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  1. Buying some green bud at a dispensary shouldn’t be much different than purchasing a green pepper at the supermarket. That’s how Rocco Petrilli, a long-time insurance and risk management consultant to the auto industry, sees it. Petrilli, like many who …
  2. Specialist insurer Beazley has launched a comprehensive policy designed to cover infringements of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sex in any public education program. The policy provides coverage for employment practices liability (EPL) and sexual misconduct …
  3. The Texas Department of Insurance has extended the period in which recent rate increase request by the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA) may be approved. TAIPA, the state’s auto insurer of last resort, on Sept. 11, 2019, filed a …
  4. West Virginia officials say a 40-year-old coal mine electrician has died in an accident. The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says Steven Vernon Keeney of Sylvester died of injuries from an apparent electrical shock. The accident …
  5. Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has appointed appointment of Lisa B. Thompson to general counsel, vice president of Legal & Compliance. Prior to joining Gulfstream, Thompson served as senior vice president of legal and compliance for Bankers Insurance Co. …
  6. Calendar entries and documents show that California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, not his fundraiser, made first contact with an agent of a workers’ compensation insurance company offering political support in conjunction with seeking approval for a change of control in …
  7. Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, Burns & Wilcox, has relocated and expanded its office in downtown Chicago. The new office, which houses Burns & Wilcox and Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, is located downtown at 111 S. Wacker. Burns & …
  8. The owner of a Nebraska dry cleaning business that burned following an explosion last year has been charged with arson and insurance fraud. The Sarpy County Attorney’s Office says in news release that 53-year-old Michael McKernan, owner of the Wardrobe …