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Austin Police Officers Sue for Discrimination After Reassignments

Some Austin, Texas, police officers are suing the city for what they say was race and age discrimination in job assignments. The Austin American-Statesman reports 18 officers filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The officers say they were forced out of the …

Fees Plus Commissions Allowed for Retail Insurance Agents in Texas

Retail insurance agents in Texas are allowed to charge certain fees in addition to a commission in relation to selling an insurance policy, but those fees must be disclosed to the customer. “Texas is one of the few states that …

LevelFirst Adds Taylor as Senior Underwriter/Broker in Dallas

LevelFirst, a wholesale broker and managing general agency based in Dallas, Texas, announced Ryan Taylor has joined the company as a senior underwriter/broker. Taylor brings 10 years of wholesale experience to the company. He will be responsible for underwriting all …

Texas Man to Pay $42.1K Restitution for Home Repair Fraud in Oklahoma

After a four-year pursuit, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office says it has secured $42,158 in restitution from a Texas man for Oklahoma victims of home repair fraud. The office said that Randy Leroy Madewell of Danbury, Texas, was charged in …

Greater Texas Insurance Managers and Agency Merges with BKCW Insurance

Independent insurance agency BKCW L.P. of Killeen, Texas, and Greater Texas Insurance Managers and Agency of Austin merged operations effective July 1, 2014. Greater Texas Insurance Managers and Agency will continue to do business at its current location on Anderson …

Rebates, Referrals and Rewards in Texas — What’s OK and What’s Not?

What are the rules governing insurance agents in Texas on rebates, referrals and rewards, and why do they matter? For starters, at a minimum, an agent could lose their license for violating rules regarding such activities. And, they could potentially be …

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme

A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Earl …

Central Insurance Promotes Mansfield to Regional VP in Dallas

The Central Insurance Companies promoted Steven Mansfield to regional vice president of its Southwest regional office in Dallas, Texas. Mansfield replaces Tim Rauch, who has been promoted to vice president of marketing in the group’s home office in Van Wert, Ohio. …

Denton, Texas, Rejects Partial Fracking Ban

The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community. Denton …

CPro Associates Spin-Off Concentrating on Commercial Insurance Business

Dallas-based CPro Associates has spun off its binding authority and programs unit as a new company, B&H Risk Services Inc., headed by William E. Buckley. Buckley joined CPro in late 2013 to form and develop the new business unit. B&H focuses …