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01.30.2015
8:51pm
Networked Names Hayes Vice President in Southern California
p Grass Valley, Calif.-based Networked Insurance Agents has named Phyllis Hayes sales vice president. Hayes will be the key point of contact for independent agency members in the Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Fernando Valley and Bakersfield areas. In her … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/30/356002.htm" Networked Names Hayes Vice President in Southern California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.30.2015
8:40pm
Pelissier Named Partner at Woodruff-Sawyer in California
p Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Jared Pelissier a partner and senior vice president in the Southern California office. Pelissier specializes in management liability and cyber liability risks for companies of all sizes across a variety of industries. Since joining the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/30/355999.htm" Pelissier Named Partner at Woodruff-Sawyer in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.30.2015
5:52pm
California Judge Questions Lyft s Refusal to Pay Drivers as Employees
p Lyft Inc. s practice of treating drivers as independent contractors was questioned by a federal judge who said that under California law they may be considered employees who would qualify for minimum wage and other benefits. A lawsuit by Lyft drivers … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/30/355997.htm" California Judge Questions Lyft s Refusal to Pay Drivers as Employees /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.30.2015
5:34pm
5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Northern California Coast
p A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck off the coast of Northern California on Jan. 28. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake shook at 1:08 p.m. about 40 miles southwest of Eureka. Lt. Wayne Hanson of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/30/355990.htm" 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Northern California Coast /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.29.2015
9:31pm
Insurance Among Reasons Organizers End Wyoming Hot-Air Balloon Fest
p Organizers of an annual hot-air balloon festival in Wyoming have reluctantly decided to end the event after 19 years. Mikki Smith, organizing committee president, says the 12-member panel voted unanimously Jan. 21 to end the Wild West Balloon Fest in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/29/355924.htm" Insurance Among Reasons Organizers End Wyoming Hot-Air Balloon Fest /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.29.2015
9:29pm
ISU Cormarc Tasman in California Formed with Merger
p ISU Cormarc Tasman Insurance Agency was recently formed by combining ISU Cormarc Insurance Services headquartered in Murrieta, Calif. with ISU Insurance Services Tasman in Ladera Ranch. The headquarters for the new agency will be in Murrieta. The office will serve both … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/29/355922.htm" ISU Cormarc Tasman in California Formed with Merger /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.29.2015
9:24pm
Organized Family Insurance Ring Busted in Southern California
p Detectives from the California Department of Insurance s insurance fraud enforcement division arrested 15 Los Angeles area residents Thursday morning for allegedly staging auto collisions and filing more than 500,000 in fraudulent claims. Four suspects are still being sought, and an … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/29/355918.htm" Organized Family Insurance Ring Busted in Southern California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.29.2015
5:43pm
MetLife to Provide Complete Rideshare Insurance for Lyft Drivers in Colorado
p MetLife Auto & Home and Lyft, a nationwide transportation network company TNC , have launched an auto insurance policy in Colorado tailored specifically for Lyft drivers that covers every stage of the trip. The growing use of ridesharing apps highlighted a … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/29/355881.htm" MetLife to Provide ‘Complete’ Rideshare Insurance for Lyft Drivers in Colorado /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.29.2015
4:41pm
Wyoming Fracking Trade-Secret Justification Required Under Deal
p A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground. Last year, the Wyoming Supreme Court sided with a landowners group and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/29/355868.htm" Wyoming Fracking Trade-Secret Justification Required Under Deal /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.29.2015
4:13pm
Palmer Ace at Phoenix Open Will Cost Someone 50K
p If pro golfer Ryan Palmer makes a hole-in-one on the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open today through Sunday, someone s on the hook for 50,000. The hole-in-one policy is from Acersgolf.com, owned by Western Security Surplus Insurance Brokers … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/29/355855.htm" Palmer Ace at Phoenix Open Will Cost Someone 50K /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.28.2015
10:43pm
Super Bowl Spells 77 Rise in Alcohol-Related Vehicle Crashes in California
p Super Bowl Sunday is among the most dangerous days to venture onto California roads as gatherings for the game at parties or restaurants prompt drivers to consume alcohol. More drinking-related crashes happen in California on the day of the National … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/28/355756.htm" Super Bowl Spells 77 Rise in Alcohol-Related Vehicle Crashes in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.28.2015
10:36pm
CNA Names Middleton Business Development Leader For Los Angeles
p CNA Financial Corp. has named Chris Middleton business development leader in Los Angeles. Middleton is responsible for leading the execution of distribution management and sales initiatives. Middleton has more than 14 years of experience, including a period in business development … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/28/355754.htm" CNA Names Middleton Business Development Leader For Los Angeles /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.28.2015
8:09pm
Metromile Insurance Option for Uber Drivers Approved by California Commissioner
p California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a filing that will enable Uber drivers purchasing coverage through Metromile to add a new coverage endorsement to their personal auto policy. That endorsement will provide insurance coverage during the pre-match period when … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/28/355743.htm" Metromile Insurance Option for Uber Drivers Approved by California Commissioner /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.28.2015
1:55am
Chevron: Report Wrong About California Refinery s Safety Culture
p Chevron says it agrees with several findings in a federal report about a 2012 fire at one of its refineries in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. But it adds the report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board inaccurately depicts the safety … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/27/355624.htm" Chevron: Report Wrong About California Refinery’s Safety Culture /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.27.2015
9:44pm
Oregon Man Sues Walmart Over Gas Can Explosion
p A Coos County, Ore. man badly burned when he poured gasoline on a fire is suing Walmart, claiming the gas can he bought there was defective. The Register-Guard reported Daniel Rowlett is seeking 13 million. He says Walmart sold him … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/27/355609.htm" Oregon Man Sues Walmart Over Gas Can Explosion /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.27.2015
9:42pm
CIA-Leavitt Acquires Colorado Springs Accounts From Brown and Brown
p CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency has acquired the Colorado Springs, Colo. clients from Brown & Brown Insurance, which closed its local office. This change will not affect current policies, and to help ease the transition Karen Beitz from Brown & Brown has … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/27/355607.htm" CIA-Leavitt Acquires Colorado Springs Accounts From Brown and Brown /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.27.2015
9:41pm
Smart Insurance Solutions in Montana Merges With Leavitt Great West
p Smart Insurance Solutions in Kalispell, Mont. has merged with Leavitt Great West Insurance Services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The merger expands the Leavitt Group s footprint in Montana. Leavitt Group s Great West offices were formed when Taylor-Leavitt Insurance … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/27/355605.htm" Smart Insurance Solutions in Montana Merges With Leavitt Great West /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.27.2015
4:18pm
California Commission Fines PG&E 530K For Safety Violations
p The California Public Utilities Commission has fined Pacific Gas & Electric 530,000 for safety violations it says it found during audits that began in 2012. The commission says in a Friday statement that the fines include 430,000 for failing to … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/27/355547.htm" California Commission Fines PG&E 530K For Safety Violations /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.27.2015
4:16pm
Montana Man s 11th DUI Gets 50 Years
p A 49-year-old Helena, Mont. man who has been convicted of 11 drunken driving offenses has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. The Independent Record reported District Judge Kathy Seeley sentenced Shawn Kevin Smaage last week, saying he would have … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/27/355545.htm" Montana Man s 11th DUI Gets 50 Years /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.27.2015
4:14pm
California Suit Against Boy Scouts Could Reveal Sex Abuse Claims
p A sex abuse case claiming negligence against the Boy Scouts is getting underway in California and will include the use of previously undisclosed information from perversion” files kept by the organization. The lawsuit was filed by a man who is … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/27/355543.htm" California Suit Against Boy Scouts Could Reveal Sex Abuse Claims /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.27.2015
12:36am
Worldwide Facilities in California Names Rowland Vice President
p Worldwide Facilities Inc. has named Joe Rowland vice president and broker specializing in casualty products in its Irvine, Calif. office. Rowland will be responsible for new business development in the casualty arena. Rowland has more than 25 years of casualty … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/26/355455.htm" Worldwide Facilities in California Names Rowland Vice President /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.26.2015
4:09pm
Traffic Fatalities Rose 16 Percent in Utah in 2014, Report Shows
p The Utah Department of Transportation says 256 people died on roadways across the state in 2014, up 16 percent from 2013. It was Utah’s highest death toll since 2008, and it reversed a trend that saw fatalities drop 41 percent … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/26/355382.htm" Traffic Fatalities Rose 16 Percent in Utah in 2014, Report Shows /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.26.2015
4:06pm
Montana Smelting Company Says Atlantic Richfield Concealed Pollution
p American Smelting and Refining Co. said in a Montana lawsuit filed earlier this month that Atlantic Richfield Co. concealed pollution-related documents during the sale of Atlantic Richfield’s zinc fuming plant to Asarco that led to legal problems with the Environmental … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/26/355377.htm" Montana Smelting Company Says Atlantic Richfield Concealed Pollution /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.26.2015
4:04pm
Washington Church, Law Firm Settle Legal Malpractice Claim
p The Catholic Diocese of Spokane has settled a malpractice case it filed against the law firm that handled its bankruptcy over priest sex abuse claims. The church and the Paine Hamblen law firm settled Friday, but the terms of the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/26/355374.htm" Washington Church, Law Firm Settle Legal Malpractice Claim /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.26.2015
4:01pm
California Motor Vehicles Revokes Notice on Commercial Plates for Uber
p California has retracted a notice that said private drivers for ridesharing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. must have a commercial license plate or risk getting a citation. The California Department of Motor Vehicles released a notice … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/26/355371.htm" California Motor Vehicles Revokes Notice on Commercial Plates for Uber /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.26.2015
3:58pm
Dixie Leavitt Taps Wittwer in Utah
p Dustin Wittwer has joined Dixie Leavitt Agency s Cedar City, Utah sales office specializing in commercial insurance. Wittwer has a background in sales and experience working as a department manager at Scheel s Sporting Goods. Dixie Leavitt Agency is part of Leavitt … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/26/355366.htm" Dixie Leavitt Taps Wittwer in Utah /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.23.2015
10:38pm
Former California Surplus Lines Chair Gibbs Loved Stories, Clients
p George N. Gibbs Jr. was a man who was famous in insurance circles for his ability to tell a good story, and those who knew him say he was passionate about protecting the interests of his clients. Gibbs died on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/23/355259.htm" Former California Surplus Lines Chair Gibbs Loved Stories, Clients /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.23.2015
4:16pm
Pinnacol in Colorado Names Brannen Vice President of Human Resources
p Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado has named Barbara Brannen vice president of human resources. Brannen will oversee the company s human resources and learning and organizational development areas. Brannen has 35 years of experience. Her previous roles include vice president of human … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/23/355068.htm" Pinnacol in Colorado Names Brannen Vice President of Human Resources /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.23.2015
4:09pm
Ex-Partner Defeats California s Firm s Bid for Personnel Records
p Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, facing gender-bias claims by ex-partner Ellen Pao, may not get access to her performance reviews, complaints about her and other personnel records it sought from her other employers in a case that has focused attention … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/23/355064.htm" Ex-Partner Defeats California s Firm s Bid for Personnel Records /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
01.23.2015
4:06pm
Committee Advances Bill To Increase Wyoming Workplace Safety Fines
p A bill to increase penalties against Wyoming employers when safety violations result in worker fatalities has cleared its first hearing. The Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee on Wednesday recommended approval of the bill. Wyoming long has been among … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/23/355060.htm" Committee Advances Bill To Increase Wyoming Workplace Safety Fines /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p