Michigan News

Michigan Renters to Split $500K Settlement in Harassment Suit

At least 13 women will share a more than $500,000 settlement after a federal lawsuit said a Grand Rapids, Mich., apartment manager sexually harassed tenants. A judge approved the settlement with the entities that own and operate Alger Meadows Apartments …

Johnston Joins J.M. Wilson as Assistant Underwriter in Michigan

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M., Wilson has added Samantha Johnston as assistant property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich., office. Johnston began at J.M. Wilson as a property/casualty intern in May 2014. Prior to that, she worked at …

40% of Properties Flooded in Detroit Suburb; Governor Declares Disaster

Officials in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn say about 40 percent of homes and commercial properties in the city were flooded or had sewer backups in their basements when heavy rain hit the area on Aug. 11. The National Weather Service …

Severe Floods Overwhelm Detroit Area; Slow Vehicle Production

A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable. Fearing more motorists could become stranded a day after a storm dumped more than …

Survey: Michigan Business Owners Optimistic About Future

Owners of Michigan’s small and medium-size businesses have voiced their confidence in Michigan’s economic future in the latest Future Business Index, published in partnership with the Michigan Business Network and Lansing, Mich.-based Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, the insurer announced. The optimism of …

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme

A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Earl …

Eastern Alliance Insurance Opens First Michigan Office

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group has announced it will open an office in Grandville, Mich. as part of the company’s geographic expansion plan. The Grandville office, at 3980 Chicago Drive, is the company’s first office in Michigan. The Grandville site is …

Large Michigan Health Insurers Seeking Big Rate Increases in 2015

Most people buying their own health insurance in Michigan could see near double-digit premium increases next year. State insurance regulators said that dominant insurers Blue Care Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield want to raise rates by an average of …

Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Insurer Requests

Detroit overcame efforts by bond insurers that might have slowed its plan to exit bankruptcy before the end of the year, while the judge on the case said he was open to taking a bus tour to see what shape …

Barry Named Director of Property/Casualty Underwriting at J.M. Wilson

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson, based in Portage, Mich., promoted Roxanne Barry, to director of property and casualty underwriting. In addition to her role as property and casualty manager at the Michigan office, Barry will also …