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Mississippi Supreme Court Allows Privacy Suit Against Google to Move Forward
August 16, 2018
Mississippi’s Supreme Court says a state lawsuit against Google alleging violations of student privacy should stay in a northeast Mississippi court. The court voted 6-2 Aug. 9 to deny an appeal by the unit of California-based Alphabet Inc. Google wan …

South Carolina City Settles Suit Over High-Speed Chase Death for $1M
August 16, 2018
An upstate South Carolina city will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit involving a bystander who died when hit by a wrong-way driver pursued by police. The Greenville News reports a municipal insurance fund will pay $750,000 to an …

Worldwide Facilities Hires Carlson as VP, Healthcare, in Chicago
August 16, 2018
Worldwide Facilities, a national wholesale insurance brokerage and managing general agent, has appointed Joe Carlson as vice president, Healthcare at its Chicago office. Prior to taking on this role, Carlson served as the director of Healthcare and N …

Questpro Adds Keck, Jones and Haaker in Dallas
August 16, 2018
Dallas-based insurance and risk management staffing agency, Questpro, has added several team members. Jason Keck has been hired as director, life insurance recruiting. Keck focuses on developing long term relationships with life/annuity insurance and …

Crumbaker Opens Brightway Agency in Carlsbad, California
August 16, 2018
Veteran insurance executive and now Brightway insurance agency owner, Brian Crumbaker, has opened Brightway, The Crumbaker Agency in Carlsbad, California. While the brand is still new to California, Crumbaker’s Agency is the company’s fourth agency i …

Cannasure Hires Radkowski as VP – Regional Agency Sales Manager in Las Vegas
August 16, 2018
Cannasure Insurance Services (Cannasure), an insurance MGA and wholesale broker for the cannabis industry, has hired Kelly Radkowski as vice president – regional agency sales manager. Radkowski, who is based in Las Vegas, will be responsible for driv …

New Florida Insurtech Agency HoneyQuote Looks to Shake-Up Agency Model
August 16, 2018
A new insurtech agency has entered the Florida homeowners market space with a rating engine offering quotes from multiple domestic carriers and the ability to purchase coverage in one transaction. HoneyQuote.com, launching next month, was created by …

Former Illinois Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison, Must Repay Nearly $1M
August 16, 2018
The owner of multiple property/casualty insurance operations in northern Illinois has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1 million in restitution for insurance fraud. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala on …

Recreational Pot Measure Approved for North Dakota Ballot
August 16, 2018
Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year. Proponents submitted more than the required 13,452 valid petition signatures to get a measure on the November gene …

California Considers Rule Changes as Legal Pot Market Struggles
August 16, 2018
The nation’s largest legal marijuana market is struggling. Illicit sales continue to thrive in California and shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some licensed shops. There are testing problems. And a proposal to allow home …

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