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Former Southern California Insurance Agent Sentenced for Felony Fraud

Hesham Saleh Ibrahim, 57, of Palmdale, Calif., pleaded no contest to felony insurance fraud and was sentenced to three years felony probation, 30 days community labor and ordered to pay nearly $1,000 in restitution and fines. Ibrahim was charged in …

Michigan Bills Would Allow Beer on Pedal-Powered Trolleys

Michigan legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys isn’t getting unanimous support from people who shuttle people around town. Lawmakers have sent bills to Gov. Rick Snyder that would make drinks an option on …

Michigan Lawmakers OK Alcohol on Liability-Insured ‘Pedal Pubs’

People would be able to drink alcohol on certain pedal-powered vehicles under legislation going to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for consideration. The state House on June 18 gave final approval to the two bills. The bills would allow alcohol to …

Farmers Introduces Rideshare Coverage in Utah

Farmers Insurance on Monday launched what is believed to be the state’s first rideshare insurance coverage designed to provide seamless coverage for ridesharing drivers in Utah. The coverage comes less than two months after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a …

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Regulating Ridesharing Operations

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that creates statewide regulations on ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The measure would prohibit any local ordinances governing ride-hailing companies. Instead, the companies would have to purchase a $5,000 state …

Wisconsin Legislature Passes Ridesharing Bill

The Wisconsin Senate has approved a bill that would create statewide regulations on ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The legislation, which already passed the House, now goes to Gov. Scott Walker. The measure would prohibit any local ordinances governing …

Utah Lawmaker Working on Ridesharing Regulations

A Utah lawmaker is working on a bill proposing statewide regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Some say the smartphone app-based companies should follow the same rules as taxi drivers, including background checks and insurance. But the companies …

Michigan Town OKs Liability Insurance, Reinstates Police Department

Newly sworn-in trustees in Oakley, Mich., are reinstating the village’s police department after its shutdown in September. The Saginaw News reports the village council voted 3-2 to re-establish the police force. It also approved liability insurance to cover the department. …

LSU Flagship Campus Authorized to Buy Its Own Insurance

Lawmakers have given Louisiana State University (LSU) the authority to leave the state-run insurance program and buy its own coverage in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for a Louisiana public college. University System President F. King Alexander said the move could save …

Without Liability Insurance, Louisiana Town May Pay Parish for Police Services

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana has proposed charging the town of Sorrento $353,832 for the first year with a possible increase of up to 5 percent the next year to provide policing services if voters decide Nov. 4 …