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February 2, 1999 | Harrison Sheppard, (714) 966-5977
The Orange County Cities Risk Management Authority said recently that it will reimburse the city up to $1.65 million for losses caused by the rupture of a 5-million gallon water tank in September. The authority is composed of 11 Orange County cities that joined together to provide insurance for each other for losses of more than $350,000. The city has spent $2.4 million so far on the tank disaster.
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February 2, 1999 | Harrison Sheppard, (714) 966-5977
The Orange County Cities Risk Management Authority said recently that it will reimburse the city up to $1.65 million for losses caused by the rupture of a 5-million gallon water tank in September. The authority is composed of 11 Orange County cities that joined together to provide insurance for each other for losses of more than $350,000. The city has spent $2.4 million so far on the tank disaster.
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December 12, 1986
Faced with rising premiums and dwindling coverage, nine of the 11 Orange County cities that joined eight years ago to purchase group insurance coverage are pooling their funds in a self-insurance plan. The cities, members of the 11-city Orange County Cities Risk Management Authority, will begin paying into a self-insurance pool today, when their current policy lapses, said David Barrett, assistant city manager of Cypress and president of the authority.
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March 27, 1985 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
The City of Laguna Beach filed a $6.5-million lawsuit Monday against an insurance company and its underwriter for refusing to pay at least $600,000 in a landslide case that was settled last fall after a jury had rendered a verdict against the city. Laguna Beach claims that Mead Reinsurance Corp. and underwriter Patricia Fleishman Inc. acted in bad faith and breached two written contracts in failing to pay the money to two couples whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Feb. 17, 1980, slide.
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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.
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June 5, 1985 | Roxana Kopetman
In 1980, an intoxicated motorist driving 50 m.p.h. in a residential 25-m.p.h. zone crashed his vehicle into a parked car in Laguna Beach. The passenger, Nathan Blue, was left a paraplegic. The driver was not insured, but the city was. Laguna Beach City Manager Ken Frank said the 5-year-old case that will come to trial later this month is an example of how California cities are affected by legal precedents that have paved the way for an increasing number of liability claims against cities.
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December 12, 1986 | ANDY ROSE, Times Staff Writer
Faced with rising premiums and dwindling coverage, nine of the 11 Orange County cities that joined together eight years ago to purchase group insurance coverage now are pooling their funds in a shift to a self-insurance plan. The cities, all members of the 11-city Orange County Cities Risk Management Authority, will begin paying into a self-insurance pool today, when their current policy lapses, said David Barrett, Cypress assistant city manager and president of the authority.
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December 10, 1985 | ROBERT SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
Faced with insurance premiums up to four times larger than last year, officials in some of Orange County's cities said Monday they will consider dropping their insurance policies and "going bare." Orange City Manager Bill Little said he would present the self-insurance option to the City Council at this afternoon's meeting. "Do we want to continue this? Is it, perhaps, given the cost and terms of insurance, worth going without insurance?
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December 13, 1985 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
Santa Claus was coming to town, but in Villa Park his appearance has been canceled. The city lost its insurance Thursday, and officials say they can't afford to take a chance on being sued--for anything. Cancellation of Santa's annual ride through town atop a fire engine, which had been set for Saturday, is the first blow this small northeast Orange County community has suffered since it lost its liability coverage.
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July 21, 1999 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Work crews in Westminster began the process Tuesday of demolishing a giant concrete storage tank that ruptured nearly a year ago, sending 5 million gallons of water roaring through a housing complex. City officials hope the demolition will remove a public safety hazard and provide some closure to residents awakened early Sept. 21 by the wall of water rushing through their Hefley Square Town Homes neighborhood.
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