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People Moves: Mutual of Enumclaw Fills Two New Executive Roles

Mutual of Enumclaw, a regional carrier of personal, business and farm and ranch insurance policies, has appointed two new leaders in the company’s underwriting and client services divisions. Newly appointed Chief Member Experience Officer Jerel Titus has 25 years of …

Woman Who Survived Train Crash into Patrol Car Files Lawsuit in Colorado

A woman who was seriously injured when the parked patrol car she was detained in was hit by a freight train filed a lawsuit against police, accusing three officers of acting recklessly and failing in their duty to take care …

Lawsuit: Las Vegas Strip Resorts Used Vendor to Fix Hotel Rates

A federal lawsuit in Nevada is seeking class-action damages for countless hotel patrons who booked rooms in Las Vegas since 2019, alleging that most hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have used a third-party vendor to illegally fix prices. The …

National Traffic Safety Board Issues Report on Las Vegas Crash That Killed 9

Federal crash investigators have released reports and investigative material about a multi-vehicle wreck a year ago in North Las Vegas that killed a driver and his passenger in a speeding sports car and seven members of a family in a …

Southern California’s Santa Ana Winds Toppled Trees, Big Rigs

Powerful Santa Ana winds tore across Southern California on last week – topping 100 mph, in parts – blowing over multiple big rigs on several highways and toppling massive 80-to-100 foot-tall trees, including in San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park where …

People Moves: California Commissioner Appoints Members to Statewide Boards

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara appointed Carolyn Wysinger as the newest member to the California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan Advisory Committee, and April Savoy, Patrick Wong, and Peter Guastamachio as members on the California Insurance Guarantee Association Board of Governors. …

2 Big Cannabis Insurance Providers Say Losses from California Storms Not as Bad as Feared

Just how big an impact the recent historic California storms had on the state’s cannabis industry is still coming into focus, and while two of the biggest players in California’s cannabis insurance market are starting to see upticks in claims, …

Risk Strategies Deal for Tanenbaum-Harber Agency Includes California-based Firm

Risk Strategies, a national insurance brokerage, acquired Florida’s Tanenbaum-Harber, a risk management and insurance advisor. Based in Miramar, Florida, Tanenbaum-Harber traces its beginnings to 1860, the companies said in a news release. It is considered one of the largest independent …

Worker Falls to His Death on Ship at Port of Los Angeles

A worker fell to his death on a ship at the Port of Los Angeles, authorities said. He fell about 50 feet from an upper deck to a lower one shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Fire …

Tesla Confirms Nevada Expansion to Make More Electric Trucks

Tesla confirmed it intends to invest $3.6 billion to expand its manufacturing capabilities in Nevada for “high-volume” production of electric semi-trucks and make enough cell batteries for 2 million light-duty vehicles annually. Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo had said during his …

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