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13 12, 2019

Burns & Wilcox Promotes Heaner in Florida

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Burns & Wilcox has promoted John Heaner to associate managing director from underwriting manager, commercial insurance. Heaner is based in the Burns & Wilcox Tampa, Fla., office Heaner will oversee and manage day-to-day operations and team growth to support the …

13 12, 2019

Corbett, Stalvey Appointed to New Roles to Further Grow Tennessee Captive Market

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Hodgen Mainda has named two longtime Tennessee captive insurance experts to new roles in the department. Michael Corbett has been named to the newly created director of Business Development position for TDCI’s …

13 12, 2019

Royal Caribbean Liability for Volcano Deaths May Turn on ‘Act of God’ Defense

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable “act of God,” according to maritime lawyers. Cruise ship passengers were among the tourists …

13 12, 2019

Probe Finds Intercontinental Terminals Fire Near Houston Began with Broken Manifold

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A March fire at a petrochemical terminal that spread a blanket of black smoke across Houston began when part of a manifold, which includes a pump and motor, on one storage tank broke, according to a report by local and …

13 12, 2019

Burns & Wilcox Names Ornelas Associate Vice President in Los Angeles

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Burns & Wilcox has named Sylvia Ornelas associate vice president in addition to her current role as director, personal insurance, in the Los Angeles, Calif., office. Burns & Wilcox also promoted John Heaner to associate managing director from underwriting manager, …

13 12, 2019

United Valley Insurance Services in California Adds Alanis

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United Valley Insurance Services Inc. in California has named Nichole Alanis a member relations specialist. Alanis is focused on assisting members and vendors with on-boarding and training. Nichole previously worked as an underwriting support representative at Employers, where she spent …

13 12, 2019

How’s Your Driving? If You Use an App Insurers Could Be Watching

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Apps that let you book a ride to work or borrow a car for your next vacation are feeding into a revolution in auto insurance — while also raising some privacy red flags. Data on everything from how frequently a …

13 12, 2019

Two Oregon Firms Sue Pipeline Company Over 2016 Explosion

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Two businesses whose Northwest Portland, Ore. storefronts were destroyed by a 2016 gas explosion have filed new lawsuits against the company that was digging at the time. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland Bagelworks owners Kim and Rik Bartel are suing Loy …

13 12, 2019

Southern California Bride Tied up in Insurance Fraud Scheme

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Vermyttya Miller, 37, of Santa Clarita, Calif., was sentenced this week to five years in county jail and ordered to pay $22,500 in restitution after pleading no contest to one count of felony insurance fraud for a wedding fraud scheme. …

13 12, 2019

Business People: Provencher, Goetz Law Firm, CRDN, DropIn and ATF Medical

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Provencher Appoints Examiner Provencher & Co. LLC, a nationwide independent adjusting firm based in Hammond, La., has appointed Charles Wojciechowski as a supervising examiner on its general liability team. Wojciechowski, who goes by “Chuck,” has more than 25 years experience …