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Female Workers in Massachusetts Sue McCormick & Schmick’s

Female kitchen workers at the McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant in downtown Boston were subjected to constant groping and lewd comments from male supervisors and co-workers, and their complaints to the company were routinely ignored, five women said in a …

New York’s Greene & Associates Hires Del Priore as Sales Manager

Greene & Associates, an East Aurora, N.Y.-based underwriting manager and wholesale broker, has hired Theresa Del Priore as a sales manager. Del Priore comes to Greene with more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently serving …

Alliant Hires New Jersey-Based Blazier to Further Eastern U.S. Growth

Alliant’s ongoing growth campaign in the Eastern U.S. is continuing with the addition of Senior Vice President Devin E. Blazier. The New Jersey-based industry veteran has joined the company’s Alliant Americas division with technical expertise in professional liability, group captives, …

Ten Appointed to Newly Formed New York State Insurance Advisory Board

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo has announced the 10 appointees who will serve on the newly formed Department of Financial Services (DFS) State Insurance Advisory Board. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to create the board earlier this year. …

CNA Appoints Allen as Vice President of Boston Branch

CNA has appointed Tom Allen as vice president of its Boston, Mass., branch, effective January 2, 2018. In this role, Allen will be responsible for leading the branch in cultivating deeper relationships with producers and accelerating CNA’s market presence in …

Connecticut’s The Hartford Promotes Bush to Oversee Personal Lines

The Hartford has announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led Small Commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for Personal Lines. She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring after a 30-year career with The Hartford. Sprague …

Schumer Seeks Help for N.Y. Craft Beer Industry with Crop Insurance Program

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wrapped up another tour of New York’s 62 counties Friday with a call for greater federal help for the state’s craft beer industry. During a stop at a brewery in the Columbia County community of Chatham, …

New Jersey Advances Bill That Would Bar Drunken Drone Flying

State lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation that would bar people from operating drones while drunk. The National Conference on State Legislatures says at least 38 states are considering drone legislation this year, going beyond the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations. The …

Vermont Man Whose Relatives Died Mysteriously Must Give Gun Info

A Vermont man whose mother and grandfather died in mysterious circumstances must turn over information related to a missing gun, as well as phone and other records, in a Rhode Island lawsuit over insurance on his sunken boat. Nathan Carman …

Pennsylvania’s Erie Insurance Promotes Wallace Oakley

Erie Insurance has promoted Dionne Wallace Oakley to executive vice president of Human Resources and Strategy. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2018. In this role, she will expand her oversight to include several strategic functions. Wallace Oakley came to …

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