December 10, 1992 |
The Orange County district attorney's office has sued an insurance company that allegedly failed to pay claims for as many as 2,000 automobile insurance policies that it wrote in the past 13 months. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday, seeks to ban Peoples Assurance Cooperative Inc. in Fullerton from selling or marketing additional insurance policies. It also seeks to stop the company from moving any money from bank accounts except to pay claims.
October 19, 2008 |
All homeowners should periodically have their insurance policies reviewed to make sure they have enough coverage. Consider last week's fires as a reminder to do just that and to conduct a photo or video inventory of your home. Such documentation will simplify the task should you have to file a disaster claim. After a fire, flood or other disaster, some homeowners opt to work with an independent or public adjuster rather than directly with their insurance companies. Your insurer may be cool to this idea -- such adjusters invariably come up with larger damage estimates than do insurance company adjusters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1985
A Canoga Park man has been charged with selling phony insurance policies in a series of misdemeanor counts, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said. Robert Stuart Jr. is to be arraigned on May 17 in Los Angeles Municipal Court on 10 counts of misdemeanor grand theft, three counts of acting as an insurance agent or broker without a license, three counts of misrepresenting a seller of professional services and one count of petty theft, according to the office.
November 5, 2006
Your Oct. 14 piece on long-term care insurance, "Trusting a Promise to Care," belonged in the Op-Ed section of the paper. Vera Smith may well have a legitimate case against her insurance company, though it would be difficult to discern from the evidence reporter Molly Selvin has offered. The simple fact is that the long-term care insurance industry is paying tens of thousands of claims totaling millions of dollars. Selvin's premise that payments in long-term care insurance are a problem is belied by her own article: The 2,500 complaints (which may or may not be justified)
April 22, 1997 |
The U.S. attorney's office has charged three men and a woman with fraud in connection with an alleged $50-million scheme involving investments secured by illegitimate life insurance policies for the terminally ill.
January 9, 1989 |
The small, frail-looking retarded woman doesn't know it, but she is paying monthly premiums on $5,000 worth of insurance on her life. Neither does she know that, when she dies, the sister of the woman who owns and operates the run-down community care facility in which she lives will collect the insurance money. In fact, the thin young woman with wide vacant eyes doesn't even know the meaning of the word insurance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1986 |
A Canoga Park man who pleaded no contest in May to six charges of grand theft for selling fraudulent insurance policies was sentenced Monday to three years in County Jail. Robert R. Stuart Jr., 38, could have received a maximum term of six years for the offenses but agreed to enter the plea in exchange for the lighter sentence. Los Angeles Municipal Judge David M.
September 25, 1985 |
A 17-year-old youth sought by Florida authorities for allegedly faking his own death by shark attack in a $100,000 life insurance fraud has been arrested in the Lomita area while driving erratically in a stolen car, authorities said Tuesday. Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Joe Eubanks said Jeffrey Justice, of Fort Pierce, Fla., "attracted the attention" of a deputy, who spotted the youth driving across the center line on Pacific Coast Highway early Monday.