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  • Michigan Farmer to Pay $1.2 Million Settlement Over Crop Insurance Fraud September 28, 2022
    Gaylord D. Lincoln and G. Lincoln Farms, LLC, located in Springport, Michigan, have agreed to pay $1,200,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by causing the submission of fraudulent claims for federal crop insurance and federal …
  • Focus Acquires Ohio-Based Alpha Insurance Group September 28, 2022
    Focus Financial Partners, a partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Alpha Property & Casualty, Inc., a licensed insurance agency in Westlake, Ohio, will join Focus partner firm Ancora …
  • Ohio House Fire Injures 5 Firefighters September 28, 2022
    Five firefighters were injured while battling a house fire in Ohio over the weekend, authorities said. Officials said the blaze was reported in a home in Springfield at about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Assistant Chief Matt Smith said crews were on …
  • Strong Category 4 Hurricane Ian Poised to Become One of the Costliest September 28, 2022
    With maximum sustained winds of 155mph as of midday Sept. 28, Hurricane Ian was just shy of Category 5 status and was expected to make landfall on the Gulf coast of Florida between Sarasota and Naples. The National Hurricane Center …
  • QBE Sells Irish Casualty Renewal Rights to Ascot, as Part of Phased Withdrawal September 28, 2022
    QBE announced the sale of select Irish casualty commercial insurance portfolios to the Ascot Group via a renewal rights transaction. The sale follows QBE’s decision earlier this year to conduct a phased withdrawal from underwriting certain Republic of Ireland-domiciled direct …
  • Fast Company Shuts Website After Hack Sends ‘Obscene’ Apple News Notifications September 28, 2022
    U.S. business and media publication Fast Company said it shut down its website on Tuesday evening after the site was hacked and sent “obscene and racist” notifications to Apple users via the iPhone maker’s Apple News service. News publishers using …
  • Unlicensed Louisiana Agent Arrested for Insurance Fraud September 28, 2022
    In June 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit New Orleans Field Office (LSP-IFAT-NFO) began an investigation into a Marrero business providing fraudulent insurance policies. Troopers received information from the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) that representatives …
  • Louisiana Furniture Retailer Sued for Race Discrimination September 28, 2022
    Affordable Rent-to-Own, LLC, doing business as Affordable Home Furnishings, a furniture retailer and lessor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, violated federal law when it subjected an African American manager-in-training to a hostile work environment and then discharged him in retaliation when …
  • Acrisure Buys UK Broker CRK Commercial Insurance Services Ltd. September 28, 2022
    Acrisure, the fintech company that operates a top-10 global insurance broker, announced it had acquired CRK Commercial Insurance Services Ltd., the specialist commercial schemes provider. Financial details of the deal, which is expected to close in early October, were not …
  • Cyber MGA Resilience Launches UK Operation September 28, 2022
    Resilience, the San Francisco-based cyber managing general agent, has launched an operation in London to serve the UK market. In a deal brokered by Lockton Re LLP, this expansion is backed by a capacity agreement with HDI Global Specialty SE, …

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