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Tennessee-Based Brentwood Services Administrators Promotes Knick

Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. (BSA), headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., has promoted Daniel Knick to the position of senior claim representative in its Occupational Injury Unit. Knick’s new responsibilities include increased oversight of reviewing, processing and handling occupational accident claims, and …

North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison for Staging, Filming Accidents

A North Carolina man will spend at least a year in prison after prosecutors said he intentionally caused 12 wrecks, filming many of them on a dashboard camera and uploading the footage to the internet. District Attorney Todd Williams said …

Tennessee Updates Captive Law, Sets Sights on Being ‘Captive Leader’

Tennessee has stepped up its efforts to establish the state as a captive insurance industry leader with enhancements to the state’s captive insurance laws just passed by the Tennessee Legislature. The changes to the 2011 captive law were signed into …

13 Alabama Families Displaced After Severe Weather Damages Homes

Storms moving through Huntsville, Ala., damaged three apartment buildings severely enough to displace residents. Winter Park Apartments property manager Alejandra Chavez tells WHNT-TV that 13 families couldn’t stay in their homes because of roof damage that buildings sustained from storms …

Florida Theme Parks Review Safety Policies After Fatal Alligator Attack

It’s an unwritten rule for Florida residents: Keep your kids away from ponds and lakes because alligators are everywhere. But after a gator killed a 2-year-old Nebraska boy at a Walt Disney World resort, attention soon turned to tourists. In …

Tennessee Commish McPeak Elected Vice Chair of Global Insurance Committee

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak has been elected by her fellow members of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) to serve as vice chair of the group’s Executive Committee (ExCo). Comprised of insurance …

North Carolina Assembly Confirms Governor’s Picks for Industrial Commission

The General Assembly has confirmed Pat McCrory’s two appointments to the North Carolina Industrial Commission, including a former Cabinet secretary. The Senate gave unanimous approval June 16 to Bill Daughtridge and Linda Cheatham. The House previously backed their appointments to …

Number of Prescription Drugs Dispensed in West Virginia Expected to Decrease

The number of prescription drugs being dispensed in West Virginia is on pace to drop to its lowest amount in five years. The number of controlled substances being dispensed is expected to fall to 268 million by the end of …

Trucking Company, Driver Face Criminal Charges in Georgia Crash that Killed 5

A grand jury has indicted a tractor-trailer driver and his employer accused of causing a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students. The Bryan County grand jury on Wednesday indicted John Wayne Johnson of Shreveport, Louisiana, …

Anheuser-Busch Sued by North Carolina Tribe for Using its Logo on Beer Coolers

A Native American tribe in North Carolina is suing Anheuser-Busch, saying the beer company is illegally using the tribe’s logo. Media outlets reported the lawsuit was filed by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina this week in federal court. The …

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