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Facebook User Sues Over Personal Data Release to Cambridge Analytica
A Facebook Inc. user sued the social network and a data research firm that played a role in the election of President Donald Trump alleging that her privacy was violated when information on some 50 million users was improperly disclosed. …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 5:00 AM
Weather Service: At Least 9 Tornado Tracks Found in Alabama
The National Weather Service says there’s evidence that multiple tornadoes struck Alabama earlier this week, and it’s still counting. The weather service says survey teams have found tracks showing nine twisters touched down in the northern part of the state …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:57 AM
Endeavour Launches Deductible Buyback Program for Construction Wraps
Delegated authority specialist and Lloyd’s broker Endeavour Insurance Services has launched a subcontractor deductible buyback program for large construction wraps designed to support local contractors in the USA. Distributed through Endeavour’s local USA partner via an online web portal, the …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:40 AM
Tennessee AG: State, Local Opioid Suits Complicating Settlement Efforts
The Tennessee attorney general says lawsuits by local prosecutors over the opioid epidemic are complicating his efforts to reach a multistate settlement with drug companies. In response, the prosecutors, who represent about half of Tennessee’s counties, say local communities lose …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:13 AM
North Carolina Insurance Agent Arrested for Embezzling $18K in Premiums
A North Carolina insurance agent has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $18,000 in insurance premiums, according to a statement from North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. Billie Jo Kennedy, 47, of Trenton, N.C., was arrest earlier this …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:05 AM
Worldwide Facilities Hires New Broker, Claims Manager to TUMI Division in Georgia
Trinity Underwriting Managers (TUMI), a division of Worldwide Facilities, has added Bill Acevedo as claims manager and Nick Blankenship as broker. The two will be based in its offices in Savannah, Ga. Acevedo, a former Marine, brings over 30 years …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:02 AM
Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Insured by Old Republic
Old Republic International Corp., the Chicago-based insurer, provides commercial liability coverage of as much as $5 million for each of Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving vehicles. The policy covers bodily injury, death and property damage, an Uber spokeswoman said on Wednesday. …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2018 11:18 PM
Daughter of Pedestrian Killed by Uber Driverless Car Hires Lawyer
The daughter of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona has retained a personal injury lawyer, underlying the potential high stakes of the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle. The law firm of Bellah Perez in …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2018 11:07 PM
JLT Specialty USA Names Dobos Leader of West Coast M&A Group
JLT Specialty USA has named Ted Dobos executive vice president and leader of JLT’s West Coast mergers and acquisitions practice. Dobos will be based in San Francisco, Calif. He has more than 25 years of finance, technology and insurance industry …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2018 5:42 PM
$250K in Stolen Property Uncovered in Oklahoma Burglary Raid
An investigation continues in east-central Oklahoma after deputies found about $250,000 in stolen property while raiding a burglary stash house. The Shawnee News-Star reports that some of the stolen items discovered by Lincoln County deputies include several Purple Hearts, military …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2018 4:46 PM

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