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Mercury Insurance Agrees to Pay California a Record $41M

SACRAMENTO — Mercury Insurance Co. is ending its two-decade battle with California regulators over extra fees charged to customers by agreeing to pay the state more than $41 million, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said Wednesday. He said it’s t...

Insurance Claims from Deadly California Wildfires Top $12B

SACRAMENTO — Insurance claims have topped $12 billion for the November wildfires in California, making them the most expensive in state history. The figure released Wednesday by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara covers the fire that largely destroyed the ...
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Walters: Political Aspirations at Risk from Harassment Claims

In a recent column, Dan Walters explains the impending political damage from claims of sexual harassment now becoming public in Sacramento. Among the most susceptible, Walters argues, is state Senate pro tem and U.S. Senate candidate, Kevin de León. De León...