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25 01, 2021

‘Spotter’ in New Orleans Staged Crash Schemes Sentenced to Prison

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A New Orleans, Louisiana, man has been sentenced to prison for conspiring to stage automobile accidents as part of a scheme to defraud insurance and trucking companies, federal officials say. U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser with the U.S. Attorney’s Office …

26 01, 2021

Two Women Found Dead After Row Home Fire Causing Estimated $250K in Damage

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Authorities say two women were found dead after a fire in a central Pennsylvania row home over the weekend that caused an estimated more than $250,000 in damage to all three homes. Fire crews were dispatched shortly after 6 a.m. …

26 01, 2021

Bankruptcy Judge OKs Weinstein Co. Plan Paying $17M for Sex Abuse Claims

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A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Monday approved The Weinstein Co’s liquidation plan, which sets aside $17 million for women who accused co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Delaware announced her ruling at the conclusion …

26 01, 2021

7th Circuit Affirms Conviction of Man Who Torched 7 Mobile Homes, Collected $600K

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A federal appellate court on Friday affirmed the conviction of an Indiana man who set fire to seven homes in a rural mobile home park over a nine-year period and collected more than $600,000 in insurance money. A panel of …

26 01, 2021

California May Prioritize Age Before Essential Workers for Vaccine

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Advocates for farmworkers, teachers, grocery store clerks and other essential workers are worried they will have to wait until this summer to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as California considers giving priority to older residents. State officials said the move …

26 01, 2021

Real Estate Developer The St. Joe Co. Forms Watersound Insurance Agency in Florida

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The St. Joe Company, a Northwest Florida-based real estate developer and asset manager, has formed Watersound Insurance Agency, LLC, a new venture offering personal and commercial insurance services in Northwest Florida. St. Joe has entered into a co-broker agreement with …

26 01, 2021

Spanish Court Orders VW to Pay $20M to Buyers in Diesel Cheating Case

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A Spanish court has ordered German carmaker Volkswagen to pay 16.3 million euros ($19.8 million) in compensation to people in Spain who bought cars with emissions-cheating devices installed, consumer group OCU said on Monday. The company will appeal the ruling, …

26 01, 2021

Arizona Sees Recreational Cannabis Sales Start

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Legal sales of recreational marijuana in Arizona have started, a once-unthinkable step in the former conservative stronghold that joins 14 other states that have broadly legalized pot. The state Health Services Department on Friday announced it had approved 86 licenses …

26 01, 2021

Union Lauds Biden Action on Slaughter Speeds Industry Calls Safe

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A major food workers’ union praised President Joe Biden for withdrawing a rule that would have permanently allowed U.S. poultry producers to kill more chickens per minute. Industry trade groups said the speeds were safe. Donald Trump’s administration in its …

26 01, 2021

Top Insurance Regulatory Developments of 2020: Part 2

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This is the second installment of a two-part look at the top 10 insurance regulatory developments of 2020 by attorneys at Locke Lord. The first part on Jan. 22 covered COVID-19, Insurtechs, Data Privacy, Race Equality and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. …