February 19, 2019
Lasyone Insurance Agency
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:46:11 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant. The justices agreed...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:22:42 +0000
A storm system could yield snow and ice in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS issued a winter weather advisory for Tuesday through Wednesday morning for parts of western Texas, Oklahoma and northwestern Ark...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:18:06 +0000
A Texas jury has awarded more than $37 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash. Sarah Milburn sued the automaker over its seatbelt design after her Uber driver ran a red light …
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:16:27 +0000
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will propose decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in his plan for the next state budget, a newspaper reported Sunday. Evers also will propose legalizing marijuana for medical conditions including cancer, post-traumatic s...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:53:30 +0000
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the ?Carlton” dance, which he’s suing two videogame makers over. The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office was revealed last week in a motion to dismiss …
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:51:04 +0000
The city of Billings has settled a lawsuit filed by a man whose rotator cuff was torn when a police officer tackled him, wrongly identifying him as a crime suspect. The Billings Gazette reports that Robert Bassett will receive $80,000 …
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:47:41 +0000
CREST Insurance Group LLC in Arizona has named Lindsay Welch vice president of community relations and business development. She will be responsible for managing Crest’s philanthropic involvement and brand awareness. She most recently was CEO of her st...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:25:14 +0000
The son of a suburban Philadelphia woman convicted in a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud case following fires at her Bucks County property has been sentenced to four years’ probation. Forty-seven-year-old Carl Risoldi of Doylestown, Penn., pleaded ...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:15:26 +0000
A.M. Best announced that Roger Sellek will step down as CEO of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (AP) regions at the end of March. As part of its succession planning process, A.M. Best has also …
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:05:38 +0000
BroGue Insurance & Financial Services has promoted Heather Kinney to agency manager and hired Derek Cole. Kinney began her insurance career in 1990 and has been a licensed agent since 1999, with experience in both personal and commercial lines. In …
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:58:19 +0000
PMC Insurance Group, a Bedford, Mass.-headquartered, national workers’ compensation wholesaler, has hired Richard Skinner as assistant vice president for its staffing programs division, StaffPRO3. In his new role, Skinner will be responsible for growin...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:44:32 +0000
Dan Peate, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in Southern California, was thinking of buying a Tesla Model X a few years ago—until he called his insurance company and found out how much his premiums would rise. “The quoted me $10,000 …
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:34:55 +0000
A German court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel car affected by emissions cheating, but the plaintiff’s lawyer plans to appeal. A lower court in …
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:26:53 +0000
China largely abandoned a hacking truce negotiated by Barack Obama as President Donald Trump embarked on a trade war with Beijing last year, according to the cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike Inc. A slowdown in Chinese hacking following the cybersecurity ...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:51:16 +0000
Apollo Global Management LLC, the investment firm led by Leon Black, has completed its acquisition of Aspen Insurance Holdings for $42.75 per share in cash, with an equity value of approximately $2.6 billion. The transaction, which was first announced ...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:14:13 +0000
JBA Risk Management has released its Sri Lanka Flood Model onto Simplitium’s ModEx platform. The initiative is specifically aimed at broadening accessibility to the Sri Lanka model for both the insurance and wider disaster risk reduction (DRR) communit...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:36:23 +0000
Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that single...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:19:41 +0000
Antares the Lloyd’s managing agency and member of the QIC Group announced the appointment of Jonathan (Joe) Battle, the current active underwriter, as chief executive officer (subject to necessary regulatory approvals). Stephen Redmond, current managin...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:54:16 +0000
U.K. and European officials are working on a new legal text for the most contentious part of the Brexit deal, but time is running out for Prime Minister Theresa May to persuade a fracturing Parliament to unite behind her plan. …
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:05:01 +0000
AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Dearborn, Michigan-based Auto Club Insurance Association and its wholly owned subsi...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:21:13 +0000
POWERS Insurance and Risk Management, a St. Louis, Missouri-based family owned and operated independent insurance agency, has added Samantha Hentschke as personal lines account manager and Luke Wittenberg as commercial lines insurance advisor. Hentschk...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:15:10 +0000
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. announced it is cutting its rates in Ohio for the second year in a row. The overall personal auto rate in the state is dropping by 3.7 percent, effective Feb. 18. The total state-wide …
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:00:49 +0000
Facebook Inc. is in talks with U.S. regulators over alleged privacy violations that could force the social-media giant to pay billions of dollars in a record-breaking settlement, according to two people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Federal Trade ...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:00:31 +0000
Maiden Holdings Ltd. is named in a class action investor lawsuit alleging that it failed to adequately address and reveal portfolio risks involving AmTrust Financial Services, its largest customer. The complaint alleges that Maiden didn’t disclose mate...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:00:21 +0000
Lakeport, Calif.-based Lincoln-Leavitt Insurance has added Tina Gordon and Maria Davis. Gordon will focus on commercial insurance for the construction, manufacturing, retail and wholesale industries. Davis is an account manager and will service client ...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:40:22 +0000
The Travelers Companies, Inc. has expanded its Wedding Protector Plan insurance offering to include separate fine jewelry insurance policies with coverage limits of up to $100,000. Typical homeowners insurance policies often have limits for jewelry of ...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:31:41 +0000
The North Carolina Rate Bureau has filed a request to increase homeowners’ insurance rates for mobile home policies of at least 19 percent, according to the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI). The NCRB, which represents insurance companies ...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:22:00 +0000
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck has cracked down on insurance fraud since taking office Jan. 15, reporting the arrests of 11 individuals for various fraud-related activities and guilty pleas of nine people for racketeering and insurance fraud. ...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:06:26 +0000
South Carolina officials have joined members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in support of stricter DUI legislation. Gov. Henry McMaster, law enforcement and some members of the General Assembly joined that group Feb. 12 on the Statehouse grounds in s...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:00:33 +0000
J.M. Wilson has added Jasmine Jefferson as Transportation underwriter in their North Charleston, S.C., office. Jefferson is responsible for underwriting new and renewal commercial transportation business, corresponding with carrier underwriters, and as...