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12.18.2014
4:18pm
Wyoming Workplace Fatality Bill Endorsed by Lawmakers
p Lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would sharply increase penalties when employee deaths occur because of safety violations at large companies in Wyoming, which has long been among the top states for workplace deaths. Members of the Joint Labor, Health and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/18/350546.htm" Wyoming Workplace Fatality Bill Endorsed by Lawmakers /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.18.2014
4:15pm
California Woman Settles for 25K After Bad Buzz
p A woman who claims she was served a pot-laced cookie at a Los Angeles hair salon has received a settlement of 25,000. Seventy-two-year-old Jo Ann Nickerson said she had never tried marijuana in her life before she partook of the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/18/350544.htm" California Woman Settles for 25K After Bad Buzz /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.17.2014
5:10pm
Washington Artist s Angry Birds Lawsuit Goes Forward
p A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Seattle, Wash. artist who designed a line of plush pet toys called Angry Birds.” Juli Adams designed the plush Angry Birds” toys in 2006 for The Hartz Mountain … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/17/350435.htm" Washington Artist’s ‘Angry Birds’ Lawsuit Goes Forward /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.17.2014
5:08pm
Lava on Track To Hit Gas Station, Stores in Hawaii
p Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said. Lava is about 1 mile from the shopping center in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/17/350432.htm" Lava on Track To Hit Gas Station, Stores in Hawaii /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.17.2014
4:47pm
Los Angeles Police and NICB Warn of Bandit Tow Truck Scams
p The Los Angeles Police Department and the National Insurance Crime Bureau are warning motorists of a growing problem with unauthorized tow truck operators in the L.A. area. These “bandit” tow truck operators monitor police radios and respond to accidents seeking … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/17/350416.htm" Los Angeles Police and NICB Warn of Bandit Tow Truck Scams /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.16.2014
10:07pm
Johnston Joins Gorst & Compass in California as Vice President
p Gorst & Compass has named Russ Johnston vice president of business development and marketing. Johnston is based in San Diego, Calif. and will be responsible for business development and marketing for the Western region. Johnston comes to Gorst from Conway … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/16/350340.htm" Johnston Joins Gorst & Compass in California as Vice President /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.16.2014
9:46pm
Beecher Carlson Names Jeppson Vice President in California
p Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC has named Laura Jeppson vice president. Jeppson will report to Senior Vice President Brian Cushard and work out of the Woodland Hills, Calif. office. She will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with regional … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/16/350333.htm" Beecher Carlson Names Jeppson Vice President in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.16.2014
4:28pm
Los Angeles Hosts Collect 43.1M in Rent, Airbnb Says
p Short-term housing rentals are growing in Los Angeles and so is the debate around them. Home sharing” industry giant Airbnb has released a study showing its website helped nearly 4,500 hosts” rent out rooms or homes in the city … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/16/350264.htm" Los Angeles Hosts Collect 43.1M in Rent, Airbnb Says /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.16.2014
4:26pm
California s Quake Warning System Gets Funding
p California received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/16/350262.htm" California s Quake Warning System Gets Funding /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.16.2014
4:10pm
Vehicle Theft in California Down 48 Percent From Peak, Report Shows
p The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released a historic look at vehicle theft in California that shows thefts dropped from a peak year in 1992 more than a 48 percent to 2013. California has the distinction of being the only … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/16/350251.htm" Vehicle Theft in California Down 48 Percent From Peak, Report Shows /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.16.2014
3:55pm
Hub Names Gervang SVP, Manager of Commercial Risk in California
p Hub International Insurance Services Inc. named James Gervang senior vice president and manager of the commercial risk division in Mountain View, Calif. In addition to his commercial risk division management role, Gervang will assume certain account management responsibilities as well … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/16/350246.htm" Hub Names Gervang SVP, Manager of Commercial Risk in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.15.2014
4:28pm
Drought Costs Eastern Oregon Farm Tens of Millions of Dollars
p Three straight years of dry conditions and below-average snowpacks have cost farmers in Eastern Oregon tens of millions of dollars. The irrigation supply for farmers in Malheur County who get their water from the Owyhee Project began to run out … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/15/350091.htm" Drought Costs Eastern Oregon Farm Tens of Millions of Dollars /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.15.2014
4:24pm
Suit Over California Patient s Death Ends in 3M Settlement
p The family of a California patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital has settled a lawsuit for 3 million. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/15/350088.htm" Suit Over California Patient’s Death Ends in 3M Settlement /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.15.2014
4:21pm
Idaho Company Sues Over Damaged Fries
p Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. has filed a lawsuit against a railway company after a large freight carrying french fries traveling to Georgia spoiled because it wasn’t properly sealed. According to the lawsuit, the company paid BNSF Railway Co. more than … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/15/350085.htm" Idaho Company Sues Over Damaged Fries /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.14.2014
10:55pm
SCM Names Medrano Associate Vice President in Southern California
p SullivanCurtisMonroe has named Jaime Medrano associate vice president in its Irvine, Calif. location. Medrano will guide SCM clients through the healthcare reform landscape and assist with the design and implementation of the employee benefits programs. Prior to SCM Medrano was … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/14/350028.htm" SCM Names Medrano Associate Vice President in Southern California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.12.2014
5:08pm
Cloud Seeding Can Increase Snowpack, Says Wyoming Study
p State-funded research in Wyoming suggests that cloud seeding can increase mountain snowfall by up to 15 percent a year, has negligible environmental effects and almost no impact on precipitation in surrounding areas. In a nearly decade-long study, researchers found the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/12/349954.htm" Cloud Seeding Can Increase Snowpack, Says Wyoming Study /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.12.2014
5:05pm
Oregon Jury Awards Former AT&T Employee 224,000 in Racial Case
p A Portland, Ore. jury has awarded more than 224,000 to a woman who said she suffered retaliation for complaining about racism on the job at AT&T. The Multnomah County Circuit Court jury awarded the money Monday to Jeanine Clair for … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/12/349952.htm" Oregon Jury Awards Former AT&T Employee 224,000 in Racial Case /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.12.2014
5:03pm
Uber Fights 2,000 Fine Handed Down by Oregon City
p The online taxi business Uber, a company worth billions, is contesting a 2,000 fine issued by Eugene, Ore., which says Uber should get a license. The Register-Guard reported Thursday that city lawyers contend Uber fits municipal rules requiring any vehicle … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/12/349950.htm" Uber Fights 2,000 Fine Handed Down by Oregon City /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.12.2014
4:32pm
California Super Storm Climate-Driven Still Insufficient to Quell Drought
p A Pineapple Express super storm now lashing California may be driven by climate change, a report states. Yet however strong the storm and no matter what s causing it, California’s ongoing storm would need to be replicated at least five more … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/12/349932.htm" California Super Storm Climate-Driven Still Insufficient to Quell Drought /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.11.2014
4:48pm
Wyoming Needs More Workplace Inspections, Official Says
p Wyoming needs to hire more workplace safety inspectors and allow police to pull over and ticket drivers not wearing their seat belts, the state’s outgoing workplace safety epidemiologist said. Wyoming had the worst workplace fatality rate of any state five … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/11/349778.htm" Wyoming Needs More Workplace Inspections, Official Says /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.11.2014
4:28pm
Uber Latest Legal Woe is California Lawsuit
p California prosecutors sued Uber over the ride-booking company’s driver background checks and other allegations, adding to the popular startup’s legal woes in the U.S. and around the world. The lawsuits filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court are the latest … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/11/349773.htm" Uber Latest Legal Woe is California Lawsuit /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.11.2014
3:57pm
EPIC in California Adds Dawson, Greenstein, Gaffney to Employer Services Platform
p Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney have joined Edgewood Partners Insurance Center in San Francisco. All will assume leadership roles in EPIC’s employer services platform, which provides a wide range of leading benefits consulting products and services to EPIC … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/11/349763.htm" EPIC in California Adds Dawson, Greenstein, Gaffney to Employer Services Platform /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.10.2014
11:07pm
Former Bridezilla Surrenders in California For Felony Insurance Fraud
p Anita Maxwell, who was featured in season four of the television reality series Bridezillas, has surrendered herself to the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County on 14 felony counts associated with insurance fraud. A California Department of Insurance … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/10/349728.htm" Former Bridezilla Surrenders in California For Felony Insurance Fraud /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.10.2014
7:40pm
Patriot National Names Iaia Regional Vice President for West
p Patriot Underwriters Inc. has named Renee Iaia senior vice president and Western regional vice president. Iaia will oversee all operations, including marketing and underwriting responsibilities for California. In early 2015 Patriot will open an 8th underwriting office located in Orange County, Calif., where … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/10/349705.htm" Patriot National Names Iaia Regional Vice President for West /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.10.2014
7:31pm
Aegis in Northern California Launches Powersports Brand
p Aegis Specialty Insurance Services has partnered with motorcycle, off-road and watercraft dealerships in California to create an Aegis Powersports brand to combine extended service contracts, road hazard protection, priority maintenance and insurance into a comprehensive offering. The Aegis Powersports brand will market … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/10/349701.htm" Aegis in Northern California Launches Powersports Brand /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.10.2014
4:36pm
Jenni Rivera s Estate Sues in California Over Fatal Plane Crash
p The estate of Mexican-American superstar Jenni Rivera is suing the owners of a Learjet that crashed two years ago, killing the singer and several members of her entourage. Rivera’s estate filed the negligence lawsuit against Starwood Management Inc. in Los … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/10/349631.htm" Jenni Rivera’s Estate Sues in California Over Fatal Plane Crash /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.10.2014
4:33pm
Couple Held In Qatar File Suit in California Against Company
p A Southern California couple who were held in Qatar for nearly two years before they were cleared in the death of their 8-year-old daughter have sued the engineering firm that sent them overseas. The Los Angeles Times reports that Matt … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/10/349627.htm" Couple Held In Qatar File Suit in California Against Company /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.10.2014
4:29pm
Investigators Eye Arson In Large Los Angeles Apartment Blaze
p Federal and local investigators are trying to determine whether an arsonist set a fire that turned an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex into a block of flames so hot that freeway signs melted and windows cracked in office high-rises as … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/10/349622.htm" Investigators Eye Arson In Large Los Angeles Apartment Blaze /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.10.2014
4:26pm
Sweeping Upgrades For Quakes Proposed by Los Angeles Mayor
p Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed spending billions of dollars to better protect Los Angeles against a devastating earthquake by strengthening thousands of vulnerable older buildings and fortifying the city’s water and communications systems. The sweeping plan left unclear what the final … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/10/349619.htm" Sweeping Upgrades For Quakes Proposed by Los Angeles Mayor /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
12.09.2014
4:27pm
Workers Inhaled Uranium at Wyoming Mine, NRC Says
p Six workers at a Wyoming uranium mine inhaled the radioactive element while cleaning up a spill inside a processing building just days before the mine delivered its first shipment last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The workers’ urine … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/09/349349.htm" Workers Inhaled Uranium at Wyoming Mine, NRC Says /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p