-School District in California Settles Teacher Sex Suit for $5M

-QBE North America Names Kendle Regional Executive for Western Region

-Waymo Cleared to be First in California for Testing Without Backup Driver

-Cascade Insurance Agency in Washington Merges with Leavitt Group

-Embracing Change Key to 100 Years for California-based Woodruff Sawyer

-Mercury General in California Reported 3Q Income of $58.6M

A survey of Big Island farmers has found that they suffered nearly $28 million in damages because of the months-long eruption earlier this year of the Kilauea volcano, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reported.    more.....

Hawaii Farmers Sustained $28M in Losses Due to Volcano

-3 Suspects in Sausage Plant Fire ID’d After Texas Arson Hotline Call

-Oklahoma Troopers Say Semi’s Lost Wheels Caused Crashes, 1 Fatal

-Texas Workers’ Comp Division Proposes New Carrier Reimbursement Forms

-Stephens Insurance Adds 4 in Management Positions in Texas

-Weather, Wildfire Claims an Increasing Share of Home Insurance Losses

-EMC Insurance Exits Personal Lines Business; Safeco to Accept Accounts from
 Agents

-Chubb Adds Small Business Coverage for Manufacturers to Marketplace
 Platform

-Brit Global Specialty USA Appoints King as Chief Underwriting Officer

-As Deaths, Injuries Pile Up, So Do Claims Against Electric Scooter Firms

NICB: Halloween No Longer Top Holiday for Vehicle Thefts

A total of 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2017, according to new data released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).  more...

-Texas Judge Finalizes $200M-Plus Award in Lexus Defects Case

-Lawsuits: Operator of Oklahoma Rig That Exploded Used Cheaper Drilling Plan

-Global Insurance M&A Deals Total Value Soars, Volume Dips in First Half

SAM HOOPER AND ASSOCIATES 2018

“Thank you Sam Hooper & Associates for doing an excellent job on our State of California claim assignments. The work you do is well documented with great detail and the customer service you provide is outstanding.” Christopher Verdin, Risk Manager State of California Office of Risk & Insurance Management

-Transit Authority in Washington Settles Bus Fatality for $7.7M

-What’s Happening and What Lies Ahead for P/C Insurance Pricing: Moody’s

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