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Secretary of State Warns Indiana Business Owners of Payment Scam

Indiana’s secretary of state is warning Hoosier businesses to be wary of a payment scam that’s tied to a deceptive letter. Connie Lawson says businesses have recently received a letter claiming to come from a group called the Indiana Council …

Insurance Department: 1-in-3 Missourians Impacted by Anthem Data Breach

The Missouri Department of Insurance reported it received new information from Anthem that shows one-in-three Missourians’ personal information was compromised during a recent cyberattack on the health insurer. More than 2 million Missourians are affected by the data breach. “This …

City’s Refusal to Pay for Sinkhole Damage Upsets Ohio Driver

A truck owner says the city of Dayton should compensate him for sinkhole damage that left his truck inoperable. The Dayton Daily News reports that 52-year-old Mike McDonald is infuriated that the city rejected his $10,000 claim. He says the …

North Dakota Oil Patch Highway Is State’s Most Dangerous

The main north-south artery in North Dakota’s oil patch is the most dangerous stretch of road in the state, newly released statistics show. U.S. Highway 85 had the most fatal accidents, injury accidents and property damage accidents, according to a …

Confirmed GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 57

The death toll from crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches has climbed to 57. The total is one more than last week. It was posted Feb. 23 on an Internet site by compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg. Feinberg …

Johnston Promoted to P/C Underwriter at Michigan-Based J.M. Wilson

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson promoted Samantha Johnston to property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich., office. Johnston will be responsible for quoting, binding and servicing property/casualty accounts for independent insurance agents. Johnston gained experience as an …

Ohio Cancer Cluster Suit Against Whirlpool Dropped

Families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a northern Ohio cancer cluster have dropped their federal lawsuit linking the illnesses to Whirlpool Corp.’s washing machine factory. The families asked this past week to drop the suit although the …

Only 3 Days Jail Time for Kansas Man’s 10th Drunk Driving Conviction

A Kansas man convicted for the 10th time for drunken driving has been sentenced to jail, but only for three days. The Kansas City Star reports that Leavenworth County District Court Judge Gunnar Sunby sentenced 57-year-old Lloyd Henson of Kansas …

Kansas Commune Leader Found Guilty in Murder-for-Insurance Case

A man who led a Kansas commune that collected millions of dollars in life insurance payouts from dead members has been convicted of premeditated murder in the 2003 drowning death of a female member. Daniel Perez, 55, also was found …

Mutual Insurers Group Names Minnesota’s Sen. Metzen Legislator of Year

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies has presented its State Legislator of the Year Award to Minnesota state Sen. James Metzen. NAMIC said it honored Metzen for his support of free-market principles and taking strong positions to improve the …

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