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Suretywave Acquires Insure Vision Technologies in California
SuretyWave LLC has acquired Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based Insure Vision Technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition paves the way for SuretyWave to integrate its digital business-architected platform with IVT’s web-based surety bond processing system known as the …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 7:01 PM
Seeman Holtz Enters Texas Through Primera Casualty Acquisition
Boca Raton, Fla.-based Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Inc. has acquired Primera Capital, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Primera’s Anthony Davis and team have been offering both auto insurance and tax services to the Dallas area for over seven years. The …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:45 PM
Strayhan Promoted to Producer/Broker in USG’s Troy, Michigan Office
USG has promoted Mark Strayhan to insurance producer/broker for the Troy, Mich., office. He formerly held the title of associate producer/broker. Strayhan will continue building his book of business and agency retail network. Strayhan joined the USG team in 2016 …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:36 PM
J.M. Wilson Promotes Hamilton to Branch Manager in Ohio
Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Andrew Hamilton to branch manager in its Westerville, Ohio, office. Hamilton will plan the operations of the office, coordinate the staff, and work towards building relationships to foster growth …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:24 PM
Police Misconduct Lawsuit Settlements Cost Dallas Millions Over 5 Years
Records show that Dallas, Texas, has spent almost $11 million in the past five years settling more than 20 lawsuits against police, a huge increase compared to the previous five years. KDFW-TV reports the city spent less than $400,000 to …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:18 PM
Activists Oppose Iowa’s $1M in Liability Insurance Requirement for Rallies
Some activists are pushing to change rules that require groups to obtain $1 million in liability insurance before holding a protest at the Iowa Capitol. The Des Moines Register reports the Iowa Department of Administrative Services says it will review …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:14 PM
Despite Reduction in Oil, Gas Wastewater Injections, Oklahoma Quakes Continue
The disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production by injecting it deep into the ground has been linked to a dramatic increase in earthquake activity in Oklahoma since 2009. Injection rates have declined recently because of regulatory actions and …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:09 PM
Takata Bankruptcy Judge Halts Air Bag Victims’ Lawsuits for 90 Days
A U.S. judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Takata Corp.’s U.S. business on Wednesday halted lawsuits for 90 days against automakers brought by victims of its faulty air bag inflators. Takata requested a six-month stay of the lawsuits, arguing an injunction …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 3:56 PM
Greenlight Capital Re Names Belfatti to New Role of Chief Operating Officer
Greenlight Capital Re, the Cayman Islands-based specialist property and casualty reinsurance company, announced it has hired Michael Belfatti to the newly created position of chief operating officer, effective immediately. Belfatti’s responsibilities as COO will include oversight of the company’s pricing, …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 3:21 PM
USGS Awards $4.9M to Boost Warnings for West Coast Quakes
The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4.9 million to six universities and a nonprofit to help advance an early warning system for earthquakes along the West Coast. The federal agency says the ShakeAlert system could give people seconds or up …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 3:01 PM

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