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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 …

Big ‘I’ Honors Illinois Agent for Work on Crop Insurance

An Illinois agent has received an award from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or Big ‘I’) for his work on behalf of crop insurance agents. Brian McSherry of Illinois is the 2012 recipient of the Sidney …

Courts Upholds $28 Million Award in Grand Canyon Skywalk Case

A federal court dealt a blow to the business arm of a northern Arizona tribe that owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk by upholding a $28.5 million judgment in favor of a Las Vegas developer who invested the money to build …

Award Winning Oklahoma Account Manager Reaches Another Milestone

Kristina E. Donaldson, a commercial insurance account manager with Messer-Bowers Co. in Enid, Okla., who was named Risk Management Professional of the Year at the Region VI Conference of the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) earlier this year, has …

M3’s Tirschman Wins 2012 National Outstanding CSR of the Year

Maggie Tirschman, account manager at Wisconsin-based M3 Insurance, has been named the 2012 National Outstanding CSR of the Year by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. To qualify for this national honor, Tirschman submitted an essay on the …

Utah Company Prevails In Blender Patent Dispute

A Utah company known for its “Will it Blend” YouTube videos has been awarded millions in a suit claiming a company ripped off its unique blender design. The Daily Herald of Provo reported the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a …