Michael Brown News

Ferguson Settles Lawsuit Over Court Fees Deemed Discriminatory for $1.7M

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused its municipal court of charging illegal court fees, attorneys involved in the case said. A judge on March 24 approved a preliminary …

Newfront Taps Brown from Uber as Chief Operating Officer

Newfront Insurance has named Michael Brown chief operating officer. Brown joins Newfront from Uber, where he was responsible for Uber’s business across Southeast Asia and Australia. Prior to Uber Brown, was at Twitter, where he was responsible for user growth, …

5 Lessons to Take Away from the California Wildfires

The California wildfires of 2018 were devastating, burning hundreds of thousands of acres, costing numerous lives and destroying thousands of properties. The California Department of Insurance in early December put the official tally for insured losses from the year’s major …

Missouri Judge OKs $1.5M Settlement in Brown Family Wrongful Death Suit

A federal judge in St. Louis on June 20 approved a $1.5 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden. Their 18-year-old son was unarmed on Aug. 9, 2014, when he was fatally …

Parents of Missouri Teen Killed by Police Sue City of Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., was sued by the family of an unarmed black teenager whose fatal shooting by a police officer triggered nationwide protests, while subsequent deaths at the hands of police fueled a national debate about how law enforcement treats minorities. …

Missouri Regulators Assisting Ferguson Businesses with Property Claims

Representatives from the Missouri Department of Insurance headed to Ferguson on Aug. 27 to assist businesses that experienced damage during recent protests with filing insurance claims and to answer questions about the claims process. The department said it is encouraging …

Golden Bear Names Brown Property Manager, Takamoto Chief Risk Officer in California

Stockton, Calif.-based Golden Bear Insurance Co. has promoted Michael Brown to the position of property manager. Brown has been with Golden Bear since 2002 as an executive underwriter. Brown’s promotion follows the promotion of Ed Takamoto, formerly property manager, to …