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Confie Seguros Acquires North Texas Auto Insurance Agency

Confie Seguros, a national provider of personal lines insurance, announced it has acquired the assets of Carallo Insurance Group Inc., an auto insurance agency in Garland, Texas. Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Confie has acquired and integrated more than 70 businesses since …

Dallas Hospital’s Care of Deceased U.S. Ebola Patient Questioned

Hours after Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan died, his family called for an investigation into his care as top infectious disease doctors said he may have survived if his treatment had begun earlier. The family cited his initial release …

Thousands to Get Damages in Chinese Drywall Suit, Louisiana Judge Says

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., a government-owned manufacturer that failed …

Success of Ebola Lawsuits in Texas Would Have Long Odds

Potential suits against the Dallas, Texas, hospital that sent home a patient later diagnosed with Ebola face long odds in the face of state medical malpractice laws. Texas tort-reform measures have made it one of the hardest places in the …

NSM Insurance Group Acquires Texas-Based Specialty Aviation Underwriters

NSM Insurance Group announced the acquisition of Specialty Aviation Underwriters (SAU), located in Addison, Texas. Founded over 20 years ago, SAU specializes in aviation products. NSM Insurance Group underwrites more than 20 admitted and non-admitted insurance programs nationally in very specific …

Consultant: Austin Needs a Safety Plan for Events

A consulting firm has advised Austin, Texas, to create a safety plan limiting how many other events occur the week of the South by Southwest festival. The festival hired event consulting firm Populous after four people died and others were …

Royalty Owners Sue Denton, Texas, Over Fracking Moratorium

A group of mineral royalty owners has sued the city of Denton over its temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing, claiming the ban violates property rights. City leaders halted fracking as they consider making their city the first in the state …

80 People Being Monitored in Dallas Ebola Case

More than 80 people in Dallas are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan or others who Duncan had met, health officials said. The people have been asked to report to Texas …

XL Group Adds Smelser to North America Property Team in Dallas

XL Group announced the addition of Jay E. Smelser to its North America property insurance team as South Central regional leader, based in Dallas. Smelser reports to Senior Vice President and Head of North America General Property Wade Pitman in Los Angeles. Smelser …

Truck Driver: Distraction a Factor in Fatal Oklahoma Crash

The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed into a bus and killed four college students on Interstate 35 in southern Oklahoma told investigators he was distracted. Russell Staley, 53, of Saginaw, Texas, was traveling northbound on Sept. 26 before crossing …