sunny Side Child Care Center’s two locations …

Kentucky Sewer District Approves $1M for Flood Buyouts

The Louisville, Ky., Metropolitan Sewer District board has approved $1 million of a proposed $3 million settlement in an effort to buy out a group of repeated flood victims, while Metro Council leadership and Mayor Greg Fischer were making no …

MarketScout Adds Staff to Private Client Division in Florida

MarketScout, the national electronic insurance exchange and specialty MGA headquartered in Dallas, has expanded its Private Client Solutions (PCS) E&S division with new hires in its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. Jordan Ballou will serve as an underwriting assistant for the …

Citizens Approves Rate Changes for Florida Insureds

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s Board of Governors has approved a 2016 rate package that lowers rates for nearly half of Citizens’ personal lines policyholders while responding to increased water loss claims and continued inadequate rates for its remaining policyholders along …

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