Plexus Points: Insurance stories we're checking out

At The Plexus Groupe, we're interested in all things insurance. And we can't read enough about the subject. Here are five insurance-related stories we're checking out as the week rolls on: -- Several states have proposed making firearm owners carry liability insurance.

-- A lack of liability insurance caused an Oregon fire department to stop providing emergency services late last week.

-- Is there a relationship between home ownership and auto insurance rates? A study says yes, but some say context is key here.

-- Led by a massive mailing campaign, Louisiana has collected $22.5 million in fines for auto insurance violations.

-- The dispersal of an insurance settlement between local taxing bodies in the case of a bankrupt Pennsylvania amusement park is being held up for the moment in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.