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Uber’s Bid to Pause Suit by California Drivers Group Rejected

Uber Technologies Inc. lost its bid to pause a lawsuit by California drivers demanding to be treated as employees that has grown dramatically in both size and potential liability. The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco this week rejected …

13 Indictments Handed Down in Massive Workers’ Comp Fraud Scam

An investigation into what’s being called one of the largest cases of workers’ compensation health care insurance fraud in California Department of Insurance history led to 13 indictments announced today against seven Southern California-based medical professionals. This is the second …

California State Fund to Roll out New Medical Provider Network

State Compensation Insurance Fund will soon transition to a new outcomes-based medical provider network following a California Division of Workers’ Compensation approval of the new MPN called the State Fund MPN by Harbor Health. State Fund said it is transitioning …

No Contest Plea from ‘Dancing Hamster’ in California Fraud Case

A man who played a dancing hamster in car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna, has pleaded no contest to single counts of insurance fraud and making a false statement. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says …

Hoverboard Bursts into Flames in California Home

A hoverboard burst into flames in a Petaluma, Calif. home, marking the second such fire in Sonoma County in a week. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported that the hoverboard was plugged into an electrical outlet Monday to charge when …

California Gas Leak Follows Years of Lax Regulation of Aging Storage Wells

Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, Calif., utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co., warned …

Worldwide Facilities, LLC Welcomes Insurance Veteran John Addeo to Its Board of Directors

Los Angeles, CA, January 22, 2016 — Worldwide Facilities is proud to announce that John Addeo, the founder of three national insurance brokerage companies, will be joining its Board of Directors. After graduating from Manhattan College, Addeo began his career …

California Commissioner OKs New insurance Products to Fill Ridesharing Gap

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved a new insurance product by USAA designed to close the gap in insurance coverage for drivers driving for all ridesharing companies. The product is now available to USAA’s California drivers for all ridesharing companies, …

Plan to Burn off Leaking Methane in California Scrapped

Air quality regulators agreed on Wednesday to scrap a proposal to capture and burn off some of the methane spewing into the air from a subterranean pipeline rupture that has forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes since …

Grants Now Available to Strengthen Older California Homes

California homeowners have until Feb. 20 to apply for up to $3,000 in funding for retrofits to protect their homes from catastrophic earthquake damage. The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program today opened the registration period for $4.8 million in seismic …