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10.31.2014
9:31pm
Idahoans to See Slight Reduction in Workers Comp Rates in 2015
p The Idaho Department of Insurance this week announced Idaho s overall workers compensation premium rates will be reduced by an average of 0.2 percent for 2015. This slight rate decrease is an indicator of the stability of workers compensation coverage in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/31/345647.htm" Idahoans to See Slight Reduction in Workers Comp Rates in 2015 /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.31.2014
9:24pm
Bauer Joins Integro s Casualty Practice in Oregon
p Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro has named Kate Bauer as vice president in its casualty practice. Bauer will be based in Portland, Ore. and she will work with Integro clients to develop and deliver customized risk strategies and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/31/345644.htm" Bauer Joins Integro s Casualty Practice in Oregon /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.31.2014
3:41pm
Oregon Lawmakers Told By Oracle Lawsuit is a Waste Of Money
p Oracle Corp. is appealing to Oregon legislative leaders in the legal fight over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website. In a letter sent last week to Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, Oracle CEO Safra Catz … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/31/345604.htm" Oregon Lawmakers Told By Oracle Lawsuit is a Waste Of Money /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.31.2014
3:38pm
Oregon City Threatens to Fine Uber
p The city of Eugene, Ore. has ordered the Uber ridesharing company to cease operations or be fined. The Register-Guard reported Uber has refused to apply for a taxi license since its drivers began operating in Eugene last summer. The city … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/31/345602.htm" Oregon City Threatens to Fine Uber /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.31.2014
3:36pm
Deputy in Washington Acquitted Of Insurance Fraud
p A Spokane, Wash. sheriff’s deputy accused of filing false claims for snow damage has been acquitted of insurance fraud charges. A jury in Spokane returned the acquittal this week for Deputy Jeremey B. Jeske after a two-day trial. His lawyer, Rob … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/31/345600.htm" Deputy in Washington Acquitted Of Insurance Fraud /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.30.2014
4:25pm
California Drought Bad Tidings for Rice Harvest
p California’s deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that’s bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. The 5 billion industry exports rice to more than 100 countries and specializes in premium grains used in risotto, paella and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/30/345458.htm" California Drought Bad Tidings for Rice Harvest /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.30.2014
3:41pm
Judge: Sailors Can Sue California Company Over Fukushima Exposure
p U.S. Navy personnel who were exposed to radiation from Japan s wrecked Fukushima plant during earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in 2011 can sue the power station s operator in California, a court ruled. U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino in San … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/30/345455.htm" Judge: Sailors Can Sue California Company Over Fukushima Exposure /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.29.2014
9:23pm
California Malpractice Proposition Hit by Polls, Studies, Spending
p Two recent studies say a proposition on California s November ballot to raise the pain and suffering cap for medical malpractice lawsuits will increase medical costs and malpractice premiums. The studies and heavy advertising by the opposition to Proposition 46, the Medical Malpractice … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/29/345396.htm" California Malpractice Proposition Hit by Polls, Studies, Spending /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.29.2014
4:06pm
Washington Mudslide Victims Families File Lawsuit
p Ten families of 14 Oso, Wash. mudslide victims are suing the state, county and a forest owner. The Seattle Times reported the lawsuit alleges the disaster was not natural, but the result of a series of actions and inactions. The … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/29/345268.htm" Washington Mudslide Victims Families File Lawsuit /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.29.2014
4:04pm
Uber Drivers Pass by Oregon City s Taxi Regulations
p Salem, Ore. urban planning administrator Glen Gross says Uber continues to operate outside taxi regulations, despite a warning letter from the city and negotiations with the ridesharing company. Gross says it will be up to the city council to decide … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/29/345265.htm" Uber Drivers Pass by Oregon City s Taxi Regulations /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.29.2014
3:39pm
Aegis Specialty Opens New Silicon Valley Office
p Aegis Specialty Insurance Services has opened a new Silicon Valley office located in Sunnyvale, Calif. The venture is part of Aegis General Insurance Agency, and will be leveraging technology to deliver home, condo and renters insurance through a new platform … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/29/345252.htm" Aegis Specialty Opens New Silicon Valley Office /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.28.2014
3:40pm
Nevada Official Says 11 Drivers Cited so Far For Uber
p Nevada drivers with the ridesharing company Uber are picking up passengers despite a judge’s order blocking the rides until at least until Nov. 7. Nevada Taxicab Authority spokeswoman Teri Williams told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that at least one Uber … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/28/345008.htm" Nevada Official Says 11 Drivers Cited so Far For Uber /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.28.2014
3:18pm
Lava Nears First Home in Hawaii
p Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes. That accommodation is being made to “provide for a means of closure,” Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/28/345000.htm" Lava Nears First Home in Hawaii /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.28.2014
2:51pm
Suhr in California Names Kosko Account Executive
p Gerry Kosko has joined Suhr Risk Services in San Jose, Calif. as account executive in employee benefits. Kosko is a health insurance funding strategist. He specializes in working with business owners and human resources managers to streamline the delivery and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/28/344985.htm" Suhr in California Names Kosko Account Executive /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.27.2014
3:41pm
Washington City Takes Stock Of Damage Following Tornado
p The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief. No one was injured in the Thursday afternoon wind blast, which … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/27/344858.htm" Washington City Takes Stock Of Damage Following Tornado /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.27.2014
3:39pm
Parents in Nevada Bullying Suicide Sue District
p The parents of a seventh-grader who shot herself dead last December are suing the Las Vegas-area school district, alleging that administrators failed to inform them that their daughter was bullied at her middle school. Jason and Jennifer Lamberth filed a … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/27/344856.htm" Parents in Nevada Bullying Suicide Sue District /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.27.2014
3:36pm
Colorado Whitewater Outfitter Insurance Lowered
p The amount of insurance required for whitewater boating outfitters at Dinosaur National Monument, Colo. has been lowered. The National Park Service raised alarms last year when it announced changes that included increasing Dinosaur outfitters’ general liability insurance requirement from 1 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/27/344854.htm" Colorado Whitewater Outfitter Insurance Lowered /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.27.2014
3:34pm
Ridesharing Uber Halted in Nevada For Now
p It didn’t take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/27/344851.htm" Ridesharing Uber Halted in Nevada For Now /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.24.2014
8:38pm
Monarch Names Neville Senior Underwriter in California
p Monarch E&S has named Deb Neville a senior commercial lines underwriter in its San Diego, Calif. branch office. Neville has extensive commercial lines experience and has been working in the excess and surplus lines industry for 35 years. Most recently Neville had … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/24/344785.htm" Monarch Names Neville Senior Underwriter in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.24.2014
4:15pm
28M Verdict Upheld in Wyoming Carbon Monoxide Case
p A federal judge has upheld a jury’s 28.2 million damage award to a woman who suffered a permanent brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty furnace in the apartment she was renting in Casper, Wyo. Amber Lompe … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/24/344727.htm" 28M Verdict Upheld in Wyoming Carbon Monoxide Case /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.24.2014
4:12pm
Montana Jury Awards 4.3M in Train Crash Lawsuit
p A Cascade County, Mont. jury has awarded 4.3 million in damages to a BNSF Railway employee who was injured in a July 2011 train collision caused by a switching error. The Great Falls Tribune reported conductor Michael Schnittgen was injured … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/24/344725.htm" Montana Jury Awards 4.3M in Train Crash Lawsuit /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.23.2014
9:53pm
California Earthquake Authority Proposes to Lower Rates
p The California Earthquake Authority on Thursday proposed an average 8 percent decrease in rates. CEA s Advisory Panel recommended the rate decreases, along with additional coverage options in deductibles, discounts and certain limits, to the CEA Governing Board, which next meets … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/23/344629.htm" California Earthquake Authority Proposes to Lower Rates /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.23.2014
4:05pm
Prinzing Joins Leavitt Group in Montana
p Nick Prinzing has joined Leavitt Great West Insurance Services in the Great Falls, Mont. location and will focus on employee benefits. Prior to joining the agency, Prinzing worked as an advisor customizing comprehensive voluntary disability insurance within benefits programs for … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/23/344571.htm" Prinzing Joins Leavitt Group in Montana /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.23.2014
3:27pm
Mercury Agrees to Acquire Workmen s Auto Insurance in California
p Mercury General Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase of Workmen’s Auto Insurance Co. Both insurers are based in Los Angeles, Calif. The purchase price is 8 million and the transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/23/344566.htm" Mercury Agrees to Acquire Workmen’s Auto Insurance in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.23.2014
3:20pm
Workers Comp Study Looks at California s Reforms
p When California Senate Bill 863 took effect Jan. 1, 2013, it created several fee schedule changes in the California workers compensation system. The Workers Compensation Research Institute has released a study looking at the possible effect of these changes on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/23/344564.htm" Workers Comp Study Looks at California s Reforms /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.22.2014
6:36pm
Suhr Names Dershimer Vice President of Employee Benefits in California
p Suhr Risk Services has named Jed Dershimer vice president of employee benefits in San Jose, Calif. Dershimer previously worked at Hays Companies, ADP and Verizon, in addition to a lengthy prior stint with Suhr. He specializes in architecting and implementing … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/22/344480.htm" Suhr Names Dershimer Vice President of Employee Benefits in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.22.2014
3:55pm
Oregon Worker Severs Fingers At Potato Plant: Safety Division
p Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating after a female employee severed four fingers on her right hand in a workplace accident at a potato plant in Boardman. The East Oregonian reported that agency spokeswoman Melanie Mesaros says the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/22/344436.htm" Oregon Worker Severs Fingers At Potato Plant: Safety Division /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.22.2014
3:52pm
Landslide Cleanup Deal Reached in Oregon, Insurers to Pay
p A legal path has been cleared for hundreds of tons of debris to be removed from a waterway south of Coos Bay, Ore. that’s home to federally protected coho salmon and green sturgeon. In April 2012, a massive construction landslide sent mud, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/22/344433.htm" Landslide Cleanup Deal Reached in Oregon, Insurers to Pay /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.22.2014
3:50pm
5.0M Earthquake Felt In Alaska s Interior
p Seismologists say a moderate earthquake struck Alaska and was felt in communities of the state’s interior. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:36 p.m. Monday. State seismologist Michael West says the quake was centered about … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/22/344428.htm" 5.0M Earthquake Felt In Alaska s Interior /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.21.2014
9:27pm
Company Fined 1M in Double Fatality at Colorado Silver Mine
p The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration imposed a roughly 1 million fine following an investigation into the deaths of two miners at Revenue Mine in Colorado on Nov. 17, 2013. The underground silver ore mine, located … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/21/344352.htm" Company Fined 1M in Double Fatality at Colorado Silver Mine /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p