SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Nov. 14 refused to dismiss claims for misappropriation of trade secrets against insurance agents but dismissed civil conspiracy claims against the agents with leave to amend (Farmers Insurance Exchange, et al. v. Steele Insurance Agency Inc., et al., No. 13-00784, E.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162575).