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April 18, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Farmers Raises Quake Loss Estimate: Like nearly every other large California insurer, Farmers Insurance Group has raised its estimate of claims from the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake. Farmers, which initially estimated its gross claims losses at up to $600 million, now says a better estimate is between $600 million and $800 million, according to a statement by BAT Industries, Farmers' British-based parent company. State Farm Insurance Group, Allstate Insurance Co. and 20th Century Insurance Co.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1993 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following his court defeat in a key Proposition 103 lawsuit, Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi says he plans to maintain a freeze on insurance rates while taking his fight to implement the 1988 premium-rollback initiative to the California Supreme Court. Garamendi and legal aides spent the weekend and Monday examining the 85-page decision Friday by Judge Dzintra I. Janavs of Los Angeles Superior Court in an effort to find the best avenue for appeal.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1995 | PATRICK LEE and JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles County drivers continue to pay the highest auto insurance premiums in the state, and Orange County motorists rank third, according to a state survey of insurance rates released Wednesday by the Department of Insurance. Los Angeles-area drivers pay more than twice as much as most Northern California residents for the same insurance, according to the survey of the 14 largest auto insurers that control 82% of the state market.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1995 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County drivers continue to pay the highest auto insurance premiums in the state, while rates across California have generally remained stable in the last year, according to a survey of insurance rates released Wednesday by the state Department of Insurance. Residents of Los Angeles County pay up to twice as much as drivers in Northern California for the same insurance, said the survey of the state's 14 largest auto insurers, which together underwrite 82% of the policies statewide.
NEWS
February 21, 2000 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having scrambled to put two measures on the March ballot, insurance companies are now spending millions on provocative television commercials to defeat them. But crazy as it sounds, even the insurance industry's main opponents, the California trial lawyers, admit this strange tactic is smart politics. What the insurance industry is gunning for are two laws the trial lawyers persuaded the Legislature to pass and the governor to sign last year.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1993 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County continues to be by far the most expensive place in California to insure a car, with Orange County second, according to the state Insurance Department's annual price survey of California's 14 largest auto insurers. The survey, released Monday, once again demonstrates that rates can vary by more than 100% from company to company for identical coverage in the same community. It also shows that a poor driving record can cause the cost of insurance to double.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2000
Californians will decide on 20 ballot initiatives Tuesday. Prop. A1 Would allow Indian tribes to operate slot machines and card games such as twenty-one on their lands in California. Would also allow tribal-state gaming compacts already approved by the state to go into effect if approved by the federal government. For: Numerous Indian tribes, including the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, Rumsey Indian Rancheria and Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.
BUSINESS
April 14, 1994 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California auto insurance rates have declined slightly over the last year, a new state survey shows. But many of the things the Insurance Department's annual survey shows are the same as in previous years: rates in Los Angeles County remain the state's highest, followed by Orange County; rates still vary widely from carrier to carrier, and a poor driving record costs a lot of money.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smoke was still in the air when the first insurance workers arrived to help customers burned out of their homes by last month's Laguna Beach fire. Within days, meetings were being held to explain to policyholders how the claims process works and to hand out insurance checks to cover living expenses. The quick response from insurance representatives was meant to put customers at ease, said Jeanine Raquet, regional underwriting manager for Allstate Insurance Co. "We are there for them."
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