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Five New York Residents Charged in More Than $31.7M Fraud Scheme
Five New York residents have been arrested in a staged slip-and-fall accident scheme that attempted to defraud New York City-area businesses and their insurance companies of more than $31.7 million. Peter Kalkanis, Bryan Duncan, Kerry Gordon and Ryan Rainford, all …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 3:16 PM
Copperfield Takes Stand in Tourist Injury Case in Nevada
David Copperfield testified this week that he didn’t know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013. Although …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 3:02 PM
Waze Causing L.A. Traffic Headaches, Councilman Wants Legal Action
Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said. Councilman David Ryu …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 2:58 PM
Valen Analytics in Colorado Names Marr President
Denver, Colo.-based Valen Analytics has named Kirstin Marr president of the firm. Dax Craig, who was Valen’s president and CEO since co-founding the company in 2004, will remain with Valen in an advisory role. Marr lead growth and marketing initiatives …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 2:44 PM
Idaho Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease Another 3.4% in June
The Idaho Department of Insurance has approved a proposal from the National Council on Compensation Insurance for another 3.4 percent decrease to workers’ compensation insurance rates. The decrease is effective for policies issued or renewing after May 31, 2018. This …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 2:40 PM
New York Governor Presses Banks, Insurers to Weigh Risk of NRA Ties
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday ramped up pressure on banks and insurers to revisit whether their ties to the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups harm their reputations and the public interest. Cuomo, a Democrat, noted …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 1:12 PM
Specialty Program Group Launches New Heights Insurance Solutions in Pennsylvania
Specialty Program Group LLC (SPG), an insurance holding company for specialty brokerages and underwriting facilities, has launched Eastern Pennsylvania-based New Heights Insurance Solutions (New Heights). New Heights President Megan Rose joined SPG as part of its Norman-Spencer Crane acquisition and …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 1:08 PM
W.R. Berkley Names Gilbert as Executive VP, Douglas as President of BerkleyNet
W. R. Berkley Corp. has named James B. Gilbert as an executive vice president with oversight responsibility for certain of the company’s operating units. Brian P. Douglas is succeeding Gilbert as president of BerkleyNet Underwriters. Gilbert has 30 years of …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 1:00 PM
New York’s PIA Management Services Hires Lachut
PIA Management Services Inc. has hired Bradford J. Lachut as director of Government and Industry Affairs for the five PIA state affiliates managed by the Glenmont, N.Y.-based group. Lachut previously served as PIA’s government affairs counsel prior to working as …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 12:59 PM
XL’s Vidovich Joins AIG’s General Insurance as Chief Claims Officer
American International Group, Inc. announced that Anthony Vidovich will join the company as chief claims officer for General Insurance, effective May 14, 2018. In this role, Vidovich will be responsible for claims governance and policy, settlement authorities, handling and global …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 12:52 PM

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