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California Bus Crash That Killed 1 Was Its 2nd Wreck Of Day

A tour bus that drifted off a Northern California interstate and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man and injuring 30 others, was the vehicle’s second wreck in a day, authorities said. The bus was en route from Los …

Barney & Barney Opens Another Northern California Office

Barney & Barney announced the opening of a Walnut Creek, Calif. office to serve its growing number of clients in the East Bay. The office is in downtown Walnut Creek and will accommodate more than 70 Barney & Barney employees in the East Bay. …

Seismologists Look for Better Ways to Track Nevada Quake Swarm

Seismologists have taken steps to better track an earthquake swarm in the sparsely populated northwest corner of Nevada near Oregon and California. Ken Smith of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory says the placement of equipment closer to …

Schools in California to Pay $139M in Sex Abuse Settlement

The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle lawsuits by sexual abuse victims of a former third-grade teacher whose 2012 arrest sparked criticism of how allegations of abuse were handled at schools in the district’s …

AssureStart Online Small Business Insurance Now Sold in California

AssureStart, a Seattle-based online small business insurance provider, is now open for business in California. AssureStart sells business property and general liability insurance on the Internet to small businesses with fewer than 30 employees. By answering a few questions on …

Former Washington Adjuster Pleads Guilty To $135,000 Theft

Former Nationwide Insurance claims associate Fariborz Romeo Rahrovi, 40, on Friday pled guilty in King County Superior Court in Washington to two counts of theft, criminal conspiracy and money laundering related to the theft of an accident victim’s $525,000 insurance …

Oregon City fines Uber company For Failure to Get License

The city of Eugene, Ore. has fined the ridesharing company Uber $2,000 for failing to get a city license, and a city official says the fine could be repeated daily. But the Eugene Register-Guard reported that whether Uber appeals the …

Arizona Joins Wave Suits in $3 Billion GM Ignition-Switch Fraud

Arizona became the first state to join the wave of litigation against General Motors Co. over faulty ignition switches, claiming the company misled consumers about the safety of its cars and defrauded them of $3 billion. Arizona Attorney General Tom …

Oregon School District Named in Sexual Assault Suit

A federal lawsuit seeks $5 million from the Lincoln County, Ore. school district, alleging that district officials failed to protect a developmentally disabled boy from being sexually assaulted by a classmate on campus. The Register-Guard reported the lawsuit was filed …

Plan to Settle Abuse Claims Offered By Montana Catholic Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena has filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that proposes a $16.4 million settlement for hundreds of people who said clergy members sexually abused them for decades while the church covered it up. The plan, filed …

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