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1/10/2008
S.P.Carr, BestWeek
BestWire (A.M. Best) January 10, 2008 by Sean P. Carr, Senior Associate Editor, BestWeek PROPOSED CALIF. LEVY GETS GRUDGING NOD FROM INSURERS SACRAMENTO, CA -- A proposal by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to assess a 1.25% surcharge on property insurance premiums to pay for wildfire-fighting efforts was met with grudging nods by insurer...
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1/1/2008
HR
On November 8, 1988, Californians passed the Insurance Rate Reduction and Reform Act, better known as Proposition 103. What follows below is the complete, original text of the ballot initiative. NOTE: Changes made by the state Legislature and the Courts are noted in different colored-text (green for additions, red for deletions). For the...
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12/29/2007
J.Mara, ContraCostaTimes
Contra Costa Times (California) December 29, 2007 by Janis Mara STAFF WRITER Online consumer advocate resolves disputes;  LetterChamp writes wrongs When Theo Brown scored a high-end, newly released computer on Dell's Web site for less than $2,000 in 2006, he was jubilant at getting a good deal. But his mood soured when he got an e-mail saying...
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8/1/2007
Carmen Balber
TEXT OF LETTER: August 1, 2007 BY HAND The Honorable Nonnie S. Burnes Commissioner of Insurance Massachusetts Division of Insurance One South Station Boston, MA 02110 Re: Banning the Use of Socioeconomic Factors by Auto Insurance Companies in Private Passenger Automobile Insurance Dear Commissioner Burnes: As representatives of consumer, civil...
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4/3/2007
Douglas Heller
SB 975 (Calderon) and Krumme v. Mercury This memo explains the history of Mercury Insurance's illegal broker fees and the effort to protect them in 2007 with SB 975.
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3/29/2007
Judy Dugan, Jamie Court & Tim Hamilton
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3/28/2007
Jamie Court, Judy Dugan & Tim Hamilton