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New York’s Mackoul & Associates is a Business About People

Working toward joining the Minor Leagues as an umpire to becoming the CEO of an insurance agency may seem like a big career change, but for Ed Mackoul, CEO and president of Mackoul & Associates Inc. in Island Park, N.Y., …

Rolling Stone Slams Defamation Claim in University of Virginia Rape Story

Rolling Stone is defending itself against a defamation lawsuit over a discredited article about a University of Virginia gang rape by arguing that members of a school fraternity knew about discrepancies in the woman’s claims weeks before the article was …

$1.3M Settlement in New Hampshire Paralyzed School Football Player Case

A New Hampshire city and its insurance carriers have agreed to pay a former high school football player who was paralyzed in a 2010 practice $2,000 a month as part of a $1.3 million settlement of his negligence lawsuit. The …

Penn. Couple Suing Police, Insurance Company After Hibiscus Mistaken for Pot

A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company. Edward and Audrey Cramer say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday …

Assurance Adds Wolfrey to Washington D.C. Team as Risk Management Consultant

Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, has hired Eric Wolfrey to its Washington D.C. team to serve as a risk management consultant. Wolfrey will provide business insurance and risk management solutions to a variety of industries with a concentration …

Patron Injured After Car Crashes Into Maine Diner

Police in Maine say a man has been injured and another man arrested after a car involved in a collision barreled into a diner. According to police, three vehicles were involved in a collision in Sanford around 3:36 p.m. Tuesday. …

American Arbitration Association Opens Office in Upstate New York

The American Arbitration Association (AAA), a provider of conflict management and dispute resolution services, has opened a new office in Buffalo, N.Y., offering local arbitration support in a region that has experienced an increase in arbitration requests for no-fault auto …

NTSB: Amtrak’s Lax Safety Led to Penn. Crash That Killed Two Workers

Two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a speeding Amtrak train near Philadelphia last year were the victims of a lax safety culture that had permeated the government-owned railroad, federal investigators said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board …

New Hampshire House Committee Rejects Marijuana Legalization Bill

A bill that would legalize marijuana in New Hampshire has been rejected by a House committee. The Concord Monitor reports the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday voted not to recommend the bill to the House. Under the …

The Hilb Group Acquires Majority of Assets from New Jersey’s IOA Northeast NY Inc.

The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has acquired the majority of the assets of IOA Northeast NY Inc. (IOANE), a division of IOA National Inc. The transaction became effective November 1, 2017. Located in Florham Park, N.J., IOANE provides property and …

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