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County in Nebraska Seeks Insurance Coverage in Wrong Conviction Case

Nebraska’s Gage County has hired a legal firm to examine insurance coverage in a recent ruling involving six people who were wrongly convicted of the 1985 rape and homicide of a Beatrice woman. Gage County Board of Supervisors Chairman Myron …

Rural Oregon Fire Service Suspended Due to Insurance Lapse

The Lakeside Rural Fire Protection District in Oregon has suspended emergency operations because of a lapse in its insurance policy. Acting fire district chairman Ralph Dotson tells The World newspaper of Coos Bay that the station has been closed and …

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. …