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North Dakota Company Settles Racial Discrimination Suit for $250K

A Williston, N.D.-based oil field service company will pay $250,000 to a worker it fired after he complained of harassment to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit filed a year …

Omaha Bills Minnesota Excavator that Struck Gas Line, Causing Explosion

The city of Omaha, Neb., has billed a Minnesota excavation company nearly $104,000 for the costs of fighting a fire that erupted after a natural gas explosion. The city and safety regulators say North Central Service of Bemidji, Minn., workers …

House Lawmakers Kill Louisiana License Plate Reader Proposal

Lawmakers in the House have spurned a proposed program that would allow law enforcement agencies to automatically scan motorists’ license plates. The House and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 7-3 to kill the Senate-backed bill by Lake Charles Sen. Ronnie Johns, …

South Dakota Reminds Surplus Lines Insurance Brokers of Policy Filing Changes

The South Dakota Division of Insurance has issued a bulletin to surplus lines insurance brokers of changes in store for the filing of surplus lines policies. The changes are due to the wind down of the Nonadmitted Insurance Multi-State Agreement …

More than 200 Homes Damaged in Wyoming Flooding

Officials say four homes were destroyed and 200 more were damaged by flooding in Wyoming. The Ranger reported that the American Red Cross says flood waters in the Wind River Basin destroyed the Fremont County homes in early May. The …

Oregon Church Sued for $5M for Alleged Unreported Abuse

A woman is suing a northwestern Oregon church over claims that its leaders kept quiet about reports from her daughter that she was being sexually abused by her father. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the $5 million suit filed this week says …

Johnson & Johnson Gets Sued by California over Marketing for Pelvic Mesh

California has accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn doctors and patients about the severity and frequency of complications associated with its pelvic mesh devices. According to the lawsuit filed by the state’s attorney general on Tuesday, J&J and …

EPIC Adds Perata to Golf Insurance Services Team in California

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has named Jake Perata an insurance broker/producer for the firm’s Sacramento, Calif.-based golf insurance services practice. Perata is responsible for new business development and the design and management of insurance and risk management programs for golf industry …

Loan Data Discredits View That Millennials Do Not Want Cars

Millennials are less interested than older folks in owning their own cars, right? Maybe not, according to auto loan data showing young Americans are increasingly active in the car buying market. Despite the belief that millennials could become an increasingly …

Congress on Brink of First Update to Toxic Chemical Law in 40 Years

Legislation with bipartisan support that would revamp U.S. chemical safety law for the first time in decades is advancing in Congress, winning overwhelming passage in the House of Representatives as backers sought quick Senate action. Senate leadership aides said the …

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