Utah News

Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges Filed on Utah

A Utah man who suffered a knee injury while working at the Montana State Prison is charged with defrauding the state worker’s compensation fund by collecting total disability benefits while running a construction company. The Independent Record reported the attorney …

California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States

La Jolla, Calif.-based Palomar Specialty Insurance Co., established in February 2014 as a specialty catastrophe insurer, announced it is now licensed to write residential and commercial insurance in 14 states. Palomar Specialty initially focused on writing residential earthquake insurance, commercial …

Utah City Argues it’s Not At Fault For Landslide

A Utah city says it’s not to blame for a landslide that crushed a home earlier this month and forced evacuations in a mountainside community. No one was injured when the hillside tumbled on Aug. 5 in a subdivision about …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Benefits Brokerage, Insurance Point

Itasca, Ill.-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Insurance Point LLC in St. Charles, Ill. and Salt Lake City, Utah.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Insurance Point offers employee benefit consultation and insurance brokerage services for healthcare systems and hospitals throughout …

Jury Awards Families $2.4M in Lawsuit Over Utah Couple’s Kayaking Death

A jury has faulted state and local agencies in the 2010 deaths of a Utah married couple kayaking in the Jordan River. Family members of Kelly Frye-Glasser and Joseph Glasser on Tuesday won their case arguing that officials were aware …

Answer Financial Inc. Opens Insurance Sales Office in Utah

Encino, Calif.-based Answer Financial Inc. will open a fourth office in Ogden, Utah. The office, adjacent to operations for sister company Esurance, opens this summer. The office is currently taking applications for sales professionals. Answer plans to begin training its first …

Firm Fights Ruling in Utah Couple’s Critical Online Review

A Paris-based company says it will fight a U.S. judge’s ruling against its attempt to force a Utah couple to pay $3,500 over a critical online review. Descoteaux Boutiques, which owns online retailer Kleargear.com, issued statements this week saying John …

The Leavitt Group Creates Leavitt Heartland Insurance Services

The Leavitt Group’s Spearfish and Sturgis, S.D. offices, formerly part of Western Dakota Insurors, are forming a new agency called Leavitt Heartland Insurance Services, which will remain part of the Leavitt Group. All personnel will remain with the agency and …

The Leavitt Group Opens New Office in Houston

The Leavitt Group has opened a new office, Risk Services – Leavitt Insurance Agencies, in Houston. The agency will be co-managed/owned by Vladimir Chemadurov and Rob Eppers. In the South Central region, Utah-based Leavitt Group also has existing offices in …

Snowboarders’ Suit Demeans Constitution Utah Ski Area Says

One of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding said a lawsuit challenging the ban degrades the U.S. Constitution and should be thrown out. Lawyers for the Alta ski area east of Salt Lake City, Utah said in their …