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MJ Insurance Adds Lahr, Wells to Risk Management, Commercial Insurance Team

MJ Insurance, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., has added Olivia A. Lahr and Amy Wells to the commercial insurance and risk management team as risk transfer specialists. Lahr and Wells will be responsible for developing client risk financing and transfer strategies. …

Minnesota Construction Company to Pay $125K to Settle Race Harassment Lawsuit

A Hugo, Minn., construction company will pay $125,000 to settle a racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency reported. The EEOC’s lawsuit charged that JL Schwieters Construction Inc. violated federal law when …

Missouri’s HALO Insurance & Benefits Adds Lankford, Vaughn

Maplewood, Mo.-based HALO Insurance & Benefits Group has hired Brenden Lankford as a personal lines account manager and Denean Vaughn as an insurance producer. Lankford previously worked in personal lines insurance for an Edwardsville, Illinois, insurance agency. Vaughn has more …

Proposal Aims to Make Deadly Indiana Highway Safer

The Indiana Department of Transportation has proposed a way to make a deadly stretch of highway in western Indiana safer. Department officials told the Vincennes Sun-Commercial that an intersection of U.S. 41 near Oaktown may be turned into a J-turn …

Drugmakers Ask for Dismissal of Ohio AG’s Opiate Lawsuit

Five drugmakers are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Ohio attorney general that alleges they helped perpetrate the state’s addictions epidemic. Attorney General Mike DeWine accuses the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of …

Gibbons Joins J.M. Wilson as Assistant Transportation Underwriter in Ohio

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson has added Ryan Gibbons as assistant transportation underwriter in its Westerville, Ohio office. Gibbons is responsible for assisting underwriters on a wide variety of commercial transportation risks, as well as quoting …

Ohio Supreme Court: Apology Expressing Fault Can’t Be Used in Lawsuits

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an apology by a medical provider that includes an admission of liability can’t be used in a later lawsuit against the provider. At issue in the court’s Tuesday decision was the state’s “apology …

Former Notre Dame Linebacker Sues School over Spinal Scan Results

A former linebacker has filed a lawsuit against Notre Dame, claiming the university concealed the results of a spinal scan from him and that he has potentially permanent nerve damage to his neck. The Indianapolis Star reports that Douglas Randolph …

With Federal Program Change, Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Have Risk Management Options

A change to the Dairy Margin Protection Program means Wisconsin dairy farmers can choose to opt out of the federal program and turn to other risk management strategies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture no longer requires farmers to enroll in …

South Dakota Beats Delaware as Best Legal Climate for Businesses

For the first time in 15 years Delaware’s court system has lost the top spot in a key business survey, ceding its place to South Dakota, according to a Monday poll conducted by an arm of the U.S. Chamber of …

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