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Florida Court Puts Hold On Smokable Medical Marijuana
A Florida circuit court has reinstated a stay on smoking medical marijuana. The state’s 1st District Court of Appeal has ruled that the hold will remain in effect “pending final disposition of the merits of (a recent) appeal.” The Department …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 4:39 AM
Hurricane Irma Blamed for Worst Florida Citrus Crop Since 1940s
Florida’s citrus growers are blaming Hurricane Irma for one of their worst seasons in decades. In a Naples Daily News report, U.S. agriculture officials said Florida’s orange production dropped nearly 35 percent from the previous season. Grapefruit production was half …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 4:21 AM
Chubb Adds Artisan Contractors Coverage to Small Business Online Platform
Chubb has introduced a new insurance product available to more than 60 classes of artisan contractors through its new digital platform – the Chubb Small Commercial Marketplace, which places and services small business insurance, and features a suite of products …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 4:14 AM
Mississippi Gov Appoints Michel as Director of Emergency Management Agency
Gov. Phil Bryant is naming another retired military leader to run Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency. Bryant said on Monday said he was appointing Gregory Michel as the agency’s director. Michel was the commander of Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg from 2015 …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 4:08 AM
Louisiana Seeks to Clarify Named Storm/Hurricane Deductible Law
The Louisiana Department of Insurance has issued an advisory letter to property/casualty insurers operating in the state that seeks to clarify the interpretation and application of state law regarding policy deductibles in relation to named storms/hurricanes/subtropical storms. Advisory Letter No. …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 12:23 AM
Sea Level Rise Puts $117.5B at Risk from Chronic Flooding
Those interested in risk management are starting to take climate change a bit more seriously. The evidence is anecdotal, but for that proof one can just ask Phil Renaud, executive director for the Risk Institute at Ohio State University, a …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 12:04 AM
Arthur J. Gallagher Buys Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency
Illinois-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency Inc., with offices in Ridgeland, Mississippi, and Kansas City, Missouri. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1953, Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:59 PM
Artist Sues NRA for Using Chicago’s ‘Bean’ Sculpture in video
The artist behind Chicago’s famous bean-shaped sculpture has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the National Rifle Association of copyright infringement by using an image of his work in a video advertisement last year. Anish Kapoor’s lawsuit filed in the U.S. …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:41 PM
Legislative Audit: Kansas Wildfire Response Underfunded, Understaffed
A legislative audit says Kansas’ wildfire suppression system is underfunded and understaffed and operates with a fragmented leadership. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the audit was ordered after wildfires in 2016 and 2017 burned more than 800,000 acres in Kansas, causing …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:30 PM
Feds Fine Texas Cancer Center $4.3M for Data Breaches
Federal health officials have ordered the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to pay a $4.3 million fine for failing to secure health records stemming from data breaches. The Houston Chronicle reports the U.S. Department of Health and Human …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:29 PM

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