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Severe Floods Overwhelm Detroit Area; Slow Vehicle Production

A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable. Fearing more motorists could become stranded a day after a storm dumped more than …

IRC: Uninsured Motorists a Perplexing, Pervasive Concern

A new report shows there hasn’t been much ground gained in the battle to reduce the number of uninsured motorists on the road, and there’s nowhere experts can point their fingers as an explanation of the pervasive problem. From a …

Louisiana State Police Now Selling Crash Photographs Online

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) announced it is now possible to order crash photographs online at www.lsp.org. To order, the driver’s or pedestrian’s first and last name, parish of the crash, and date of the crash must be provided. Fatality …

Oklahoma Regulators: 12-Year-Old Claim Payment Returned to Consumer

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak announced that the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) recently helped facilitate the reissuance of an insurance check to a consumer for an auto accident that occurred more than 12 years ago. The consumer, currently residing …

Clerical Errors Delayed 100s of Driver License Suspensions in Penn.

Driver’s license suspensions in hundreds of criminal cases in Pennsylvania since 2008 are being carried out now because of what York County, Penn., officials say was an oversight. The York Dispatch reported on August 6 that defendants in about 2,000 …

California Insurance Broker Pays Off Lawsuit With Buckets of Coins

A California-based insurance broker settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said. Andres Carrasco, 76, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Adriana’s Insurance Services, …

Mass. Auto Insurance Rates Climb Back Up Despite Deregulation

Auto insurance rates that fell sharply after deregulation in Massachusetts are climbing again. The Boston Globe reports that five years after Massachusetts began to allow insurers to set their own rates, the average premium was about the same as it …

Prosecutors: N.J. Man Falsely Claimed He Was Carjacked

Authorities say a central New Jersey man lied when he claimed he had been carjacked by someone who then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars. Union County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Darwin Edward of New Brunswick, N.J., has …

Over $2M for Recovered for Oklahoma Insurance Consumers So Far in 2014

The Oklahoma Insurance Department announced its Consumer Assistance Division has recovered $2,180,170 for Oklahoma consumers in the first half of 2014. Between Jan. 1 and June 30, the Consumer Assistance Division answered 13,127 phone calls, responded to over 300 emails …

Unlicensed Auto Insurance Robo-Caller Fined $191K by Minnesota Regulators

An unlicensed commercial entity has been ordered by Minnesota commerce regulators to pay $191,185 in civil penalties for making numerous fraudulent and unlicensed auto insurance solicitations to consumers in that state. The Minnesota Department of Commerce imposed the fine on …