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Minnesota City Seeking Study of Toxic Chemical After Refinery Blast
July 17, 2019
City leaders in Duluth, Minnesota, are taking steps to ensure that residents will be safe following the upcoming reconstruction of a refinery that exploded in neighboring Superior, Wisconsin. The Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior was rocked last …

Texas Files Suit Against Aliera Healthcare Over Non-Licensed Insurance Sales
July 17, 2019
A lawsuit has been filed by the State of Texas seeking to stop Georgia-based Aliera Healthcare from selling health insurance in the state and engaging in the business of insurance without a license, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) reported. … …

Nebraska Department Buys Extra Gear as Defense Against Firefighter Cancer Risks
July 17, 2019
The Omaha (Nebraska) Fire Department is buying backup protective gear for its firefighters, giving them a second line of personal defense against cancer risks. The familiar yellow fire-retardant coats, trousers and suspenders must be cleaned after fi …

ICT’s ‘Speed Interviews’ Connect Texas College Students with Insurance Pros
July 17, 2019
On July 11, the Insurance Council of Texas’ (ICT’s) 4th Annual Speed Interview and Network Session connected students from universities across Texas with 23 insurance companies and agencies. “The speed interview session is a great opportunity for stu …

Fallout from Money Laundering Scandal Continues as Fines Loom for Swedbank
July 17, 2019
Swedbank AB acknowledged it will no longer be able to live up to its goal of paying out one of the highest dividend ratios in the Nordic finance industry. Sweden’s oldest bank, which is dealing with the fallout of a …

DOXA Insurance Holdings Acquires Chicago’s Financial Risk Solutions
July 17, 2019
DOXA Insurance Holdings LLC (DOXA), a privately held holding company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has acquired Financial Risk Solutions Inc., the Chicago-based parent of the Chill-Pro Insurance Program. The program provides comprehensive commercial …

Senators’ Flood Insurance Measure Includes Premium Cap, Mitigation, Claims Reforms
July 17, 2019
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from coastal states — including three running for president– unveiled a comprehensive flood insurance reform measure they see as an alternative to measures recently passed by a House committee. The Senate proposal, …

Judge Recommends $14M Award to Montana Neo-Nazi Trolling Victim
July 17, 2019
The publisher of a neo-Nazi website should have to pay the victim of an internet trolling campaign over $14 million and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact the Montana real estate agent, a magistrate judge recommended on …

Minor Injuries When Roof Collapses at California Casino
July 17, 2019
Eleven people suffered mostly minor injuries when a roof collapsed Monday at a Los Angeles area casino, raining debris into the lobby area, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department received multiple calls following the collapse around …

Jury Says Toyota Must Pay $16M to Southern California Dealer in Lawsuit
July 17, 2019
Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company’s Prius recalls didn’t fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached “good … …

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