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Trident, McGowan Cos. to Offer Public Entity Coverage in Pennsylvania

Trident Insurance Services, LLC, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., has formed an exclusive business relationship with The McGowan Cos. to offer access to its public entity insurance program in Pennsylvania. The public entity insurance program—underwritten by Trident …

Family of Vermont Trooper Killed in 2003 Gets $4.5M From State’s Insurer

The family of a Vermont State Police trooper killed while trying to stop a fleeing suspect a decade ago has received a $4.5 million settlement from the state and its insurance carrier. Washington County Superior Court Judge Robert Bent last …

Niota, Tenn., Temporarily Closes City Services as Insurance Expires

Much of the city of Niota, in Tennessee, is shut down, including its police and fire departments, after the city’s liability insurance expired at midnight on April 18. The Daily Post-Athenian reports the Tennessee Municipal League declined to renew the …

Pennsylvania Borough Insurer Pays $98K in Cop-on-Cop Lawsuit

A Pittsburgh suburb’s insurer has paid $98,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by an Allegheny County police officer against local cops he claims roughed him up then filed false charges against him. Fifty-one-year-old Raymond Hrabos, the county cop, lives in …

The Hartford Offers Programs for Municipalities, Public Entity Risk Pools

The Hartford has expanded its commercial property practice to offer insurance programs for the public entity sector, with a particular emphasis on public entity risk pools, as cities and counties seek ways to manage insurance costs in the face of …

Closing of Kentucky Trust to Leave 174 School Districts In Need of Insurance

The financially troubled Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust will disband, forcing school districts to search for new providers of workers compensation, property and liability insurance policies. The closure means financial consequences for all of the state’s 174 school districts, which …

Parents Sue Park for $2.4 Million After Oregon Toddlers’ Deaths

A fire that killed two toddlers is the subject of a Umatilla County lawsuit that alleges negligence on the parts of the Seattle-based management company and the trailer park manager. The suit names the toddlers’ parents as beneficiaries of their …

Michigan Man Slips Up in Trip-and-Fall Case

A man who tripped and fell has lost his lawsuit against Michigan’s Bay City because he gave the wrong location. The Michigan appeals court says state law is very clear: Robert Graczyk needed to be exact when informing Bay City …

Mississippi Municipal Insurer Takes Aim at Taser Weapons in Training

A company that administers an insurance program for county workers injured on the job is discouraging the use of Taser shock weapons in training police officers. The Mississippi Public Entity Workers’ Compensation Services Inc. says it has received several claims …