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Missouri Senators Debate Government Role in Road Safety

Bills governing seat belt use, texting while driving and helmet requirements for motorcyclists prompted debate in a Missouri Senate committee over whether the government should play a larger role in road safety. Two bills — one sponsored by Republican Sen. …

Chicago Taxis Aim to Counter Ride-Hailing Industry with Apps

Chicago’s taxicab industry has rolled out two official ride-hailing apps to compete with the likes of Uber and Lyft. The department that regulates Chicago’s taxi industry announced a marketing campaign to publicize the apps, Arro and Curb. The city chose …

Jury Awards $600K to 3 Ohio Women in Chipotle Discrimination Suit

Three Ohio women who filed a federal lawsuit accusing Chipotle Mexican Grill of gender discrimination have been awarded a total of about $600,000 in damages. A U.S. District Court jury in Cincinnati found the Denver-based chain liable after determining it …

J.M. Wilson Adds Benda, Mandwee

Property/casualty insurance wholesaler J.M. Wilson has hired Adam Benda as claims representative and personal lines underwriter. The company also Adam Mandwee as assistant fleet underwriter in its Portage, Mich. office. Prior to joining J.M. Wilson, Benda worked as an underwriting and …

Study: Economic Impact of Insurance Industry on Michigan Is Significant

A recently released study shows the positive contributions insurance industry brings to Michigan’s economy. The report — Economic Footprint of Michigan’s Insurance Industry — by Anderson Economic Group shows the insurance sector as a whole provides an annual $37.1 billion …

NTSB Blames Poor Oversight in Deadly Illinois Truck Crash

Failed safety oversight was partly to blame for a deadly crash near Chicago in which a truck driver for a company already flagged as high-risk fell asleep and plowed into emergency vehicles, a federal accident investigations board said. The panel …

Enbridge Sued by Wisconsin Landowners over Spill Insurance

A group of Wisconsin landowners is suing Enbridge to force the company to carry spill insurance on a pipeline that will carry Canadian tar sands oil across the state. The landowners live within 350 yards of the pipeline. The Wisconsin …

764 Citations for Seat Belt, Restraint Violations Issued in North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation says law enforcement officers in the state issued 764 citations for seat belt and child restraint violations in January. The extra traffic safety patrols were part of a Click It or Ticket seat belt …

Donald Gaddis Co. Adds Cale as Senior P/C Broker

Chicago-based independent regional wholesale insurance brokerage and general agent, Donald Gaddis Co. Inc., has hired Angela Cale as a senior property/casualty broker. Cale has 23 years of experience in the excess and surplus lines segment of the industry, handling both contract …

Multiple Lawsuits Filed over Flint Water Contamination, Legionnaires’ Disease

One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint, Mich., residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires’ disease. …

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