The contents of Senate Bill 1528 are scant but lobbyists for personal injury attorneys and business and insurance industry groups assume that the final language will spark political war and the contending factions are arming for battle over its high financial stakes.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based Consumer Watchdog’s proposed ballot measure to require health insurance companies to get approval before raising their rates narrowly missed qualifying for November’s ballot by Thursday’s deadline – Consumer Watchdog got 109 percent of the signatures necessary to qualify on a random sample verification rather than the required 110 percent.
SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced 17,153,699 Californians are registered to vote in the June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election – up more than one million from this time four years ago.
FRESNO -- When big rig trucks and cars collide, the laws of physics determine the outcome. Most often, the smaller vehicle bears the brunt of the damage.
The Insurance Information Network of California, the California Highway Patrol and the California Trucking Association have joined forces to focus attention on truck and car driver safety this Memorial Day weekend. In a live demonstration held today at Fresno Downtown Chandler Airport, expert drivers highlighted the dangers of big rig blind spots and physical stopping distance, which is significantly greater than that of cars and SUVs. CHP officers reinforced the need for motorists to understand how to safely share the road with big trucks.
NORWALK -- Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and members of Consumer Watchdog announce submitting "800,000 signatures in support of the Health Insurance Rate Public Justification and Accountability Act".
State Senator Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) today called on the California Department of Insurance to take action on a state program that allows consumer groups to intervene in insurance rate cases and announced his intention to ask for a hearing on the program.
There have already been more than 800 wildfires in California this year - nearly triple the number for this time last year - prompting state fire officials this week to warn residents to prepare for what could be an infernal summer.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Some groups are worried that a bill amended in the California Senate still seeks to overturn an August decision by the state Supreme Court that was a blow to plaintiffs attorneys.
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada drivers could soon be sharing the road with vehicles that don't need them.
Department of Motor Vehicles officials said Monday they've issued Google (GOOG) the nation's first license to test self-driving cars on public streets, after conducting demonstrations on the Las Vegas Strip and in Carson City that show the car is as safe -- or perhaps safer -- than a human.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the United States. As prom and graduation season approaches, police and insurance companies are trying to reach out to high school students.
The basic goal behind buying insurance is to make you financially whole following a loss. You agree to pay a (relatively) small fee to an insurance company today, causing a small but certain loss to you now, in exchange for a guarantee from the insurance company that it will bear the burden of a large but uncertain loss in the future.