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California School District Aide Busted for Felony Workers’ Comp Fraud

An employee of a Southern California school district has been arrested on charges of workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly racking up $33,000 in treatments and disability payments. Juanita Denise Schmittle, 50, of Baldwin Park, Calif., was arrested by California Department …

Johnson & Johnson Gets Sued by California over Marketing for Pelvic Mesh

California has accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn doctors and patients about the severity and frequency of complications associated with its pelvic mesh devices. According to the lawsuit filed by the state’s attorney general on Tuesday, J&J and …

Investigation Solutions’ Scrutiny Leads Orange County DA to Allege $2 Million Workers’ Compensation Payroll Fraud

Irvine, CA, May 24, 2016- The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has charged an Irvine, California business owner and his bookkeeper with fraud for allegedly underreporting payroll to their workers’ compensation insurance company by $2 million, and for failing to …

Toxic Metals Found in Los Angeles Homes Near Gas Leak: Study

Homes located near a gas well blowout that spewed the nation’s largest-known release of methane had higher levels of toxic metals that could have caused symptoms Los Angeles residents have suffered from for months, public health officials said. Tests found …

“Biggie Award” Winners Announced at BIG Convention

BIG Independent Group Awards Accolades at Annual Southern California Event Riverside, CA- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, May 10, 2016- The BIG Independent Group, an association of independent insurance agents and brokers, announced the winners of its “BIGGIE Awards” at the group’s annual convention …

Republic of Tea in California Recalls Green Tea Due to Salmonella Fears

The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Monday that the voluntary recall of its Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea comes …

Judge Rejects Uber’s Independent Contractors Claim in Sex Attacks Suit

Uber Technologies Inc.’s denial of responsibility for sexual assaults by drivers failed to derail a lawsuit brought by two women who say they were attacked last year. A San Francisco federal judge on Wednesday rejected the company’s claim that it …

$4MM Commission – CA Preferred Personal Lines Agency For Sale by Ace Business Brokers

Santa Monica, CA, May 4, 2016 – Ace Business Brokers announces a Southern California preferred personal lines agency for sale: $4 million in commissions 16,500+ client base Retention rates in 90’s Adjusted Net income $2.9 million Portable opportunity – ideal …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC Hires Ryan S. Kirby as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel

San Diego, CA, May 3, 2016 – Atlas General Insurance Services, a national multi-line program administrator, is pleased to announce that Ryan S. Kirby has been hired as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel. Kirby is an experienced attorney, skilled in …

CDI: Trucking Company Owners Cheated Workers’ Comp Carrier out of Millions

A pair of California trucking company owners were arrested for cheating their worker’s compensation insurer out of millions of dollars. Alvin Shin Chen, 54, and Fiona Xilin Chen, 46, both of La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., were arrested this week at …