Michigan News

Stratton Promoted to Property/Casualty Underwriter at J.M. Wilson

J.M. Wilson has promoted Kristy Stratton to property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich., office. She is responsible for quoting new and renewal accounts for a wide variety of commercial property and casualty risks, as well as issuing policies and servicing …

Workplace Fatalities Decline in Michigan

Michigan’s rate of job-related deaths has decreased in recent years even as more people enter the workforce following the economic recession. The Detroit News reports federal data show Michigan’s rate of workplace fatalities declined from 3.6 per 100,000 workers in …

Michigan Breaks Ground on $22M Emergency Operations Center

The state of Michigan has broken ground on a new $22 million emergency operations center in the Lansing area. Officials expect the building to open in November 2015 and say it will be “hardened” to withstand natural disasters so response …

Contractors Need to Be Involved in the Claims Process, BELFOR CEO Says

Customer service in property claims suffers when the contractor is left out of the settlement process and policy renewals may be in jeopardy because of it. That’s the word from the top executive of one of the world’s largest disaster …

Michigan AG Says Settlement Reached in Propane Overcharges Suit

A settlement has been reached between Michigan and a propane supplier over high prices charged to customers trying to heat their homes during the cold and snowy winter months, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced. The deal with AmeriGas affects about …

The Horton Group Acquires BF&S Insurance

Orland Park, Ill.-based insurance brokerage, The Horton Group, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Boyle, Flagg and Seaman (BF&S) Insurance, located in Illinois and Michigan. BF&S’s Illinois retail operations will now operate under the Horton name and staff will …

Educator-Focused Meemic Insurance Expands into Illinois

Meemic Insurance Co., a Michigan-based insurance provider offering personal auto, homeowners, and umbrella coverages tailored exclusively to teachers and other educational employees, announced that the company will immediately begin offering insurance services to educational employees in Illinois. Meemic Insurance Company has been …

Detroit Close to Deal with Second Bond Insurer

Lawyers for Detroit and a major creditor say they’re close to a settlement in the city’s bankruptcy case. The disclosure was made on Oct. 14 as Judge Steven Rhodes resumed a trial on Detroit’s plan to fix its finances. The …

Contractor to Pay Traverse City, Michigan $300K for River Damage

The contractor hired to remove a northern Michigan dam will pay $300,000 to resolve a lawsuit and restore a river that was damaged when the dam failed. Traverse City commissioners approved the settlement agreement on Oct. 6, the Traverse City …

Negative Comments Lead Michigan Marketing Firm to Sue Client

A Hartland Township marketing and Web design firm sued a former client over comments it made about the company online and in a letter to a business networking group. Five Sparrows filed the defamation suit against James Beasley and his …