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California Approves License Allowing Insurance Agents to Assist Consumers Who Purchase Health Insurance Through New Health Insurance Exchange
Posted on 12 Sep 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved Covered California's application for an insurance business entity license. The license approval will allow licensed health insurance agents to affiliate with Covered California and sell health... Read More

Four Insurance Consumer Protection Bills Sponsored by California Department of Insurance Signed Into Law in 2013
Posted on 31 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

During 2013 Governor Jerry Brown signed four bills that the California Department of Insurance (CDI) sponsored during the legislative year. The bills are: AB 32 (Chapter 608, Statutes of 2013) authored by Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles... Read More

California Department of Insurance Releases First-in-the-Nation Survey of Insurance Company Procurement from Diverse Suppliers
Posted on 7 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

206 Insurers report data on their supplier diversity efforts California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has announced the results of a first-in-the-nation survey of supplier diversity in the insurance industry. The reports of California’s... Read More

California Fair Claims And SIU Regulations Require Annual Training
Posted on 23 Jul 2014 by Barry Zalma

You Must Comply With California Regulations by September 1 Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations All insurers doing business in California must comply with the requirements of California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations (the “Regulations”... Read More

California Court Holds No Affirmative Duty to Settle Based Solely on the Likelihood of an Excess Judgment
Posted on 23 Oct 2013 by Troutman Sanders

By Ryan C. Tuley , William D. Burger, Jr. , and Christina Y. Ahn On October 7, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, in Reid v. Mercury Insurance Company [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], held that an insurer does not have... Read More

Organized Crime Insurance Fraud Ring Busted by California Department of Insurance Investigators
Posted on 21 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

A joint investigation with the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office led Department of Insurance investigators to the arrest of five individuals for allegedly running an insurance fraud ring throughout northern California and northern Nevada.... Read More

California Case Law Update: July 2010
Posted on 14 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

By Cassandra Franklin, Cassandra Shivers and Shaun Crosner *Readers that are customers can access the cases referenced below directly. Non-customers can access the cases through LexisNexis Free Case Law. Since our last update, California courts... Read More

Former Broker-Agent Charged with Multiple Felonies for Identity Theft and Forgery; More Victims Are Possible
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Convicted felon uses stolen identity to secure credit card and submit bogus insurance applications Eugene Shy-Ren Hsu, a former insurance broker-agent, was arrested by California Department of Insurance officers and charged with multiple felony... Read More

California Supreme Court Issues Long-Awaited Allocation Decision: Adopts The “One Giant ‘Uber Policy’” Approach
Posted on 24 Aug 2012 by Randy J. Maniloff

By Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP What do you call it when parties in California can get together and settle a trigger and allocation case? A Montruce. That didn't happen in State of California v. Continental Insurance Company... Read More

Perkins Coie On All-Sums-With-Stacking Allocation Boosts Insurance Recovery Under “One Giant ‘Uber Policy’”
Posted on 2 Sep 2012 by Perkins Coie

By Lara D. Cassidy, Koorosh Talieh, and Thomas McMahon, Attorneys, Perkins Coie The California Supreme Court's recent "all-sums-with-stacking" allocation ruling in California v. Continental Insurance Co., No. S170560, 2012 Cal. LEXIS... Read More

California Appellate Court Addresses Professional Liability Coverage Issues
Posted on 9 Jun 2012 by Andrew B. Downs

Court Discusses Meaning of "Claim," Scope of Dishonest Acts Exclusion and Defense Duties Most professional liability policies contain an exclusion for dishonest acts. Many also include provisions giving the insurer a right, but not a duty... Read More