March 6, 2018
California's high court will hear arguments Tuesday in a builder's lawsuit over its insurer's refusal to cover allegations that it negligently failed to supervise a former employee who sexually assaulted a middle school student, a case that raises the broader question of whether liability coverage applies to the unexpected consequences of intentional conduct.
 
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February 28, 2018
Four months after a ferocious firestorm devastated communities in California's wine country, those who lost their homes are still struggling.
 
Animal feeding stations remain on roadsides, monitored by volunteers searching for pets left behind when their owners fled. Cats that had been feared dead continue to be found.
 
Signs are...
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February 26, 2018
Residents of the state are still seeing costs that are among the highest in the United States.
Property owners in Oklahoma are already paying some of the highest homeowners insurance rates in the country due to the state’s high risk of severe weather such as tornadoes, hail, and other damaging forces of nature.
 
Now, insurers...
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February 14, 2018
 
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Homeowners in the Oakland Hills have joined those in the Wine Country in expressing fears about the increasing difficulties they've faced getting fire coverage. It's part of 7 On Your Side's continuing investigation into the non-renewal of home insurance policies.

As we've been reporting, several homeowners in the North Bay Fire zone have...

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January 30, 2018

 

Montecito residents who are hoping that insurance will cover damage to their homes from recent mudslides received a word of support from an important ally on Monday.

California insurance commissioner Dave Jones issued a notice to insurers outlining his office'...

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January 30, 2018
Pamela Jameson Boehr and her husband own a home and two rental properties in Montecito. Each site was affected by the devastating mudslides that recently swept through the area.
 
Boehr, 77, told me her personal residence wasn't significantly damaged, but one of the rental properties, a pair of duplexes, is now covered with nearly two feet of mud and debris....
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January 27, 2018
Carl Zaid wasn’t sure how to tell his wife their house had just burned to the ground, so he did it with the help of a flamingo.
 
Her name was Miss Pink, and she was perched in her usual spot in the front yard the night the family fled as flames approached from the canyon behind them.
 
And she was there the next day, singed but still...
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January 25, 2018

 

YOUNTVILLE — The North Bay wildfires obliterated homes, belongings and keepsakes within hours or even minutes. But for many survivors, the journey toward repayment for their losses is still in its early days – and advocates for policyholders are hoping to guide some of them through a path that may take several years.

 

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January 24, 2018

 

Yesterday, we heard a presentation from “Conversations Around the Fire” – an initiative hoping to guide local residents to greener, safer and more just ideas about rebuilding our community. One speaker at the conversation Monday night represented a group that helps answer questions about insurance, advocating  for those seeking fair treatment.

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January 23, 2018

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, only 58 of the some 3,200 homes in Montecito have flood insurance. That means many homeowners will either be getting a lawyer to argue the Thomas Fire caused the mudslides and should be covered by fire insurance, or will need to rebuild without insurance. Federal disaster assistance only pays up to $35,000.

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