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Mercury Agrees to $1M Settlement With California Department of Insurance

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 …

Texas Commissioner Files Revised Farmers Insurance Refund Settlement

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 …

Suit Filed Against Jewish Cemetery in California For Throwing Out Remains

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 …

Gaylord, Sibley County in Minnesota Settle Racial Profiling Lawsuit

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 …

Unresolved Issues Following Deal With Asiana Passengers in San Francisco Crash

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 …

Settlement Reached in Deadly California Lexus Crash

Parents of a family that died when their Lexus sped up and crashed on a San Diego County, Calif. freeway have settled a lawsuit against the former car dealer. California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, brother-in-law and 13-year-old …

Utah Firm to Issue Refunds to Settle Suit Over Weight-Loss Pills

A Salt Lake City, Utah-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, “Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight,” was deceptive. Under the …

Farmers Settles Suit with Radiological Firms Over Alleged Billing Fraud

Los Angeles, Calif.-based Farmers Insurance Exchange has reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving alleged billing fraud by two radiological companies and their owners. The complaint alleges that two radiological corporations and their owners submitted false and misleading documentation to receive …

Wyoming Fracking Trade-Secret Justification Required Under Deal

A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground. Last year, the Wyoming Supreme Court sided with a landowners group and …

Washington Church, Law Firm Settle Legal Malpractice Claim

The Catholic Diocese of Spokane has settled a malpractice case it filed against the law firm that handled its bankruptcy over priest sex abuse claims. The church and the Paine Hamblen law firm settled Friday, but the terms of the …