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January 29, 1990 | From United Press International
Prop. 103 Judge Rejects Removal Attempt: Superior Court Judge Miriam Vogel on Thursday rejected an attempt by Roxani M. Gillespie, state insurance commissioner, to remove her from hearing two cases challenging her implementation of the Proposition 103 rate-cutting initiative. Karl Rubinstein, Gillespie's attorney, said he would have to consult with his client to determine whether to appeal. (Filed Jan. 16, 1990. Case No. C749248.)
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April 11, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie said Wednesday she will become a partner on June 1 of the Los Angeles law firm of Buchalter, Nemur, Fields and Younger--a major litigator for insurance companies. Although it has a general business practice, the 190-lawyer Buchalter, Nemur firm is one of the biggest insurance practitioners in the state, representing such companies as Farmers and the American International Group, including its important subsidiary, National Union.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expressing concern over some consumer complaints about extremely large auto insurance rate increases, Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi vowed Tuesday to review them and order "a new wave of rollbacks" if they prove excessive. But, Garamendi cautioned, he will not be ready for such a review until he promulgates new rate regulations later in the spring. "We have no standards in place today to measure the size of present rate increases," he acknowledged.
NEWS
October 5, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FGS Insurance Agency Inc., a controversial marketer of high-risk auto insurance policies, said Thursday that it has filed a damage claim against the state Department of Insurance, Commissioner Roxani M. Gillespie and four other agency officials. The Insurance Department has been trying to cancel FGS' license to market auto insurance in California, charging that the Irvine-based company has defrauded customers.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1989 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Griter
Expressing "deep concern" over the potential loss of California jobs if Los Angeles-based Farmers Group were taken over, 60 state legislators have written Insurance Commissioner Roxani M. Gillespie, urging her to give the matter "the most thorough possible review." Gillespie and regulators in eight other states where Farmers' insurance subsidiaries are headquartered must approve or reject any proposed change in ownership.
NEWS
October 6, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The only Republican other than Roxani M. Gillespie with announced plans to run for insurance commissioner is Huntington Beach Mayor Wes Bannister, an independent insurance agent who said he knows a lot more than Gillespie about how to reform the insurance business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The only Republican other than Roxani M. Gillespie with announced plans to run for insurance commissioner is Huntington Beach Mayor Wes Bannister, an independent insurance agent who says he knows a lot more than Gillespie about how to reform the insurance business.
NEWS
July 20, 1989 | KEVIN RODERICK and JONATHAN GAW, Times Staff Writers
Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp and consumer groups banded together Wednesday to charge that insurance providers have not proven that they need hardship exemptions from the rate rollbacks ordered by voters under Proposition 103. Van de Kamp put the objections in a formal petition that calls on Insurance Commissioner Roxani M. Gillespie to deny exemptions sought by hundreds of firms that sell insurance in California. He announced his position at press conferences in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1990 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers at the Center for Public Interest Law in San Francisco on Monday sued California Insurance Commissioner Roxani M. Gillespie, attempting to force her to make public documents relating to a transfer of $45 million from a subsidiary of First Executive Corp. to the parent company in 1989. First Executive, based in Los Angeles, is a financially troubled life insurance holding company that has taken huge losses because of the declining value of its junk bond portfolio.
NEWS
January 4, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outgoing Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie will not be appointed a Superior Court judge after all, official sources said Thursday. Although no one directly involved in the matter would comment for the record, the sources said that Gov. George Deukmejian had informed Gillespie that he would not be making the appointment in his last days in office and that Gillespie had accordingly withdrawn her name.
NEWS
December 25, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie has approved requests for rate increases by 46 auto insurers, the first markups she has granted in more than a year, it was announced Monday. In addition, it was disclosed that "a few" more companies will get hikes before Gillespie leaves office Jan. 7.
NEWS
December 8, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outgoing Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie announced Friday she will end her 14-month-old freeze on auto insurance rates before leaving office Jan. 7 and grant increases to some companies, affecting millions of policyholders. Gillespie said that many California drivers who have more than one minor traffic violation in the last three years would get rate increases ranging from 5% to 40%. Industry spokesmen said most would be at the top of that range.
NEWS
December 4, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appellate court decision has reduced the chance that California auto insurers will get large interim rate increases while their proposed rate hikes are being reviewed by the state insurance commissioner. The decision also makes clear the commissioner's right to consider rate filings at length.
NEWS
November 15, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prospective appointment by Gov. George Deukmejian of outgoing Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie to a Superior Court judgeship has stirred sharp controversy, with several consumer advocates saying Gillespie is unsuitable for such an appointment and some of the commissioner's associates insisting she would be a good judge. Neutrals in the judiciary say privately it is not unusual for a governor at the end of his term to reward loyal subordinates by naming them as judges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1990
Gov. George Deukmejian has submitted Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie's name to the state Bar's Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation for their opinion on whether she is qualified to be named a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. A member of the commission who disclosed this, but asked not to be identified, said that the action means that Gillespie probably will be appointed if the commission decides she is qualified.
NEWS
November 2, 1990
INTELLIGENCE Trains, planes and Arlomobiles: In a final, frenetic effort to attract voters, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dianne Feinstein will chug through the Central Valley this weekend by train while Republican Pete Wilson counters by air. Republican state attorney general candidate Dan Lungren also has taken to the air, accompanied by Gov. George Deukmejian.
NEWS
October 5, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FGS Insurance Agency Inc., a controversial marketer of high-risk auto insurance policies, said Thursday that it has filed a damage claim against the state Department of Insurance, Commissioner Roxani M. Gillespie and four other agency officials. The Insurance Department has been trying to cancel FGS' license to market auto insurance in California, charging that the Irvine-based company has defrauded customers.
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