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J&J Ordered to Pay $344 Million Over Vaginal-Mesh Marketing

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $344 million for misrepresenting the risks of vaginal-mesh implants to consumers in California, the first state to bring its claim against the company to trial after thousands of U.S. women sued and some …

Drug Distributor Reckitt to Pay $700 Million Over Opioid Marketing

Drug distributor Reckitt Benckiser Group agreed to a $700 million settlement with six U.S. states over claims that the company improperly marketed and promoted the opioid-addiction treatment Suboxone. The marketing resulted in state Medicaid funds being improperly spent on the …

PMA, Orchid Medical, Athens Group, Ametros, Hancock Make Appointments

PMA Appoints Claims Leader for the Southeast PMA Companies Insurance Group has appointed Sabrina Mitchell as claims assistant vice president for its Southeast Region. Mitchell reports to Ray DiCello, senior vice president and chief claims officer for PMA, which is …

Purdue’s Sackler Family Must Face Opioid Suits in New York

The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP must face a New York lawsuit claiming they triggered the U.S. opioid epidemic, a judge ruled, handing an early victory to states and local governments seeking to recoup billions of dollars in social …

Uncertainty Can Follow Grief When Small Business Owner Dies

NEW YORK — When Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed they would have to close his homebuilding business. He’d made no plans for someone to succeed him at McLaughlin Construction, and there …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC Expands Texas Presence with the Addition of Underwriting and Marketing Personnel

San Diego, CA, December 2, 2014– Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, announces the expansion of its Texas presence with the hiring of key marketing and underwriting personnel. Kristen Hakala has been promoted to underwriting manager …

Insurance Marketing Boot Camp Hosts Umberto Fedeli, Other Top Agents

Bend, OR, 08/28/12 – “We’re so excited to announce Umberto Fedeli will be among seven other ‘million dollar plus’ agency owners and producers at this year’s Insurance Marketing Boot Camp.” Says Michael Jans, CEO of Agency Revolution, a success coaching …

Bruce Lees Named Chief Marketing Officer for Atlas General Insurance Services

San Diego, CA, 7/3/2012 – Bruce Lees has been named Chief Marketing Officer for Atlas General Insurance Services, a program administrator with offices in San Diego, San Francisco and Denver. Bruce will have a wide range of responsibilities including broker …

Insurance Technologies Corporation Introduces AgencyBuzz

Carrollton, Texas, 10/18/11 – Insurance Technologies Corporation today introduced AgencyBuzz, the premier drip marketing tool created for independent insurance agents. AgencyBuzz allows agents to automate their online and offline marketing processes and manage their contacts in an easy-to-use interface that …

Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. Takes Home 3 Insurance Marketing & Communications Awards Including 2 Best in Show

San Diego, CA, 07/06/2011 – Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc.was thrilled to have received three awards from the Insurance Marketing and Communications Association (IMCA) at the Annual Meeting and Showcase Awards event on June 28. The IMCA competition has been …