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Balcony Collapses Near South Carolina University, Injures 4

Authorities say about 15 people were standing on a balcony that collapsed at a house near South Carolina’s Clemson University, injuring several of them. The Greenville News reports that four people were taken to a hospital after the collapse April …

Updated: Florida Gov, CFO at a Standstill Over Next Insurance Commissioner

For the second time in a month, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater could not reach an agreement over who will become the next insurance commissioner for the state. At the April 26 Florida Cabinet Meeting, …

Family of Atlanta Man Who Fell to Death at Braves Stadium Sues Team, MLB

The family of the fan who plunged to his death last year from an upper deck at Turner Field has filed a lawsuit against the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the family of 60-year-old …

Fire at Orlando Apartment Complex Damages 22 Units

More than 50 residents were displaced following a fire at an apartment complex in Orlando on April 21. Fire officials tell news outlets that crews were called to the Regency Gardens condominium around 2 p.m. Orlando police Cpl. Jason Engelhardt …

Assurant Names Waghray Chief Technology Officer in Atlanta

Assurant, Inc. has appointed Ajay Waghray to the role of chief technology officer and to the company’s management committee, effective May 9, 2016. In this newly created role, Waghray will drive technology strategy and align IT with business objectives across …

Trucking Firm to Settle Fatal Crash of 5 Georgia Students for Millions

The employer of a tractor-trailer driver blamed for a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students has agreed to settle wrongful death lawsuits for large sums, with at least one victim’s family receiving $14 million, attorneys in the …

250 Homes in South Carolina Still Need Work 6 Months After Floods

Leaders of nonprofit groups in Horry County, South Carolina, say that, six months after historic rains inundated South Carolina, volunteers are needed to help repair hundreds of homes in the county. The Sun News reports many of those homes are …

Key Florida Players to Highlight Importance of Catastrophe Reinsurance

Although the role of catastrophe reinsurance in a wind exposed region is intuitively obvious to an insurance professional and most insurer rating agencies, the need for transparency, education and open dialogue on this important topic is necessary. Consumers, members of …

The Crichton Group in Tennessee Promotes 2

The Crichton Group, an independent insurance agency in Middle Tennessee, has promoted Austin Madison, a partner, to senior vice president, and Blake Weidman to partner and vice president. As senior vice president, Madison will continue to manage and lead the …

Outgoing Florida Commissioner McCarty Talks How He’s Changed, What’s Next

Serving in a highly-scrutinized government position like insurance commissioner for any state, let alone one facing such serious catastrophe risks as Florida, certainly has its challenges. Outgoing Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty says during his nearly 13-year tenure he’s tried …

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