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Former California Adjuster Hit With 180-day Sentence for Stealing $130K
September 20, 2019
Former licensed public adjuster John Schoon, 54, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was sentenced to 180 days in county jail and five years of felony probation after pleading guilty to three felony counts of embezzlement and one felony count of forgery. … …

Zurich Insurance Taps Giger from Swiss Regulator, FINMA, as Group Chief Risk Officer
September 20, 2019
Zurich Insurance Group announced that Peter Giger will join the group on Oct. 1, 2019, as group chief risk officer and a member of Zurich’s Executive Committee. He succeeds Alison Martin who was recently appointed chief executive officer Europe, Midd …

Omaha National Promotes Senff to VP, Company Development
September 20, 2019
Nebraska-based Omaha National, a provider of workers’ compensation insurance and payroll services to small and midsize businesses, has promoted Mary Senff to vice president of company development. In this role she is responsible for the company emplo …

Michigan School District to Pay $107K to Settle Federal Retaliation Lawsuit
September 20, 2019
A school district in Michigan will pay $107,000 do settle a federal retaliation lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says the Waterford Public School System in Waterford, Michigan, will additionally provide other relief to …

Ohio AG: Opioid Settlement Should Be Spent Locally
September 20, 2019
Any money Ohio might receive from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and other drugmakers should be spent at the local level, the state’s top lawyer said. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost told reporters that so many of the …

Louisiana Commissioner Donelon: Tort Reform Needed to Fix Auto Insurance Crisis
September 20, 2019
When Louisiana voters go to the polls on Oct. 12, they will have a choice between two Republican opponents in the race for insurance commissioner: current commissioner, Jim Donelon, a former state legislator who has held the post since 2006, …

Essary Out as Executive Director of Texas Surplus Lines Stamping Office
September 20, 2019
The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) board of directors announced that SLTX Executive Director Norma Essary will separate from employment, effective Oct. 17, 2019. The board voted Sept. 17 to relieve Essary of her duties. Essary will be …

Transgender Man Can Sue Catholic Hospital Over Hysterectomy
September 20, 2019
A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco overturns a lower co …

California Now Looking for Ways to Preserve Environmental Clout
September 20, 2019
The Trump administration’s decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks would undermine the state’s ability to convince the world’s largest automakers that they should make more environmentally friendly vehi …

Starr Promotes Puffer and Geoghean in the Western U.S.
September 20, 2019
Starr Insurance Cos. announced leadership promotions and a new structure for its Western sales region. Starr’s Western region sales operation has been split into two units, Pacific Northwest and Southwest, and two new leaders have been named to head …

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