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  • Los Angeles Paying $1.6M to Settle Suits Alleging Police Wrongdoing April 9, 2021
    Los Angeles will pay nearly $1.6 million to settle three lawsuits involving alleged wrongdoing by the city’s police department, a newspaper reported. The City Council voted 12-1 this week to approve the payouts, which include $1.15 million for the shooting …
  • IRS Urges Participants in ‘Abusive’ Micro-Captives to Get Out Now April 9, 2021
    Internal Revenue Service officials are again urging participants in “abusive” micro-captive insurance arrangements to exit these transactions as soon as possible. The IRS considers that many micro-captive arrangements are not really about insurance. The IRS has stepped up examinations of …
  • Mississippi Probes Cases of Hepatitis in Restaurant Workers April 9, 2021
    State health officials are investigating two cases of hepatitis A in Jackson County restaurant employees. The cases potentially led to exposure for customers, The Mississippi State Department of Public Health said. Two employees of Brady’s Steaks and Seafood in Pascagoula …
  • Florida Senate Passes Property Insurance Reform Bill April 9, 2021
    A bill backed by the Florida insurance industry and other stakeholders aimed at addressing the state’s insurance market woes was passed in the Senate chamber this week but faces an uncertain future as the companion bill in the Florida House …
  • Report: Carjackings, Thefts Up Significantly in New Orleans April 9, 2021
    Carjackings are on the rise in New Orleans, authorities say. Carjackings are up more than 60% compared to last year, WGNO-TV reported. So far in 2021, more than 70 people have been victims of the crime in New Orleans compared …
  • People Moves: Dietrich Named CEO, Hiscox Europe; Hartford’s Milner to Canopius; Agile Risk’s Foster to IGI; HDI Promotes Digman April 9, 2021
    This wrap-up of International People Moves details recent appointments at Hiscox, Canopius, IGI and HDI Global. A summary of these new hires follows here. Hiscox Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed Robert Dietrich as the new CEO of Hiscox Europe. …
  • Alabama House Committee Advances Medical Marijuana Bill April 9, 2021
    A medical marijuana bill on Wednesday cleared its first major hurdle in the Alabama House of Representatives. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill after lengthy debate and multiple amendment attempts. The bill now goes to the Health Committee after …
  • Indiana Farmers Insurance Will Enter Ohio in 2021 April 9, 2021
    Indiana Farmers Insurance plans to enter the Ohio property/casualty insurance market this year. The Carmel, Indiana-based company, which distributes its products through independent insurance agents, will write commercial lines and farm insurance in Ohio. “In 2019, we successfully took our …
  • Distracted Driving a Major Problem in Texas, Transportation Officials Say April 9, 2021
    Distracted driving comes in second for the cause of traffic crashes in Texas, state transportation officials say. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that one in five traffic crashes are caused by cell phone use and other distracted behavior. …
  • Authorities: Explosion at Ohio Plant Leaves 8 Hurt, 1 Missing April 9, 2021
    One person was killed and eight others were injured in an explosion and fire on April 8 at a paint manufacturer’s plant in Ohio’s capital city, firefighters said. Authorities in Columbus were investigating what caused the explosion shortly after midnight …

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