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Lawmakers in California to Weigh in on Rules For Medical Pot Shops

The California Legislature is considering multiple – and conflicting – plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. The debate over the billion-dollar industry now regulated largely by local government and has pitted cities …

AIG Invests in Cybersecurity, Investigations Firm, K2 Intelligence

American International Group Inc. as acquired a minority stake in K2 Intelligence, an corporate investigations firm. The companies said they have agreed to co-develop products and services to help AIG’s customers mitigate cyber risk and to explore opportunities in other …

Vertafore Names Hawn CEO, Chairman; NetVU Elects Savino Chairman

Insurance technology company Vertafore announced that Jeff Hawn has been named chairman and chief executive officer, effective April 13. Bryan Taylor, capital partner and lead director at TPG Capital, said Hawn was chosen after a “rigorous” selection process. “He has …

$52M Awarded by Montana Jury Awards in Bank Lawsuit

A Montana jury has awarded an office supply manufacturer $52 million in its lawsuit against its former bank. Masters Group International Inc. sued Comerica Inc. after the bank reneged on a November 2008 agreement to delay collection of a $10.5 …

Sharkproof part 3 – Influence

                             Shark Proof The three I’s in Shark proofing are Insulation –Investment – Influence In the first two installments, we covered Insulation & Investment. Today I finish the series with Influence. As you remember, a ” Shark”  is what I …

Fishermen Settle Suit With Pacific Seafood in Oregon

Fishermen who alleged that an Oregon company used its size to hold down the prices it paid for seafood have settled their suit and won’t get any damages or see the company broken up. The Eugene Register-Guard reported that Pacific …

Port Smith Agency Owner Missing

Malcolm Tidwell, an insurance agent from Port Smith is reported missing. The exact date of his disappearance is unknown. Police were first alerted to his disappearance by one of his clients who said that he missed their weekly golf game …

Western World Insurance Group Introduces Mobile Integrated Platform

Western World Insurance Group has launched a new mobile website for its Western World Integrated Platform (WWIP) program. The original WWIP was introduced in 2010. The new Western World platform has the ability to rate, quote, and bind on iPads …

Beacon Hill Expands WC Product to Environmental Contractors, Consultants

PartnerOne Environmental, Beacon Hill Associates’ underwriting division, now offers workers compensation coverage to additional environmental contractors and consultants. Coverage is provided by a group of “A” rated insurance carriers. PartnerOne Workers Compensation is available in the following states: Ala., Ark., …

Colo. Court Awards $18M to Worker Injured by Telephone Pole Collapse

The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld an award of $18 million in exemplary damages to an Xcel Energy lineman who was injured when a Qwest Communications International Inc. telephone pole that he was working on collapsed. Andrew Blood was injured …

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