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J.M. Wilson Hires Kirby as P/C Technician in Michigan
J.M. Wilson has added Lindsay Kirby as a property/casualty technician in its Portage, Michigan, office. Kirby will provide support to the property and casualty underwriters. She is responsible for providing technical assistance on policies, endorsements, and serving independent insurance agents. …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 6:54 AM
A Passion for Learning Is Driving Force for J.M. Wilson’s Galecka
One the things Kristy Galecka loves about the property/casualty insurance industry is there’s always an opportunity to learn something new. Like many others, Galecka “fell into” the insurance business when a friend who worked at the wholesale broker and managing …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 6:46 AM
Tropical Storm Imelda: Another Unique Weather Event
Tropical Storm Imelda landed on the Texas Gulf Coast on September 17, 2019. Over the three-day duration of the storm, 43 inches of rain saturated some locations, with nearly 30 inches falling over a 12-hour period. Some areas got hit …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 6:00 AM
Judge Approves $103M Settlement for Florida Bridge Collapse Victims
The families of six people killed, along with 10 people injured, when a bridge collapsed at a Miami university are set to receive a nearly $103 million settlement. Judge A. Jay Cristol, with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami, approved a …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 5:46 AM
Sugar Crash: Truck Hauling 35K Pounds of M&Ms Overturns in Tennessee
A truck hauling about 35,000 pounds (15,876 kilograms) of M&M candies overturned on a Tennessee highway Friday morning, a Department of Transportation official confirmed. The semitrailer crashed on Interstate 40 near Knoxville around 5:30 a.m., news outlets reported. One of …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 5:29 AM
Crews Drain 320K Gallons of Fuel from Overturned Ship in Georgia Port
Crews have finished draining all of the fuel from an overturned cargo ship three months after it capsized off the coast of Georgia, the team overseeing salvage operations said Thursday. Divers and other workers removed more than 320,000 gallons (1.2 …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 5:21 AM
Tornado Causes Minor Damage in Florida
Weather officials say a tornado caused minor damage after it touched down in Florida and traveled about 20 miles. According to the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, the tornado touched down early Saturday morning near Bunnell, stopping just short of …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 5:19 AM
New Orleans City Government Hit by Cyber Attack
Dec 13, 2019—The city of New Orleans has been hit with a cyber-attack, and employees have been asked to turn off computers as a cautionary measure. City employees began having problems with their computers around 11 a.m. local time, according …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 1:08 AM
EU Top Court to Hear Privacy Issues of Tech Firms’ Personal Data Transfers
Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ seven-year battle against Facebook reaches a crucial point on Dec. 17 when an adviser to Europe’s top court will issue his view on whether tools used by companies to transfer data abroad are legal or …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 1:02 AM
California Governor Rejects PG&E Bankruptcy Plan as Not Satisfying Wildfire Law
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp, the state’s largest investor-owned utility, saying its proposal fails to meet the requirements of a recently enacted wildfire law. The decision by Newsom, sent to …

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 12:51 AM

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