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7 in California and Washington Charged With 100+ Counts of Auto Insurance

Seven people in California and Washington were arrested for allegedly conspiring to defraud eight insurance companies by submitting fraudulent auto insurance claims totaling more than $175,000. Detectives from the California Department of Insurance, assisted by Snohomish County Marshall’s Office and …

Suit Filed Over Oregon Worker Who Died After Using Bucket as Toilet

Relatives of an Oregon worker who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while defecating in the back of a company truck seek $4 million in a lawsuit filed against the man’s former employer and four other companies. The suit filed in …

Bill Cutting Taxes For Insurance Companies Signed by Arizona Governor

Arizona is set to reduce taxes for insurance companies under a new bill Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law. The tax cut is expected to mean the loss of more than $44 million to state’s general fund over the next …

Plan to Settle Abuse Claims Offered By Montana Catholic Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena has filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that proposes a $16.4 million settlement for hundreds of people who said clergy members sexually abused them for decades while the church covered it up. The plan, filed …

Landslide Cleanup Deal Reached in Oregon, Insurers to Pay

A legal path has been cleared for hundreds of tons of debris to be removed from a waterway south of Coos Bay, Ore. that’s home to federally protected coho salmon and green sturgeon. In April 2012, a massive construction landslide …

Washington Commissioner Disciplines Insurers, Producers

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler in September disciplined several insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations. Following are the names of the parties, their locations and the violations the Office of the Insurance Commissioner reported to have …

Flood Victims in Vegas Area Offered Free Legal Assistance

The Nevada State Bar says free legal assistance is available for people dealing with government agencies, insurance companies, landlords, contractors and banks after recent flooding in Clark County and the Moapa Paiute reservation northeast of Las Vegas. Officials will be …

Agent Steals More Than $100K From California Businesses

Isidro Santillan, 53, of Pacoima, Calif., has been arrested and charged with 13 counts of grand theft and three counts of commercial burglary. Santillan allegedly stole more than $100,000 by selling insurance policies and bonds to licensed contractors and not …

California Chiropractor Charged In Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Riverside County, Calif. chiropractor is accused of masterminding an elaborate fraud scheme that bilked insurance companies out of millions of dollars. The Press-Enterprise reports Peyman Heidary is charged with heading a criminal organization that established medical clinics and a …

Mid-2015 Target For Alaska Workers’ Comp Changes

A new method of paying medical fees for injured workers under Alaska’s workers’ compensation program won’t be in place until mid-2015, and it will take more time for insurance companies to judge any effects on lowering costs so that adjustments …