Detroit Free Press Hit with Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Four female photo journalists have filed a pay discrimination lawsuit in federal court against the Detroit Free Press. Former and current staff members allege in the complaint that the newspaper underpaid them because they’re women. The lawsuit follows a study this year by the newspaper’s union analyzing pay data. It shows the median wage for […]

Bill to Lower Michigan Auto Insurance Premiums on Shaky Ground

Legislation to reduce Michigan’s high auto insurance premiums by letting drivers opt out of mandatory unlimited medical coverage is in peril, with majority Republicans lacking enough support to pass it on their own and many Democrats pushing an alternative plan. House Speaker Tom Leonard openly says he needs 10 to 15 of the chamber’s 45 […]

Louisiana Oil Platform Explodes; Search Continues for Missing Worker

The search continued for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late Sunday, sending six others to hospital with injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Coast Guard rescue crews and a helicopter failed to locate the worker overnight, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Alexandria […]

AmWINS Acquiring 15 Insurance Programs from Willis Towers Watson

Specialty broker AmWINS Group reports it has agreed to acquire 15 insurance programs from broker Willis Towers Watson. Among the programs being acquired by AmWINS are MountainGuard, which provides underwriting, claims and loss control services to the majority of ski resorts in North America, and DealerGuard, which provides Dealer Open Lot and Comprehensive Package coverages […]