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Insurance Secured, Michigan Village Police Department Operating Again

Police in a small village in Michigan’s Saginaw County have resumed patrols after securing liability insurance. Oakley Police Chief Robert Reznick obtained the insurance and reinstated patrols over the weekend. The Oakley Board of Trustees voted 5-1 last week to …

Lack of Liability Insurance Leads to Shut Down of Michigan Police Department

Officials in a small Saginaw County village have shut down their police department until it gets liability insurance. The Saginaw News reports the Oakley Board of Trustees voted 5-1 on Sept. 9 to disband the force of about a dozen certified …

Louisiana Parish Dangerous Dog Ordinance Requires Liability Coverage

The Lafourche Parish Council in has approved a measure to tighten ownership restrictions for dangerous and vicious dogs. As with a similar law passed by the Terrebonne Parish Council this summer, The Courier reports the ordinance is not breed specific. …

Louisiana River Boat Parade Back On, Town Taking Responsibility

The False River Fourth of July Boat Parade in Louisiana is back on after event organizers feared they would have to cancel it this year. New Roads Mayor Robert Myer told The Advocate the city is stepping in to take …

Insurance, Security Requirements Sink Louisiana Family’s July 4 Boat Parade

The family who organizes and sponsors the popular False River Fourth of July Boat Parade in Louisiana’s Pointe Coupee Parish says it is calling it quits. The reason, family members say, is new pressure from the state to obtain liability …

Louisiana Town Still Without Police Chief, Liability Insurance

Efforts to revitalize the Sorrento Police Department in Louisiana seem to be stagnating while the police chief’s position sits vacant and the days pass without anyone actively seeking liability insurance for the department. Mayor Mike Lambert told The Advocate that …

San Francisco Considers Ending Ban Renting Homes

San Francisco lawmakers are considering making it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported. Supervisor David Chiu introduced legislation …

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. …

Md. Legislation to Require Roadside Zoos to Carry $1M Liability Coverage

Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly have passed bills to stiffen requirements for roadside zoos without requiring them to be accredited or meet certain safety and animal-care standards. The Frederick News-Post reported Wednesday that the bills lack restrictions sought …

Ohio’s Exotic Animal Law, with Insurance Component, Survives Federal Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has upheld Ohio’s restrictions on exotic animals, rejecting a challenge by owners who had claimed the law was too stringent and forced them to join organizations they disagree with. Among other things, the law requires owners …