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Carolina Construction Worker Fired, Punched for Complaining About Drunk Boss Wins Case

 - 10/01/2020
A federal appeals court has ruled that a North Carolina employee who was attacked and fired after he complained about his supervisor’s intoxication on the job is entitled to more than $1 million in damages and legal costs. Construction worker …

Georgia Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Against Sperm Bank to Proceed

 - 09/30/2020
A couple who accused a sperm bank of misrepresenting its process for screening donors and providing incorrect medical and educational history of the donor they selected can proceed with a lawsuit against the sperm bank, Georgia’s highest court ruled Monday. …

Police Report $1M in Jewelry Stolen from Georgia Kay Jewelers Store

 - 09/30/2020
Police say $1 million worth of jewelry has been stolen from a store in coastal Georgia. WTOC-TV reports the heist took place before dawn Friday at Kay Jewelers in Hinesville. Officers responded to an alarm at the store, but walked …

CaseGlide of Florida Adds Russ Smith as Chief Technology Officer

 - 09/30/2020
CaseGlide, LLC, a provider of claims litigation management software for claims organizations, has added Russ Smith as chief technology officer (CTO). A software industry veteran of more than two decades, Smith comes to St. Petersburg, Florida-based CaseGlide from Global Safety …

Florida Attorney Behind Thousands of Insurer Lawsuits Violated 14 Bar Rules: Judge

 - 09/30/2020
Embattled Florida attorney Scot Strems, who, with his firm, has filed thousands of assignment of benefit and first party lawsuits against Florida property insurers over the last several years, has been found by a court-appointed referee to have violated more …

Summit Credit Union of N.C., The Needham Group Launch In-House Insurance Program

 - 09/29/2020
Summit Credit Union of North Carolina in partnership with The Needham Group, Inc. has launched their new in-house insurance program, Summit Insurance Solutions to provide a full suite of affordable auto, home, and commercial insurance products working with national carriers …

Study: 82% of Georgia Farmers Have Seen Decline in Revenue from Pandemic

 - 09/29/2020
A study conducted by the University of Georgia found that 82% of farmers in the state have seen their revenue decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. The findings released this month come from a May survey of more than 800 …

Florida Supreme Court Caps High School Shooting Liability at $300K

 - 09/29/2020
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a school district can’t be forced to pay more than $300,000 total to the victims or their families in the Parkland high school massacre that left 17 people dead and another 17 wounded. …

CAC Specialty Adds Martin, Flynn, Kasperkowiak to M&A Solutions Group

 - 09/29/2020
CAC Specialty has made several new hires to its M&A Solutions Group. Cameron Martin and Katie Flynn have been named senior vice presidents to the M&A Solutions Group, and Erica Kasperkowiak was named senior vice president of the newly created …

Restaurant Owners Sue W.Va. Governor Over Coronavirus Bar Closures

 - 09/28/2020
The owners of 12 restaurants and bars sued the governor of West Virginia on Wednesday for indefinitely closing establishments in student-heavy Monongalia County due to the coronavirus. Gov. Jim Justice ordered bars closed there on Sept. 2 after pictures were …

Florida Gov Lifts Virus Restrictions On All Businesses

 - 09/28/2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. …

Florida Peninsula Promotes Gonzalez to Director of Agency Support

 - 09/28/2020
The Florida Peninsula Insurance family of companies, which includes Edison Insurance Co., has promoted Mariella Gonzalez to director of Agency Support. In addition to her current role as director of Community Involvement, Gonzalez will now oversee all agent support functions …

Mississippi Receives $23M in Federal Funds for Flood Relief

 - 09/28/2020
Mississippi has received nearly $23 million in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation to repair federal roadways that were damaged by severe flooding. U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the five Federal Highway Administration awards on Thursday, according …

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Sued in Florida for Defamation by Former Assistant

 - 09/25/2020
Carole Baskin, who became a pop culture sensation due to Netflix’s docuseries “Tiger King,” is being sued for defamation by a former assistant. As part of the lawsuit, the daughters of Baskin’s former husband are seeking more information about what …

Pilot Actions Likely Led to Earnhardt Plane Crash in Tennessee: NTSB

 - 09/25/2020
A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according …