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Thibodeaux Joins Texas-Based Southwest Risk

ClearView Risk Holdings LLC, the holding company of Texas-based Southwest Risk LP, announced that Chad Thibodeaux has joined Southwest Risk as a property/inland marine broker. Thibodeaux began his insurance career with State Farm Insurance where he worked as a catastrophe …

Texas Man Claims Medical Errors Led to Leg Amputations

A Texas man intending to undergo a weight-loss operation is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical blunders that led to the amputation of both his legs at the knee. Carlos Saucedo has …

RHSB’s Jones Receives Cyber Risk Management Leadership Award

Douglas R. Jones, senior vice president and principal at Texas-based Roach Howard Smith & Barton, was presented with the Cyber Risk Management Leadership Award 2014-15 at the annual Cyber Risk Management Boot Camp held in Atlanta, Ga., and hosted by INSUREtrust. …

Chemical Leak at DuPont Plant in Texas Spurs Wrongful Death Suit

The widow of one of four workers killed in a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant leak has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million. The Houston Chronicle reported that the lawsuit was filed by Michelle Tisnado, who was …

Texas’ Travis County Getting Serious About Property Crime Backlog

A fingerprint examiner for the Travis County sheriff’s office in Texas will devote the next six months to clearing a backlog of more than 600 property crime cases that piled up over the past 17 months. Most of the cases …

San Antonio Lab to Conduct Guardrail Crash Tests

Federal officials say crash tests will show by early 2015 whether guardrails found along many U.S. highways work are safe. The Federal Highway Administration said that crash tests involving guardrails made by Trinity Industries Inc. will be done by mid-January …

TWFG Insurance Services Expands in Texas, California, and Washington

The Woodlands, Texas-based TWFG Insurance Services is expanding with 15 more branch locations in Texas, two additional in California, and another in Washington, the company announced. TWFG Insurance specializes in products and services for homeowners, auto and small business insurance …

Settlement Approved in Austin Firefighter Hiring Discrimination Case

A federal judge has approved a settlement between the city of Austin and the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations the Austin Fire Department’s hiring practices were discriminatory. The order signed by U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel allows the …

Group Aims to Create Alternatives to Workers’ Comp State-by-State

Formed in late 2013, the Austin, Texas-based Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation — or ARAWC — would like to see an expansion of alternatives to state workers’ compensation systems, such as the nonsubscriber system in Texas and the …

Denton, Texas, Rejects Fracking but State to Continue Drilling Permits

A state agency that regulates oil and gas will continue issuing permits to companies seeking to drill in Denton, despite residents passing a ban to prevent further hydraulic fracturing in the north Texas city. At an event sponsored by the …