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Lawsuit Alleges Inaction by Kansas State Officials Led to Another Rape

A female student contends in a court filing that Kansas State University’s failure to investigate the rape of another woman allowed the same alleged assailant to sexually assault her. The accusations were levied in court documents seeking to add the …

MJ Insurance Adds Miller in Indianapolis Office

Indianapolis-based MJ Insurance has hired Kylie Miller as a talent acquisition specialist on its Learning & Development team. Miller will partner with the hiring managers and business leaders to anticipate and meet MJ’s evolving workforce needs while delivering the best …

Why Auto Insurance Claimants Hire Attorneys

In a recent online poll, almost half of respondents with auto injury claims hired attorneys to help settle those claims. But most who hired attorneys were not upset with how their claim was being handled, according to the insurance industry’s …

Tennessee Fire Forces Thousands to Evacuate, Destroys Hundreds of Homes

With flames dripping from tree branches and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hellish landscape as they fled wildfires that killed three people and destroyed hundreds of homes and a resort in the Great Smoky …

Maximum Adds P&C Expert Murray to Florida Office

Maximum, an independent, Chicago-based excess and surplus lines wholesaler, has added Michelle Murray, who has a property and casualty background, to its office in Tampa, Fla. Murray is a Tampa native and will offer Maximum’s full range of P&C and …

Washington Workers’ Comp Rates for 2017 to Increase Less Than 1%

The average premium for workers’ compensation coverage in Washington will go up less than 1 percent in 2017, according to the Department of Labor & Industries. LL&I announced today the rate will rise by an average of 0.7 percent next …

California is Taking Global Warming Fight to Dairy Cows

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September …

Texas Reports First Case of Locally Transmitted Zika

Texas on Nov. 28 reported its first case of Zika virus that likely came from a mosquito bite within the state. Florida is the only other state in the U.S. with locally spread Zika. Health officials say that the woman …

Oklahoma Companies Blame City for Groundwater Pollution

Two companies that operated a now closed aerospace plant argue that groundwater pollutants threatening to contaminate the city of Bethany’s municipal water supply are a result of the city’s 67-year-old clay sewer pipes, not the shuttered plant. A plume of …

New Cincinnati Streetcar Involved in 10 Accidents, Records Show

Cincinnati’s new streetcar service has been involved in 10 traffic accidents and four safety “incidents” since on-street testing began earlier this year, records show. The streetcar known as the “Cincinnati Bell Connector” clipped both a cement truck and a Cincinnati …

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