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September 25, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 22 months after voters called for insurance rate rollbacks by passing Proposition 103, and 10 months after the date by which Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie had vowed to finish all such decisions, the first round of rollback hearings began here Monday. But the long-delayed hearings, which could set the pattern for hundreds of insurers to rebate part of the 1989 premiums, are focusing on only two companies--Safeco and the California State Automobile Assn.
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September 25, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 22 months after voters called for insurance rate rollbacks by passing Proposition 103, and 10 months after the date by which Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie had vowed to finish all such decisions, the first round of rollback hearings began here Monday. But the long-delayed hearings, which could set the pattern for hundreds of insurers to rebate part of the 1989 premiums, are focusing on only two companies--Safeco and the California State Automobile Assn.
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August 25, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Palmdale cardiologist wanted for allegedly filing false insurance claims turned himself in to authorities Friday and pleaded not guilty to four counts of insurance fraud, grand theft, conspiracy and perjury, authorities said. Dr. Enobong Ekong, 58, surrendered in Los Angeles County Superior Court, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. Judge Henry Barela set bail at $30,000.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Safeco Insurance Co. of America will open offices in the Center Promenade business complex in Ventura. The company has leased 10,200 square feet at 1001 Partridge St. for its local claims and legal departments. Capital Commercial/NAI represented the complex's owner, Arden Realty, in the five-year lease transaction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1990
Several leading California insurance companies filed lawsuits in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging state Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie's plan for implementing Proposition 103 rate rollbacks. The suits seek an immediate halt to rollback proceedings and a court order overturning various parts of Gillespie's decision in June detailing the method for rollbacks. The suits challenge Gillespie's decision that 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1994
Schoolchildren soon will be able to buy half-price bicycle safety helmets through local police, officials said Tuesday. The Police Department will use $10,500 in donations to pay half the cost of bike helmets, now required for riders younger than 18 years old. The state bike helmet law took effect Jan. 1, but riders have until the end of the year before police start writing $25 tickets, Cpl. Larry Wiist said.
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August 23, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Palmdale woman has been arrested and charged with nine counts of insurance fraud, conspiracy, grand theft and perjury for allegedly filing false insurance claims, officials said Wednesday. Ruth Ekong, 61, was booked at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.'s Lancaster station Tuesday and bail was set at $437,790, said Mike Silva, a California Department of Insurance spokesman, whose agency investigated the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2001
A Palmdale cardiologist wanted for allegedly filing false insurance claims turned himself in to authorities Friday and pleaded not guilty to four counts of insurance fraud, grand theft, conspiracy and perjury, authorities said. Dr. Enobong Ekong, 58, surrendered in Los Angeles County Superior Court, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. Judge Henry Barela set bail at $30,000. Ekong is due back in court for a preliminary hearing Sept. 17.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1994 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Auto and homeowners policyholders in California could get as much as an additional $1 billion in rebates thanks to the California Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that upheld state Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi's rules for refunds under Proposition 103. But if you expect to get your rebate check in the mail tomorrow, you'd better slow down. The outcome of the court's decision is more complex than that.
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