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Complaint from Whistleblower Targets California Utility Regulator

The former chief administrative law judge at California’s powerful utility regulator said this week she was fired for cooperating with investigators looking into collusion between regulators and executives from Pacific Gas & Electric. Karen Valentia Clopton announced that she’s filing …

BIG Announces “Biggie Award” Winners for Fall 2017

Independent Agents Association Honors Northern California Livermore, CA, September 21, 2017 – At the recent BIG Independent Group Minivention held at the Wente Vineyards in Livermore, CA, the independent agents and brokers association honored some of the insurance industry’s brightest …

ATI Welcomes Troy Mette as VP of Commercial Sales

Orange, CA, September 19, 2017- American Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a leading nationwide restoration and reconstruction provider based in Orange, CA, is pleased to welcome industry veteran Troy Mette in his new role as Vice President of Commercial Sales. Mette will …

The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers is Proud to Announce Tom Wasiewicz to Our Employee Benefits Insurance Division

Woodland Hills, CA, September 18, 2017- Tom brings eight years’ insurance industry experience to Liberty, with a focus on corporate-level medical coverage. He will be joining the new Santa Monica office, helping Liberty grow its Employee Benefits Insurance division. Tom …

San Francisco Bay Area Highways Worst in California for Animal Collisions

Highways that run through the pricey real estate of the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco area are California’s most dangerous for coyotes, deer and other wildlife. A study released by the University of California Davis found that the Bay …

LifeSaver and The Cincinnati Insurance Company Join Forces to Fight Fleet Distracted Driving

Cincinnati Insurance Promotes LifeSaver as a Loss Control Option to its Commercial Policyholders. San Jose, CA, September 12, 2017– LifeSaver and Cincinnati Insurance have joined forces to fight phone-related distracted driving. Cincinnati Insurance’s commercial policyholders can now enforce their cell …

California Bill Targets Sexual Harassment by Venture Capitalists

A rash of sexual harassment scandals this summer involving venture capitalists has laid bare a major weakness in laws meant to protect workers from unwelcome advances. While legislation is clear on many workplace interactions, there’s next to nothing on the …

California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments Per Claim Fell in 2016, Report Shows

Medical payments per claim in California’s worker’s compensation system dropped 9 percent in 2016 from two years prior, according to a report issued by the the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Thursday. The WCIRB’s California Workers’ Compensation Aggregate Medical …

Middle Market Growth Spells Opportunity for California’s Insurance Community

The insurance community has at least two reasons to be interested in a new report on middle market companies, particularly those who are doing business in California. According to a report released this week from American Express and Dun & …

Lawyer Says Blown Tire Caused Livestreamed, Deadly Crash in California

The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical problem may have caused the accident in California. The Merced Sun-Star reported Obdulia Sanchez’s lawyer told a …