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York Named Chief Underwriting Officer at CM Vantage

Michael York II has been named chief underwriting officer for Madison, Wisconsin-based CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Co., reporting to President Alan Ogilvie. York will oversee CM Vantage’s underwriting operations and work closely with CM Vantage’s distribution partners. Prior to joining …

Hy-Vee Sued by Minnesota Family Sickened by Tainted Pasta Salad

A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Hy-Vee Inc. The suit alleges a woman, her daughter and her grandson …

Missouri Corrections Officers Awarded $113.7M in Overtime Lawsuit

A jury has awarded Missouri prison guards compensation for work they performed before and after their shifts. A Cole County jury on Aug. 14 awarded $113.7 million to 13,000 current corrections officers or those who worked at the Department of …

Survivor of Missouri Duck Boat Sinking Wants Them Banned

An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank last month in Missouri said she hopes to save lives by backing an effort to ban the amphibious tourist boats. Tia Coleman, speaking through tears during …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau to Help Buy Bulletproof Vests for Law Enforcement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state’s injured worker fund is setting aside a portion of its safety grant funding to help local police agencies pay for bulletproof vests. The Republican gubernatorial nominee advanced the plan Tuesday. It follows …

Worldwide Facilities Hires Carlson as VP, Healthcare, in Chicago

Worldwide Facilities, a national wholesale insurance brokerage and managing general agent, has appointed Joe Carlson as vice president, Healthcare at its Chicago office. Prior to taking on this role, Carlson served as the director of Healthcare and Non-Profit Risk for …

Former Illinois Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison, Must Repay Nearly $1M

The former owner of multiple property/casualty insurance operations in northern Illinois has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1 million in restitution for insurance fraud. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala on …

Recreational Pot Measure Approved for North Dakota Ballot

Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year. Proponents submitted more than the required 13,452 valid petition signatures to get a measure on the November general election …

34 Sickened by Salmonella Outbreak in Southeast Missouri County

A southeast Missouri county is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 34 people. The Southeast Missourian reports that the cause hasn’t been determined. Perry County Health Department communicable disease coordinator Sheila Hahs says the agency began receiving worrying numbers …

Special Police Unit Seeks to Curb Thefts From Indiana RV companies

A special police unit is seeking to curb burglaries and thefts from businesses including recreational vehicle companies in northern Indiana. Police in the Elkhart County city of Goshen say their unit was formed to deal with such crimes in the …

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