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Wyoming Hitching Post Owners, Insurer Settle Suit

An insurance company has reached a confidential settlement agreement with the company that owns The Hitching Post Inn, the landmark Cheyenne, Wyo. hotel that lost its main lodge in an arson fire a few years ago. U.S. District Judge Nancy …

Insurer For Montana City Settles Lawsuit With Family

The insurance company for the city of Billings has agreed to settle a lawsuit stemming from the death of a 41-year-old man at Rose Park pool. The Billings Gazette reported that the agreement approved on Tuesday by District Judge Russell …

Montana Judge Explains Verdict Reversal in Insurance Case

A U.S. District Court judge has explained why he vacated the fraud conviction of a former Miss Montana who was charged with misrepresenting her housing conditions to an insurance company while her historic mansion was undergoing repairs. Christin D. Didier …

Wisconsin Court: No Damages in Officer Death from Insurance Company

A Wisconsin appeals court says a slain police officer’s widow can’t collect damages from the insurance company that covered his killer. James Cruckson shot Fond du Lac Police Officer Craig Birkholz during a standoff at Cruckson’s home in 2011. Cruckson …

Northwest Harvest Food Banks Win in Potato Loss

Washington food banks are benefiting from a business accident involving 46,000 pounds of dehydrated mashed potatoes. After the container filled with the dehydrated potatoes fell off a truck last week on their way to Seattle for shipment to Japan, the …

South Dakota Insurance Firm to Pay Penalty, Comply With Law

The state Insurance Division says a South Dakota-based insurance company has agreed to pay a penalty of $25,000 and comply with insurance laws and regulations. The division says it has completed an examination of ReliaMax Surety Co., which issues surety …

Utah Man Accused of Killing Officer Sues Insurer

An Ogden man accused of killing a police officer during a drug raid at his home is suing his insurance company over its rejection of his homeowner’s damage claim stemming from the shootout. Matthew Stewart, in his complaint filed Jan. …

Insurance Firm in Missouri Changes Benefit Plan After Charges

An insurance company in Missouri that provides coverage to Kansas City and Jackson County employees has changed its wellness incentives after seven people were indicted on charges of abusing the program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield told Kansas City Council …

Calif. Sues Doctor Over Aggressive Billing Tactics

The California attorney general’s office is suing a Los Angeles County doctor over her practice of refusing to accept lower insurance company reimbursements and instead billing patients for the full amount. The lawsuit against South Pasadena physician Jeannette Martello is …

Insurance Company Sues Helena Diocese

An insurance company says it didn’t sell policies to the Helena-based Catholic Diocese of Montana and is not responsible for covering costs involved in defending former nuns and priests accused of child abuse ranging from the 1930s through the 1970s. …