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March 1, 1992 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Vankat thought little of it last May when she got a call from her insurance agent saying that he no longer was authorized to sell homeowners coverage for the Hanover Co., which had been insuring her Oakland hills home, and wanted to transfer her to another company. Vankat remembers asking--and her agent, John Ferguson, agrees that she asked--whether her new coverage with Fireman's Fund would be the same as before. Both agree that he answered yes.
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March 1, 1992 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Vankat thought little of it last May when she got a call from her insurance agent saying that he no longer was authorized to sell homeowners coverage for the Hanover Co., which had been insuring her Oakland hills home, and wanted to transfer her to another company. Vankat remembers asking--and her agent, John Ferguson, agrees that she asked--whether her new coverage with Fireman's Fund would be the same as before. Both agree that he answered yes.
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August 22, 1996 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the height of the battle over earthquake insurance, in the waning days of the 1996 legislative session, it was going to be a true Sacramento political evening Wednesday night. Both party leaderships were holding big fund-raisers, and both were anticipating heavy participation by the insurance industry. But threatened by protests, the Republicans postponed their event and the Democrats came under some fire for theirs.
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October 9, 1996 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Uninsured motorists are under attack in California. Last month, Gov. Pete Wilson signed legislation mandating that police, when stopping motorists, check for proof of insurance. Those who cannot show proof on the spot--or prove it later in court--face heavy fines and license suspension, and could, by court order, have their cars impounded. Now comes Proposition 213 on the Nov. 5 statewide ballot.
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