Category: Insurance Journal

Safe TN App, Inspections Helps Schools Stay Safer from Guns, Governor Says
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
Safe TN App, Inspections Helps Schools Stay Safer from Guns, Governor Says
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that an executive order on school safety from June has so far produced a new mobile app, school behavioral health professionals in each county and updated law enforcement training and security assessments. Lee says …
FDA Chief Says Opioid Review Still in the Works
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
FDA Chief Says Opioid Review Still in the Works
A long-awaited review of prescription opioid medications, including their risks and contribution to the U.S. overdose epidemic, is still underway at the Food and Drug Administration, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday. Dr. Robert Califf wrote in a blog entry that …
People Moves: Zoidis Named CEO of Attain Insurance Companies; Wagner Joins Alliant as First VP
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
People Moves: Zoidis Named CEO of Attain Insurance Companies; Wagner Joins Alliant as First VP
Atain Insurance Companies Name Chris Zoidis CEO H.W. Kaufman Group, a privately held, global specialty insurance and financial organization, announced the promotion of Chris Zoidis to President & CEO, Atian Insurance Companies. Zoidis began his career in commercial property and …
Missouri Collision Between Car and Horse and Buggy Leaves 5 Injured
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
Missouri Collision Between Car and Horse and Buggy Leaves 5 Injured
Five people were injured when a car struck a horse and buggy southeast of Kansas City during the weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. A vehicle driven by a 71-year-old man hit the back of the buggy on Saturday …
Oklahoma Supreme Court to Consider Marijuana Legalization Question
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
Oklahoma Supreme Court to Consider Marijuana Legalization Question
The Oklahoma Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider whether a question on legalizing recreational use of marijuana should appear on the ballot in November. Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws gathered enough signatures to qualify State Question 820 for a …
Lawsuit Filed Over Violent Arrest Outside Arkansas Convenience Store
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
Lawsuit Filed Over Violent Arrest Outside Arkansas Convenience Store
A man who was beaten and held down by Arkansas law enforcement officers during an arrest that was caught on a widely circulated video has filed a federal lawsuit against the officers. Attorneys for Randal Worcester filed the lawsuit Monday …
Attorney for a Top Florida Insurance Law Firm Disbarred After Forgeries, Misconduct
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
Attorney for a Top Florida Insurance Law Firm Disbarred After Forgeries, Misconduct
A former attorney with one of Florida’s top insurance defense firms has been disbarred after the Bar said she engaged in repeated acts of neglect, deception and forgery. Erika Lynn Muller, until recently a partner with the Cole, Scott & …
J&J to Pay $40.5M to Settle New Hampshire Lawsuit, Avoid Trial Over Opioid Marketing
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
J&J to Pay $40.5M to Settle New Hampshire Lawsuit, Avoid Trial Over Opioid Marketing
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $40.5 million to settle New Hampshire’s claims over the company’s role in the opioid epidemic, averting a trial that had been scheduled to begin next week. Thursday’s settlement resolves a lawsuit brought in …
Markets/Coverages: Beazley, Paragon Partner on Weather Guard; Praedicat, Experian Collaborate on D&O Models; Armadillo Expands With 100 Agencies
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
Markets/Coverages: Beazley, Paragon Partner on Weather Guard; Praedicat, Experian Collaborate on D&O Models; Armadillo Expands With 100 Agencies
Beazley to enter distribution partnership with Paragon for Weather Guard Specialty insurer Beazley announced a new, efficient and effective online portal solution for its leading Weather Guard product. The new robust online portal, created in partnership with Paragon, will provide …
Insurer Loses $500K in Beer Pong Challenge by Badly Misplaying Liquor Liability Claim
Insurance Journal | September 1, 2022
Insurer Loses $500K in Beer Pong Challenge by Badly Misplaying Liquor Liability Claim
An insurer that mishandled a liquor liability claim resulting from a fight after a beer pong tournament has discovered the tab is considerably bigger than it first thought. Hospitality Mutual Insurance Co. will have to pay $500,000 plus legal costs …