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Illinois Parents Allege Daughter, 6, Was Sexually Assaulted At Recess
The parents of a 6-year-old southern Illinois girl are suing local school officials, alleging that their daughter was sexually assaulted by another kindergartner during recess. The lawsuit names the Edwardsville School District 7 as the defendant and alleges that the …

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 6:00 AM
But Wait. Here’s ‘The Rest of The Story’ on Buffett’s Lubrizol
In his firm’s annual report released this weekend, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett included a side note on one of the companies his conglomerate bought in 2011 for $9 billion, a company called Lubrizol. Lubrizol is an Ohio-based global specialty …

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 6:00 AM
Colorado Excessive Force Lawsuit Settled for $125K
Fort Collins, Colo. has reached a $125,000 settlement with a woman who sued the city after an off-duty police officer pinned her to the ground outside her apartment complex. The Coloradoan reports a city spokeswoman confirmed the settlement with Kimberly …

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 6:00 AM
National Insurance Crime Bureau Says Arizona Leads Nation in Auto Glass Claims
Arizona leads the nation in auto glass claims despite being 14th in total population, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Insurance industry data shows that between 2015 and 2019, 10% of the nation’s auto glass claims were in Arizona. …

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 6:00 AM
James River Accuses 52 South Carolina Residents of Faking Uber Accidents
Some South Carolina residents deliberately caused hit-and-run accidents while in Uber rides as part of an insurance scam, a car insurance company says in a lawsuit. The lawsuit from James River Insurance says 52 people were involved in an insurance …

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 5:44 AM
Kentucky House Clears the Way for Legalizing Medical Marijuana
After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The measure won House passage on a 65-30 vote after an emotional debate, sending …

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 5:42 AM
4 Arrested in $230K Staged Accident Scheme in Florida
Four people in Florida have been arrested on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering for allegedly staging automobile accidents in order to file nearly $230,000 in fraudulent insurance claims, according to a statement from the Florida Department of …

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 5:35 AM
Appalachian Underwriters Adds Ashman as External Marketing Rep in West Florida
Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. has hired Carol Ashman as its new external marketing representative for Western Florida. She will focus on building agent relationships in the Florida Panhandle. She comes to AUI with 16 years in the retail agency side of …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2020 5:38 PM
How Pharmaceutical Firms Are Using Blockchain to Track Down Counterfeit Drugs
Some of the industry’s largest pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co., have developed a blockchain-based system to track prescription drugs across the supply chain to better halt the flow of counterfeit medicines, company officials said on …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2020 5:34 PM
ProAssurance Looks to Acquire NORCAL in $450M Deal
Healthcare liability insurer ProAssurance Corp. has agreed to acquire medical professional liability insurer NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co. following NORCAL’s demutualization in a $450 million transaction. Based on available estimates of premium, the combination of these companies is expected to create …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2020 5:09 PM

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