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Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 29, 2015

California Uber Safety

Its had its fair share of troubles with taxis all over the nation and now in California the ridesharing company Uber is facing another lawsuit. And its one it wanted a judge to dismiss.


The taxi suit says Uber claims to be safe or safer than its competitors like taxis and Yellow Cab and 18 other taxi companies in Californias metro areas say thats not true and Uber is guilty of false advertising.


The judge said the case will move forward.


Source link: PropertyCasualty360.com



Idaho Producer Licenses Revoked

This came to us from the Idaho Department of Insurance.


The Director of the Department of Insurance has issued orders to revoke the licenses of two Idaho licensed insurance producers effective July 21, 2015.


In the first case, Daniel G. Gutierrez, an Idaho resident, borrowed money from a client without following the requirements outlined in the Idaho Insurance Code, including maintaining proper documentation of the loan transaction, designed to protect both the client and the producer. In addition, he demonstrated financial irresponsibility by failing to repay the loan to his client.


Gutierrez also failed to report a criminal fraud action as required by the Idaho Insurance Code and demonstrated financial irresponsibility in a number of business activities unrelated to his role as an insurance producer but which are considered relevant to the Department when considering an individuals qualifications to be a licensed producer in Idaho.


The Department was made aware of the loan when Gutierrezs client reported that he had not made repayment as he had agreed to do. Taking into consideration the business relationship Gutierrez had with his client, the Department determined he had used his position of trust to take advantage of his client.


The Department takes these matters very seriously, Department Director Dean Cameron says. The law is written to protect the insurance-buying public from individuals who prove to be untrustworthy, financially irresponsible, or who otherwise cause injury to others.


In addition to revocation of his license, Gutierrez was ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $5,000 unless he repays his client in full plus interest, in which case $4,000 of the penalty will be waived.


In the second case, Shanon Ruiz Cannon, a resident of Kansas who holds an Idaho nonresident license, failed to report criminal convictions and a change of address to his home state as required by law. The Kansas Insurance Department revoked Cannons license and Idaho was notified of the action. Cannons license was then revoked by the Idaho Department of Insurance.


The final orders can be viewed on the Department website.



Montana Federal Disaster Aid

Drought has hit Montana hard. The Montana Farm Agency reports that ranchers in 15 of the states counties are now eligible for federal aid from the 2015 Livestock Forage Disaster Program.


The counties are Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Glacier, Granite, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Pondera, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders and Silver Bow.


Source link: insurancejournal.com



New Mexico Cops Distracted Drivers

Farmington police are the first in the state to install anti-distracted driving software on its patrol car computers. It will keep officers from being able to look at their in-car computers after the vehicle reaches the speed of 20 MPH.


Source link: insurancejournal.com

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