Insurance Journal » Idaho http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:58:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 SeaFire Seeks Agency Partners for Dealership Programs in Oregon and Idaho http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/17/326744.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:29:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326744 Overland Park, Kan.-based SeaFire Insurance Services is seeking new agency partners in Oregon and Idaho for its auto dealer and repair insurance program. SeaFire will consider appointments for retail insurance agencies with scale, brand, resources and auto dealer expertise. Agents can …

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Idaho’s Elmore County Disaster Area: USDA http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/03/325394.htm Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:17:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325394 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added a southern Idaho county to its list of Idaho regions considered natural disaster areas because of drought. The department designated Elmore County a primary natural disaster area, making farmers and ranchers in the …

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Idaho Senate Panel Passes Sobriety Testing Bill http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/03/12/323088.htm Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:54:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323088 A bill that would allow Idaho judges to require alcohol breath testing twice a day for some probationers is headed to the full Senate. The bill sponsored Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, gives counties the option to take part in …

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Idaho Worker Awarded Damages for Reporting Safety Violations http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/03/04/322163.htm Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:08:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=322163 A northern Idaho jury has awarded $56,000 to an excavation crew foreman who said he was fired for reporting safety violations on the Sand Creek Byway. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported the Bonner County jury on Friday voted 9-3 …

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Idaho Principal Who Got Axed Files Notice Of Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/28/321832.htm Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:18:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321832 A fired northern Idaho high school principal who says she was discriminated against because of her race has filed a notice of her intentions to bring a lawsuit against the Kamiah School District. The Lewiston Tribune reported in a story …

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Proposal To Raise Speed Limits In Idaho Clears Senate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/27/321703.htm Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:06:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321703 A bid to increase speed limits on Idaho roads raced to a victory on the Senate floor, as lawmakers voted 30-4 to send it on to the House. Legal speeds would jump from 75 to 80 mph on the interstate …

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AIA Western Region Vice President Marjorie Berte To Retire http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/18/320704.htm Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:44:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320704 Marjorie Berte, vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association’s Western region on Tuesday announced plans to retire on March 31 Berte joined AIA in January 2011, and has been responsible for overseeing AIA’s government affairs efforts in …

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Former Idaho Councilman Sentenced For Insurance Fraud http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/07/319859.htm Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:05:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319859 A former Nampa City Council member in Idaho has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 12 years of supervised probation for insurance fraud. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that terms of the sentence given to Bob Schmidt on Tuesday in …

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Former Idaho Councilman Gets Jail Time For Insurance Fraud http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/11/20/311769.htm Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:56:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=311769 A former councilman from the eastern Idaho town of Rigby has been sentenced to 150 days in jail and 10 years of probation for insurance fraud. The Post Register reported Lawrence Blackburn was sentenced on Monday. Prosecutors said he defrauded …

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Idaho Lawsuit Is Latest Claim Against Remington http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/10/28/309428.htm Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:50:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=309428 Remington Arms Co., maker of one of America’s most-popular hunting rifles, is in court again, this time with an Idaho lawsuit filed by a man who says he was shot through the foot by a defective weapon. Loren Korpi, an …

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Two Legacy Network Executives in Idaho Sentenced http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/10/22/308949.htm Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:39:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=308949 The former founder and chairman of the board of The Legacy Network, an insurance brokerage agency in Rexburg, Idaho, and his son were sentenced on Wednesday in United States District Court in Pocatello. The sentencing was announced by U.S. Attorney …

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Idaho Parents Sue Football Helmet Company http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/10/08/307510.htm Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:46:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=307510 The family of a northern Idaho teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a football game is suing the school district and the maker of the football helmet. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported that Robert Clark II and …

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Idaho Fly Shop Owner Gets Jail Time On Workers’ Comp Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/09/26/306391.htm Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:52:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=306391 A state judge has ordered a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho fly shop owner to serve five days in jail for violating a court order stemming from allegations he failed to provide workers’ compensation insurance. The Idaho Industrial Commission announced the penalty …

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Idaho Gun Show Canceled Due to Insurance Requirements http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/09/20/305860.htm Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:03:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=305860 Members of a southwestern Idaho gun club may have to end a decades-long tradition of gun shows because Ada County raised its insurance requirements after two people were injured in an accidental firearm discharge at the club’s show in April. …

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Otter Declares Disaster for Idaho Wildfire Areas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/08/14/301686.htm Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:16:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=301686 Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has issued a disaster declaration for areas on southern Idaho ravaged in recent weeks by wildfires. The declaration announced Monday specifically targets Elmore County, where two large, complexes of fires have scorched thousands of acres and …

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USDA Issues Drought Disaster For East Idaho Counties http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/07/15/298469.htm Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:14:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=298469 Federal agriculture officials have issued a disaster declaration for Clark County in eastern Idaho due to a lack of rain for the last two months. The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week also put four other nearby counties up for …

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Study: 290,000 Idaho Jobs to Be Available By 2020 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/07/01/297285.htm Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:12:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=297285 Nearly 290,000 jobs will become available in Idaho by 2020, a new study says. Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce in a study finds the fastest-growing occupations will be health care support, health care professional and technical positions, …

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4 Men Sue Boy Scouts, LDS Church in Idaho http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/26/296879.htm Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:30:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=296879 Four men are suing the Mormon church and Boy Scouts of America in federal court, saying they were sexually abused while attending scouting functions in Idaho. Attorneys Gilion Dumas, Andrew Chasan and Timothy Walton filed the lawsuit in Boise’s U.S. …

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Former Idaho Councilman Charged With Insurance Fraud http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/20/296184.htm Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:35:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=296184 A former city councilman from eastern Idaho who resigned earlier this year then left the state is back in Idaho and charged with two felonies. The Post Register reported that Lawrence Blackburn was arraigned in 7th District Court Friday on …

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Rain Delays Wildfire Season in Parts Of West http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/04/294323.htm Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:11:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=294323 Rain and cooler temperatures mean the wildfire season in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana will start later than initially predicted, officials with the National Interagency Fire Center said Saturday. But wildfire analyst Jeremy Sullens said the wet weather hasn’t been …

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Feds: Another Tough Wildfire Season For West http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/05/14/291831.htm Tue, 14 May 2013 16:15:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=291831 Fire officials are poised for a tough wildfire season after another dry winter across much of the West, and made more challenging because federal budget cuts mean fewer firefighters on the ground, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Monday. Jewell said …

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Idaho Firm Pursues State Officials In IEN Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/30/290214.htm Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:30:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=290214 Idaho’s former Department of Administration director and its chief technology officer are being targeted by a company that says they illegally denied it a role in a $60 million broadband deal. Syringa Networks now has a hearing May 16 in …

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Struggling Idaho Alt Energy Company Sued Again http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/26/289851.htm Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:19:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=289851 An Idaho alternative energy company beset by lawsuits faces another one, this time from a bike race that says it hasn’t been paid millions in promised sponsorship money. Exergy Development Group of Boise and its owner, James Carkulis, were sued …

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Family Sues Idaho Hospital Over Father’s Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/23/289450.htm Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:46:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=289450 James Dorsey led a full and active life, his final years spent helping care for his grandchildren and enjoying big family dinners. The 70-year-old died Sept. 12, 2011 at Complex Care of Idaho in Meridian. His family believes he died …

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Bond Set At $1M Following Idaho Man’s 7th DUI Charge http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/28/286377.htm Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:54:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=286377 A south-central Idaho man with six previous convictions for driving under the influence has been charged with a seventh after police say he attempted to elude officers before crashing into a power pole. The Times-News reported that bond was set …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Idaho Filed On Behalf Of Marine http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/11/284189.htm Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:35:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=284189 A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the owners of a Meridian apartment building and its property management company after an 18-year-old Marine died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his girlfriend’s apartment last November. KTVB-TV reported attorneys filed the …

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Idaho Woman Sues Costco Over Life Insurance Money http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/05/283606.htm Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:18:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=283606 A woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho Costco contending that the company should pay out the life insurance policy of her brother, a former Costco employee who died two years after being fired. The Idaho Business Review …

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Sentry Names Adams Sales Territory Manager for Northwest http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/02/07/280557.htm Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:07:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=280557 Brandon Adams will be joining Sentry Insurance a Mutual Co.’s national accounts sales team as a territory manager for the Northwest. The change is effective April 1. Adams will remain based in Portland, Ore. and be responsible for all broker …

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MMIC to Acquire Utah Medical Insurance Association http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/02/05/280016.htm Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:08:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=280016 MMIC, a large Midwest medical professional liability firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire Utah Medical Insurance Association, a provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians in Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. After the acquisition, UMIA will become …

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Idaho Company Recalling Beef, Pork And Chicken http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/01/22/278148.htm Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:48:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=278148 A southwestern Idaho company is recalling 33,500 pounds of fully cooked meat and poultry products because of possible bacterial contamination. The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday that Boise-based B and D Foods is …

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