Major insurance firms pay less than they should on injury claims by manipulating the computer programs that determine final payouts, according to a recent report by a national consumer advocacy group. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) alleges that insurers "tune" software used during claims adjustments to save themselves as much as 15 percent to 20 percent on settlements related to vehicle or home accidents. Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/06/12/report-insurers-manipulate-software-to-underpay-injury-claims/#ixzz1xcKlzF1n --- ...
Lawyers have started the process of selecting a jury in the trial of a San Bernardino man suspected of setting the Old Fire. Jury selection is expected to last the rest of this month. If all goes well, officials said, opening statements could begin on July 9th.
Rickie Lee Fowler is accused of purposefully starting the fire that burned through the mountain communities and Lower Waterman Canyon in October 2003.
It’s hard to believe we are approaching the 5th anniversary of the devastating Angora Fire. I will be hosting a Fire Forum this June to update residents on fire protection, forest management reform and forest fuel removal practices. I hope you can join me for this important discussion on ensuring your home, business and community is safe from destructive wildfires.