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04.27.2015
3:48pm
Fire at Southern California Business That Killed 3 Under Investigation
p Arson and homicide investigators are looking into the cause of an early morning fire over the weekend at a Southern California business where three people died. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials say fire crews responding to a call on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/27/365698.htm" Fire at Southern California Business That Killed 3 Under Investigation /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.27.2015
3:45pm
Oil Train Safety Bill Passes Washington Legislature
p The Washington Legislature has passed a measure to improve the safety of oil transportation due to a sharp increase in the number of oil-carrying freight trains in the state. Lawmakers reached a compromise Friday afternoon to resolve differences between competing … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/27/365696.htm" Oil Train Safety Bill Passes Washington Legislature /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.27.2015
3:43pm
Idaho Family Injured in DUI Crash Sues Bar, Owners
p Three people who were injured when a drunken driver crashed his truck into a northern Idaho home have filed a lawsuit against the bar where the man drank before the accident. The Coeur d’Alene Press reported that the lawsuit on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/27/365693.htm" Idaho Family Injured in DUI Crash Sues Bar, Owners /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.27.2015
3:39pm
Hub Names Jellen Managing Director of Entertainment Practice in California
p Hub International Ltd. has named Robert Jellen as managing director of Hub s Los Angeles, Calif.-based entertainment practice. Hub also added Seth Cohen, vice president, and Dany Rodriguez, account executive, to round out Jellen’s Los Angeles-based entertainment team. Jellen has more than 40 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/27/365688.htm" Hub Names Jellen Managing Director of Entertainment Practice in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.24.2015
5:14pm
Employers Names Brown Senior Vice President in California
p RENO, Nev.-based Employers Holdings Inc. has named Lori A. Brown senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Brown is based out of the company s San Francisco and Walnut Creek, Calif. offices. She is the company s primary attorney for employment and executive … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/24/365640.htm" Employers Names Brown Senior Vice President in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.24.2015
3:49pm
2 Former Women s Basketball Players Sue Utah College
p Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players are accusing the Utah college of racial, sexual and religious discrimination in a federal lawsuit. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reported the two ex-players accuse former women’s basketball coach Catherria Turner … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/24/365602.htm" 2 Former Women’s Basketball Players Sue Utah College /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.24.2015
3:46pm
Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California
p A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious after the flight from Oakland … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/24/365600.htm" Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.24.2015
3:42pm
Scientists: Western Migration Has Put 143M Americans in Quake-Prone Areas
p More than 143 million people in the mainland states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That’s because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/24/365598.htm" Scientists: Western Migration Has Put 143M Americans in Quake-Prone Areas /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.24.2015
3:02pm
California s Armitage Given Big I Highest Honor
p The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers has given Jim Armitage the Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor IIABA bestows on one of its members, during the annual Big I legislative conference. Armitage is vice president of Arroyo Insurance in Arcadia, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/24/365589.htm" California s Armitage Given Big I Highest Honor /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.23.2015
7:44pm
Workers Comp Study: California Reforms Lowered Medical Payments Per Claim
p A study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute indicates some benefits were had from California s workers compensation reform bill. This WCRI 15th edition of the CompScope Benchmarks study tracks the provisions of Senate Bill 863, which sent into effect Jan. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/23/365503.htm" Workers Comp Study: California Reforms Lowered Medical Payments Per Claim /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.23.2015
6:53pm
California Department of Insurance Approves CEA Rate Reduction
p California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved a statewide rate reduction of 10 percent for earthquake insurance policies issued by the California Earthquake Authority. The reduction is effective Jan. 1, 2016. Jones also approved additional CEA coverage options for consumers, including … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/23/365497.htm" California Department of Insurance Approves CEA Rate Reduction /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.23.2015
5:35pm
IFG Cos. Names Kempen Senior Vice President in Colorado
p IFG Cos. has named Andrew P. Kempen senior vice president and chief pricing actuary. Kempen has more than 14 years of insurance-related actuarial experience in pricing, modeling and reserving. He joins IFG’s corporate actuarial department and will be based in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/23/365494.htm" IFG Cos. Names Kempen Senior Vice President in Colorado /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.23.2015
3:55pm
School Shooting Liability Bill Advanced by Colorado Lawmakers
p Colorado lawmakers choked back tears and recalled the state’s painful history of school violence Tuesday as they advanced a plan intended to reduce school shootings by making public schools legally liable for student safety. The approval of the Republican-controlled Colorado … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/23/365471.htm" School Shooting Liability Bill Advanced by Colorado Lawmakers /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.23.2015
3:53pm
Teacher Scared by Gunman in Drill Sues Oregon District for PTSD
p A former grade school teacher in eastern Oregon says she was so scared when a man burst into her classroom and pulled the trigger on the pistol he pointed at her face that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/23/365469.htm" Teacher Scared by Gunman in Drill Sues Oregon District for PTSD /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.23.2015
3:49pm
Oil, Gas Driller Settles for 73 M in Colorado Pollution Case
p Major oil and gas driller Noble Energy has agreed to pay more than 73 million in a settlement with state and federal regulators over Colorado Front Range air-pollution violations. The Denver Post reported that the company’s tank batteries were emitting … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/23/365467.htm" Oil, Gas Driller Settles for 73 M in Colorado Pollution Case /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.23.2015
3:30pm
Report Shows Occupational Fatalities in California Rose in 2013
p The number of Californians who died on the job rose slightly in 2013, according to a Department of Industrial Relations report. The uptick apparently corresponds to California s higher employment rates and its broad-based economic recovery. A review of the past … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/23/365454.htm" Report Shows Occupational Fatalities in California Rose in 2013 /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.22.2015
10:25pm
Nonprofits Insurance in California Names Gibson Vice President of Claims
p The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group in California has named Dave Gibson vice president of claims. Gibson has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance claims industry, and has held management positions for most of that time with Universal … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/22/365355.htm" Nonprofits Insurance in California Names Gibson Vice President of Claims /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.22.2015
3:53pm
Nevada Uber Regulation Bill That Failed Senate Shows Signs of Life
p A bill that would allow for ridesharing companies such as Uber in Nevada is showing signs of life after failing a vote of the Nevada Senate. SB439 was granted a deadline waiver on Monday, meaning it can be reconsidered at … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/22/365310.htm" Nevada Uber Regulation Bill That Failed Senate Shows Signs of Life /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.22.2015
3:51pm
Snow Tire Requirement on Colorado Highway Fails
p Colorado drivers won’t need snow tires or chains to drive on Interstate 70 next winter. Negotiations at the state Capitol broke down Tuesday morning when lawmakers from the House and Senate tried to broker an agreement on a snow tire … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/22/365308.htm" Snow Tire Requirement on Colorado Highway Fails /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.22.2015
3:27pm
Compwest Names Pedroza Business Development Consultant in California
p CompWest Insurance Co. has hired Edward Pedroza as a business development consultant in its Northern Los Angeles/Inland Empire territory. Pedroza will be responsible for account underwriting, agency relationships and overall territory management. Pedroza has more than 20 years of insurance … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/22/365305.htm" Compwest Names Pedroza Business Development Consultant in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.21.2015
6:49pm
Burns & Wilcox Brokerage Opens Office in Arizona
p Burns & Wilcox Brokerage has opened a Scottsdale, Ariz. office. Managing Director Marc Adler will oversee operations, as well as providing expert brokerage services. Adler has more than 25 years of experience, most recently in construction and environmental brokerage at … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/21/365212.htm" Burns & Wilcox Brokerage Opens Office in Arizona /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.21.2015
3:49pm
FedEx Faces California Suits After Trucks Kill Nearby Drivers
p Two lawsuits have been filed against FedEx Ground Package Systems claiming the shipping giant substantially contributed to the deaths of Cheyenne residents. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the families of two people who died in a head-on collision on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/21/365186.htm" FedEx Faces California Suits After Trucks Kill Nearby Drivers /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.21.2015
3:46pm
Despite California Drought, Bay Area Researchers Fear Flooding
p Though many researchers in California are focused on the lack of rain, a group in the Bay Area found that if the skies do open up flooding will be a problem. The San Mateo County Times reported that the nonprofit … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/21/365183.htm" Despite California Drought, Bay Area Researchers Fear Flooding /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.21.2015
3:45pm
Earthquake Fault Puts California at Risk For Tsunami
p Scientists say the earthquake fault that runs through the coastal city of Ventura, Calif. can produce strong shaking and dangerous tsunamis, prompting state officials to study whether to revise hazard maps. The Los Angeles Times reported that new research shows … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/21/365181.htm" Earthquake Fault Puts California at Risk For Tsunami /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.21.2015
3:36pm
Judge in California Rules Uber Must Face Suit Claiming Bias Against Blind Riders
p Uber Technologies Inc. must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs, a federal judge ruled. In a decision late Friday night, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/21/365174.htm" Judge in California Rules Uber Must Face Suit Claiming Bias Against Blind Riders /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.21.2015
3:32pm
Washington Commissioner Says Hole-in-One Insurance Scammer at It Again
p It appears hole-in-one insurance scammer Kevin Kolenda has been at it again, according to detectives in Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler s office. Kolenda was arrested on Monday in Norwalk, Conn., during a search of his residence. Kreidler s detectives worked in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/21/365171.htm" Washington Commissioner Says Hole-in-One Insurance Scammer at It Again /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.20.2015
7:03pm
California Workers Comp Premium Up 11 in 2014; Combined Ratio Still Exceeds 100
p California written premium for calendar year 2014 was roughly 16.5 billion, 11 percent above the total in 2013 and 88 percent above the written premium reported for 2009, according to a report from the California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/20/365112.htm" California Workers Comp Premium Up 11 in 2014; Combined Ratio Still Exceeds 100 /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.20.2015
3:38pm
Judge Rejects Effort to Undo California Wildfire Settlement
p A judge has rejected a California timber company’s attempt to undo a 47 million legal settlement for a massive 2007 wildfire. Sierra Pacific Industries had accused federal prosecutors of engaging in misconduct. But according to the Sacramento Bee, a federal judge ruled … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/20/365072.htm" Judge Rejects Effort to Undo California Wildfire Settlement /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.20.2015
3:36pm
Man Who Hacked Farmers Insurance, Government Sentenced in California
p A hacker who helped break into the computer systems of DirecTV, Farmers Insurance and the Los Angeles Department of Public Works is going to federal prison. Mario Chuisano was given a three-year sentence last week and ordered to pay nearly 2.7 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/20/365070.htm" Man Who Hacked Farmers Insurance, Government Sentenced in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
04.20.2015
3:33pm
Higher DUI Fines OK d by Montana Senate
p Montana senators have endorsed a proposal to double DUI fines. Seven Democrats joined 20 Republicans Saturday to approve House Bill 488 on a 27-23 vote that reversed the Senate’s Friday opinion against the bill. The Republican proposal would double minimum … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/20/365068.htm" Higher DUI Fines OK d by Montana Senate /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p