Southeast News

Atlas General Insurance Services Expands Workers’ Compensation Footprint in Southeast

San Diego, CA, December 15, 2016 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (‘Atlas’), a national multi-line program administrator, announced the addition of four more states eligible for workers’ compensation coverage through their exclusive partnership with an A.M. Best ‘A’ rated …

Armed Robbers Nab $4.8M in Gold Bars off Armored Truck on North Carolina Highway

Shortly after dusk on Sunday along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars. The guards working for Transvalue Inc. …

Fired Atlanta Fire Chief Files Federal Suit Against City

The former Atlanta fire chief who was fired after self-publishing a book that described homosexuality as a perversion has sued the city and Mayor Kasim Reed. Former chief Kelvin Cochran announced the federal suit during a news conference on Wednesday. …

Florida’s Tower Hill Prime Now Writing Commercial Lines Products in the State

Tower Hill Insurance Group has made its commercial lines products available to Florida businesses through Tower Hill Prime Insurance Co. Tower Hill Prime is an admitted property and casualty carrier headquartered in Gainesville, Fla. Previously, only personal lines products were …

Florida Nurse Charged with Putting Hot Sauce in Patients’ Mouths

A central Florida woman has surrendered her nursing license after she was charged with placing hot sauce into the mouths of two sleeping dementia patients. Tracie Nellis was charged last summer with battery on a person age 65 or older …

Integro Opens Office in Miami

International insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro Ltd. has opened a Miami office to drive business in Florida, as well as serve as an international wholesale hub into Latin America. According to John Sutton, president of Integro’s international operations …

Hit and Run Car Accidents in Florida up 23% in 2014

Florida law enforcement officials say hit and run crashes are increasing at an alarming rate. That’s why they’re launching a new campaign to let drivers know that leaving the scene of an accident can result in tougher penalties. Florida had …

Mississippi Supreme Court Sends Sewage Injury Lawsuit Back to County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that granted immunity to the city of Starkville over maintenance of its sewage system. Taghi “Ted” Boroujerdi filed the $500,000 lawsuit when he fell at his home after sewage backed …

North Carolina Plans Changes to Captive Program

The first full year of North Carolina’s captive insurance program has “exceeded expectations,” according to a statement from North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. While he’s pleased with the progress, Goodwin nevertheless plans to recommend changes to the law in …

Former West Virginia Chemical Company Execs. Request Delay of Trials

Four former executives of a West Virginia chemical company are asking a judge to delay their trials on charges stemming from the January 2014 chemical spill. Attorneys for former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern and former owners Dennis Farrell, Charles …