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Amwins’ Davies Tapped to Lead New Property Underwriting Facility for Ryan Specialty Group

Chicago-based Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) has named Katie Davies as president and CEO of a new, yet-to-be-named property catastrophe managing underwriting facility that will be exclusive to RT Specialty. Company spokesperson Alice Topping said the facility is in its …

Health Insurers Propose Lower Premiums for Minnesota Individual Market

Health insurers in Minnesota’s individual market are proposing mostly decreased premium rates for 2019, with average proposed decreases ranging from 3 percent to more than 12 percent for consumers, according to data released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. …

Train Derails, Bursts Into Flames in Southwest Indiana

A freight train derailed in southwest Indiana and several train cars caught fire, possibly due to a propane leak, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes while authorities monitored air quality Monday, officials said. The train derailed Sunday evening near …

Kansas Woman Says City Wants $132K After Son Topples Sculpture

A Kansas mother says an insurance company wants her family to pay $132,000 after her 5-year-old son accidentally knocked over a sculpture at a city community center. Sarah Goodman tells the Kansas City Star the incident happened last month at …

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Union Workers May Sue for Wrongful Discharge

Two former Iowa Workforce Development judges may sue the agency for wrongful discharge after the Iowa Supreme Court made significant rulings in their cases on June 15 that could have broad implications for other state workers. Susan Ackerman sued in …

Michigan’s Kellogg Company Recalls Honey Smacks Due to Salmonella Potential

The Kellogg Company, based in Battle Creek, Mich., is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the outbreaks were in California, …

Illinois’ Amsted Rail to Pay $4.4M for Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Amsted Rail Co. Inc., which manufactures steel castings for the rail industry, will pay $4.4 million and furnish other relief to settle a class disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC charged the …

Despite New Law, Nebraska Not Expected to See Self-Driving Cars Soon

Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier this year, but don’t expect a large number to hit the streets anytime soon. Although industry officials say Nebraska has positioned itself …

Iowa Supreme Court Reduces Liability of Governments for Road Safety

A recent Iowa Supreme Court decision involving a 2013 car accident on a northwest Iowa county road could make it more difficult for citizens to hold city, county and state officials responsible when people are hurt as the result of …

Wisconsin Contractor Cited, Fined $120.3K for Workplace Safety Hazards

Federal safety officials have cited a Wisconsin roofing contractor for exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards at two separate job sites. Penalties proposed for Appleton roofing contractor Hector Hernandez by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

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