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Claims Journal

Scams Include Fake Flood Damage, Phantom Car Wrecks and Post-Dated Claims

Mar 25, 2019 A lawyer who faked flood damage, a bodyshop owner who reported accidents that never happened and motorists who filed claims for crashes that occurred...

Police Commission Approves Lawyer for Ex-Chief Accused of Framing a Relative

Mar 25, 2019 HONOLULU — Honolulu’s police commission has approved hiring a lawyer to represent a retired chief in a federal case that accuses him of using...

N.J. Suit Targets Build-at-Home Assault Rifle Kits

Mar 25, 2019 New Jersey sued a California “ghost gun” company that ships partly assembled firearms kits to buyers who can avoid background checks simply by building the...

Last Customers Being Reconnected to Puerto Rico Power Grid

Mar 22, 2019 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Crews were preparing Wednesday to shut down generators that have powered an island off Puerto Rico’s coast — the last customers...

Insurance Journal

FEMA Gave Private Contractor Personal Data on 2.3 Million Hurricane, Wildfire Survivors

Mar 25, 2019 The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating...

Microsoft Exec Says It’s Time to Revisit Big Tech’s Responsibility for Its Content

Mar 25, 2019 Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith has called for a broad effort by the technology sector to do more to halt posting and accessing of...

Relationship Between Boeing, FAA Safety Regulators Under Scrutiny

Mar 25, 2019 Soon after Lion Air Flight 610 plummeted into the Java Sea last October, killing all 189 people aboard, Boeing Co. began to point gingerly toward mistakes the...

Kentucky Investigating Drug Overcharges by Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Mar 25, 2019 Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said on Thursday he had launched an investigation into allegations that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) had...

Best's Reviews

BestWeek: Without Reforms, Florida AOB Lawsuits Could Spread to Commercial Lines

Mar 22, 2019 A problem that has recently plagued homeowners lines, assignment of benefits lawsuits in Florida, could now spread to commercial...

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Indexed Annuities Are Not Securities

Mar 22, 2019 The Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously that indexed annuities are insurance products and not securities under Illinois state law. The court...

Artex Co-Founder Rejoins Company as CEO

Mar 22, 2019 Peter Mullen has rejoined Artex Risk Solutions Inc., the company he helped found, as chief executive officer. He succeeds David McManus, who will assume the new role of...

AM BestTV: Blockchain Already a Presence in Captive Insurance Sector, Says Captive Panel

Mar 22, 2019 In this episode of AM BestTV, a panel of captive insurance experts at the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA)...