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Group Suing Chemical Giant Dow over Pesticide Used in California

Chemical manufacturing giant Dow fails to warn people in farming communities throughout California when a potentially dangerous pesticide is applied to nearby fields, health advocates claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Telone is among the most commonly used pesticides in …

“Biggie Award” Winners Announced at BIG Minivention

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, September 13, 2016 – The BIG Independent Group (www.biginsusa.com), an association of independent insurance agents and brokers, announced the winners of its “BIGGIE Awards” at the groups recent Minivention held on September 7th at Wente Winery in Livermore, …

AIA Backs California Bill Changing Workers’ Comp Filing Requirements

The American Insurance Association is asking California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign into law a bill that would exempt large employers from waiting for insurance commissioner approval of ancillary agreements that are part of high-deductible workers’ compensation policies. Assembly Bill …

Atlas General Insurance Services Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. by Inc.

San Diego, CA, September 8, 2016 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (‘Atlas’), a national multi-line program administrator, was named one of the fastest growing privately-owned companies in the U.S. by Inc. The Inc. 5000 awards were created to celebrate …

California’s Deal with VW in Diesel Cheating Scandal OK’d by Judge

Volkswagen AG’s agreement with California to resolve unfair competition claims tied to the company’s emissions-cheating scandal won final approval from the federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits in the U.S. California’s consent decree is part of VW’s more than $16.5 …

California Granny Who Lost Life Savings Awarded $15M in Case Against Insurers

A California grandmother who lost her life savings in a real estate investment scam offered by an insurance agent was awarded more than $15 million Wednesday in a lawsuit against MetLife and two subsidiaries, attorneys said. Christine Ramirez, 75, was …

3 California Entitles Get FEMA Preparedness Awards

Three California entities were named by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as winners for its annual preparedness awards. The winners of the 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards were announced today. The awards are to recognize outstanding efforts of …

Weather Service: Flash Floods Pushed Cars off California Desert Highway

The National Weather Service says vehicles were washed off a Southern California desert highway as a band of thunderstorms led to powerful flash flooding. The weather service says the flooding was reported Monday evening on State Route 95 near Interstate …

California School District Police Chief Sues over Alleged Retaliation

The police chief of a California school district has sued his employers, claiming he faced a hostile work environment after blowing the whistle on alleged misuse of a criminal database by district employees. KBAK-TV reported that Kern High School District …

SIS Wholesale Insurance Services Launches New SIS Online 2.0 Platform

Carlsbad, CA, August 19, 2016 – Safebuilt Insurance Services, Inc. dba SIS Wholesale Insurance Services, a national commercial lines insurance program administrator, announces the launch of its new online rating and policy management platform, SIS Online 2.0. The 2.0 system …