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May 2, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Press, one of the apparent front-runners in the race for the Democratic nomination for insurance commissioner, came under attack Tuesday for soliciting thousands of dollars of campaign contributions from attorneys who advertise heavily for clients with accident claims against insurance companies.
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June 4, 1990 | Elements of the ads, with an analysis by Times staff writer Kenneth Reich
The race: Insurance Commissioner. Whose ads? Democratic candidate Ray Bourhis and Republican candidate Tom Skornia. Bourhis has two 30-second commercials that implore voters not to elect an insurance commissioner who doesn't know anything about insurance and portray Bourhis as someone who does know insurance. Skornia has a single, 30-second commercial which tries to get across the idea that he is the only Republican candidate in the race who's not on the side of the insurance industry.
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NEWS
March 1, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A meeting among representatives of several Democratic candidates for state insurance commissioner to discuss an "ethics code" for the race broke up in disharmony Wednesday over issues of occupational designations on the ballot and whether to ban contributions from special-interest groups. Walter Zelman, who organized the meeting and proposed a 12-part ethics code, accused candidates Bill Press, Conway Collis and Ray Bourhis of trying to scuttle his proposal.
NEWS
May 3, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State insurance commissioner candidate Bill Press, under fire for taking contributions from attorneys who advertise to represent accident claimants against insurance companies, proposed Wednesday a sweeping anti-fraud campaign by the state Insurance Department against "corrupt attorneys and doctors." Calling Los Angeles "the automobile accident insurance fraud capital of the United States," Press, a Democrat, estimated that the auto insurers statewide are losing $1.
NEWS
April 27, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first television commercials produced in the insurance commissioner's race, by State Board of Equalization Chairman Conway Collis and television commentator Bill Press, are in conflict: The two Democrats both claim to be the man the insurance companies will fear the most. The theme is a familiar one in California politics.
NEWS
June 4, 1990 | Elements of the ads, with an analysis by Times staff writer Kenneth Reich
The race: Insurance Commissioner. Whose ads? Democratic candidate Ray Bourhis and Republican candidate Tom Skornia. Bourhis has two 30-second commercials that implore voters not to elect an insurance commissioner who doesn't know anything about insurance and portray Bourhis as someone who does know insurance. Skornia has a single, 30-second commercial which tries to get across the idea that he is the only Republican candidate in the race who's not on the side of the insurance industry.
NEWS
February 6, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reports filed by the seven announced candidates for state insurance commissioner show that two Democrats, Board of Equalization member Conway Collis and television commentator Bill Press, are far ahead of all others in collecting campaign money, together accounting for about $7 of every $8 given in the race. At this early stage, special-interest money from lawyers and the insurance industry is not a high proportion of the total given.
NEWS
March 7, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of preliminary maneuvering, the state's first elective race for insurance commissioner is beginning to take shape, with attention focusing on the newest candidate, state Sen. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove). Garamendi already has emerged as a different kind of candidate in the Democratic primary, less stridently critical of insurer points of view and more dubious of the trial lawyer lobby than most other Democrats in the field.
NEWS
April 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A new California Field Poll on the insurance commissioner race showed that among 718 registered voters surveyed in the contest for the Democratic nomination, television commentator Bill Press won 16%, state Sen. John Garamendi 15%, former Common Cause director Walter Zelman 4%, Board of Equalization Chairman Conway Collis 3%, Alhambra City Councilman Michael Blanco 3% and San Francisco attorney Ray Bourhis 2%. The rest were uncommitted.
NEWS
June 14, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
A panel of lawyers formed to monitor Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie's enforcement of Proposition 103 and other insurance laws sued her and her department Tuesday on grounds that they are failing to use 30-year-old statutes to discipline insurance companies guilty of bad faith and unfair claims practices. The suit asks the San Francisco Superior Court to order the commissioner to start enforcing three statutes that allow her to take action on the kind of bad-faith complaints that the state Supreme Court ruled last year could no longer be the subject of lawsuits.
NEWS
April 27, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first television commercials produced in the insurance commissioner's race, by State Board of Equalization Chairman Conway Collis and television commentator Bill Press, are in conflict: The two Democrats both claim to be the man the insurance companies will fear the most. The theme is a familiar one in California politics.
NEWS
March 7, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of preliminary maneuvering, the state's first elective race for insurance commissioner is beginning to take shape, with attention focusing on the newest candidate, state Sen. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove). Garamendi already has emerged as a different kind of candidate in the Democratic primary, less stridently critical of insurer points of view and more dubious of the trial lawyer lobby than most other Democrats in the field.
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A meeting among representatives of several Democratic candidates for state insurance commissioner to discuss an "ethics code" for the race broke up in disharmony Wednesday over issues of occupational designations on the ballot and whether to ban contributions from special-interest groups. Walter Zelman, who organized the meeting and proposed a 12-part ethics code, accused candidates Bill Press, Conway Collis and Ray Bourhis of trying to scuttle his proposal.
NEWS
February 6, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reports filed by the seven announced candidates for state insurance commissioner show that two Democrats, Board of Equalization member Conway Collis and television commentator Bill Press, are far ahead of all others in collecting campaign money, together accounting for about $7 of every $8 given in the race. At this early stage, special-interest money from lawyers and the insurance industry is not a high proportion of the total given.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2003 | Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writer
Two Bay Area residents asked a federal judge Wednesday to hold UnumProvident Corp. and its subsidiaries in contempt, alleging that the company cheated them and others out of disability insurance benefits. Laurie Hindiyeh and Eugene Molfino told the court in a petition that even though their own doctors have said they are disabled, the nation's largest disability insurer declared them fit to work, cut off their benefits and denied their appeals.
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