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Florida Disaster Fraud Team Investigation Leads to False Claim Arrest

A Florida man was arrested last month after he was caught lying to his insurance company in an attempt to file a false insurance claim for vehicle for damage allegedly caused by Hurricane Irma, according to a statement from Florida …

17 Workers Sickened at Tennessee Metal Fabricater Plant

Officials say 17 workers at a Tennessee plant who complained of headaches and nausea are getting medical treatment. McMinn County Mayor John Gentry said the “exposure” incident happened Wednesday morning at the Mills Products plant in Athens. Media cited a …

Insurer Settles Federal Suit With Defunct Tennessee Plant Over Unpaid Bills

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit over $750,000 in unpaid utility bills at a shuttered Tennessee glass plant. The Kingsport Times News reports insurer North American Specialty sued Heritage Glass and its officers in Greeneville federal court …

Lockton Adds Former Marsh Exec Gillmon to Southeast Property Team

Lockton has added Brett Gillmon to its Property team as senior vice president. Gillmon will serve as a national resource working closely with the U.S. Property leader Mike Andler, and will provide service and property options for Lockton’s clients throughout …

3 Fraternities at University of North Carolina Suspended for Hazing

Three fraternities at a University of North Carolina campus have been suspended for hazing and other infractions. The Charlotte Observer reports that the UNC Charlotte’s Office of Student Conduct says Delta Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Sigma Kappa have …

Smith to Join Prime Risk Partners in Atlanta as Chief Operating Officer

Prime Risk Partners announced that Robert C. Smith has joined the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Smith’s career has focused on agency operations consulting and mergers and acquisitions. As a senior consultant and shareholder with Reagan …

Greenbrier Hotel Corp Sued by Tennessee Rental Co Over $623K Insurance Payout

A Tennessee company has filed a lawsuit against The Greenbrier Hotel Corporation in West Virginia and two affiliated companies, citing The Greenbrier resort’s failure to pay out on damaged rental equipment. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Sunday that Special Event Service …

Florida Professor Fired for Saying Sandy Hook a Hoax in Blog Loses Lawsuit

A Florida college professor fired after publicly saying the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut was a hoax has lost a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully terminated. Local news outlets report that a federal jury on Monday sided with Florida …

Traces of GenX Compound Found in North Carolina Food Product

The unregulated compound found in more than 80 drinking water wells near a chemical company’s manufacturing facility in North Carolina has been found in a food product for the first time. Tests found honey collected by a farmer about 2 …

Former Hartford Underwriter Reese Joins Pioneer Underwriters’ Georgia Team

Pioneer Underwriters has appointed Kellie Reese as an underwriter in its recently launched E&S Property operation. She will report to Dave Phillips, based in Alpharetta, Ga. Reese has almost 30 years of experience as a property underwriter. Latterly with The …

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