California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones News

Southern California Couple that Charged Police with Racism Arrested For Fraud

A Southern California couple that had filed an official complaint accusing police officers of racism, has been arrested for insurance fraud and filing a false police report. Lamont Goodwin, 33, and Sylvia Camarillo, 31, were arrested last week by California …

Watchdog Group Wants California to Look into Claims in ProPublica Report

Consumer Watchdog, a California-based advocacy group, is asking the state’s insurance commissioner to open an investigation into the alleged redlining uncovered by a ProPublica report that claims that four auto insurance companies in California mark up prices by as much as …

Online Tool Locates California Agents, Brokers Who Speak A Foreign Language

The California Department of Insurance has launched an online language locator tool to enable consumers to find insurance agents and brokers in their area who speak their language. The tool gives access to information on more than 11,000 agents and …

CastlePoint National in California Ordered into Liquidation

CastlePoint National Insurance Co., the California insurance company affiliate of the defunct Tower Group, has been ordered into formal liquidation, paving the way for protection of CastlePoint’s policyholders through the national system of insurance guaranty associations, California Insurance Commissioner Dave …

California Court Says Commissioner Can Prohibit Pass Thru of Advertising Costs

A California Court of Appeal had decided in favor of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones in a case against Mercury Insurance Co. and a coalition of insurance industry groups, which sued Jones to challenge his authority regarding “institutional” or “brand” …

Educational Conference in California to Address ‘State of the Industry’

What the final two years of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will entail is among the topics to be discussed during a conference in Southern California in March. The WIAA Education and Research Foundation will present a conference titled “Challenges, …

Auto Insurance Fraud Ring in California Busted

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced a major auto insurance fraud ring takedown, which was operating in San Diego County. Nine defendants were charged with 34 felony crimes including filing fraudulent auto …

California Judge Denies State Farm’s Request to Delay Rate Reduction Order

Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal has denied State Farm’s request for a temporary restraining order in an attempt to delay California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ enforcement of his order directing the carrier to reduce homeowners and renters rates by 7 …

California’s Climate Risk Database Calls Out Insurer Carbon Investments

A new interactive database with extensive information on insurer investments in fossil fuels was unveiled today by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones released the results of his Climate Risk Carbon Initiative, which include information on the amount of oil, …

West Regulation Report Card: California Most Politicized State

A report gives California’s insurance regulatory environment low marks for auto body repair rules, the insurance commissioner’s call for insurers to divest from coal, its prior approval law and being the “most politicized state in the country.” California was given …