Kentucky amends law allowing surface coal mining and reclamation permit applications to submit their own bonds

At the beginning of April, Kentucky governor signed a bill that amends portions of chapters of the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) that relate to mining. The 40-page bill introduces numerous new provisions with regards to different types of mining operations and procedures in the state.

Among these are also a…

Sompo International completes acquisition of Lexon Surety Group

Bermudian property and casualty (P/C) re/insurer Sompo International Holdings (SI) has acquired Lexon Surety Group (Lexon), the second largest independent surety insurer in the United States.

Lexon is comprised of Lexon Insurance Company, Bond Safeguard Insurance Company and Fortress National Group. The acquisition is expected to positively impact the subsidiaries’…

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