Posts From the monthly archives: "April 2015"

RENO, Nev.-based Employers Holdings Inc. has named Lori A. Brown senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Brown is based out of the company’s San Francisco and Walnut Creek, Calif. offices. She is the company’s primary attorney for employment and executive … The article Employers Names Brown Senior Vice President in California appeared…(Read More)

Legislation that prohibits cities and towns from regulating oil and natural gas drilling operations was approved by the Oklahoma House on April 22, one day after the Oklahoma Geological Survey said it is “very likely” that a swarm of recent … The article Bill Banning Local Drilling Rules Passes Oklahoma House appeared first on Insurance…(Read More)

Horse owners and private air strip operators would be exempt from liability in certain cases where people are injured under two bills that have moved through the Republican-controlled House. One bill, passed by a 79-31 vote, would add aviation to … The article Michigan Bill Would Limit Liability of Private Air Strip Owners appeared…(Read More)

Ferguson, Mo., was sued by the family of an unarmed black teenager whose fatal shooting by a police officer triggered nationwide protests, while subsequent deaths at the hands of police fueled a national debate about how law enforcement treats minorities. … The article Parents of Missouri Teen Killed by Police Sue City of Ferguson appeared…(Read More)

Deadly bird flu swelled in the poultry industry in Minnesota and neighboring Wisconsin amid speculation that winds may be carrying virus particles into facilities housing turkeys and chickens. “This is a catastrophe for both the turkey and the egg industries,” … The article Bird Flu ‘Catastrophe’ Growing in Midwest appeared first on Insurance Journal. Read…(Read More)

Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players are accusing the Utah college of racial, sexual and religious discrimination in a federal lawsuit. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reported the two ex-players accuse former women’s basketball coach Catherria Turner … The article 2 Former Women’s Basketball Players Sue Utah College appeared…(Read More)

A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious after the flight from Oakland … The article Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California…(Read More)

More than 143 million people in the mainland states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That’s because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the … The article Scientists: Western Migration Has Put 143M Americans in Quake-Prone Areas…(Read More)

Cumberland County commissioners are considering an ordinance to fine the owners of dogs who bite someone and causes them to need medical attention. The Fayetteville Observer reported that the proposal to impose a $500 fine received preliminary approval Monday night. … The article North Carolina County Considers $500 Fine for Dog Bite appeared first on…(Read More)

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers has given Jim Armitage the Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor IIABA bestows on one of its members, during the annual Big “I” legislative conference. Armitage is vice president of Arroyo Insurance in Arcadia, … The article California’s Armitage Given Big “I” Highest Honor appeared first on Insurance Journal…(Read More)

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