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Oklahoma Pork Plant Faces $27,000 Penalty Over Unsafe Work Conditions

A Guymon, Oklahoma processing and packing facility – operated by one of the nation’s largest pork processors – failed to prevent workers from being exposed to repetitive motion injuries and did not record injuries that needed more than basic first-aid. …

New Texas Blackout Rules Won’t Go Into Effect This Winter

Regulators of Texas’ oil and gas industry that buckled during February’s deadly freeze moved Tuesday, Nov. 30 toward making some producers more prepared for cold weather, but not in time for this winter as the nation’s power grid monitor warned …

Louisiana Lawmakers Offer Insurance Complaints After Ida

Slow responses to damage claims. Constant switch-ups of insurance adjusters assessing the destruction. Low payment offers forcing people unnecessarily into litigation to get a fair deal. Louisiana lawmakers and others said Wednesday that those are the problems they’re seeing and …

Louisiana Insurers Face $100 Million Assessment Fee after Ida-Related Insolvencies

Louisiana property and casualty insurers will be assessed $100 million to cover the cost of two regional insurance companies facing insolvency due to losses from Hurricane Ida. The Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association board voted Nov. 30 to assess admitted insurers …

Hub Acquires Texas’ Catto & Catto

Hub International Limited (Hub), a global insurance brokerage and financial services firm, has acquired the assets of Catto & Catto, Inc. and Catto & Catto Benefits Group, LLC (collectively, Catto & Catto). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Located …

Texas Barge Company to Pay More Than $15 Million Over Oil Spill

Houston, Texas-based Kirby Inland Marine LP has agreed to pay $15.3 million in damages and assessment costs under the Oil Pollution Act to resolve federal and state claims for injuries to natural resources resulting from an oil spill from a …

DOJ, Texas Church Shooting Victims At Odds Over How Much Air Force Owes

The U.S. Justice Department and survivors of a 2017 Texas church massacre are at odds over how much the Air Force should pay in compensation for failing to flag a conviction that might have prevented the gunman from legally buying …

Marsh McLennan Acquires Texas-Based Insource

Marsh McLennan Agency, a subsidiary of Marsh, has acquired InSource Insurance Group LLC, an independent agency in Texas. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. InSource Insurance Group was formed in 1986 to provide business insurance, employee health and benefits, …

Louisiana Department of Insurance to Hold Second Ida Relief Resource Center

The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) and Sen. Michael Fesi are hosting a second resource center to help constituents after Hurricane Ida. The resource center will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Larose Civic …

People Moves: Risk Strategies Appoints Lyons National Education Practice Leader; Waypoint Wholesale Names Nickoles CEO

Risk Strategies Appoints Terry Lyons National Education Practice Leader Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm, announced that Terry Lyons has been appointed as the National Education Practice Leader. In this role, Lyons will develop …

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