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Uber, Lyft, Legislature Give Nod to California Rideshare Bill

When Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Oakley, amended her measure to regulate transportation network companies, Uber, Lyft and others removed their opposition and are now supporting the bill. Assembly Bill 2293 was agreed to on Wedensday by TNCs, which had opposed the …

Merriwether and Williams in California Taps Creedon

Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services in California has named Kathleen Creedon director of risk management services. Creedon will focus on the development of Merriwether’s risk management services, including consulting, construction wrap-up services, safety and loss control and contractual risk management. …

Young Male, Female Drivers Differ in Types of Crashes: Study

Young female drivers have more crashes at intersections and collisions with pedestrians than do young male drivers, who have more off-road and nighttime accidents than young female drivers. Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash …

California Underground Economy Sweep Results in Fines, Citations

The California Department of Insurance on Wednesday led a statewide multi-agency sweep in which representatives visited more than 50 businesses to educate owners about their obligations to comply with insurance, licensing, workplace safety and labor laws, tax codes and regulations. …

State Farm Enhances Claims Reporting App with Object Recognition Technology

State Farm has added object recognition technology to their Pocket Agent app to make submitting an auto claim via a mobile device easier and simplify the claims process. This new technology reduces the need for typing by using the mobile …

Texas County Reaches $775K Deal in Taser Case

Bastrop County in Texas has settled a federal lawsuit for $775,000 with the family of a high school student who suffered a brain injury after a deputy shot him with a Taser. The attorney representing Noe Niño de Rivera said …

Gov. Pat Quinn: No Speed Increase on Illinois Interstates

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on interstate highways around Illinois. The Legislation was sponsored by Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis. It follows the passage of law …

Indiana Town Reaches Settlement in Taser Shock Case

The southern Indiana tourist town of Nashville has reached a settlement with a Michigan man who accused a deputy marshal of shocking him with a Taser gun while he was having a seizure. The Herald-Times reports the terms of the …

Louisiana Parish Dangerous Dog Ordinance Requires Liability Coverage

The Lafourche Parish Council in has approved a measure to tighten ownership restrictions for dangerous and vicious dogs. As with a similar law passed by the Terrebonne Parish Council this summer, The Courier reports the ordinance is not breed specific. …

Officials: Texas Man Deliberately Ruined $1M Bugatti Car

Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle. Authorities announced that 39-year-old Andy Lee House of Lufkin has pleaded guilty …

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