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03.31.2015
4:33pm
Experts: California Sex Bias Case Will Embolden Women Despite Verdict
p Observers say a long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues will embolden women in the industry and lead firms to examine … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/31/362694.htm" Experts: California Sex Bias Case Will Embolden Women Despite Verdict /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.31.2015
4:26pm
NFP Acquires Arizona-Based WIS
p NFP has acquired Weber s Insurance Service Inc. and Weber s Assurance Group LLC in Arizona. The transaction was effective Feb. 18, but terms of the deal were not released. Weber s Insurance and Weber s Assurance, known collectively as WIS, is based in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/31/362692.htm" NFP Acquires Arizona-Based WIS /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.31.2015
4:22pm
California Applicants Attorneys Want Action Based on Workers Comp Report
p The California Applicants Attorneys Association on Tuesday called for action from Gov. Jerry Brown on reported delays and denials in the treatment of injured workers. CAAA s call to action is in response to a series of articles by National Public Radio reporting … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/31/362689.htm" California Applicants Attorneys Want Action Based on Workers Comp Report /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.31.2015
3:57pm
Jones Made a Name in Surety as a Common Sense Underwriter
p Louis E. Jones had a reputation in the insurance industry as a common sense underwriter, and there were few contractors and home builders that he did not touch over the years, his friends say. Jones was born Nov. 9, 1931. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/31/362680.htm" Jones Made a Name in Surety as a Common Sense Underwriter /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.31.2015
3:37pm
Protector Holdings Acquires Oasis South in California
p Protector Holdings, a joint venture of Edgewood Partners Insurance Center and Dowling Capital Partners, has acquired Oasis South Insurance Services in California. With eight locations across California’s San Diego County, Oasis South specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers, writing auto, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/31/362673.htm" Protector Holdings Acquires Oasis South in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.30.2015
3:47pm
Lawsuit Lost by Parents Of Colorado Theater Shooting Victim
p The parents of a woman who was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting have lost their bid to hold ammunition sellers liable for the attack. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was one of 12 people killed … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/30/362538.htm" Lawsuit Lost by Parents Of Colorado Theater Shooting Victim /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.30.2015
3:45pm
Light Rail Train Hits Car in California Partially Derails, 21 Hurt
p A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California, seriously injuring the driver and the train’s operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries. The Metro Expo Line train … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/30/362534.htm" Light Rail Train Hits Car in California Partially Derails, 21 Hurt /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.30.2015
3:41pm
California Broker Nabbed for Pocketing More Than 500K From Safety Program
p Arthur Cade, 60, a licensed insurance broker-agent in California, was arrested on three felony counts of grand theft for stealing more than 100,000 from a Los Angeles Unified School District program and more than 400,000 from other programs managed by … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/30/362518.htm" California Broker Nabbed for Pocketing More Than 500K From Safety Program /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.30.2015
3:28pm
Woman Loses California Gender-Discrimination Suit
p A jury soundly rejected Ellen Pao s claims of gender discrimination by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a case that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks and exposed how women fare in the male-dominated world of venture capital. The verdict followed … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/30/362516.htm" Woman Loses California Gender-Discrimination Suit /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.27.2015
4:36pm
Los Angeles Woman Awarded 28.2M in Lost Leg Suit Against Kaiser
p A Los Angeles jury has awarded 28.2 million to a woman who said treatment delays by Kaiser Permanente doctors cost her a leg. City News Service says jurors found that Southern California Permanente Medical Group was negligent. Twenty-three-year-old Anna Rahm … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/27/362396.htm" Los Angeles Woman Awarded 28.2M in Lost Leg Suit Against Kaiser /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.27.2015
4:34pm
Los Angeles Mayor Backs Retrofit Tax Measure for Quake Upgrades
p Saying a big earthquake is inevitable, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is supporting a state measure that would offer incentives for people to make their buildings safer during a temblor. City News Service says Garcetti has backed a measure that … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/27/362394.htm" Los Angeles Mayor Backs Retrofit Tax Measure for Quake Upgrades /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.27.2015
12:41am
Gender Discrimination Lawsuit in Silicon Valley Goes To Jury
p Jurors began deliberating this week in a gender bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley after hearing an impassioned plea urging them to send a strong message to the venture capital industry. During closing … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/26/362267.htm" Gender Discrimination Lawsuit in Silicon Valley Goes To Jury /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.27.2015
12:38am
California Senate Approves 1B Water Plan Amid Drought
p The state Senate has approved a 1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects in drought-stricken California. The Senate this week voted 35-1 on the package to accelerate infrastructure spending. An accompanying measure authorizing fines for illegal water … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/26/362263.htm" California Senate Approves 1B Water Plan Amid Drought /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.26.2015
3:44pm
Privacy Restrictions on Nevada Drones Would be Imposed by Bill
p A Nevada Assembly member is attempting to create a regulatory framework for drones that would protect people’s privacy in the state. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring a bill that would limit how police can use drones in investigations and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/26/362199.htm" Privacy Restrictions on Nevada Drones Would be Imposed by Bill /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.26.2015
3:38pm
Suit: Vegas Strip Casinos Hid Resort Fees
p A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties. The lawsuit filed earlier this month said Benjamin Brin … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/26/362190.htm" Suit: Vegas Strip Casinos Hid Resort Fees /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.26.2015
3:35pm
California Company Among Those to Recall Frozen Spinach
p Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. Organic food company Amy’s Kitchen, in Petaluma, Calif., has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/26/362178.htm" California Company Among Those to Recall Frozen Spinach /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.26.2015
3:24pm
California, Others Seek Full Funding For West Coast Quake Warning
p Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are pressing for full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system. The group this week sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee asking that the U.S. Geological Survey … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/26/362171.htm" California, Others Seek Full Funding For West Coast Quake Warning /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.25.2015
4:23pm
Nautilus in Arizona Moves Kilgas, Hires Joyce in Claims
p Nautilus Insurance Group in Scottsdale, Ariz. has announced two changes to the management team of the organization. Michael J. Kilgas, who has served as senior vice president of claims, will move to a new role as senior vice president of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/25/362074.htm" Nautilus in Arizona Moves Kilgas, Hires Joyce in Claims /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.25.2015
4:19pm
California Bill Seeks Reports on Water Infrastructure Vulnerability to Quakes
p At the start of a fourth-straight year of drought, California state Sen. Bob Hertzberg has introduced a bill requiring regional water-management officials to report the vulnerability of their water systems to an earthquake. Senate Bill 664 addresses Integrated Regional Water … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/25/362072.htm" California Bill Seeks Reports on Water Infrastructure Vulnerability to Quakes /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.25.2015
4:06pm
Utah Oks Bill to Enable Police to Ticket for Seatbelts
p Utah’s Republican governor has signed a bill that that would allow police to pull over drivers for not wearing seatbelts. The measure signed by Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday makes it a primary offense for drivers older than 19 to … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/25/362064.htm" Utah Oks Bill to Enable Police to Ticket for Seatbelts /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.25.2015
3:53pm
King Insurance in California Names DeGazon Underwriter, Program Manager
p San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based King Insurance has named Andre DeGazon a senior professional liability underwriter and program manager. DeGazon has 20 years of experience. He was formerly a professional liability senior underwriter with ELM Insurance. King Insurance is a program … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/25/362060.htm" King Insurance in California Names DeGazon Underwriter, Program Manager /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.25.2015
3:39pm
Nautilus in Arizona Moves Kilgas, Hires Joyce in Claims
p Nautilus Insurance Group in Scottsdale, Ariz. has announced two changes to the management team of the organization. Michael J. Kilgas, who has served as senior vice president of claims, will move to a new role as senior vice president of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/25/362056.htm" Nautilus in Arizona Moves Kilgas, Hires Joyce in Claims /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.25.2015
3:28pm
Goodwin Named President of Republic Indemnity in California
p Encino, Calif.-based Republic Indemnity Company of America has named Allen Goodwin president. He succeeds Dwayne Marioni, who retired earlier in early March. Goodwin joined the company in 2011 as senior vice president of California operations. Prior to joining Republic Indemnity, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/25/362052.htm" Goodwin Named President of Republic Indemnity in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.24.2015
9:25pm
Heffernan Names Holmberg Assistant Vice President in California
p Heffernan Insurance Brokers has named Seth Holmberg assistant vice president of health benefits in its Walnut Creek, Calif. office. Holmberg will be responsible for business development for the employee benefits division. Holmberg comes from an employee benefits general agent, where he spent three … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361973.htm" Heffernan Names Holmberg Assistant Vice President in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.24.2015
6:09pm
CAP Names Hammon Senior Vice President of Business Development
p Los Angeles, Calif.-based The Cooperative of American Physicians Inc. has named Hammon P. Acuna senior vice president of business development. Acuna will direct the activities and performance of all business development activities, including CAP business development, membership development, underwriting and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361919.htm" CAP Names Hammon Senior Vice President of Business Development /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.24.2015
3:26pm
Number of Doctors Licensed in Wyoming Could Rise Under New Law
p A new law could increase the number of doctors licensed to practice in Wyoming. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Wyoming became the first state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which seeks to create a fast-track process for physicians … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361865.htm" Number of Doctors Licensed in Wyoming Could Rise Under New Law /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.24.2015
3:24pm
Lawsuit Over Oregon Crab Fisherman s Death Settled
p A lawsuit filed in the death of a man who drowned when a fishing vessel sank nearly three years ago has been settled. The Oregonian newspaper reported the estate of David Terris sued the owner of the commercial fishing boat … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361861.htm" Lawsuit Over Oregon Crab Fisherman s Death Settled /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.24.2015
3:22pm
Officers in California Awarded 4M For Post-Shooting Discrimination
p A jury has awarded a total of 4 million to two Los Angeles, Calif. police officers who sued the department alleging discrimination and retaliation after the shooting of an unarmed autistic man five years ago. The jury awarded 1.9 million … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361858.htm" Officers in California Awarded 4M For Post-Shooting Discrimination /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.24.2015
3:19pm
Two California Insurers Agree to Change Use of Death Master File
p California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced multi-million dollar settlement agreements with Guardian Life and Pacific Life related to their use of the Social Security Administration s Death Master File database. Both insurers agreed to reform their business practices and use the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361854.htm" Two California Insurers Agree to Change Use of Death Master File /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
03.23.2015
3:54pm
Bill to Up Montana Highway Speeds Proposed
p Montana lawmakers on Friday heard the session’s fourth proposal to increase highway speed limits. Republican Rep. Art Wittich proposed a ballot referendum Friday for voters to decide whether to raise highway speed limits by 5 mph. Wittich said the proposal … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/23/361708.htm" Bill to Up Montana Highway Speeds Proposed /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p