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Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Acquires Dezelan Insurance Agency

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc. has acquired Dezelan Insurance Agency located in Indianapolis, Ind. Founded in 1927, Dezelan Insurance Agency (Dezelan) is a retail insurance broker providing property/casualty and risk management consulting services. The firm offers all lines …

Syncora’s Strategy in Detroit Bankruptcy Proceedings Backfires

Syncora Guarantee Inc., an opponent of Detroit’s municipal debt-adjustment plan, saw a legal strategy backfire when a judge ruled that the company made “scandalous and defamatory” allegations about the local chief U.S. district judge and mediator in the city’s bankruptcy. …

Chicago Rideshare Law Requires $1M Commercial Auto, $1M CGL Cover

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislation that would have implemented statewide regulation of commercial rideshare organizations, or Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), put the spotlight on the Chicago rideshare ordinance that was passed by the city council in late May. …

Crop Insurance Options Extended in North Dakota

U.S. Agriculture Department has announced new supplemental coverage for North Dakota crops through the federal crop insurance program. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said the department’s Supplemental Coverage Option will include corn and barley for all North Dakota counties in the …

Blast at BP Refinery in Indiana Sparks Fire, Shakes Homes

An explosion at a BP oil refinery in Indiana rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said. The explosion at …

‘Cops’ Film Crew Member Killed by Omaha Police Bullet

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. In the chaotic scene that …

Assured Neace Lukens Hires Seager to Support Midwest Clients

Louisville, Ky.-based Assured Neace Lukens hired Cary Seager as Health & Productivity manager. In her new role, Seager will support Assured Neace Lukens clients in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Ind., markets with customized and results-oriented health …

Gov. Pat Quinn: No Speed Increase on Illinois Interstates

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on interstate highways around Illinois. The Legislation was sponsored by Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis. It follows the passage of law …

Indiana Town Reaches Settlement in Taser Shock Case

The southern Indiana tourist town of Nashville has reached a settlement with a Michigan man who accused a deputy marshal of shocking him with a Taser gun while he was having a seizure. The Herald-Times reports the terms of the …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Russell to Accounting Supervisor

Portage, Mich.-based property/casualty MGA and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Crystal Russell to accounting operations supervisor. Russell is responsible for payment and account reconciliation of company accounts and assisting the treasurer with the preparation of monthly financial statements.  …

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