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Surplus Line Association of California Formally Elects 2019 Board
March 19, 2019
The members of the Surplus Line Association of California have reelected Robert Gilbert of Markel West Insurance Services as chair of the SLA board of directors. Gilbert’s election was finalized after the SLA tallied the final ballots from members wh …

Mississippi Deputy Accused of Cheating Insurer Out of Nearly $13K
March 19, 2019
A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy and another man face felony charges after authorities said they cheated an insurance company by falsely claiming an off-road vehicle was stolen. Federal prosecutors said Friday that Wilkinson County Deputy Christopher J …

Insurance Industry Has Major Impact on Illinois’ Economy, Study Shows
March 19, 2019
A new study shows that Illinois insurance companies, agents and brokers continue to fuel the economy with quality jobs, revenue and investments, the study’s sponsors say. The recently released study was conducted by the Katie School of Insurance and …

Wisconsin Salmonella Cases Prompt Recall of Butterball Ground Turkey
March 19, 2019
Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds (35,400 kilograms) of raw ground turkey products nationwide as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food …

Houston-Area Chemical Blaze Intensifies After Loss of Water Pressure
March 19, 2019
A fire at a petrochemical storage facility that’s covered Houston in a thick pall of smoke for the past two days intensified overnight after firefighters briefly lost water pressure. Two additional storage tanks are ablaze, bringing the total to eigh …

Supreme Court Finds Manufacturers’ Duty to Warn Sailors Where Asbestos Added Later
March 19, 2019
Manufacturers have a duty to warn about potential dangers of parts with asbestos that were later added onto their products by third parties, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling, in a case involving sailors diagnosed with cancer, says …

Seattle Paying $160K to Settle Lawsuit
March 19, 2019
Seattle, Wash. has paid nearly $160,000 to settle a federal civil-rights lawsuit. The case involved a veteran police officer with a history of discipline for unprofessional and questionable behavior who tackled a belligerent man who was handcuffed in …

New Mexico Tornado Destroyed 10 Homes, Inured 5
March 19, 2019
A tornado that ripped roofs from buildings and injured five people in a tiny New Mexico town left a trail of debris, authorities reported. The tornado touched down outside of Dexter last week on Tuesday evening before quickly barreling into …

Los Angeles Explosion Following Gas Leak Reports
March 19, 2019
Authorities confirmed multiple people were inured in an explosion following reports of an underground gas leak in South Los Angeles, Calif. The fire department says crews found flames coming from storm drains early Sunday. Officials say the blast dis …

Former Mass. Agents’ Group CEO Mancini Partners with Renaissance Alliance
March 19, 2019
Francis A. Mancini, former president and CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA), has partnered with Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services LLC (RAIS) working on new business development and promoting the Renaissance Alliance …

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