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Wisconsin Family Sues Over Stun Gun Death of Mentally Ill Man

The family of a mentally ill man who died after Milwaukee, Wis.-area police officers used a stun gun on him has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Village of West Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the family …

Midwest Agencies — North Risk Partners, Bearence Management Group — Merge

Minnesota’s North Risk Partners has merged with Bearence Management Group, another independent insurance brokerage firm with over 80 employees spread across three Midwest locations – Mendota Heights, Minn., Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb – and a mix of product …

Insurance Group of St. Charles County Acquires Insurance of Ellisville

Missouri-based Insurance Group of St. Charles County recently purchased Insurance of Ellisville, a family owned and operated company that was founded in 2016 by owner Benjamin Moore. Founded in 1992, Insurance Group of St. Charles County is a full-service insurance …

DeHaan Named Chairman of ISMIE Mutual Insurance

Chicago-based medical professional liability provider, ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co., named orthopaedic surgeon Paul H. DeHaan, M.D. as chairman. Dr. DeHaan, previously ISMIE vice chairman, has been elected to succeed Dr. Harold L. Jensen as chairman of its board of directors. …

Report: Opioid Prescriptions Down 14% in Wisconsin

A new report shows doctors are issuing fewer opioid prescriptions in Wisconsin. The state Department of Safety and Professional Services released a report on May 16 from the Controlled Substances Board. The report examines data compiled through the state’s prescription …

CNA Appoints Dmytrow as Senior VP, Healthcare

Chicago-based CNA appointed Bruce Dmytrow to senior vice president, Healthcare. He reports to Kevin Smith, president and chief operating officer, CNA Specialty. Dmytrow joined CNA in 1995, most recently serving as vice president for Aging Services and National Programs. Throughout …

Wisconsin Business Faces Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

A Milwaukee-area company will go to trial in a racial discrimination case after a federal judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the firm refused to hire a woman because she was black. U.S District Court Judge David E. Jones …

Wisconsin Court: Bulldog Attack Not Covered by Insurance Policy

A Wisconsin appellate court says an insurance company doesn’t have to cover a bulldog attack that left a woman hospitalized. Shawn Lievense’s bulldog, Tank, attacked Sara Hanson and Kathryn Baumann-Mader in Kenosha County in 2015. Police tried to shock Tank …

Michigan State Reaches $500M Settlement with Nassar Victims

Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced. The deal …

Indiana Man Gets 90-Year Sentence for Covered Bridge Arson Fires

A western Indiana man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison after being convicted of setting fires that destroyed one covered bridge and damaged another. Jesse Payne was sentenced Monday, a month after a Parke County jury found him …

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