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West Virginia Won’t Change Funding for State Workers’ Comp Funding in 2019

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says there will be no change in state funding for the state employees’ public insurance plan next year in a letter to the agency’s director. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Justice said in the letter that …

Lawsuit Over Fan Death at Atlanta Braves Stadium Claims Team, MLB Ignored Safety

In court documents filed last week in a lawsuit following the 2015 death of a fan who fell from the upper deck at an Atlanta Braves game, Nolan Ryan says guard rails at the Texas Rangers’ stadium had to be …

Florida Residents Hit by Michael Return to Face Damage as Death Toll Climbs

More than a week after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, authorities are reporting three more deaths from the Category 4 storm as residents returning to their homes try to piece together their lives from the rubble left by …

JBA Risk Management Releases High-Resolution Flood Maps for Florida

Flood specialist JBA Risk Management has rolled out its high-resolution flood maps and associated pricing data for the continental United States starting with the State of Florida. These new maps are designed to enable (re)insurers and others with an interest …

GenX Undetected in Bloodstreams of North Carolina Chemical Plant Neighbors

Dozens of neighbors of a North Carolina chemical plant had industrial compounds in their bloodstreams, but tests by state and federal health officials outlined Tuesday didn’t find the much-debated and little-studied one they were looking for. None of the 30 …

Judge Orders Tennessee to Stop Suspending Licenses Over Traffic Fines, Court Costs

A federal judge in Nashville has ordered the state to stop suspending the drivers licenses of people who are unable to pay traffic fines and court costs. In an order Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger also instructed the state …

Regulators, Industry Seek to Keep Florida AOB Abuse In Check After Michael

In an effort to keep the Florida assignment of benefits (AOB) crisis from further worsening in the state, Florida’s insurance industry, regulators and consumer advocates are on high alert for AOB activity in the wake of Hurricane Michael and working …

Justice Family Coal Firm Ordered to Pay $478K Settlement

A judge has ordered a coal company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family to start making payments on a settlement. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Justice Low Seam Mining, Inc. was ordered Oct. 10 to pay roughly $478,000 to …

Waccamaw River in South Carolina Finally Below Flood Stage After Florence

The Waccamaw River near the South Carolina coast has finally gone back into its banks after 29 days of flooding following Hurricane Florence. The National Weather Service says the river level at Conway dipped below the flood stage of 11 …

Rural Communities Hit by Michael Face Tough Recovery

Haylie Byler and her husband were just beginning life in their new home when Hurricane Michael’s monstrous winds mowed down a dozen trees on their property, more than an hour’s drive inland from where the storm made landfall. They had …

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