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Relatives of Rivera Entourage Get $70M Judgment in California

The families of four members of Jenni Rivera’s entourage who were killed along with the Mexican-American superstar in a 2012 plane crash are entitled to $70 million, a judge has ruled. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Kendig entered a …

Relatives of Rivera Entourage Get $70M Judgment in California

The families of four members of Jenni Rivera’s entourage who were killed along with the Mexican-American superstar in a 2012 plane crash are entitled to $70 million, a judge has ruled. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Kendig entered a …

Washington Judge Orders Lender to Pay Homeowner $213K for Distress

A nationwide mortgage lender is appealing a $213,000 emotional distress judgment awarded to a Bellevue, Wash. mom who was fighting to keep her home. Leticia Lucero sued Cenlar after the company failed to notify lenders her home was no longer …

VanDelinder Honored with Distinguished Service Award from State Auto

David VanDelinder, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT), has been presented with State Auto Insurance Co.’s Distinguished Service Award. The presentation by State Auto CEO Bob Restrepo and Western Region President Gerald Ladner was made …

Messer-Bowers’ Donaldson Named Client Service Professional of the Year

Kristina Donaldson, account manager at Messer-Bowers Company, an independent insurance agency in Enid, Okla., was recently named International Client Service Professional of the Year at the annual convention of the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP). The award recognizes an …

Austin Agents Honor Watkins Insurance Group President with Service Award

Patrick Watkins, president of Austin, Texas-based Watkins Insurance Group, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Independent Insurance Agents of Austin (IIAA. The award is not offered every year, only when a candidate has distinguished him or herself in …

New Mexico Suffocation: Nearly $80M Award

A judge has awarded nearly $80 million to the estate and family of an Albuquerque woman who suffocated in 2002 when her car was buried by sand after being struck by a tractor-trailer truck. District Judge Shannon Bacon entered the …

$35M Award To 29 Washington Patients For Root Canals

More than two dozen Washington patients of a former Seattle-area dentist accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary root canals have been awarded $35 million in an arbitration proceeding. Former King County Superior Court Judge Paris Kallas issued that award Wednesday. …

$10M Settlement Filed In Honolulu Over Marcos Art

A $10 million settlement has been filed in federal court in Honolulu over valuable artwork that disappeared from Imelda Marcos’ Manhattan townhome during the collapse of her husband’s regime in the Philippines. A foreign art collector who purchased the piece …

Randall Named ACSR of the Year by Texas Independent Agents

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) has named Delia (Dee) Randall, personal lines ACSR at Duncan Fraser & Bridges Insurance Agency in Pampa, the Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) of the Year at IIAT’s 116th Annual Conference and Trade …