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Insurer Settles Federal Suit With Defunct Tennessee Plant Over Unpaid Bills

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit over $750,000 in unpaid utility bills at a shuttered Tennessee glass plant. The Kingsport Times News reports insurer North American Specialty sued Heritage Glass and its officers in Greeneville...

Lockton Adds Former Marsh Exec Gillmon to Southeast Property Team

Lockton has added Brett Gillmon to its Property team as senior vice president. Gillmon will serve as a national resource working closely with the U.S. Property leader Mike Andler, and will provide service and property options for Lockton’s...

Studies: Global Warming Tripled Likelihood of Harvey’s Deluge

Global warming’s fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research discussed on Dec. 13 during the American Geophysical Union meeting in New...

200 Homes Evacuated as South Dakota Wildfire Grows

Strong winds are fanning the flames of a growing wildfire in South Dakota, pushing the fire beyond the borders of the Custer State Park and prompting new evacuations. Custer County Emergency Management director Mike Carter said Wednesday that...

WCRI: Michigan Medical Payments per Work Comp Claim Relatively Low

Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Michigan were among the lowest of 18 state workers’ compensation systems analyzed in a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, CompScope Medical...

Illinois’ Olsick & Company Insurance Agency Joins Keystone

Olsick & Company Insurance, located in Willowbrook, Illinois, has joined Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone), the companies announced. The agency is Keystone’s 18th partner in Illinois. The announcement was made jointly by Olsick President...

Texas Surplus Lines Stamping Office to Accept ACH Payments in Early 2018

The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) announced it will begin supporting Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments, effective early first quarter 2018, as part of the new electronic filing system that will be released by SLTX next...

Deadline for Louisiana Flood Insurance Proof of Loss Is Dec. 31

The end of the year deadline for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders affected by the flooding in August 2016 of South Louisiana is fast approaching. After six extensions, the deadline for the filing of proof of loss documentation...

Pioneer Underwriters Gets Lloyd’s Approval to Launch Syndicate 1980 on Jan. 1

Pioneer Underwriters announced it has received approval from Lloyd’s for Syndicate 1980 to commence underwriting business attaching on or after Jan. 1, 2018. Pioneer Syndicate 1980 will have a gross premium income of £278 million ($371.2...

Wells Fargo Sued by Navajo Nation for Alleged Predatory Tactics

The Navajo Nation announced that it’s suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members. In a statement, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said the tribe’s...