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People Moves: Actuarial Risk Management Names Cummings as Senior Consulting Actuary; Rockford Adds Pair

Actuarial Risk Management Names Terrence Cummings as Senior Consulting Actuary Actuarial Risk Management, a actuarial consulting firm, has addedTerrence Cummingsas senior consulting actuary. In this new role, Cummings will lead the establishment of a global Actuarial Modeling Center of Excellence …

Michigan House Fire Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Injured, 1 Missing

Two men died and five people were injured early Monday in a fire at a multi-family dwelling in Pontiac, authorities said. Eleven adults were in the home when the fire was reported around 2:44 a.m., Oakland County Sheriff’s Department officials …

Tornado Victim’s Family Sues Amazon Over Illinois Warehouse Collapse

The family of a delivery driver who died last month when a tornado collapsed the central Illinois Amazon facility where he worked filed a wrongful deathlawsuitMonday in Madison County. The action on behalf of Austin McEwen, 26, claims that Amazon …

Iowa Football Coach Disbands Diversity Group as Discrimination Lawsuit Remains Pending

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020 investigation found evidence of racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants. The Gazette reports …

Michigan Woman Who Slipped on Lemon at Bar Loses Appeal

A woman who said she was injured after slipping on a lemon wedge has failed to revive her lawsuit against a popular Detroit tavern. The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of Old Shillelagh. Connie …

High Street Acquires Michigan-Based Hershey

High Street Insurance Partners announced its December acquisition of Hershey Insurance Agency, a full-service insurance firm based in Troy, Michigan. Founded in 1979, Hershey offers personal insurance, business insurance and group benefits. This acquisition is one of 17 finalized in …

Indiana Coal Miner Dies in Underground Accident

A coal miner died in an underground accident in southern Indiana, authorities said. The incident occurred late Jan. 7 at the Sunrise mine in Oaktown in Knox County, near the border with Illinois, Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom said. No …

People Moves: McGriff Names Lundin SVP of Energy Practice; Rockford Mutual Promotes Two

McGriff Names Kevin Lundin as SVP and Producer of Energy Practice McGriff has named Kevin Lundin to its Energy Practice as a senior vice president and producer. Based in Minneapolis, Lundin brings an extensive insurance background and expertise in the …

Indianapolis Denies FedEx Shooting Victims’ $2 Million Payout Request

The city of Indianapolis effectively denied a request for over $2 million in compensation made by three members of the Sikh community affected by a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility last April. Harpreet Singh, Lakhwinder Kaur and Gurinder …

Disaster Declared for December Missouri Tornadoes

President Joe Biden has approved Missouri’s request for a federal disaster declaration after deadly tornadoes and strong winds hit the state last month. The designation allows seven southern Missouri counties to access federal assistance for repairing damaged buildings and other …

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