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Kaplansky Insurance Acquires Massachusetts’ John P. Riley Insurance

Kaplansky Insurance has acquired its third independent agency of 2021, John P. Riley Insurance. The purchase of the Dorchester, Massachusetts-based business marks Kaplansky’s 37th acquisition overall. John P. Riley opened his insurance agency in 1938 while also working in the …

Blind Teen Alleges Rhode Island Eatery Violated Her Rights

A blind Rhode Island teen and her family have filed a lawsuit with the Providence County Superior Court against a restaurant they say refused to seat them due to the presence of the teen’s service dog. Haylee Mota and her …

Maine Paper Mill That Was Site of Explosion Sues Inspection Firm

The owner of a paper mill in Maine that was the site of an explosion last year has filed a lawsuit against a company that was responsible for inspection and maintenance. One of the facility’s pulp digesters ruptured and fell …

People Moves: MEMIC Names Three to Leadership Roles; USG Hires Starr

MEMIC Names Three Underwriting Territory Managers In its plan to continue profitable growth of its workers’ compensation business along the Eastern seaboard, The MEMIC Group has named three underwriting territory managers to assume leadership roles. Margaret Templeton of Albany, New …

Connecticut Utilities Face Steep Fines for Storm Failures

Connecticut regulators on Thursday proposed a $30 million fine for Eversource and a $2.1 million fine for United Illuminating for what officials called the utilities’ failures in their preparation and response to Tropical Storm Isaias, which left hundreds of thousands …

Massachusetts Sues Marketing Firm for Role in Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts’ top prosecutor on Thursday sued a global marketing company that she alleges played a role in fueling the opioid epidemic. State Attorney General Maura Healey said Publicis Health designed and deployed unfair and deceptive marketing schemes to help Purdue …

Hub International Limited Acquires Assets of Ion Insurance Corporation

Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, has acquired the assets of Ion Insurance Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, Ion Insurance is a full service, independent insurance agency providing personal and business insurance …

New Hampshire Security Firm Says It’s Not At Fault for Woman’s Death

A security firm that employed a man accused of killing a woman at the company headquarters of Timberland in New Hampshire said it bears no responsibility for her death. Securitas Security Services USA said in court documents Wednesday that it …

Tornado That Struck Chesapeake Bay’s Western Shore Damaged Houses

A tornado that struck Virginia’s Northumberland County near the Chesapeake Bay destroyed one home and severely damaged a few others. But no one was injured, according to weather service officials. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Orrock said the tornado struck …

Alera Group Acquires Employee Benefits Division of Lamb Insurance Services

Alera Group, an independent, national insurance and wealth management firm, has acquired the employee benefits division of Lamb Insurance Services, an insurance broker exclusively dedicated to nonprofit and social service organizations. The acquisition is effective April 1, 2021, and the …

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