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Mitilier Joins EPIC in Southern California

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center  has named Vanessa Ruiz Mitilier a senior consultant and producer in the firm’s Southern California employee benefits consulting practice. Mitilier will be based in EPIC’s Irvine, Calif. office. She will be responsible for new business development …

Navion Names Meisl Director of Marketing in California

Navion Insurance Associates Inc. has named Pam Meisl director of marketing and distribution. Meisl will be working out of the firm’s Anaheim Hills, Calif. office. She has 23 years of insurance industry experience. Meisl previously worked for CNA Insurance as …

Utah Cabs Want Ridesharing Companies Subject to Airport Fare Rules

A Utah cab company lawyer says it’s frustrating that new limits on airport cab fares won’t apply to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Yellow Cab attorney Rocky Anderson said last week that cab companies don’t mind the regulations, but they …

$40M Jury Award in Suit Over California TGI Friday’s Killing

A Southern California jury awarded $40 million to the parents of a man who was stabbed to death in a TGI Friday’s restaurant. The panel found that the restaurant’s operator was 55 percent responsible for the January 2009 death at …

Barney & Barney Names Quigley P/C Director in California

Barney & Barney Insurance Services LLC has named Sam Quigley director of property/casualty. Quigley will work in the firm’s Orange County, Calif. office, where he will focus on building the firm’s presence in the region, as well as recruiting, training and developing personnel. …

Glatfelter Public Practice Names Watkins Sales Executive in California

Glatfelter Public Practice has named Martin Watkins a sales executive for California water-related accounts. Watkins will work in the Stockton, Calif. office and focus on developing business with water entities – those who treat, store and distribute water. Watkins has …

New Mexico Immigrant Driver Licenses Drop to Low Levels

Records show the number of newly issued driver’s licenses to immigrants in New Mexico has plunged to its lowest level since the state began granting driving privileges to foreign nationals living in the country illegally. State records obtained by The …

Colorado Law Targets Frivolous Patent Lawsuits

Colorado will start prosecuting so-called patent trolls, businesses and individuals who falsely claim to have the rights to an idea or product so they can intimidate inventors and companies into doling out money to settle or avoid lawsuits. A bill …

Southern California Forest Fire 17 Sq. Miles And Growing

The huge fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Los Angeles has grown by another thousand acres and has now scorched more than 17 square miles of mountains. The U.S. Forest Service says the blaze sending up …

Leavitt Insurance Agency Hires Guthrie in Utah

Preston Guthrie has joined Leavitt Insurance Agency’s St. George, Utah office. Guthrie will focus on employee benefits and life insurance. He has a strong background in sales and life insurance. Leavitt Group Insurance is part of Leavitt Group, a large …

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