Victims of the 1994 Northridge earthquake have joined the fray over state Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush’s alleged misuse of his position, calling for his impeachment.
At a new conference Thursday, people whose homes were damaged in the quake complained that the California insurance department did nothing to help settle claims while insurance companies low-balled settlements or tied them up in court for years.
Quackenbush has admitted he allowed six insurers to contribute $11.6 million to an earthquake foundation he established in order to avoid fines potentially totaling $3 billion for the alleged mishandling of the claims. He has also admitted that none of the money went to the earthquake victims.
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