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Michigan Truck Driver Wins Appeal in ‘Transportational Use’ Insurance Case

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Detroit-area man who is seeking insurance benefits for injuries suffered when he got out of his pickup truck. Daniel Kemp tore a calf muscle while stretching on his tiptoes to …

Michigan’s Amerisure Insurance Names Spaude as VP, Finance

Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Amerisure Insurance has promoted Chris Spaude to vice president of finance. In this position, Spaude directly reports to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Matt Simon. Spaude will be responsible for, and collaborate with, Amerisure’s strategic and operational …

South Dakota Workers’ Comp Lawyers Say Insurers’ Plan Would Limit Worker Rights

Lawyers who represent injured workers in South Dakota are preparing for a proposal from the insurance industry that would limit their ability to pursue legal claims against insurance companies that are intentionally dishonest. Insurance industry representatives were scheduled to present …

City Colleges of Chicago to Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit for $60K

City Colleges of Chicago will pay $60,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC), the federal agency announced. In its lawsuit, the EEOC charged that Harold Washington College, part of the City Colleges …

Nebraska Bank Sued for Paying Women Less Than Men

A Nebraska bank violated federal law by paying women and men unequally for jobs with the same required skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged. According to the EEOC, Christine Schwieger began …

Billings Named VP, Predictive Analytics at Midwest Employers Casualty

Midwest Employers Casualty has promoted Brian Billings to vice president of Predictive Analytics. As the Midwest Employers Casualty strategy evolved from data acquisition to leveraging data assets, Billings led the effort to deploy machine learning technology for the early identification …

Kansas Traffic Deaths Averaging More than 1 Per Day

Kansas officials say the troubling increase in traffic fatalities across the state is accelerating. AAA spokeswoman Jennifer Haugh told the Wichita Eagle that Kansas is currently averaging more than one traffic fatality a day. Statistics from AAA shows that there …

Iowa May Be First State with No Health Insurers on Exchange

Iowa could be the first state in the nation with no health insurance company willing to offer policies on its Affordable Care Act exchange next year unless President Donald Trump’s administration approves a stopgap proposal, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen …

JLT Re Appoints Guy Carpenter’s Paulsen as Senior VP in Chicago

JLT Re (North America) Inc. (JLT Re), part of the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed John Paulsen as senior vice president in Chicago, Illinois. He will focus on the continued expansion and development of JLT Re’s …

Michigan Health Chief, Others Face Criminal Charges over Flint Water

Five people, including the head of Michigan’s health department, were charged with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had Legionnaires’ disease. Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking member …

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