State Farm to Again Lower Auto Insurance Rates in Louisiana

Article 0 Comments Beginning in April, Louisiana customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. will see a decrease in their auto insurance rates, the insurance department announced. It will be the third rated decrease filed by the company in less than a year that has been approved by Insurance […]

Bradford & Barthel Launches Nevada Operation

Article 0 Comments Bradford & Barthel LLP has announced the opening of their new Nevada operation beginning in January 2019. Partner Jeannene L. Lafarga will manage the Nevada operation. Lafarga has focused her 20-year career solely within the workers’ comp arena. The Nevada opening marks B&B’s 14th office and the […]

Rural Communities Hit by Michael Face Tough Recovery

Article 0 Comments Haylie Byler and her husband were just beginning life in their new home when Hurricane Michael’s monstrous winds mowed down a dozen trees on their property, more than an hour’s drive inland from where the storm made landfall. They had made only one house payment and no […]

Marijuana Sales to Be Legal in Canada Starting in October: Trudeau

Article 0 Comments Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize its recreational use. Stocks of marijuana producers, which have rallied in anticipation of legalization, extended gains on Wednesday after the Senate voted […]

FEMA Reorganizing, Top Jobs Unfilled as Hurricane Season Gets Underway

Article 0 Comments With the hurricane season beginning, top jobs at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency remain vacant and critics say that will make it harder for the government to respond to disasters. FEMA lacks a second-in-command and three of four associate-administrator posts are either vacant or temporarily filled. […]

EU’s Data Privacy Law Places AI Use in Insurance Under Closer Scrutiny

Article 0 Comments Regulators are beginning to teach robots who’s the boss. After spending billions of dollars on cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies, Europe’s banks and insurers face tougher scrutiny of the tools they use to help root out fraud, check borrowers’ creditworthiness and automate claims decisions. European Union rules starting […]