Kansas News

Farmers Insurance Expects $75M in Claims from Midwest Storms

A system of severe weather moving through multiple Midwest states in early April brought tornadoes, hail, severe winds and flooding in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Farmers Insurance estimates that its expected claims volume from these states will total approximately …

Nearly $3M Awarded in Kansas Malpractice Case

The parents of a Missouri man awarded nearly $3 million by a Kansas jury say they hope the case helps raise awareness of the risks and possible complications from pain injections. A Johnson County, Kan., jury awarded the family of …

Union Alleges Kansas Aerospace Firm Used Medical Records in Layoffs

The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of …

Kansas Parents Want Stricter Day Care Regulations, Insurance Requirement

A Wichita, Kan., couple whose son died while at day care is using their tragedy to push for stronger regulations of day care providers. Brock and Christina Mosier won a $950,000 judgment against day care provider Karin Patterson last month. …

Bill to Raise Limits on Lawsuit Damages Passes Kansas House Committee

A Kansas House committee has endorsed legislation allowing higher monetary damages in personal injury lawsuits while revising the rules of evidence in such cases. The March 18 voice vote by the Commerce, Labor and Economic Committee sent the Senate-passed measure …

Kansas Researcher Seeks Clue to Some Tornadoes’ Paths

Weather officials in Kansas will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue about wind speeds that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes. The research stems from tornadoes last year in Kansas and Oklahoma that baffled weather …

Former Insurance Company Secretary Leaves $226K to Kansas Animal Shelter

A 93-year-old Hutchinson woman who died in May left a lasting legacy to her city’s animal shelter. Hutchinson city officials say they were caught off guard by the $226,000 donation from Eula Fray. KAKE-TV reports Fray lived most of her …

Kansas Senate Passes Bill Raising Limits on Lawsuit Damages

Kansas Senate has approved a bill that increases the state’s limits on some damages in lawsuits but makes other changes in evidence rules. The Senate’s 32-8 vote sends the measure to the House. The bill is partly a response to …

Thieves Take More than $100K in Wire, Equipment from Kansas Plant

Police say thieves cost a south Wichita, Kan., pavement recycling center more than $100,000. The Cornejo plant crushes old highway pavement into small rock for new pavement. Plant supervisor Jon Lewman says the thieves cut through a lock, shut off …

Wichita, Kansas Denies Insurer’s Claim from Apartment Standoff

The city of Wichita, Kan., has denied a claim of more than $400,000 from the insurer of an apartment complex that was damaged during a long standoff last summer. Auto-Owners Insurance Co. is seeking $411,411 for damages to the Southlake …