December 12, 2017


Hundreds of Sonoma County residents who lost their homes in the October wildfires say they are finding themselves underinsured and many are pressing their cases with their homeowners’ insurance carriers.

Many displaced homeowners are discovering that they will likely have to pay tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars out of pocket as they process their claims, according to...

November 27, 2017
A nonprofit policyholder group has urged the Ninth Circuit to revive a coverage dispute between Office Depot and a unit of AIG, arguing that the lower court ruling could drastically curtail coverage in California False Claims Act cases.
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November 8, 2017

Fire victims working to start the rebuilding process may be in for a shock. After running the numbers, some homeowners are finding they are under-insured.

Residents in hazmat suits are searching through rubble, taking photos of what's left after the North Bay fires. Santa Rosa fire victim Brad Sherwood showed me around.

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November 6, 2017

Mother Nature could be excused if she wondered, "How much more prompting do you people need?"

This year delivered epic wildfires, devastating hurricanes, massive floods and some pretty horrific earthquakes. Yet many people still haven't taken a few critical steps to protect their financial lives from such disasters.

Consider setting aside a few hours this week to take care of...

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November 5, 2017

MENDOCINO CO., 11/07/17 — Confused about how to handle questions about insurance and the recent fire? Mendocino County is holding a meeting to provide information on insurance issues for people who are rebuilding their homes in the wake of the recent fires. The meeting will include presentations from local, state, and federal agencies involved in the rebuilding process, and is intended to...

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November 2, 2017

Prevent payout delays with these smart and simple moves

The October wildfires in California wine country destroyed more than 7,200 homes and other buildings, according to the latest estimate by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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November 1, 2017
Nonprofit policyholder advocacy group United Policyholders urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday to reverse an Oregon federal court's decision that a pollution exclusion in a pool contractor's policy negates coverage for underlying suits over carbon monoxide poisoning, arguing the lower court's reading of the exclusion was overbroad.
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October 26, 2017

A “low-key” reunion of more than 130 Witch Creek fire survivors and recovery coalition members was held Sunday to mark the wildfire’s 10th anniversary.

“This is a celebration of homecoming and friendship,” Jan Rasmussen told attendees. She was co-chair of...