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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1988
A Hollywood AIDS testing center closed Tuesday because a Boston insurance company canceled the facility's malpractice coverage for physical exams and drawing blood. The Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, which offers anonymous AIDS testing, will remain closed until at least Friday while officials try to arrange coverage to replace the policy canceled by Lexington Insurance Co., said Wendy Greuel, an aide to Mayor Tom Bradley.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1989
Malpractice insurance has been obtained to allow continued operation at the Hollywood health clinic of the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, a major provider of AIDS testing that was threatened with closure. The agency's Edelman Health Center shut down for three days in December after the Lexington Insurance Co. pulled its coverage of AIDS-related services.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1989
Malpractice insurance has been obtained to allow continued operation at the Hollywood health clinic of the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, a major provider of AIDS testing that was threatened with closure. The agency's Edelman Health Center shut down for three days in December after the Lexington Insurance Co. pulled its coverage of AIDS-related services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1988 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County's largest AIDS testing clinic quietly resumed operation Monday while officials at the Hollywood facility scrambled to find a new insurance carrier before its 30-day policy extension ends next month. The clinic at the Edelman Health Center, part of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, was forced to shut down last week when its Boston-based insurance company refused to renew malpractice coverage for the facility's AIDS-related services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1988 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County's largest AIDS testing clinic quietly resumed operation Monday while officials at the Hollywood facility scrambled to find a new insurance carrier before its 30-day policy extension ends next month. The clinic at the Edelman Health Center, part of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, was forced to shut down last week when its Boston-based insurance company refused to renew malpractice coverage for the facility's AIDS-related services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1988
Two clinics at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center in Hollywood won a 30-day reprieve Friday when their insurance carrier, at the urging of Mayor Tom Bradley, extended their medical malpractice insurance policy for one month. The clinics, which provide services to people infected with the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus, were shut down Tuesday after Lexington Insurance Co. of Boston said it would not renew the clinics' insurance policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1987
The city of Burbank has filed suit against four insurance companies it says have refused to pay a $3.8 million out-of-court settlement with a concert promoter who once staged rock concerts at the Starlight Bowl. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by attorney Margot Metzler, alleges that the city's four insurance carriers--Admiral Insurance Co., First State Insurance Co., Granite Insurance Co. and Lexington Insurance Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1999 | HARRISON SHEPPARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Westminster filed an $8-million lawsuit Friday against two insurance companies that refused to pay for demolishing and replacing a water tank that ruptured last fall, injuring six people and displacing more than 30 families. The breach-of-contract suit filed in Orange County Superior Court cites Lexington Insurance Co. of Boston and Commonwealth Insurance Co. of Vancouver, B.C., for refusing to cover the city's costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1995 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When his first emu died in a fight with its disinterested mate, owner Richard C. Skorka of San Juan Capistrano absorbed the $25,000 loss. But when his second emu died of kidney disease, and a third jumped out of its pen, caught its toe in the fence and died of suffocation, Skorka filed claims with his insurance company. On Thursday, Skorka filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court alleging the insurance company has refused to pay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1999 | LOUISE ROUG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two insurance companies have agreed to pay Westminster $4 million to replace a water tank that ruptured last fall, injuring six people and causing millions of dollars of property damage. "This is a major step of forward," City Manager Don Vestal said. "The demolition of the tank a couple of weeks ago was a significant milestone. This settlement is another." The water tank on Hefley Square burst Sept. 21, unleashing 5 million gallons of water and leaving more than 30 families homeless.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1988
A Hollywood AIDS testing center closed Tuesday because a Boston insurance company canceled the facility's malpractice coverage for physical exams and drawing blood. The Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, which offers anonymous AIDS testing, will remain closed until at least Friday while officials try to arrange coverage to replace the policy canceled by Lexington Insurance Co., said Wendy Greuel, an aide to Mayor Tom Bradley.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
The biggest insurance company being sued by Dow Corning Corp. for refusing to pay breast implant claims settled a large part of the billion-dollar case Monday. The tentative settlement with American International Group Inc. came after three months of testimony and just days before the case was scheduled to go to the jury. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It involves only some of the policies in dispute among Dow Corning, American International and its subsidiaries, attorneys said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1997 | SHAUNA SNOW
TV & MOVIES Power Writing: An A-list of Hollywood writers, producers, executives and actors, including Alan Alda, Steven Bochco, Rob Reiner, Anthony Minghella, Cameron Crowe, James L. Brooks, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Larry Gelbart, is scheduled to take part in "Words Into Pictures: The 1997 Film and Television Writers Forum," a three-day public conference organized by the Writers Guild Foundation.
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