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Hub International Names Owens Senior Vice President in California

Article Comments Hub International Ltd. has named Sara Owens senior vice president of engagement. Owens will be responsible for engaging key constituents of Hub’s Los Angeles, Calif. operation, including community leaders, business owners, professional associations, strategic partners, clients and employees. … Continue reading

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California Hospital Workers’ Comp Report Shows Claim Severity on Rise

California workers’ compensation claim severity continues to increase, while claims frequency declines, according a newly released report. The latest California hospital report benchmarking workers’ comp costs by Milliman and Keenan Healthcare uses data from 35 hospital systems and individual facilities … Continue reading

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Manhattan Crane Collapse Investigation May Take Weeks

It may take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street last Friday, Feb. 5, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars, New York … Continue reading

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Opioid Addiction in Sights of New Mexico Lawmakers

Article Comments With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic. The state … Continue reading

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Sutter Named CoVerica Branch Development Director

Article Comments Dallas-based CoVerica has promoted John Sutter to branch development director. The company also announced it is opening a new CoVerica branch in Tyler, Texas. Sutter will identify and support future independent agencies for strategic alignment with CoVerica as … Continue reading

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Brown & Brown Acquires Social Security Advocates for the Disabled in Mass.

Article Comments Brown & Brown Inc. announced that its subsidiary, The Advocator Group LLC, has acquired substantially all of the equity interests of Social Security Advocates for the Disabled LLC (SSAD) in Norwell, Massachusetts. Terms of the transaction were not … Continue reading

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Earthquakes May Be the ‘800-Pound Gorilla’ in Oklahoma Legislature

The power and frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma have been increasing, but the Legislature has done little to try to curb the temblors that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling wastewater. That could change … Continue reading

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Fatal Fire in Washington Bikini Coffee Stand Caused by Propane

Article Comments Fire investigators say they’ve completed their investigation into a blaze that killed a woman working in a coffee stand where baristas wear bikinis. Everett Fire Department investigators said Thursday in a news release the fire Jan. 7 was … Continue reading

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Police Warn of Uptick in Car Thefts in Dayton, Ohio

Article Comments Police in a southwest Ohio city are warning residents of an increase in vehicle thefts. The Dayton Daily News reports Dayton Sgt. John Riegel says many car theft victims who left their vehicles running. He says it’s against … Continue reading

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Iowa Court Ruling Makes Defense Attorney Malpractice Suits Easier

The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a man who pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for sex but later had the conviction overturned can sue his defense attorney for legal malpractice without being required to prove he’s innocent. The … Continue reading

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