April 13, 2021

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ACLU lawsuit claims Ohio unconstitutionally garnished inmates’ stimulus money: The Wake Up for Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Prisoners’ stimulus: A lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union argues Ohio’s prison system has been unconstitutionally garnishing inmates’ COVID-19 relief money to pay for fines, fees, and other debts to courts and state agencies. The suit claims that the Ohio Department

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Officials: Oklahoma reaches $25 million settlement with Farmers Insurance over earthquake claims

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Following devastating earthquakes in Oklahoma, state leaders say they have finally reached a settlement agreement with Farmers Insurance.

From 2010 through May of 2016, officials say only 19 percent of earthquake insurance claims in Oklahoma were paid.

In fact, many homeowners who suffered significant earthquake damage had their claims denied because the insurance companies deemed the damage as just settling.

Now, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready say they have reached a $25 million settlement with Farmers Insurance for the company’s handling of earthquake claims.

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Microsoft attack could result in a flood of cyber claims

US organizations are more likely to have been using the compromised Microsoft Exchange servers, as are larger businesses, the report found. Germany, Africa, the Middle East, and Australasia were also identified as high-risk regions. Many smaller companies weren’t affected by the attacks, as they opted to use cloud-based email systems, which weren’t targeted.

The attacks, which are believed to have been carried out by Chinese state-sponsored hackers, exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange servers to allow malicious code to be placed on them. The code can be used for ransomware, espionage, or redirecting system resources to mine for cryptocurrency on behalf

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Suez Canal Insurance Claims Loom as Ever Given Blocks Shipping

More than $3 billion of insurance is in place for liability claims against the owner of the grounded container ship Ever Given, officials with its insurance program said Friday.

It is unclear whether that will be enough to cover losses that are likely to be claimed by some of the more than 200 ships in the canal as of Friday, plus the owners of the cargo they are carrying, if the vessel continues to block the Suez Canal, industry executives said.

Cargo-delivery delays are where a lot of the economic damage would be expected if the critical waterway doesn’t soon

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Insurance Commissioner Debunks Online Claims Getting COVID Vaccine Will Affect Life Insurance

Social media posts making claims about COVID-19 vaccines affecting life insurance policies have been making the rounds.

They say things like policies are invalidated if you get vaccinated or they won’t pay out if you die within a year of getting vaccinated. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready has seen some posts and responded to a few himself.

“No, when you get a vaccine — the COVID-19 vaccine — it does not void your life insurance policy, or your health insurance policy for that matter, too,” Mulready said.

Many of the false posts cite the

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Paducah auto body shop reports receiving fraudulent unemployment insurance claims | News



PADUCAH — A Paducah-based auto body shop has been getting fraudulent unemployment insurance claims, the president of the business tells Local 6. 

Randy Wiersma, president and founder of Randy’s Body Shop on Kentucky Avenue, said on Monday his business received notices stating that two former employees had filed claims for unemployment insurance benefits against the business, because of “lack of work due to COVID-19.” The notices state they are from the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance.

Wiersma said the notices are fraudulent, because the body shop has not laid off any employees during the pandemic, and business has actually been

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