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St. Louis Chiropractor Sentenced for Police Bribery Scheme, Insurance Fraud

A St. Louis chiropractor has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $350,000 for a scheme that involved bribing police officers to get information used to solicit clients. Mitchell Davis was sentenced in U.S. District Court. He pleaded …

Minnesota Chiropractors Going to Prison for Insurance Fraud Schemes

Two Minnesota chiropractors have been sentenced to prison for their roles in separate multi-million-dollar insurance fraud conspiracies, the Minnesota Commerce Department announced. Adam John Burke, age 34, of Minneapolis, was sentenced to 90 months in prison. Preston Ellard Forthun, age …

Wisconsin’s Burns Insurance Agency Joins Keystone Insurers Group

Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) has named Burns Insurance Agency of Marshfield to its growing list of partners in Wisconsin. Burns Insurance Agency was established in May 2000 by Cindy Burns. Dan Burns joined the agency in 2005. Today, the agency …

Proposed Settlement of $51M Reached in Iowa Industrial Pollution Lawsuit

A proposed settlement of more than $51 million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over pollution problems at an industrial plant in southeast Iowa. The Muscatine Journal reports that the settlement with Grain Processing Corp. must still be approved …

Nebraska Dry Cleaning Business Blast and Fire Blamed on Arson

Authorities say an arsonist caused an explosion and fire at a dry cleaning business in Omaha, Nebraska. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency said in a news release Wednesday that investigators discovered evidence of tampering with the natural gas system …

Workers’ Comp Rates to Decline in Kansas Next Year

For the fifth consecutive year, many Kansas business owners will pay less for workers’ compensation insurance again in 2019, the Kansas Insurance Department reported. “With another rate decrease, Kansas companies will potentially have more money to grow their businesses,” Kansas …

Michigan Law Firm Making Money Suing Cities Over Sewers

A single law firm based in Royal Oak has won tens of millions of dollars in lawsuits against a growing list of metro Detroit communities – including Detroit, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, and the townships of Bloomfield, Waterford and Brighton. …

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Seek Foothold in Midwest States

Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Adds Sullivan in Illinois

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has named Chris Sullivan head sales in the central region. Sullivan will be based in Chicago, Ill., and responsible generating new business, managing relationships with brokers and driving growth within the central region. He will oversee …

Flint Residents Want to Bring Snyder, Others Back into Water Suit

Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit. Lawyers said Sunday that an amended complaint includes evidence …

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