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September 26, 1996 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insurance Commissioner Charles Quackenbush is under fire from a consumer group for allegedly delaying an investigation into the business conduct of a political campaign contributor represented by former Gov. George Deukmejian. A group headed by consumer activist Harvey Rosenfield plans to file a complaint today with the state's political watchdog agency.
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NEWS
September 26, 1996 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insurance Commissioner Charles Quackenbush is under fire from a consumer group for allegedly delaying an investigation into the business conduct of a political campaign contributor represented by former Gov. George Deukmejian. A group headed by consumer activist Harvey Rosenfield plans to file a complaint today with the state's political watchdog agency.
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BUSINESS
March 15, 1994 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After more than five years of legal wrangling, an obscure company is taking center stage in the high-stakes battle over insurance reform in California. Since voters passed Proposition 103 in 1988, auto and property insurance heavyweights such as 20th Century and State Farm have been the most visible challengers of the measure that sought to rebate 20% in premiums to policyholders. Meanwhile, the Proposition 103 case of Amwest Insurance Group Inc.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1994 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After more than five years of legal wrangling, an obscure company is taking center stage in the high-stakes battle over insurance reform in California. Since voters passed Proposition 103 in 1988, auto and property insurance heavyweights such as 20th Century and State Farm have been the most visible challengers of the measure that sought to rebate 20% in premiums to policyholders. Meanwhile, the Proposition 103 case of Amwest Insurance Group Inc.
NEWS
August 2, 1989 | CARL INGRAM and MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writers
For nearly two years, legislators had talked privately about the erratic performance and behavior of Sen. Bill Greene, one of the most mercurial and bellicose lawmakers in the state Capitol. He frequently was hours late arriving for floor and committee sessions and colleagues noted that he was given to slurred and bombastic speeches, volcanic eruptions of temper and to seemingly going out of his way to pick arguments.
NEWS
February 1, 1994 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Gov. George Deukmejian, now a lawyer in private practice, has signed on to represent an insurance company owned by his onetime leading campaign contributor in a case pending before the California Supreme Court, five of whose seven members he appointed. The insurer, Northridge-based Surety Co.
NEWS
February 25, 1994 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
On the urging of former Gov. George Deukmejian and the insurance industry, the California Supreme Court agreed Thursday to review a case that tests the Legislature's ability to exempt certain insurance companies from voter-approved rate rollbacks. Deukmejian, who appointed most of the court's justices, urged them to review the case on behalf of a surety insurance company whose owner contributed heavily to his political campaigns.
NEWS
September 16, 1986 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
California's property and casualty insurance industry gave $1,621,326 in campaign contributions to Gov. George Deukmejian and California incumbent legislators during a two-year period ending in July, according to a Common Cause study released Monday.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1998
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NEWS
November 23, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Eleven California insurance companies, including five of the 10 largest sellers of auto coverage, have applied to the state Department of Insurance for exemptions to rollbacks called for under Proposition 103. But the Insurance Department is declining to make public documents some of the companies have submitted to support their case.
NEWS
August 2, 1989 | CARL INGRAM and MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writers
For nearly two years, legislators had talked privately about the erratic performance and behavior of Sen. Bill Greene, one of the most mercurial and bellicose lawmakers in the state Capitol. He frequently was hours late arriving for floor and committee sessions and colleagues noted that he was given to slurred and bombastic speeches, volcanic eruptions of temper and to seemingly going out of his way to pick arguments.
NEWS
May 11, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insurance companies have contributed more than $300,000 to the campaign for Proposition 115--an anti-crime initiative on the June ballot--and suspicious foes charged on Thursday that insurers may have hidden motives for their generous support of the measure. The initiative's opponents contend that insurers may be backing the measure because, under it, the courts could be so busy with criminal cases it would be increasingly difficult to bring civil suits to trial.
NEWS
March 25, 1994 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
In an extremely rare move, a consumer coalition on Thursday asked the majority of the California Supreme Court to disqualify itself from voting on an insurance case because of an appearance of impropriety. The groups asked four justices to step aside because former Gov. George Deukmejian, who appointed them, is representing an insurance company that has a stake in the case's outcome. Justice Armand Arabian, a Deukmejian appointee, was indignant at the suggestion of possible impropriety.
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