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Austin Association of Insurance Professionals Installs 2018 Officers And Directors
The Austin Association of Insurance Professionals held their 2019 installation dinner on Tuesday at Balcones Country Club in Austin, Texas. The 2019/20 officers and directors for AAIP were installed. In addition, the AAIP past presidents in attendance were recognized, and …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 8:06 PM
Louisiana House Gives Nod to Medical Marijuana Inhaler Bill
Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients would be able to inhale cannabis, if senators agree to a proposal that won overwhelming support from lawmakers in the House. Rep. Ted James, a Baton Rouge Democrat, says his bill shouldn’t be seen as an …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 8:02 PM
Frederick H. DiMeo Acquires Ozwald and Speaker in California
The Frederick H. DiMeo Insurance Agency Inc. has purchased the personal lines division of Oakland, Calif.-based Ozwald and Speaker Insurance Services Inc. The acquisition includes the purchase of six books of business, adding a reported $1.2 million of written premium …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 7:59 PM
Ohio Launches Campaign Urging Safety Belt Use by Drivers
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun a campaign urging Ohio motorists to wear their safety belts. The patrol says troopers will be encouraging drivers to “buckle up” to save lives. A statement released by the patrol this week says …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 2:49 PM
Nearly $1M Settlement in Wyoming Shooting of Man
A city in Wyoming has settled a lawsuit over a fatal shooting by two police officers. Attorneys for the estate of John Randall Veach said Tuesday they settled the lawsuit for $925,000 in damages. Rawlins Police Sgt. Jared Frakes and …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 2:47 PM
Lawsuit Says Utah Bus Driver Was Sick, Tired Before Fatal Crash
A Greyhound driver who authorities say fell asleep before the bus careened off a road in the Utah desert two years ago was tired, sick and should never have been behind the wheel, according to a new lawsuit over the …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 2:45 PM
London Marine Insurers Expand Middle East Threat Zone After Saudi Ship Attacks
London’s marine insurance market has extended the list of waters deemed high risk to include Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf after ship attacks off Fujairah, officials said on Friday, in a move that could push up premiums. …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 2:42 PM
Insurer Says Iran’s Guards Likely Facilitated Saudi Tanker Attacks: Reuters
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are “highly likely” to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers’ report seen by Reuters. The UAE, Saudi …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 2:29 PM
California Bill to Expand Customer Ability to Sue over Handling of Data Fails
California’s senate blocked a bill on Thursday that would have expanded the ability of consumers to sue companies over their handling of personal data, a win for tech industry groups concerned about wide-ranging privacy lawsuits. Under California’s data privacy law, …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 2:26 PM
AXA XL Names Bertha to Lead U.S. East Region Multinational Casualty Group
AXA XL has promoted Marc Bertha as team lead for the U.S. Eastern Region Multinational Casualty group. Based in New York, Bertha will be leading the region’s underwriting team whose overall mission is to partner with new and existing clients …

POSTED MAY 17, 2019 1:45 PM

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