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Nebraska County to Challenge Insurers Over Coverage for $28M Lawsuit

Nebraska’s Gage County will challenge its insurers’ decision not to cover it for a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people who were wrongfully convicted of murder. KWBE reports that the county board approved hiring a law firm to fight …

Missouri Dealer to Settle Gun-Shop Liability Case

A pawn shop that sold a gun to a mentally ill Missouri woman who used it to fatally shoot her father will settle in a wrongful death case, according to the attorney for the woman’s mother. Washington, D.C.-based Brady Center …

Michigan to Appeal Flint Home Water Delivery Order

The state of Michigan says it will ask an appeals court to stop an order that calls for home delivery of water in Flint. The state briefly disclosed its next step on Nov. 21, less than two weeks after a …

Ohio Police Officers Raid Wrong House, Couple Sues

An Ohio couple has sued police after officers raided their home only to say later that they had the wrong suspect. The lawsuit says officers from the Orwell police department along with county sheriff deputies illegally raided the home two …

Rockhill’s New E&S Property Unit Focused on Coastal Risks

Columbus, Ohio-based Rockhill Insurance Group, a member of the State Auto Insurance Group has launched an excess and surplus (E&S) property unit. Led by industry veteran Tracy Upton the unit is a catastrophe wind and all other peril (AOP) facility …

Acrisure, Genstar Complete $2.9B Management-Led Buyout

Acrisure LLC, a national insurance brokerage based in Grand Rapids, Mich., and private equity firm Genstar Capital announced the completion of a previously announced management-led buyout of the company. The $2.9 billion transaction was led by Greg Williams, Acrisure’s chief …

Dollar General Again Charged with Safety Violations in Ohio

Federal safety inspectors say they have once again found one of the nation’s largest discount retailers putting workers and customers alike in danger by allowing emergency exit routes to be blocked. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration says …

Safety Violations at Ohio Glass Facility Rack Up $227K in Fines

Workers began making multiple complaints of unsafe working conditions at the Fuyao Glass America Inc. facility in Moraine, Ohio, not long after it opened in October 2015, leading to eight separate federal inspections and $226,937 in proposed penalties for the …

North Dakota, with Fewer Volunteers, Ranks 47th in Firefighting Capability

North Dakota ranks 47th in the country in being equipped to fight fires and it’s not helping that fewer people are signing up to be volunteer firefighters. Most fire departments in North Dakota are made up of volunteers but now the …

Missouri Settles Case of Man’s Drowning While in Patrol Custody for $9M

The state of Missouri will pay $9 million to the family of an Iowa man who drowned after he fell out of a boat handcuffed and in an improperly secured life vest while he was in custody of a state …

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