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Sierra Club Dragging State Farm into Climate Change Battle

A State Farm executive is coming under fire from activists for his position on the board of what some consider to be a “climate denier” group. Sierra Club, a progressive investor group and other activist organizations have been waging an aggressive …

Insurer’s Refusal to Settle Can Lead to Bad Faith Liability

Did you know that that an insurer can be liable for bad faith failure to settle even if it never receives a firm settlement offer? The Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled that it can and also that an insurer can …

Agents in Indiana Say Insurance Increased Prior to Home Explosion

The girlfriend of a man accused of blowing up an Indianapolis, Ind. house, devastating a subdivision and killing two neighbors, nearly doubled the insurance coverage for the contents of her home 11 months before the explosion, two insurance agents testified …

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 …