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State Farm: Georgia Files Most Lightning Strike Claims

State Farm says Georgia residents file the most claims for lightning strikes in the country. The insurer’s officials told WSB-TV that it paid more than $16 million for lightning-related claims in 2014. The owner of Labeled Lightning Protection Inc., Reagan …

South Carolina Woman Accused of Arson for Insurance Money

A Union, S.C., woman is accused of setting fire to her mobile home with her two cats still inside. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports the Union County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 28-year-old April Lynn Hudson May 21. Deputies …

Insurer: Oklahoma Jazz Museum’s Workers’ Comp Debt Is Paid

A major insurer who had the financially shaky Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on the hook for around $11,200 a couple weeks ago after the museum failed to pay its workers’ compensation premium on time now says the debt’s been …

Oklahoma Jazz Hall : Insurance Debts Paid or Not?

The shaky finances of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame seem to be attracting more attention than the museum itself. Executives at the nearly 30-year-old Tulsa nonprofit have sternly denied that the museum was in dire straits over the past …

Private Auto Premiums See Largest Q3 Growth in 10 Years: SNL

Private auto insurance industry direct premiums written rose 5.13 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the largest third-quarter year-over-year growth in the past 10 years, according to an analysis by SNL Financial. The 30 largest auto writers by market …

Juror Witnesses Firsthand What the Hail Is Going on in Texas

Alejandro Stolarski is a United States citizen who emigrated from Mexico. Stolarski resides in Dallas County. Like hundreds of other Dallas County residents each week, Stolarski received a notice in the mail for jury duty. But unlike most Dallas County …

State Farm Raising Auto Insurance Rates in Louisiana

Auto insurance rates will increase by an average of 4.4 percent beginning Dec. 8 for Baton Rouge, La., customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. State Farm is Louisiana’s largest auto insurer, covering about one in three vehicles. The …

Homeowner Insurance Rate Hikes not Challenged by Texas Commissioner

The Texas insurance commissioner has allowed the three largest home insurers to impose significant rate hikes on many policyholders despite the objections of a state consumer advocate. Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber can reject any new rates that are deemed excessive …

Insurer Says OK to Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Hawaii Driver

A $1.1 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the death of a 26-year-old pedestrian. The settlement came in a civil lawsuit against Robert Wayne Yount, 83, and the civil case will be dismissed, The Garden …

Washington Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Insurance Fraud

Jeremy B. Jeske, 43, a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud in connection with a case that was investigated by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit. According to the investigators, Jeske …