Insurance Journal » Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:03:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Bill Banning Texting and Driving Passes Oklahoma House http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/25/358669.htm Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:52:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358669 The Oklahoma House has overwhelmingly approved restrictions on texting while driving, despite concerns among the measure’s strongest supporters that they don’t go far enough. House members voted 96-2 for the bill, sending it to the Senate for debate and a …

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More than $1M Awarded in Oklahoma Nursing Home Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/24/358549.htm Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:49:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358549 The former owner of an Oklahoma City nursing home must pay a woman’s family more than $1 million in damages after staff were caught abusing the woman on camera. A jury recently awarded the three daughters of 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry …

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Wastewater Injection Shaking Oklahoma; Tracking, Management Needed http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/23/358386.htm Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:35:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358386 Not so many years ago, earthquake science was no more relevant to Oklahoma than marine biology. But these days the state is shaking way more often than California, and giving many people there an unwanted crash course in seismology. Last …

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Texting-While-Driving Bill Moves Forward in Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/13/357423.htm Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:55:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357423 A measure aimed at curbing the dangerous trend of texting while driving easily passed out of an Oklahoma House committee, the bill’s author reports. House Bill 1965, by state Rep. Terry O’Donnell, strengthens language aimed at preventing texting while driving, …

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Energy Companies Sued in Oklahoma over Earthquake Damage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/12/357319.htm Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:59:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357319 A Prague, Okla., resident has filed a lawsuit against two energy companies seeking class-action status for people in nine counties who were affected by recent earthquakes. Jennifer Lin Cooper filed the suit against Tulsa-based New Dominion LLC and Spess Oil …

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Former Arrow Trucking CEO Pleads Guilty in Oklahoma to Fraud Charges http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/09/356957.htm Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:29:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=356957 The former CEO of a now-defunct trucking company that left its employees stranded all over the country when it suddenly shut down in December 2009 has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oklahoma to charges of tax evasion and fraud. …

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Minor Damage to Courthouse after Northern Oklahoma Earthquake Swarm http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/06/356802.htm Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:23:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=356802 A swarm of earthquakes has shaken parts of Alfalfa County in northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says four earthquakes have been recorded around Cherokee and Helena since late on Feb. 4, including a magnitude 4.3 quake about five miles …

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Want to Regulate Drones in State http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/06/356800.htm Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:19:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=356800 Concerned about the growing presence of drones in the skies above Oklahoma, a couple of state lawmakers have filed legislation to rein in their use. But state officials trying to attract unmanned aerial vehicle designers and manufacturers say it is …

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4.2 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Northern Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/29/355839.htm Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:30:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355839 A 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook part of Grant County in northern Oklahoma on Jan. 27. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded shortly before 10 a.m. about 13 miles south-southeast of Medford at a depth of …

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Oklahoma Supreme Court to Hear Oil Company/Earthquake Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/26/355485.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:32:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355485 Oklahoma’s highest court has decided to hear a lawsuit that alleges two oil companies are liable for injuries a Prague woman suffered during a 2011 earthquake. The lawsuit by Sandra Ladra of Prague is among dozens of lawsuits filed in …

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Experts: Steady Rate of Earthquakes in Oklahoma in 2014 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/21/354355.htm Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:59:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354355 After increasing rapidly over the past three years, the pace of earthquakes in Oklahoma held steady in 2014 at a rate higher than California and far higher than the historic average in Oklahoma. Oklahoma experienced 567 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 …

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4.1 Mag Quake Recorded in North-Central Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/20/354464.htm Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:25:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354464 The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 4.1 magnitude earthquake near Cherokee in north-central Oklahoma. The USGS reports the quake occurred at 4:19 a.m. on Jan. 21 about nine miles east of Cherokee in Alfalfa County — about 95 miles …

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Grass Fires Burn 2,100 Acres in Oklahoma, Close I-35 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/20/354475.htm Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:20:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354475 Wildfires scorched thousands of acres of land in central Oklahoma on Jan. 18, prompting evacuations, damaging buildings and forcing the closure of busy Interstate 35 in Logan County for more than an hour. Two fires began near Guthrie in the …

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More Earthquakes in Oklahoma in 2014 than in Past 30 Years http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/08/353505.htm Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:21:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=353505 Officials say Oklahoma had more earthquakes last year than in the past 30 years. The U.S. Geological Survey says 567 earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.0 or greater were registered in Oklahoma, making it the most seismically active state in the …

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3.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/06/351813.htm Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:33:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=351813 A 3.7 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Guthrie area in central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 3:37 p.m. Sunday about two miles south-southwest of the Logan County city. The USGS says the temblor occurred …

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Weather Service: Fewest Tornadoes on Record in Oklahoma in 2014 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/04/351626.htm Mon, 05 Jan 2015 02:29:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=351626 Just 16 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma in 2014, which the National Weather Service says is the fewest on record. Oklahoma state climatologist Gary McManus says a combination of factors led to the relative lack of tornadoes, The Oklahoman reported. …

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Most Popular Insurance Journal South Central Stories of 2014 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/31/351456.htm Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:04:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=351456 Fraud, higher homeowners rates, fracking, and electronic traffic tickets are topics that drove readers to the following stories on InsuranceJournal.com in 2014. The following 10 stories led as the most popular picks by readers in the South Central region. Workers’ …

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Christmas Quakes Rattle Parts of Central Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/29/351265.htm Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:12:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=351265 Two earthquakes have rattled parts of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck in Logan County at about 2.30 p.m. on Christmas Day about three miles south of Guthrie and 30 miles north of Oklahoma …

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Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/18/350630.htm Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:59:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350630 Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

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Fraud Scheme Leads to Prison for Former Oklahoma Insurance Firm Employee http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/18/350458.htm Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:41:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350458 The former employee of an insurance company faces two years in federal prison and more than $168,000 in restitution after being sentenced on a fraud conviction by U.S. district judge in Oklahoma City. Carla Jo Mires, of Oklahoma City, was …

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EF0 Tornado Reported in Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/16/350274.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:58:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350274 A small tornado that touched ground briefly in Arcadia, Okla., has been rated an EF0 by the National Weather Service in Norman. Weather service meteorologist Marc Austin said that the tornado caused no damage and appeared to have been on …

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Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Inhofe’s Family Sues Plane Manufacturers over Son’s Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/11/349826.htm Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:44:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=349826 The family of a U.S. senator whose son was killed in a plane crash is seeking damages in a lawsuit that alleges negligence against the aircraft’s manufacturers. The Tulsa World reports the suit was filed in Tulsa County District Court. …

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INSURICA Acquired Oklahoma, California Agencies in Q3 2014 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/09/349355.htm Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:27:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=349355 Oklahoma City-based INSURICA Insurance Management Network announced it acquired an agency in Oklahoma and one in California during the third quarter of 2014. In Oklahoma, INSURICA added James & Associates, located in Tulsa. James & Associates has been in business for …

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Ex-CEO of Bankrupt Oklahoma Trucking Co. Faces Fraud Charges http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/08/349210.htm Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:37:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=349210 Just shy of five years after Arrow Trucking Co. in Tulsa, Okla., suddenly shut its doors, the company’s former chief executive has been indicted on fraud charges related to the company’s demise. A 23-count indictment unsealed on Dec. 5 in Dallas …

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Magnitude 4.0 Quake Recorded in Oklahoma’s Payne County http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/08/349207.htm Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:34:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=349207 The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.0 earthquake was recorded near Perkins, Okla., in Payne County on Dec. 4. The USGS says the earthquake occurred at 9:54 p.m. about four miles northwest of Perkins. The epicenter is about five …

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4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Included in Swarm Near Medford, Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/26/348434.htm Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:32:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=348434 A swarm of earthquakes has rattled the Medford area in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 4.0 quake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake struck at 8:43 a.m. on Nov. 25. Its epicenter was less than one mile east of …

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Tulsa Courthouse Reopens after Bedbugs Exterminated http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/21/347786.htm Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:54:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347786 Potential jurors at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Oklahoma recently got an extra-long lunch break after one of them brought  into the building. Potential jurors at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Oklahoma recently got an extra-long lunch break after one of …

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Oklahoman: Kansas Quake Caused $25K Damage to Home http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/17/347250.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:26:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347250 An Oklahoma resident says a preliminary 4.8-magnitude earthquake that struck a Kansas town on Nov. 12 caused at least $25,000 in damage to his home. The quake originated near the town of Conway Springs, Kan., and shook parts of that …

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4.8 Mag Earthquake Shakes Parts of Kansas, Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/14/347136.htm Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:42:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347136 An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 shook parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Nov. 12, the largest since a series of temblors began rattling Kansas a little more than a year ago. The quake’s epicenter was near the …

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4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/11/346503.htm Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:27:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=346503 The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 4.1 magnitude earthquake near Stillwater, Okla. The USGS says the earthquake was recorded at 2:10 p.m. Sunday five miles southwest of Stillwater, about 45 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Payne County Sheriff’s …

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