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Tornadoes Rake Parts of Iowa in 2 Days of Severe Weather

At least four tornadoes raked parts of Iowa on May 26, the National Weather Service confirmed, to give the state a second day of severe weather. All of the tornadoes appeared to be weak and in mostly uninhabited areas that …

Missouri’s Skyline Risk Management Joins Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance

Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance, Inc. (MIAA), a network of independent insurance agencies across seven states, has added Skyline Risk Management of Independence, Missouri, as a member of the agency group. Skyline Risk Management was founded by President Daniel Cooper and …

Business Owner at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks Defends Weekend Actions

The owner of a business that hosted crowded pool parties over the Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks says no laws were broken and safety measures were in place to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. …

Former Student Sues Kansas’ Wichita State University over Data Breach

A former student at Wichita State University in Kansas has filed a federal lawsuit against the school over a December data breach that exposed the personal information of thousands of current and former students. Michael Bahnmaier, of Wichita, filed the …

Nebraska’s Chadron State College to Pay $900K to Settle Title IX Lawsuits

The Nebraska State College System will pay $900,000 to settle two lawsuits alleging Chadron State College failed to prevent dating violence that led to a softball player’s 2015 suicide. Chadron State also will conduct suicide training, review its policies, establish …

South Dakota Bull Facility Faces $122.6K in Penalties After Employee Dies

A South Dakota bull stud facility faces penalties of more than $122,000 after being cited by federal officials following a worker fatality. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Custom Genetic Solutions LLC in …

Federal Court: No Immunity from Civil Lawsuit for Kansas Sheriff

A Kansas sheriff is not entitled to immunity from a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed black man who was shot in the back following a police chase, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of …

Lawsuits Filed Against Michigan Dam Operator, Others over Flooding

Residents and businesses in Central Michigan communities that were submerged when two dams failed sued the operator of the dams and two state agencies charged with overseeing the structures on May 22. A second class-action suit was filed the same …

Kansas Legislature Passes Bill Barring COVID-19 Lawsuits

Republicans pushed a sweeping coronavirus measure through the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature on May 22, aiming to shield businesses and health care providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits and take control of the state’s pandemic response from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. Some Democrats …

Judge: Ohio Hospital, Insurer Need Not Fund Doc’s Murder Case Defense

A Michigan-based health system and its insurer don’t have to cover the costs of an Ohio doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 hospital patients, a federal judge ruled. William Husel is accused of ordering excessive painkillers …

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