Insurance Journal » settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:55:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 Geico Agrees To $6M Settlement over Business Practices in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/24/379466.htm Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:03:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379466 Geico has agreed to pay $6 million dollars and implement several changes to their business practices as part of a settlement with the California Department of Insurance, CDI announced on Monday. The settlement stems from a petition in which Consumer Federation …

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Former California School District Admin to Get $300K Settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/18/378864.htm Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=378864 A former deputy superintendent for the Twin Rivers Unified School District in Northern California will receive $300,000, settling a lawsuit she filed against district officials after she was fired in 2012. The Sacramento Bee reported the school district, its former …

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Court Decision May Impact Workers’ Comp Side Agreements in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/07/377908.htm Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:35:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=377908 A recent court decision may have the potential to change the practice of side agreements in workers’ compensation policies California, a practice that some say often goes on under the regulatory radar. Zurich American Insurance Co. and American Zurich Insurance …

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Uber, Driver Attorneys Steering Toward Crucial California Hearing http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/08/03/377260.htm Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:42:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=377260 Uber Technologies Inc. is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits. Three drivers sued Uber in …

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Colorado School District Settles With Teacher Who Claimed Discrimination http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/31/377157.htm Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:12:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=377157 A southern Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a teacher who filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination. Robert Basevitz, who is Jewish, filed a suit in May saying that the Fremont RE-2 …

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Montana Man Who Killed Student Settles Suit, Includes Insurance Money http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/27/376379.htm Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:22:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=376379 A man who is serving a 70-year prison sentence for killing a German exchange student in his garage has settled a lawsuit filed by the victim’s family, in part by surrendering all his guns to the boy’s parents. Markus Kaarma …

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Water District in California Oks Actor Tom Selleck’s Settlement Offer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/17/375603.htm Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:05:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=375603 A California water district has accepted Tom Selleck’s offer of more than $21,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the actor of taking water he wasn’t entitled to for his 60-acre ranch. Directors of the Calleguas Municipal Water District in …

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Quadriplegic Missionary Gets $26M Settlement in Montana Crash http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/17/375594.htm Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:48:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=375594 Insurers for the Southern Baptist Convention have agreed to pay $26 million to a man who was paralyzed and suffered brain damage in a rollover crash during a 2009 missionary trip in Montana, Attorney Anders Blewett said Tuesday. The insurance …

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Uber to Settle Lawsuit Over California Girl’s Crosswalk Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/16/375410.htm Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:06:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=375410 Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company is paying the family an undisclosed settlement for the 2013 crash …

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Idaho Man Gets Settlement from Trademark Issue Over Walmart Shirt http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/15/375131.htm Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:29:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=375131 A man in east Idaho is getting a settlement from the company that used his American Built trademark on 88,000 shirts sold in Walmart stores. KPVI-TV reported the undisclosed settlement was reached out of court and is going to Nicholas …

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Nevada School District to Settle Insurance Broker Suit for $1.65M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/13/374817.htm Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:26:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374817 The Clark County School District in Nevada says it will pay a former insurance broker $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the public agency ended the broker’s contract prematurely. The Las Vegas Sun reported at the time that …

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California Executive Life Insurance Settlement Ends 16 Years of Litigation http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/10/374758.htm Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:45:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374758 A settlement has been reached with the last remaining defendant in a 16-year-old lawsuit brought by the California Department of Insurance that arose out of the 1991 liquidation of Executive Life Insurance Co. The French company Artemis S.A. has agreed …

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Texas Court Approves $84.4M Settlement in Farmers Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/07/07/374289.htm Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:28:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374289 A Travis County, Texas district court has granted preliminary approval of a settlement with Farmers Insurance Group that will return $84.4 million to policyholders stemming from a 2002 homeowners insurance rate case. The case stems from a 2002 lawsuit by …

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Kansas Gun Dealer Settles for $132K in Weapon Sell to Felon http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/07/06/374160.htm Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:09:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374160 Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child’s mother, according to lawyers in the case. The negligence …

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Suit in Deaths Of 19 Firefighters Settled by Families, Arizona http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/01/373677.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:38:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373677 The state of Arizona has settled a lawsuit brought by a dozen families who lost loved ones when a Hotshot firefighting crew was overcome by a wildfire near the small community of Yarnell. The settlement announced by state Attorney General …

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Family of Boy Who Died at Michigan Farm Reaches $100K Settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/20/368865.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:43:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368865 A $100,000 settlement has been reached in a federal wrongful death lawsuit by the family of one of two young people who died in 2010 after falling into a tank at a Barry County dairy farm. The Grand Rapids Press …

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$1.25M Settlement Reached by Chicago Archdiocese, Abuse Victim http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/20/368858.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:38:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368858 An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest. Plaintiff’s attorney Eugene Hollander announced Monday the settlement was reached over the weekend. The …

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Johnson & Johnson Will Pay $7.8M to Settle Arkansas Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/05/20/368847.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:25:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368847 Court filings show pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle a lawsuit over how the company marketed an antipsychotic drug to Arkansas doctors. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported $2 million will go to a Texas …

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Oil, Gas Driller Settles for $73 M in Colorado Pollution Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/23/365467.htm Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:49:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=365467 Major oil and gas driller Noble Energy has agreed to pay more than $73 million in a settlement with state and federal regulators over Colorado Front Range air-pollution violations. The Denver Post reported that the company’s tank batteries were emitting …

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Judge Rejects Effort to Undo California Wildfire Settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/20/365072.htm Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:38:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=365072 A judge has rejected a California timber company’s attempt to undo a $47 million legal settlement for a massive 2007 wildfire. Sierra Pacific Industries had accused federal prosecutors of engaging in misconduct. But according to the Sacramento Bee, a federal judge ruled …

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Settlement Talks Continue in Arizona Wildfire Wrongful Death Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/20/365066.htm Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:32:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=365066 Parties in a wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire say they need more time to discuss a settlement. Lawyers for the sides told a U.S. District Court judge on Friday that they’re working in good faith to …

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Soldier Settles in Hawaii With Government Over Needles Found In Burger http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/08/363695.htm Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363695 A retired soldier’s lawsuit over swallowing needles in a fast-food burger is settling for $50,000. Retired Army sergeant Clark Bartholomew filed the lawsuit in 2011 saying he was injured by needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased on a Hawaii …

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Medical Malpractice Case Settled by L.A. County For $4M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/02/363220.htm Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:44:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363220 Los Angeles County has agreed to pay $4.5 million to a man left paralyzed after treatment at County/USC Medical Center. The Los Angeles Times reported the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday in favor of the settlement with Justin Malone. In …

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Lawsuit Over Oregon Crab Fisherman’s Death Settled http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361861.htm Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:24:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361861 A lawsuit filed in the death of a man who drowned when a fishing vessel sank nearly three years ago has been settled. The Oregonian newspaper reported the estate of David Terris sued the owner of the commercial fishing boat …

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Attorneys Want More Time to Resolve Case in Arizona Firefighter Deaths http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/12/360289.htm Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:19:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360289 Attorneys in a lawsuit stemming from the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona say they need more time to try to negotiate a settlement with the state. They asked a federal judge Monday to put the case on hold for …

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Mercury Agrees to $1M Settlement With California Department of Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/10/360035.htm Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:22:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360035 California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced a $1 million settlement with Mercury Insurance Co., Mercury Casualty Co. and California Automobile Insurance Co. over findings that Mercury violated California laws on rating and underwriting practices. The settlement stems from a market …

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Texas Commissioner Files Revised Farmers Insurance Refund Settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/10/359968.htm Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:04:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359968 On the heels of a recent multi-million dollar refund agreement with the state’s largest homeowners insurer, Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner David Mattax announced a revised settlement with the second largest homeowners insurer, Farmers Insurance, stemming from a 2002 lawsuit by …

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Suit Filed Against Jewish Cemetery in California For Throwing Out Remains http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/09/359850.htm Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:20:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359850 One of the nation’s largest Jewish cemeteries and the resting place of notables including Groucho Marx has been sued for allegedly breaking vaults to make room for more graves and throwing out human bones in a pile. More than 60 …

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Gaylord, Sibley County in Minnesota Settle Racial Profiling Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/03/06/359717.htm Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:31:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359717 Officials in the south-central Minnesota city of Gaylord have agreed to pay tens of thousands of dollars to a Mexican immigrant to settle a federal lawsuit that alleged racial profiling. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Gaylord and Sibley County …

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Unresolved Issues Following Deal With Asiana Passengers in San Francisco Crash http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/05/359644.htm Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:23:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359644 The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly …

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