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September 23, 2022Oklahoma Court: Marijuana Question Won’t Make November Ballot
A proposed state question on whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Oklahoma won’t appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, dealing a blow to Democrats who hoped the question would energize liberal vot …


September 23, 2022Chicago to Pay $15 Million Over Woman’s Death in Police Chase Crash
The Chicago City Council approved a settlement on Wednesday that will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was killed when a police cruiser ran a red light and slammed into her SUV after officers allegedly ignored …


September 23, 2022Michigan Property Owners, 3M Settle PFAS Case for $54 Million
A judge has given tentative approval to a $54 million settlement involving 3M Co., a shoe manufacturer and property owners in western Michigan who said their land and wells were contaminated by toxic “forever chemicals.” The deal involves approximate …


September 23, 2022Stoplight Shooting Not Covered by Uninsured Motorist Policy, Carolina High Court Says
A fatal shooting by a disturbed driver is not covered by the victim’s uninsured motorist policy, the South Carolina Supreme Court decided this week in an opinion that shows how court rulings on the issue have evolved over the last …


September 23, 2022Markets/Coverages: Marsh Clients Can Pay Fees With Carbon Credits; Cowbell Debuts Adaptive Cyber, Launches Cowbell Specialty
Marsh announced that U.S. clients now have the option to pay their Marsh service fees in voluntary carbon offset credits and renewable energy certificates (RECs). The move – believed to be a first-of-its-kind in the financial services industry – is … …


September 23, 2022Oregon Hospital Issued Workplace Safety Fines
The Oregon State Hospital is facing a $54,000 fine for failing to investigate workplace injuries. The citation, brought by the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, alleges that from January 2021 to June 2022 the hospital didn’t inve …


September 23, 2022Big ‘I’ and Reagan Consulting Release 2022 Best Practices Study Results
As the independent agency channel moves past the coronavirus pandemic and into uncertain economic headwinds, Best Practices agencies achieved record highs in organic growth and profitability, according to the 2022 Best Practices Study by the Big “I” …


September 23, 2022Pennsylvania Recovers $1.7M for Buyers of Car Repair Coverage Service Contracts
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said his office has secured a court order for more than $1.7 million in restitution against a car service coverage firm he said denied claims for services and refused to refund payments. The AG has …


September 23, 2022Federal Appeals Court Upends $6M Lead Paint Verdict From 2019
A federal appeals court has cleared one paint manufacturer and ordered a retrial for two others in a case in which a jury in 2019 awarded $6 million to three men whose brain damage was blamed on their years of …


September 23, 2022New Jersey Liquor Board Readies Permits for Home Delivery of Alcoholic Drinks
New Jersey recently announced a permitting process that allows third-party delivery services like DoorDash, Instacart, and Amazon Flex to deliver alcoholic beverages – including cocktails “to go” – from restaurants, bars, and liquor stores to custome …

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