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Florida Man Gets 8 Years for Hurricane Irma Fraud

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:35am
A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for taking advantage of people who suffered property damage last year during Hurricane Irma. Collier County prosecutors says 44-year-old Daniel Lawrence Ohleyer was sentenced Monday. He had been convicted …

Nebraska Dairy Faces $78.8K in OSHA Penalties Following Grain Bin Death

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:26am
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it cited Thiele Dairy in Nebraska for failing to develop and implement safety and health programs related to grain bin entry after an employee suffered fatal injuries. OSHA …

Texas Intervenes in Nevada Public Adjuster Bankruptcy

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:21am
In a rare move, the Texas Attorney General’s Office intervened on behalf of the Texas Department of Insurance in the Chapter 11 filing by Correct Claim Public Adjusters LLC, a firm domiciled in Nevada. A March 30, 2017, letter from …

Georgia Farmers Eligible for Loans to Cover Hurricane Losses

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:15am
Some Georgia farmers are eligible for federal loans to help cover the costs of losses sustained because of Hurricane Michael. The Augusta Chronicle reported Tuesday that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated several Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas, allowing …

Michigan Company Sues 3M over Chemicals Linked to Tainted Water

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:11am
A western Michigan-based footwear company has sued a chemical manufacturer linked to contaminated water detected at military bases and industrial sites. Wolverine World Wide filed the federal lawsuit on Dec. 19 against 3M, alleging the Minnesota-based company concealed information about …

Intoxicated Drivers Beware: Texas Troopers Are on the Lookout

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:06am
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers, along with other law enforcement agencies, will once again increase their patrols on the state’s roadways this holiday season, the Insurance Council of Texas reports. Texas has the most alcohol-related traffic deaths in …

Houston’s Dean & Draper Insurance Acquires Bill Vawter & Co.

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:05am
Dean & Draper Insurance Agency LP, headquartered in Houston, has acquired Bill Vawter & Company, a Houston-based agency specializing in personal insurance, employee benefits and a variety of industry-specific commercial insurance options. Founded by Bill Vawter in 1946, the agency …

AIR Estimates Marriott Cyber Breach Direct Losses Could Reach $600 Million

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:00am
Marriott International Inc. will be dealing with direct cyber incident losses from its massive data breach of between $200 million and $600 million, according to an AIR Worldwide estimate. Marriott disclosed on Dec.1 that it had uncovered a massive data …

Cigna Completes $54 Billion Acquisition of Express Scripts

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:00am
Cigna Corp. on Thursday closed its $54-billion deal to buy Express Scripts Holding Co., creating one of the biggest providers of pharmacy benefits and insurance plans in the United States, a combination it says will help it improve healthcare coordination …

Apartment Fire in West Virginia Kills 1, Leaves Dozens Homeless

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 12:30am
One person has died and dozens of others were left homeless due to an apartment fire in West Virginia. Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl told news outlets the blaze was reported Tuesday afternoon at North Park Apartments. Stahl did …

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