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07.23.2014
4:35pm
Workers Recover Personal Items From Washington Mudslide
p Workers sifting through debris at the Oso mudslide in Washington are finding about 50 personal items a day. The Daily Herald reported they include books, photos, guns, computers and cameras. Some of the items belonged to the 43 people who … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/23/335608.htm" Workers Recover Personal Items From Washington Mudslide /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.23.2014
4:32pm
California Firm Issues Fruit Recall Nationwide
p A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/23/335605.htm" California Firm Issues Fruit Recall Nationwide /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.23.2014
3:34pm
Kaufman Dolowoich & Voluck Taps Castoria in California
p Louis Castoria has been named partner and director of the West Coast professional liability practice group at Kaufman Dolowoich & Voluck. Castoria will work out of the San Francisco, Calif. office. His practice focuses on professional liability defense in the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/23/335577.htm" Kaufman Dolowoich & Voluck Taps Castoria in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.22.2014
10:29pm
Rains Good, Lightning Bad for Biggest Wildfire in Washington History
p People afflicted by the massive Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington may get some relief tonight and over the next few days in the form of wetter, cooler weather. But then again the system moving in may bring lighting, which … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/22/335506.htm" Rains Good, Lightning Bad for Biggest Wildfire in Washington History /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.22.2014
4:27pm
Fired Oregon Police Chief Sues City Over Military Service
p The recently fired police chief of a central Oregon town says he was undone by an ambitious deputy who had eyes for his job and a city government that resented the leave he took for military service. Former Prineville Police … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/22/335484.htm" Fired Oregon Police Chief Sues City Over Military Service /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.22.2014
12:04am
Winds Setback Firefighters Battling Massive Washington Blaze
p Firefighters doing battle with the massive Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington are having to to deal with wind-driven sparks that can travel as far as a half-a-mile, as one town small town was put on evacuation notice late Monday. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335372.htm" Winds Setback Firefighters Battling Massive Washington Blaze /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
8:32pm
Better Weather May Help Firefighters Fight Massive Washington Blaze
p Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters Monday against a destructive wildfire that has burned hundreds of square miles in Washington State. The Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 379 square miles, and the fire was … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335364.htm" Better Weather May Help Firefighters Fight Massive Washington Blaze /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
4:52pm
Vits Joins Burnham Benefits as Senior Account Executive in California
p Burnham Benefits Insurance Services named Helen Vits a senior account executive in its Irvine, Calif. office. Vits will consult with Burnham clients as they structure their employee benefit packages. Vits career in employee benefits began at Baker, Thomsen Associates, which … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335353.htm" Vits Joins Burnham Benefits as Senior Account Executive in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
4:39pm
Insurer Says OK to Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Hawaii Driver
p A 1.1 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the death of a 26-year-old pedestrian. The settlement came in a civil lawsuit against Robert Wayne Yount, 83, and the civil case will be dismissed, The Garden … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335351.htm" Insurer Says OK to Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Hawaii Driver /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
4:34pm
AP Finds That Wildfire Citations in California Applied Unevenly
p A review by The Associated Press of California government data has found a wide discrepancy in how state and local fire officials apply fines and citations for failing to clear vegetation in areas prone to wildland blazes. Property owners in southern … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335349.htm" AP Finds That Wildfire Citations in California Applied Unevenly /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
4:32pm
EPIC Purchases Jenkins Insurance Services in California
p The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services have sold 100 percent of their shares to Edgewood Partners Insurance Center. Terms of the deal, which closed on July 17, were not disclosed. Jenkins has California offices in Concord, Sacramento, San Jose, Orange County, and offices in Reno, Nev. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335347.htm" EPIC Purchases Jenkins Insurance Services in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.18.2014
4:34pm
Washington Sheriff s Deputy Charged With Insurance Fraud
p Jeremy B. Jeske, 43, a Spokane County Sheriff s deputy, has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud in connection with a case that was investigated by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler s Special Investigations Unit. According to the investigators, Jeske … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/18/335243.htm" Washington Sheriff s Deputy Charged With Insurance Fraud /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.18.2014
4:23pm
Woodruff-Sawyer Names Delaney Vice President in Southern California
p Karen K. Delaney has been named vice president and Southern California employee benefits market leader at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. Delaney will work with the firm s leadership and provide marketing solutions to clients. Delaney has nearly 20 years of experience on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/18/335234.htm" Woodruff-Sawyer Names Delaney Vice President in Southern California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.17.2014
11:45pm
California Workers Comp Officials Continue to Praise Reforms
p Touting California s still-young workers compensation reform law as a pragmatic middle compromise that seems to be working, two of the top officials responsible for the system talked up some of the reform s finer points on Thursday. David Lanier, secretary of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/17/335151.htm" California Workers Comp Officials Continue to Praise Reforms /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.17.2014
4:47pm
Seattle Man Trying to Kill Spider Sets House on Fire
p The Seattle Fire Department says a man using a spray paint can and a lighter to try and kill a spider started a West Seattle fire that caused 60,000 worth of damage. The Seattle Times reported that after the man … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/17/335085.htm" Seattle Man Trying to Kill Spider Sets House on Fire /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.17.2014
4:42pm
Systematic Errors Led to Washington Bridge Collapse, Safety Board Says
p Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year’s Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/17/335080.htm" Systematic Errors Led to Washington Bridge Collapse, Safety Board Says /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.16.2014
11:04pm
Oregon Irrigators out of Water as Drought Persists
p In the third year of a drought, reservoirs in far Eastern Oregon are low, and farmers are running out of irrigation water. South of Ontario, Jay Chamberlin of the Owyhee oh-WEYE’-hee Irrigation District in Nyssa NIS’-uh says he’s been telling … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/16/334861.htm" Oregon Irrigators out of Water as Drought Persists /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.16.2014
11:02pm
Farmers Names White President of Non-Insurance Business
p Farmers Insurance has named Thomas White president of Farmers’ non-insurance businesses. This is a newly created position. White will oversee Farmers non-insurance businesses, including Farmers Financial Solutions and Kraft Lake, as well as the development of future new business opportunities. He … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/16/334859.htm" Farmers Names White President of Non-Insurance Business /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.16.2014
10:56pm
Analysis: NFL Concussion Decision Could Change Liability Policies
p Insurance industry professionals and attorneys are closely following the most recent concussion-based litigations as they proceed through state and federal courts. Just last week in the well-publicized In re National Football League players concussion injury litigation, a federal judge preliminarily … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/16/334856.htm" Analysis: NFL Concussion Decision Could Change Liability Policies /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.16.2014
4:49pm
Leavitt Pacific in Northern California Name Miller Safety Specialist
p Leavitt Pacific Insurance Brokers in San Jose, Calif. has hired Alex Miller as a safety specialist. Miller will focus on assisting organizations develop effective loss prevention programs. Prior to joining the agency, Miller conducted risk assessments for organizations and developed … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/16/334825.htm" Leavitt Pacific in Northern California Name Miller Safety Specialist /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.16.2014
4:40pm
Water Wasters in California Could Be Fined 500 A Day
p In one of the most drastic responses yet to California’s drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines up to 500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. The rules would … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/16/334821.htm" Water Wasters in California Could Be Fined 500 A Day /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.16.2014
4:36pm
New Rules On Ridesharing Passed by Seattle Council
p   The Seattle City Council on Monday passed new rules regulating rideshare companies, allowing them to operate in the city without a limit on the number of cars.   Monday’s vote comes a week after the council repealed rules it … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/16/334819.htm" New Rules On Ridesharing Passed by Seattle Council /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.16.2014
4:34pm
Drought Threatens To Dry Up California Farm Wells
p Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday. Richard … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/16/334814.htm" Drought Threatens To Dry Up California Farm Wells /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.15.2014
7:25pm
Heffernan Names Thomas Vice President in Southern California
p Heffernan Insurance Brokers has tapped Lawrence Thomas to join its Orange County, Calif. branch as assistant vice president. Thomas will focus on building the nonprofit, entertainment and fashion apparel manufacturing specialties for Heffernan in Southern California. His duties at Heffernan will include new business … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/15/334672.htm" Heffernan Names Thomas Vice President in Southern California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.15.2014
3:52pm
Lightning Strikes Spark Wildfires Across Oregon
p A Southern Oregon wildfire destroyed six homes and 14 other buildings, and dozens of additional blazes ignited after thousands of lightning strikes lashed the state. The Moccasin Hill fire began Sunday near the ranching town of Sprague River, about 25 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/15/334620.htm" Lightning Strikes Spark Wildfires Across Oregon /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.15.2014
3:39pm
Presson Joins Woodruff-Sawyer s Employee Benefits in California
p San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. named Anne Presson director of benefits innovation. Presson will focus on developing, piloting and implementing new strategies for the employee benefits practice. Prior to Woodruff-Sawyer, she was director of member relations at the Pacific … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/15/334618.htm" Presson Joins Woodruff-Sawyer s Employee Benefits in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.15.2014
3:28pm
USG Insurance adds Chang in Southern California
p USG Insurance Services Inc. added Perry Chang as producer/broker in its Irvine, Calif. office. Chang most recently held the position of broker at Scottish American. Past positions include vice president of sales at Artisan Risk & Insurance Services, a broker … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/15/334612.htm" USG Insurance adds Chang in Southern California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.15.2014
12:04am
Montana and Arizona Lone States Without Texting Laws, but Does it Matter
p Arizona and Montana stand out as the only states without some form of texting and driving law, but some studies show there’s no evidence that laws intended to curb cellphone use behind the wheel reduce crashes. Fourty-four other states plus Washington, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/14/334541.htm" Montana and Arizona Lone States Without Texting Laws, but Does it Matter /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.14.2014
4:36pm
Wyoming Sponsor Of Earhart Search Wants Suit To Continue
p A Wyoming man who paid 1 million to sponsor a search for Amelia Earhart’s missing airplane is asking a federal judge not to dismiss his fraud lawsuit against expedition organizers. Tim Mellon maintains that the Pennsylvania-based The International Group for … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/14/334505.htm" Wyoming Sponsor Of Earhart Search Wants Suit To Continue /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.14.2014
4:34pm
California Commissioner Sued by UnitedHealth Over Fine
p UnitedHealth Group has sued California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to block a 173.6 million fine the insurer incurred for violations during a botched acquisition. The lawsuit was filed last week in Orange County Superior Court, the Los Angeles Times reported. Minnesota-based … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/14/334502.htm" California Commissioner Sued by UnitedHealth Over Fine /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p