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02.27.2015
5:22pm
LP Insurance in Nevada Names Marini Sales Executive
p Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services Inc. has named Tony Marini to its northern Nevada sales team beginning Sept. 1. Marini, the current executive director of Hot August Nights, will be joining LP Insurance as a sales executive after the conclusion … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/27/358857.htm" LP Insurance in Nevada Names Marini Sales Executive /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.27.2015
4:51pm
Atlas in California Names Williams Executive Vice President
p Atlas General Insurances Services LLC in California has named Mark Williams executive vice president of underwriting. Williams will be responsible for driving profitable workers compensation and premium growth nationwide. Williams will also assist in the management of all underwriting personnel … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/27/358851.htm" Atlas in California Names Williams Executive Vice President /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.27.2015
4:45pm
Californians Favor Mandatory Rationing to Battle Drought, Poll Shows
p Nearly every Californian sees the drought as a big problem and more now say they favor mandatory rationing, according to a survey released Thursday. The Field Poll found 94 percent of registered California voters consider the shortage serious, and 68 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/27/358847.htm" Californians Favor Mandatory Rationing to Battle Drought, Poll Shows /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.27.2015
4:41pm
Lawsuit Filed in California Against Scope Maker in Superbug Infection
p A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Attorney Pete Kaufman filed suit this week on behalf of 18-year-old Aaron Young, who remains hospitalized after … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/27/358845.htm" Lawsuit Filed in California Against Scope Maker in Superbug Infection /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.26.2015
4:39pm
Nevada Governor Signs Construction Defect Bill
p Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits over construction defects after the measure passed through the Republican-controlled Legislature along party lines. The Republican governor said AB125, which was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/26/358715.htm" Nevada Governor Signs Construction Defect Bill /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.26.2015
4:35pm
Suit Filed in California Against Purina Claims Food Sickens, Kills Dogs
p A dog owner has filed a lawsuit in California against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating the company’s dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit in federal … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/26/358712.htm" Suit Filed in California Against Purina Claims Food Sickens, Kills Dogs /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.26.2015
4:33pm
Alaska Becomes 3rd State to Legalize it
p Alaska has become the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana. But the historic day passed with little public acknowledgement in a state with a savvy marijuana culture that has seen varying degrees of legal acceptance of the drug for 40 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/26/358709.htm" Alaska Becomes 3rd State to Legalize it /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.26.2015
1:00pm
Report: Wildfire Risk to Homes in West Tops 237B
p In the Western U.S. there are nearly 900,000 homes representing an estimated reconstruction cost of more than 237 billion considered at very high or high risk from wildfires, a report issued today shows. CoreLogic s Wildfire Risk analysis is the latest of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/26/358657.htm" Report: Wildfire Risk to Homes in West Tops 237B /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.25.2015
4:31pm
3 Former Execs Ordered to Pay 1.8M in California Asbestos Case
p Three former executives of a now-defunct non-profit have been ordered to pay 1.8 million in restitution to 65 people who were exposed to airborne asbestos after their company directed workers to illegally remove debris containing asbestos from a former air … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/25/358613.htm" 3 Former Execs Ordered to Pay 1.8M in California Asbestos Case /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.25.2015
4:29pm
Double Fines in Pedestrian Safety Zones Proposed by Nevada Bill
p A bill in the Nevada Legislature would allow for special pedestrian safety zones” where traffic fines are doubled. Lawmakers are scheduled to review SB144 on Tuesday in the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill would allow local governments or the Nevada … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/25/358611.htm" Double Fines in ‘Pedestrian Safety Zones’ Proposed by Nevada Bill /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.25.2015
4:27pm
California Commuter Train Versus Truck Injures Dozens
p Twenty-eight people were injured when a Southern California commuter train collided with a truck stuck on the tracks on Tuesday, toppling three rail cars. There were no deaths reported in the crash, which occurred at about 5:40 a.m. local time … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/25/358609.htm" California Commuter Train Versus Truck Injures Dozens /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.24.2015
11:07pm
Earthquake Authority to Study Quake s Impact on Napa Homes
p The California Earthquake Authority has begun surveying Napa residents to find out how well their homes withstood the magnitude 6.0 earthquake centered in the South Napa area on Aug. 24, 2014. Under an initiative that CEA executives hope will lead to … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/24/358527.htm" Earthquake Authority to Study Quake s Impact on Napa Homes /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.24.2015
7:56pm
Weaver Joins Aegis Specialty Insurance Services in California
p Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Aegis Specialty Insurance Services has named Brian Weaver vice president of sales. Weaver has more than 34 years of insurance sales experience. Most recently, Weaver was vice president of sales for Pacific Specialty Insurance Co. Aegis Specialty is … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/24/358516.htm" Weaver Joins Aegis Specialty Insurance Services in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.24.2015
4:36pm
Court Clears Way For Couple to Sue Jack Nicklaus In Utah Case
p A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over an alleged misrepresentation of the golf legend’s membership role in a 3.5 billion southern Utah luxury golf resort that went bankrupt in 2009 before it could … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/24/358454.htm" Court Clears Way For Couple to Sue Jack Nicklaus In Utah Case /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.24.2015
4:29pm
Montana Man Sues University Alleging Harassment, Discrimination
p A former janitor at Montana State University is suing the college over how he was treated by co-workers. Akram Zahran filed the lawsuit this past week in Gallatin County District Court against MSU, two co-workers and a supervisor. Zahran says … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/24/358450.htm" Montana Man Sues University Alleging Harassment, Discrimination /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.23.2015
4:27pm
Suit Filed Against U of New Mexico by Woman Who Reported Gang Rape
p A woman’s lawsuit accuses the University of New Mexico of giving short shrift to her report of being raped by two football players and another man. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court seeks unspecified damages. The lawsuit accused university … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/23/358358.htm" Suit Filed Against U of New Mexico by Woman Who Reported Gang Rape /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.23.2015
4:24pm
After Deadly California Fire Thousands of Smoke Alarms Installed
p Volunteers have installed thousands of free smoke alarms in a Southern California neighborhood where a fire last month killed a mother and her two sons. The Orange County Register reported 5,000 donated smoke alarms were installed Saturday in 1,000 condominiums … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/23/358354.htm" After Deadly California Fire Thousands of Smoke Alarms Installed /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.20.2015
11:29pm
Sophisticated Resilience Model in Development in Colorado And It ll be Free
p Efforts are underway in Colorado to build a sophisticated computer model that will offer a look down to the minute details at just how communities may withstand or crumble under perils like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and other … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/20/358266.htm" Sophisticated Resilience Model in Development in Colorado And It ll be Free /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.20.2015
7:28pm
Worldwide Taps Day and Donovan in Washington Office
p Worldwide Facilities Inc. has hired Craig Day and Brian Donovan in its Seattle, Wash. Office. Day was named senior vice president, and casualty specialist. He will lead the growth for all lines of business in the Northwest, and his focus … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/20/358253.htm" Worldwide Taps Day and Donovan in Washington Office /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.20.2015
4:30pm
Nevada Bill Proposes Liability Protections for Horse-Related Injuries
p Rural Nevada lawmakers are proposing a bill that would improve liability protections for horse-related accidents and injuries. Sen. Pete Goicoechea and Assemblyman John Ellison introduced SB 129 to the Senate Committee on Judiciary this week. Current state law puts an … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/20/358184.htm" Nevada Bill Proposes Liability Protections for Horse-Related Injuries /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.20.2015
4:25pm
California District Sees 152 Students Leave after Asbestos Problems
p Records show an Orange County school district in California that closed three campuses because of asbestos problems has lost 152 students in the first half of the school year and the loss could impact its funding. The Orange County … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/20/358181.htm" California District Sees 152 Students Leave after Asbestos Problems /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.20.2015
4:21pm
Utah House Passes Proposal to Toughen Seatbelt Law
p Drivers who don’t wear seatbelts could be stopped by police under a proposal that has cleared the Utah House of Representatives. Republican Rep. Lee Perry of Perry says the bill that passed the House Tuesday will strengthen the seatbelt law … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/20/358179.htm" Utah House Passes Proposal to Toughen Seatbelt Law /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.20.2015
4:18pm
Washington s Early Warning System a Bit Slow Quake Shows
p A magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state’s Cascade Range early Wednesday was not a great advertisement” for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said. The system noticed the quake 18 seconds late, said John Vidale, director of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/20/358177.htm" Washington s Early Warning System a Bit Slow Quake Shows /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.20.2015
4:16pm
Climate Change Measure Advanced in Oregon Senate
p The Oregon Senate this week passed a climate change bill that was one of Gov. John Kitzhaber’s top legislative priorities. The approval in a 17-13 vote sent the measure to the state House. The bill would extend Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/20/358165.htm" Climate Change Measure Advanced in Oregon Senate /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.19.2015
6:49pm
California Superbug Outbreak Prompts FDA Alert on Device
p The complex design of endoscopes that have been linked to a “superbug” outbreak at the UCLA Health System in California may hinder proper cleaning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday. The hospital system said seven patients were … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/19/358111.htm" California “Superbug” Outbreak Prompts FDA Alert on Device /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.19.2015
4:14pm
Integro Acquires E&O Specialist Firm in California
p Integro Ltd. has acquired E&O Professional Risk Management and Insurance Services Inc. of Mission Viejo, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. E&O Pros founder and CEO Sheri Pontolillo will lead the E&O Pros group within Integro and report … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/19/358069.htm" Integro Acquires E&O Specialist Firm in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.19.2015
4:08pm
Negotiations in Arizona to Update Ridesharing Law Underway
p A key lawmaker said talks she’s leading among taxi firms, rideshare companies such as Uber and insurers on an updated law regulating the new and growing rideshare industry are progressing. Rep. Karen Fann, chair of the insurance committee, said parties … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/19/358066.htm" Negotiations in Arizona to Update Ridesharing Law Underway /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.19.2015
4:00pm
Central Washington Jolted by M4.3 Earthquake
p A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rumbled under Washington state’s Cascade Range, but no damage has been reported. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says the quake struck at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday and was centered about 20 miles north of Ellensburg and 10 miles … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/19/358062.htm" Central Washington Jolted by M4.3 Earthquake /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.19.2015
3:58pm
New Drought Rules at Restaurants, Hotels Considered in California
p Officials are considering new water restrictions as California’s drought drags on, possibly forcing residents to ask for water at restaurants and for fresh towels and sheets at hotels. The State Water Resources Control Board floated the ideas at an informational … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/19/358060.htm" New Drought Rules at Restaurants, Hotels Considered in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
02.18.2015
9:03pm
California Commissioner Tells Insurers to Cease Price Optimization
p California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday issued a notice to property/casualty insurers doing business in California advising them that so-called “price optimization” in rate making is unfairly discriminatory and violates the law. Price optimization is the practice of setting … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/18/357788.htm" California Commissioner Tells Insurers to Cease Price Optimization /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p