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EIURS Adds Marine Energy Unit to Energy Division
Energy, Industrial & Utility Risk Solutions (EIURS), a division of DUAL Commercial, has expanded its Energy Division with the addition of a new marine energy unit. The new unit will be headed by Michael Jacobs. The Marine Energy unit will …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:58 PM
Texas Workers’ Comp Division Seeks Comments on Compounded Drug Rule
The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting comments through Feb. 20 on a compounded drug rule that was first proposed in June 2017. On June 16, 2017, DWC announced an informal draft rule to …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:46 PM
Winter Storm in Southeast Leads to Icy Roads, Hundreds of Wrecks
James A. Jones saw enough cars stranded along the icy highway to know it was time to pull over as a winter storm blasted parts of Tennessee and Kentucky with sleet, freezing rain and snow Friday. Jones counted 25 cars …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:34 PM
Former Head of Louisiana State Police Commission Files Retaliation Suit
The former executive director of the State Police Commission is suing, claiming she was retaliated against for challenging Louisiana State Police brass and calling attention to a string of illegal campaign contributions made by commission members. Cathy Derbonne, who served …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:24 PM
Oklahoma Says Farmowners Insurance Program Insurer, Rockingham, not Licensed
The Oklahoma Insurance Department says a farmowners insurance program being advertised in Oklahoma is not valid because the insurer, Rockingham Casualty Company, is not licensed to operate in the state. In early January, Rockingham Casualty and Edmond, Oklahoma-based FarmAssure LLC …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:11 PM
Corporation Pays Maximum Fine in Wisconsin Asbestos Exposure Case
Authorities say the corporate owner of a former Wisconsin factory accused of ordering workers to remove insulation that contained asbestos has paid the maximum fine under terms of a plea agreement. The incident happened six years ago at Grede foundry …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 4:56 PM
NTSB: Broken Wheel Caused 2015 Oil Train Wreck in North Dakota
Federal investigators believe a broken wheel caused a May 2015 oil train derailment that prompted the evacuation of Heimdal, North Dakota. The National Transportation Safety Board says investigators found a mark on the track indicating a broken wheel that caused …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 4:56 PM
North Dakota Livestock Producers Say Trucking Mandate Will Cost Them
A federal mandate requiring many motor carriers to install electronic logging devices could cost be costly to North Dakota’s cattle industry. Warren Zenker, who runs a cattle feeding operation near Elgin, told the Bismarck Tribune that electronic logging devices could …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 4:55 PM
AGCS Names Vissing to Succeed Henson as Head of Claims, Regional Unit London
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, has appointed Lars Vissing as Regional Unit London (RUL), head of Claims, starting in February 2018. Vissing succeeds Martin Henson who retires after nearly 20 years with Allianz. Based …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 4:02 PM
Former California Hospital Owner Sentenced in $600M Workers’ Comp Scheme
The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for running a $600 million workers compensation fraud scheme. Michael Drobot, 73, was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and fined $500,000. Earlier …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 3:54 PM


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