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June 24, 2016
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National

Authors, Backers of Dodd-Frank Criticize Court for Cutting MetLife 'Too-Big-To-Fail' Tag

A federal court's striking down of the government's designation of insurer MetLife Inc as "too-big-to-fail" could undermine efforts to head ...

IBHS Receives 2016 IMCA Innovation Torchbearer Award

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) received the 2016 Innovation Torchbearer Award from the Insurance Marketing & ...

Alliant's Mondshine Joins USI Insurance as Personal Risk Operations Director

Karen Mondshine has joined the national insurance broker USI Insurance Services as as the national director of personal risk operations. ...

Hanover Stone Partners, USA Risk Group to Offer Captive Management Services

Hanover Stone Partners, a risk management services firm, and USA Risk Group, an independent captive management firm, have collaborated to ...

Jury Backs Led Zeppelin in 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Trial

Led Zeppelin won't have to share royalties from one of rock-and-roll's masterpieces after a jury found guitarist Jimmy Page and singer ...

From MyNewMarkets.com What Agents Should Know About the Surety Bond Market

As a property/casualty insurance agent, you’re used to focusing on providing your clients with top-quality service and serving as a great...
Carrier Management

Try to Walk in Millennials' Shoes (Before You Market to Them)

Marketing to millennials is all the rage. Still, for many, crafting an effective message for millennials remains a...
East

New York Area Car Wash Workers Awarded Back Pay

Eighteen immigrant car wash employees in New York and New Jersey received more than $91,000 each as part of a federal court settlement for ...

Cross Insurance Buys Bardwell, Bowlby & Karem Agency in Berkshires

Cross Insurance has expanded its presence in western Massachusetts, New York and southern Vermont with the purchase of Pittsfield, ...

Rhode Island Gets New Chief and Associate Workers' Compensation Judges

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo this week hosted official swearing-in ceremonies for a new chief judge and an associate judge of the ...

Integro Appoints Behrends as CFO

New York-based international broker and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers announced the hiring of Andrew Behrends as chief ...
Midwest

Ohio Bill Targets Abusive Practices of Tow Truck Operators

An Ohio insurer trade groups says a bill introduced into the General Assembly would help rein in the predatory practices of some towing ...

June 17 North Dakota Storm Damages Adding Up, Regulators Say

The North Dakota Department of Insurance reported that the Bismarck/Mandan-area storm that occurred on June 17 is developing into one of ...

AFG Rebranding to Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting

Greenbay, Wis.-based Associated Bank announced that it will rebrand its Associated Financial Group (AFG) subsidiary to Associated Benefits ...
Southeast

For Disney in Florida, Capturing 'Nuisance' Alligators Is Normal Part of Business

Walt Disney Co. has had more than 240 "nuisance" alligators captured and killed over the last 10 years at its Florida theme park property, ...

Uber Reaches Deal to Re-Enter Alabama City

An agreement that would bring Uber back to Tuscaloosa has been reached, although the city council still must give final approval next week. ...

Despite Record Rainfall Last Fall, Drought Creeps Into Parts of South Carolina

People might not know it from the lush fields and full lakes in most of South Carolina, but drought is creeping into the northwest corner ...

Prime Property & Casualty Expands into Florida Commercial Auto Market

Prime Property and Casualty Insurance Inc. (PPCI) has expanded into the Florida commercial auto market as an admitted carrier specializing ...
South Central

Texas State Senator Sues Cowboys Player over Allegedly Trashed House

Dez Bryant faces a lawsuit from his former landlord over allegations of more than $60,000 in damages to a house that the Dallas Cowboys ...

Settlement to Make Punitive Damages from 2010 Oil Spill Available to Claimants

Nearly $1.24 billion in punitive damages arising from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will become available to property owners and some ...

TWFG Honors Top Agents with Awards

The Woodlands, Texas-based The Woodlands Financial Group announced its annual agent awards at the group's recent national convention. ...
West

California Commissioner Asks National Regulators to Block Aetna-Humana Deal

California's insurance commissioner on Thursday urged national antitrust regulators to block health insurer Aetna Inc's proposed $34 ...

California's Last Nuke Plant Would Be Closed by 2025 Under Deal

California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced this week, ending three decades of safety debates that ...

Unlicensed Agent Nabbed for Stealing More Than $140K in Premiums

Robert Meseer, 63, of Westminster, was arrested by California Department of Insurance investigators on 32 felony counts of grand theft, ...

Lockton Names Michon Executive Vice President in Northern California

Lockton has named Alex Michon an executive vice president and leader of client service and business development in its new Sacramento, ...

Oregon Teen Disfigured During School Trip to Costa Rica Sues For $20M

An Oregon teenager who was disfigured during a school trip in Costa Rica has filed a $20.8 million lawsuit against his former high school. ...

More California Drivers Spotted Using Cellphones, Traffic Report Shows

The number of California drivers using cellphones is rising, as are deaths and injuries blamed on distracted driving. The California Office ...
International

Re/Insurance Business Leaders Begin to Comment on Post-Brexit World

The UK joined the European Union in January 1973, and yesterday, the UK public voted to leave. After 43 years of marriage, the divorce ...

Update: Britain Votes to Leave EU; Prime Minister Cameron Resigns

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the ...

XL Group's Shareholders Approve Move to Bermuda from Ireland

XL Group plc announced that its ordinary shareholders have approved a scheme of arrangement that will change the place of incorporation of ...

Chubb Names P/C Insurance Risk Engineering Leaders for Europe

Chubb announced the leadership of its property & casualty (P/C) risk engineering team in Europe, all effective immediately. Paul Brooke, ...

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Reader Comments

Family Alleges Maryland Security Guards Chased Shoplifter to Death
Posted: Thu Jun 23 -- Um, he could have surrendered. Case dismissed. CommonSense
Pittsburgh Newscaster Sues Station Over Firing for Facebook Comments
Posted: Wed Jun 22 -- Whether the comments on Facebook were racially biased and whether the firing was fair aren't the central issues, IMHO. The ignorance of a... riskybusiness
Gunmakers Say Federal Law Shields Them from Sandy Hook Negligence Claims
Posted: Tue Jun 21 -- Wow this judge is really a piece of work. The first purpose of the act as written is pretty clear to me. "(b) Purposes The purposes of this... mrbob
Worker Dies in Catwalk Fall at Amazon's Arizona Facility
Posted: Thu Jun 23 -- Tacky picture, Insurance Journal - poor taste! Alan
Michigan Governor Says Auto Repair Legislation 'Overreaches,' Vetoes Bill
Posted: Tue Jun 21 -- The auto manufacturers have a very strong lobby. Well done Governor! You have prevented them from quashing competition. There is nothing... CommonSense

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