Texas News

Atlantic Specialty Lines Hires 32-year Insurance Industry Veteran, Suzy Popplewell-Baird

Houston, TX, October 16, 2014- Atlantic Specialty Lines (ASL), a wholesale broker and specialty lines MGA offering a variety of property, casualty, auto, professional, and personal lines coverages, is announcing a major addition to their Houston office. Looking to solidify …

Texas-Based Premium Finance Group to Be Sold to South Dakota’s MetaBank

Cecil Y. Ray Jr., chairman of AFS/IBEX and former chairman of The Rigg Group, has announced the sale of substantially all of the loan portfolio and related assets of Dallas-based AFS/IBEX Financial Services Inc. – including AFS/IBEX Financial Services Inc. of California and …

Copper Theft Leads to 10 Year Sentence for Texas Man

A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing copper in a ring that investigators say targeted Central Texas communication towers. Ricky Thatcher must also pay more than $163,000 to victims, including the Lower Colorado …

Judge Halts Disposal in Louisiana of Texas Ebola-Tainted Ash

A state judge signed an order temporarily blocking ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim’s belongings to be disposed of at a southwest Louisiana site. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell had sought the order to stop the soot from …

Storms Hammer Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

A powerful storm system swept across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma late on Sunday and early Monday, killing at least one person and injuring four others, emergency officials said, as millions of people were in the path of hurricane-force winds and …

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 …