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Harrold to Retire as Chairman, CEO of Auto-Owners Insurance
Jeff Harrold, chairman and chief executive officer of Lansing, Michigan-based Auto-Owners Insurance Co. and its affiliates, is retiring effective Dec. 31, 2017, the company announced. He has been with the company for more than 40 years. Harrold will be succeeded …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 6:44 AM
Supreme Court Won’t Hear Sexual Orientation Job Bias Case
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a chance to decide whether the main federal job-bias law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The nation’s highest court on Monday rejected an appeal by Jameka Evans, who said she was …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 6:00 AM
Why Publishing Policies Against Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Not Enough
Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them – and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and sexual harassment have …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 6:00 AM
Lawyers Handling Marijuana Business Operate in Hazy Legal Zone
Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own. Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 6:00 AM
Death at Kentucky Ford Truck Plant Under Investigation
Authorities are investigating the death of a man at a Ford truck plant in Kentucky. Media outlets report that police responded to Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville just before 1 a.m. Saturday. Officers found emergency personnel and Ford security …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 5:14 AM
Brentwood Services Administrators of Tennessee Adds Anderson to Claims Unit
Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. (BSA), headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., has added Deanna Nicole Anderson as a claims assistant in its occupational injury unit in the Brentwood office, according to Jeff Pettus, president and chief executive officer of Brentwood Services Administrators …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 5:10 AM
Ex-Tennessee Lawmaker Sues Trucking Company for $1.5M Over Accident Injuries
A former Tennessee lawmaker is suing an Illinois trucking company for injuries he received in a vehicle accident. The Kingsport Times News reports that former state Rep. Jason Mumpower, who is currently the Tennessee Comptroller chief of staff, filed a …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 5:06 AM
Economist: Hurricane Harvey’s Impact Will Guide Future Development in Houston
A Houston business group said on Dec. 8 that Hurricane Harvey’s biggest long-term impact on the nation’s fourth-largest city likely will be on where and how new homes and structures are built. The results of Harvey’s flooding will likely guide …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 2:52 AM
Bismarck, North Dakota, Levee Won’t Protect Some Homes from Flooding
A $4 million flood protection project in Bismarck set for next year will affect nearly two dozen properties that won’t be protected by the levee that’s being built. The Burleigh County Water Resource District’s project will damage driveways, sprinkler systems …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 2:48 AM
Vietnam Suffers Rare $1 Billion Natural Catastrophe Loss: Aon Benfield Report
Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam during November as a Category 2 strength storm, bringing estimated economic damages of VND22.1 trillion (US$1.0 billion) – a rare billion-dollar event for the country, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:54 PM

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