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11.21.2014
9:37pm
Former Washington Adjuster Pleads Guilty To 135,000 Theft
p Former Nationwide Insurance claims associate Fariborz Romeo Rahrovi, 40, on Friday pled guilty in King County Superior Court in Washington to two counts of theft, criminal conspiracy and money laundering related to the theft of an accident victim s 525,000 insurance … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/21/347853.htm" Former Washington Adjuster Pleads Guilty To 135,000 Theft /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.21.2014
4:46pm
Oregon City fines Uber company For Failure to Get License
p The city of Eugene, Ore. has fined the ridesharing company Uber 2,000 for failing to get a city license, and a city official says the fine could be repeated daily. But the Eugene Register-Guard reported that whether Uber appeals the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/21/347765.htm" Oregon City fines Uber company For Failure to Get License /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.20.2014
9:26pm
Arizona Joins Wave Suits in 3 Billion GM Ignition-Switch Fraud
p Arizona became the first state to join the wave of litigation against General Motors Co. over faulty ignition switches, claiming the company misled consumers about the safety of its cars and defrauded them of 3 billion. Arizona Attorney General Tom … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/20/347711.htm" Arizona Joins Wave Suits in 3 Billion GM Ignition-Switch Fraud /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.20.2014
5:04pm
Oregon School District Named in Sexual Assault Suit
p A federal lawsuit seeks 5 million from the Lincoln County, Ore. school district, alleging that district officials failed to protect a developmentally disabled boy from being sexually assaulted by a classmate on campus. The Register-Guard reported the lawsuit was filed … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/20/347654.htm" Oregon School District Named in Sexual Assault Suit /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.20.2014
5:02pm
Plan to Settle Abuse Claims Offered By Montana Catholic Diocese
p The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena has filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that proposes a 16.4 million settlement for hundreds of people who said clergy members sexually abused them for decades while the church covered it up. The plan, filed … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/20/347652.htm" Plan to Settle Abuse Claims Offered By Montana Catholic Diocese /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.20.2014
4:59pm
Estate of Oregon Keeper Killed By Cougar Sues Sanctuary
p The estate of a young woman who was mauled to death by a cougar while working at a wild-cat sanctuary in suburban Portland, Ore. is suing the sanctuary and its owners. The lawsuit against WildCat Haven and owners Michael and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/20/347648.htm" Estate of Oregon Keeper Killed By Cougar Sues Sanctuary /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.19.2014
11:43pm
York Names Bijarchi Vice President in California
p York Risk Services Group has named Bijan Bijarchi vice president of risk management practices. Bijarchi will be based in Orange, Calif. York s risk management practices division specializes in custom claims and risk management solutions for commercial self-insured and loss-sensitive clients. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/19/347599.htm" York Names Bijarchi Vice President in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.19.2014
4:57pm
Utah Settles Colorado Trademark Suit by Changing Ski Slogan
p Salt Lake City tourism officials and a Colorado ski resort have settled a legal fight over a marketing slogan targeted to tourists in the lucrative winter sports industry. Utah marketers dropped USA from their new Ski City advertising campaign a … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/19/347524.htm" Utah Settles Colorado Trademark Suit by Changing Ski Slogan /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.19.2014
4:54pm
Carbon Cap Report to Washington Governor May Spur Action
p A panel convened by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to study how to put a price on carbon pollution says there are advantages to two approaches a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program but did not recommend a specific … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/19/347522.htm" Carbon Cap Report to Washington Governor May Spur Action /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.19.2014
4:50pm
Utah Woman Wears Colander For Driver s License Photo
p A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver’s license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver’s license as … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/19/347517.htm" Utah Woman Wears Colander For Driver’s License Photo /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.18.2014
6:29pm
Nakamura Joins Woodruff-Sawyer in California as Vice President
p San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Richard Nakamura as vice president in the firm s property/casualty practice. Nakamura will work on building the practice s client base. His focus will be on larger complex clients. He has expertise working with … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/18/347405.htm" Nakamura Joins Woodruff-Sawyer in California as Vice President /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.18.2014
4:36pm
Financial Aid Arizona County Over Flood Damage
p Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency in response to record flooding in Cochise County two months ago. Powerful rains combined with the remnants of Hurricane Odile resulted in up to 6 inches of rain falling in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/18/347355.htm" Financial Aid Arizona County Over Flood Damage /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.18.2014
4:29pm
Utah Workers Comp Fund Distributes Second Dividend in 2014
p Workers Compensation Fund in Utah has declared a second dividend in 2014. The 9 million dividend represents 5 percent of premium collected from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. With this second dividend, WCF will have paid 10 percent … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/18/347352.htm" Utah Workers Comp Fund Distributes Second Dividend in 2014 /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.17.2014
11:37pm
USG Launches Professional Division in California, Taps Fisher
p USG Insurance Services Inc., a national wholesaler and managing general agent, has launched of a professional division in El Segundo, Calif. The firm has also hired Frederick Fisher as director of professional liability. Fisher will be based in El Segundo. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/17/347302.htm" USG Launches Professional Division in California, Taps Fisher /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.17.2014
8:39pm
Milestone Risk Management in California Names Stonehouse President
p Milestone Risk Management of Irvine, Calif. has named Steve Stonehouse its new president. Stonehouse begins at the start of 2015. Stonehouse created Stonehouse Consulting Group after retiring from the carrier CNA in 2012 and has been working with both insurance companies … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/17/347290.htm" Milestone Risk Management in California Names Stonehouse President /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.17.2014
5:20pm
Surmount in California Names Phin Commercial Lines Specialist
p San Diego, Calif.-based Surmount Insurance Services has named James Phin a commercial lines coverage specialist in its firm. His focus is on working with manufacturers and startups. Phin has more than a decade of sales experience. He previously worked for … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/17/347245.htm" Surmount in California Names Phin Commercial Lines Specialist /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.17.2014
5:12pm
Speed Limit to go up Along Utah s Wasatch Front
p The Utah Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to raise freeway speed limits along the Wasatch Front from 65 mph to 70 mph. UDOT officials say while they’re seeking comment from affected cities and counties, they expect the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/17/347241.htm" Speed Limit to go up Along Utah s Wasatch Front /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.17.2014
5:09pm
Largest Dividend Paid by Montana Workers Comp Fund
p Many Montana businesses will share a 20 million windfall from the state workers’ compensation fund. The Montana State Fund’s board on Friday approved its largest dividend ever for most of its 27,000 business customers in the state. The dividend equates … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/17/347239.htm" Largest Dividend Paid by Montana Workers Comp Fund /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.17.2014
3:44pm
Lockton Adds Berg as a Producer in Colorado
p Joe Berg has joined Lockton s Denver, Colo. office as a property/casualty insurance producer. Prior to Lockton Berg was with Enhanced Capital Partners, and worked closely with several portfolio companies on financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and compliance. Kansas City, Mo.-based … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/17/347231.htm" Lockton Adds Berg as a Producer in Colorado /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.14.2014
9:06pm
California Commissioner Wants Lower Workers Comp Rate Than Board
p California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Friday adopted an advisory average pure premium rate of 2.74 per 100 of employer payroll for workers compensation rates effective Jan. 1, 2015. The adopted amount is lower than that proposed by the Workers … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/14/347182.htm" California Commissioner Wants Lower Workers’ Comp Rate Than Board /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.14.2014
4:39pm
Helmets Now Commonplace on Oregon Slopes
p They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you’re not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP Unfashionable. Now I … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/14/347110.htm" Helmets Now Commonplace on Oregon Slopes /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.14.2014
4:19pm
Hydraulic Leak Contributed To Wyoming Coal Mine Death
p A hydraulic leak and the failure to use a safety block contributed to the crushing death of a contractor at a Wyoming coal mine. The Mine Safety and Health Administration investigated the June 6 death of 25-year-old Joshua L. Wishard … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/14/347107.htm" Hydraulic Leak Contributed To Wyoming Coal Mine Death /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.14.2014
12:16am
California Insurance Department Ready to Review TNC Policies
p California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said today his department is ready to accept insurance company filings to create new commercial coverage or endorsements to personal auto insurance policies that will provide coverage rideshare drivers. The policies Jones and the California … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/13/347035.htm" California Insurance Department Ready to Review TNC Policies /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.13.2014
8:46pm
Idaho Department Of Insurance Director to Retire
p Idaho Department of Insurance Director Bill Deal announced today he is retiring. His retirement is effective on Dec. 31. Deal was appointed by Gov. C.L. Butch Otter and began his eight-year tenure on Jan. 2, 2007. My time with the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/13/347022.htm" Idaho Department Of Insurance Director to Retire /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.13.2014
4:37pm
Magnitude 4.0 Quake Shakes Parts Of Montana
p A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook parts of northwest Montana on Tuesday afternoon, but no damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey picked up the earthquake at about 3:33 p.m. The temblor’s epicenter was 31 miles northeast of Thompson Falls and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/13/346966.htm" Magnitude 4.0 Quake Shakes Parts Of Montana /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.13.2014
4:11pm
Monsanto Settles Farmer Suits Over Oregon Experimental GMO Wheat
p Monsanto Co. said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon. Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” wheat, which was never … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/13/346963.htm" Monsanto Settles Farmer Suits Over Oregon Experimental GMO Wheat /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.13.2014
4:05pm
Experts: Eastern Colorado Wildfires Likely to Start on Private Lands
p Fires ignited on private lands pose the most significant wildfire threats to populated areas on the eastern-facing range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, according to risk analysts who used extensive evidence regarding a combination of forest and vegetation types, wind … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/13/346961.htm" Experts: Eastern Colorado Wildfires Likely to Start on Private Lands /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.13.2014
3:49pm
California Auto Insurance Fraud Sweep Nets Nearly 200
p Detectives from the California Department of Insurance assisted by local district attorneys and local law enforcement spent the last week serving arrest warrants in 22 counties where more than 200 felony counts and multiple misdemeanor charges were filed against 195 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/13/346952.htm" California Auto Insurance Fraud Sweep Nets Nearly 200 /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.13.2014
2:00pm
ABD Insurance Adds Life Sciences Portal, Clinical Trial Coverage
p San Mateo, Calif.-based ABD Insurance and Financial Services ABD announced new insurance and technology offerings in its Life Science Practice: a client portal and Clinical Trial Pac coverage. Life science companies require a range of expertise in insurance, primarily around … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/13/346270.htm" ABD Insurance Adds Life Sciences Portal, Clinical Trial Coverage /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
11.12.2014
4:55pm
California County to Pay 3M in Jail Heroin-Withdrawal Case
p A California jury has determined that San Diego County will have to pay 3 million to the parents of a heroin-addicted man who died of an asthma attack while detoxing in jail. The parents of Daniel Sisson sued the Sheriff’s … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/12/346790.htm" California County to Pay 3M in Jail Heroin-Withdrawal Case /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p