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7th Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers Filed by Kentucky AG
The company’s website claimed its product would “enable patients to stay in the workplace, enjoy interaction with family and friends and remain a member of society.” But Kentucky’s Attorney General is more interested in what the company did not say: …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 4:41 AM
North Carolina Scrap Metal Yard Fire Leads to Neighbor Evacuations, Power Outages
A fire caused heavy damage at a North Carolina scrap metal yard, forced evacuations from a nearby neighborhood and cut electricity to around 1,400 customers. Officials in Salisbury said in a statement the fire erupted Wednesday at Holmes Iron and …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 4:34 AM
Brooks Insurance Appoints Sammons to Lead Florida/Southeast Market Expansion
Brooks Insurance Agency, a multi-line wholesaler and broker, has hired Robert Sammons as vice president and broker. In his new role, Sammons will be responsible for wholesale brokering and servicing small- and medium- sized retail agencies and brokers with a …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 4:15 AM
Neighbors of North Carolina Chemical Plant to be Tested for GenX Compounds
North Carolina and federal health officials want to test whether neighbors of a chemical company are carrying little-understood industrial compounds in their bodies. North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday it is working with the U.S. Centers …

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 5:08 AM
Florida Agencies Clegg Insurance Group, Advanced Insurance Brokerage Merge
Clegg Insurance Group and Advanced Insurance Brokerage (AIB), both in the Tampa, Fla., area – signed off on a new deal last month that will merge the companies’ property and casualty coverage portfolios. Together, the two companies will offer new …

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:55 AM
How the Florida Insurance Industry Hopes to Rein In AOB Crisis
“I think the number one thing the insurance industry can do is link AOB (assignment of benefits) to the impact that it’s having on the individual consumer and the huge impact it’s having on the premiums that the consumer’s paying,” …

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:48 AM
Worker Killed at North Carolina Campbell’s Soup Plant
Oan has died and another was hurt when a trash container fell off a forklift at a soup plant in North Carolina. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets that 59-year-old Alex Radford of Laurinburg died late Sunday morning …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 4:45 PM
EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Close to Energy Construction Practice in Alabama
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has tapped Josh Close as client services coordinator in the firm’s Birmingham, Ala.-based national energy construction practice, reporting to EPIC Principal Brian Tanner. Close will be involved in all aspects of client support, account rounding …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 4:42 PM
Fire Sparked by Air Conditioning Unit at Tennessee Assisted Living Facility Injures 1
A fire official says a blaze at a Tennessee assisted living facility injured one person and led to dozens of others being evacuated from the building. Officials told news outlets that an air conditioning unit caught fire Monday night in …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 4:36 PM
Alabama Farmer Pleads Guilty in $919K Crop Insurance Scam
Authorities say an Alabama farmer has acknowledged falsifying documents that allowed him to receive $919,000 in crop insurance money he wasn’t entitled to. The Dothan Eagle reported last month that Dexter Day Gilbert pleaded guilty recently to submitting false applications …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 4:33 PM

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