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  • License tag scam costing drivers [non-residents dodging high insurance rates by using NC plates]

    10/29/2006 9:49:33 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 16 replies · 1,727+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | , Oct. 29, 2006 | RICHARD RUBIN
    State investigators are trying to stop a hot scam: New York and New Jersey drivers flocking to North Carolina for cheaper auto insurance. The country's fifth-lowest insurance rates draw them here, and the state does not require an N.C. driver's license or proof of address to register vehicles and get tags. State officials say this rapidly growing form of insurance fraud has prompted hundreds of complaints in recent months, mostly from residents in the Northeast tattling on their neighbors. Scammers are hard to find, and officials are launching a multistate task force. "I'm flooded with them in my own town....
  • An illegal alien who can legally sue

    05/23/2006 9:45:22 AM PDT · by ziggy_dlo · 41 replies · 774+ views
    Mike Kelly ^ | Sunday, May 21, 2006 | By MIKE KELLY
    By MIKE KELLY VICTOR MANUEL CABALLERO says he only wanted a decent job when he sneaked across the border from Mexico five years ago. Thanks to a ruling last week by the state Supreme Court, he has achieved a special American status even though he still lives here illegally: He can collect damages for being hurt in an auto accident. We hear much these days about illegal immigrants -- how desperate they are for good jobs here, how many risk their lives to slip across the border, how so many now hope to pursue their lives in America with some...
  • CA: Commissioner (John Garamendi) claims shakedown over auto insurance regs

    05/08/2006 6:18:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 374+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 5/8/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi accused a group of insurance companies Monday of trying to blackmail him by threatening to run a $2 million ad campaign against his pending auto insurance regulations in the midst of his campaign for lieutenant governor. Garamendi said a woman who represented either the insurance industry or an insurance company contacted him through an intermediary and offered to drop the ads if Garamendi abandoned the regulations, which would limit use of ZIP codes in setting auto insurance pricing. "There was a threat made to me to back off or else," he said in an interview....
  • Question about auto insurance coverage for new teen driver in family

    04/22/2006 2:31:11 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 8 replies · 394+ views
    Our daughter just got her driver's license. I know that a common practice is to add such a driver to the policy, as a named insured. However, is that always necessary? I was reading the policy, and it seems to make no distinction between liability of a named insured and liability of a "family member" (which our daughter would be, according to the policy). If my reading is correct, therefore, it seems that we can leave the named insureds as being my wife and myself. Of course, I'll double and triple check. What has anyone else done in this regard?...
  • Dan Walters: Auto insurance premiums the newest east-west squabble

    03/13/2006 8:02:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 450+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/13/6 | Dan Walters
    he stark demarcation of California along cultural, political and geographic lines - our version of the national red vs. blue syndrome - is now an established fact. California's fabled north-south split, which once spawned semiserious efforts to divide it into two states, has given way to a more complex east-west separation with the Coast Range the dividing line. Sell It Yourself West of the coastal mountains (or perhaps the San Andreas Fault), California tends to be more ethnically and culturally diverse, more urban and more liberal, while inland California (easily three-fourths of its land mass) is whiter, more rural or...
  • Uninsured drivers in San Antonio take a pounding

    02/28/2006 2:01:08 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies · 1,521+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | // | Lomi Kriel
    Close to midnight on a recent cold Saturday, an old white van rattled into the city's impound lot, tucked away in a rural pocket on the South Side. The door opened to reveal nine dark-haired heads, including one little boy licking an ice cream treat. They were there to pick up Juan Carlos Rodriguez's car, which was towed the day before when he made an illegal turn, and the officer discovered the 1989 beige Cadillac wasn't insured. But first, Rodriguez, 28, had to change the title since the car wasn't in his name. Then he purchased some insurance. By the...
  • Pirates attack more ships off Somalia: official (where is the Mother ship?)

    11/11/2005 9:24:40 AM PST · by emiller · 23 replies · 1,171+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11-11-05 | Daniel Wallis
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali pirates attacked five ships in the past week in a sharp rise of banditry apparently directed from a mysterious "mother ship" prowling the busy Indian Ocean corridor, shipping experts said on Friday. ADVERTISEMENT ZIP code where you park at night: Do you currently have auto insurance? Yes No Have you had a U.S. driver's license for more than 3 years? Yes No Has any driver in your household had 2 or more accidents or moving violations in the last 3 years? Yes No Most vessels escaped, but one was commandeered, bringing to seven the number of...
  • Massachusetts auto insurers seek to thwart Romney's reform effort.

    08/10/2005 9:28:51 AM PDT · by Final Authority · 7 replies · 367+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10 August 2005 | Bruce Mohl
    By Bruce Mohl, Globe Staff | August 10, 2005 For the first time ever, Massachusetts auto insurance companies will seek a rate cut for drivers next year, according to two company officials involved in the deliberations. The industry's proposal would guarantee Massachusetts drivers a break on their premiums and may make it more difficult for Governor Mitt Romney to sell lawmakers on a sweeping overhaul of the state's heavily regulated system for setting rates. The two company officials, who asked for anonymity in advance of the rate filing tomorrow, said the auto insurance carriers will seek a 0.1 percent decrease...
  • Who Ranks Best Behind The Wheel? Allstate Best Drivers Report Reveals Cities with Safest Drivers

    06/07/2005 10:01:56 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 63 replies · 3,347+ views
    NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2005--Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, rank as the safest drivers in the U.S. according to the Allstate Insurance Company's (NYSE:ALL) inaugural "America's Best Drivers Report." The first-of-its kind ranking of U.S. cities with populations 100,000-plus, revealed that the average driver in the central Iowa city will experience an auto collision every 15 years, compared to the national likelihood of a crash every 10 years - making them 33.28 percent less likely to have an accident than the national average. Allstate researchers analyzed internal data to determine the likelihood drivers in America's largest 196 cities would experience...
  • State Farm to pay $40M settlement

    01/10/2005 1:17:47 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 3 replies · 792+ views ^ | January 10, 2005 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Thousands of automobile owners nationwide will share in a $40 million settlement with State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. over the company's handling of titles to vehicles totaled in accidents. About 30,000 consumers nationwide may be eligible for payments ranging from $400 to $10,000, depending on the value of their vehicle. Most payments will be between $800 and $1,850, officials said. The settlement includes 49 states and the District of Columbia. Only Indiana opted out of the settlement. The case began after State Farm approached the states and indicated that, after an internal review, it couldn't confirm...
  • Auto insurance rates could be on the rise-so folks living in CA's bigger cities can pay less

    01/13/2004 9:56:28 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 10 replies · 181+ views
    Auto insurance rates could be on the rise You may end up forking out more cash for car insurance so folks living in California's bigger cities can pay less. Living in a more rural community has its benefits, including less traffic and cheaper auto insurance. Right now insurance companies take your zip code into consideration, when calculating your rate. That policy may soon disappear along with the financial advantage to your pocketbook. Fewer cars on the road, means cheaper insurance rates for now. According to A.A.A., ďIf you live and drive in LA there is a potential for more...
  • Big-money radicals give to Democrats

    12/10/2003 12:21:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 279+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 10, 2003 | PAUL CRESPO
    For those who think that there is too much money in politics (and think most of it is Republican) there is just one word -- Soros. That is George Soros, the left-wing radical billionaire who has pledged to personally spend tens of millions of dollars to try to unseat George Bush in 2004. Defeating the Bush administration -- which he recklessly likened to Nazis and communists -- has become an obsessive focus of Soros life. His recent $10 million contribution to the new Democrat activist group America Coming Together was the largest single donation from an individual in history. Soros...
  • Who is Peter Lewis?

    12/03/2003 1:51:25 PM PST · by walford · 8 replies · 409+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | December 3, 2003 | Arne Steinberg
    Receive FREE updates by email: Who is Peter Lewis? By Arne Steinberg December 3, 2003 Billionaires Peter Lewis and George Soros have each pledged $10 million to America Coming Together, a newly formed political organization designed to defeat President Bush in the next presidential election. But who is Peter Lewis, the less well known of these two money men? A billionaire, Lewis is the chairman and chief executive officer of Progressive Corporation, the fourth-largest U.S. personal auto insurer, which insures high-risk motorists who canít get insurance anywhere else. Stories in the media depict Lewis as a philanthropist who has...
  • New Jersey is #1!!An expensive victory for Jersey's drivers

    07/29/2003 9:21:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 811+ views
    <p>Ah, driving in New Jersey. The most crowded roads.</p> <p>The longest commutes. The, ahem, nicest drivers.</p> <p>And the highest average auto insurance bills in the nation. Again.</p> <p>New Jersey beat out all the other states for the eighth time in the past decade, according to the annual National Association of Insurance Commissioners' survey, released yesterday.</p>

    04/30/2003 5:30:52 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 69 replies · 2,012+ views
    NewsWithViews ^ | April 28, 2003 | Devvy Kidd
    Imagine being 27 years old, beautiful, gainfully employed making good money, and then one day your whole world gets turned upside down because you live in a state that refuses to enforce the law. You lose your job and life changes dramatically. On May 28, 2002, the aforementioned young woman was rear ended on the freeway in LA. Since she was stopped because of another accident right next to her lane, this victim took the entire brunt of the forceful impact. The driver who hit her car turned out to be an uninsured Mexican, possibly an illegal, who attends UCLA...