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10th Circuit Revives Races Discrimination Suit by Former Farmers Agent

A federal appellate court revived a former insurance agent’s race discrimination claim against Farmers Insurance Exchange. A panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the trial court erred by determining that a manager’s alleged comment about …

Broker, Pastor to Spend 15 Weekends in Jail For Insurance Fraud

A Nebraska insurance agent and church pastor will spend 15 weekends in jail and pay $63,443.77 in restitution for filing false insurance claims. Codie D. Malesker, a pastor and board member of the Faith Community Tabernacle and operator of the …

Okla. Supreme Ct. Ruling Shows Policyholders Shouldn’t Depend on Agent’s Representations

New Dominion LLC taps into oil and natural gas reserves that many production companies avoid. The Tulsa, Oklahoma company operates hundreds of wells that produce from hydrocarbon reservoirs that are saturated with water from ancient aquifers. When oil or gas …

Georgia Agent Gets 5 Year Sentence for Stealing Insurance Premiums

A Gwinnett County, Ga., man convicted on charges including insurance fraud has been sentenced to serve five years in prison. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a news release that 56-year-old Ronald Alan Dunn of Loganville was sentenced Friday. A …

Michigan Court: Agents May Not Be ‘Professionals’ Under Malpractice Definition

Is an insurance agent a “professional” when it comes to whether or not he or she may be charged with malpractice? Not necessarily, a Michigan state appeals court has said. The Michigan Court of Appeals made that determination in a …

Georgia Couple Arrested for Insurance Fraud, COI Forgery

A Gwinnett County insurance agent and her husband were arrested on multiple counts of insurance fraud, according to an announcement by Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. Insurance agent Cynthia Dunn faces charges of one count of insurance fraud, one count …

North Dakota Agent Permanently Barred From Selling Insurance

An administrative law judge in North Dakota has made permanent a cease and desist order issued by Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm against insurance producer Frederick Paul Skoda, formerly of Fargo, N.D., now of Detroit Lakes, Minn. The Dec. 26, 2013, …

Texas Windstorm Insurance Agent Gets 4 Year Prison Sentence

A Houston-area insurance agent whose company included the word “integrity” in its name has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from about 40 clients. A judge in Galveston on Monday sentenced Christopher Vernon Murphy in a plea …

Jury Convicts Former North Dakota Insurance Agent of Theft

A jury has convicted a former Dickinson, N.D., insurance agent accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a client. The Dickinson Press reports that jurors deliberated more than an hour Monday before finding Scott Biggs guilty of theft …

Oklahoma Attorney General Files Workers’ Comp Charges on Agent

Eight felony charges have been filed against an Oklahoma City insurance agent accused of fraudulently obtaining workers’ compensation policies. Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office filed the charges on Friday against 27-year-old Fernando Espinoza. Espinoza is accused of making false or …