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15 11, 2019

Mier Named President of Texas Surplus Lines Association

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Jennifer Mier, executive vice president with AmWINS Group in Dallas, has been elected president of the Texas Surplus Lines Association. Other officers elected at the group’s 64th Annual Meeting on Nov. 11 in Austin are: Vice President Amicia Hine, executive …

15 11, 2019

Attorney: Oklahoma’s Tulsa County to Pay $10M to Settle Jail Death Suit

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Officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old man, who died in 2011 after lying naked in a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, jail cell for five days with a broken neck. Documents filed in federal court …

15 11, 2019

Robotaxi Tech Proving Difficult to Perfect: Daimler CEO

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Daimler has taken a “reality check” on self-driving “robotaxis,” acknowledging that making them safe is proving harder than first thought amid questions over their future earnings potential. Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius told journalists on Thursday Daimler would “rightsize” its spending …

15 11, 2019

U.S. Attorney: Oklahoma Man Sentenced for Stealing Almost $370K from Employer

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A Tulsa, Oklahoma, man was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to repay nearly $370,000 after being found guilty of stealing from his employer. Ernest Everette Howard, 49, of Tulsa, must $368,329.61 in restitution, according to the U.S. …

15 11, 2019

Michigan Recreational Pot Sales to Begin in December

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The state of Michigan is opening the door to the sale of marijuana for recreational use starting in December, which is earlier than expected. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued an advisory bulletin on Nov. 13. It says businesses that are …

14 11, 2019

California Commissioner Orders FAIR Plan to Increase Homeowners Coverage Options

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California’s property insurer of last resort will soon be offering more homeowners coverage options as directed by the state’s insurance commissioner in response to the pressure put on the property insurance market by wildfire risks. California Commissioner Ricardo Lara has …

14 11, 2019

California Insurance Commissioner OKs Workers’ Comp Pure Premium Reduction

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California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has adopted and issued a revised average advisory pure premium rate, lowering the benchmark to $1.52 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation insurance, effective Jan. 1, 2020. This is the ninth consecutive reduction to …

15 11, 2019

Zurich Adds Cyber Endorsements for Manufacturing Industry

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Zurich Insurance has rolled out new, industry-specific endorsements to its cyber insurance policy designed to expand coverages provided to the manufacturing industry. The endorsements were created in response to the growing threats posed to U.S. industrial firms by data breaches, …

15 11, 2019

7 Appointed to Georgia Medical Marijuana Commission

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Georgia officials have made appointments to the state medical marijuana commission, a key step toward implementing a law designed to increase patient access. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston announced seven appointments Tuesday. …

15 11, 2019

Carolina Amusement Park Fined $42K by OSHA Over Maintenance Worker Injury

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Federal safety officials have fined an amusement park on the North Carolina-South Carolina line after a maintenance worker was injured last March. The Charlotte Observer reports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied a $42,000 fine on Carowinds after finding …