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QME Discipline List - Periodic Review 10/04/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Medical Council (IMC) of the California Department of Workers' Compensation publishes a list of Qualified Medical Examiners whose QME status has been suspended or revoked, for various reasons. The Industrial Medical Council appoints and regulates qualified medical evaluators, ...Read More
Quackenbush Walks a Free Man 02/07/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 55 | 0
The Sacramento Bee reports that after an investigation of more than 18 months, former California Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush and his former chief deputy, William Palmer, will not be charged with any crimes. According to the Bee, U.S. Attorney John Vincent said that the investigation ...Read More

Quackenbush to Write Book 09/07/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 60 | 0
It was reported by Insurance Marketing and Management, Inc. that former California Insurance Commissioner, Chuck Quackenbush, has moved his family to Hawaii, and is contemplating a book about his experiences. The former commissioner remains under criminal investigation by the Attorney G...Read More
Quackenbush Replacement Speculation 07/28/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 68 | 0
The Los Angeles Times reported 7/28/00 that it is anticipated that Govenor Gray Davis is going to appoint retired Court of Appeal Justice Harry Low, 69, as interim replacement for former Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush. The nomination list is said to comprise only four individuals,...Read More
Quackenbush Resigns 06/29/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 84 | 0
In widespread media news yesterday it was announced that beleaguered California State Insurance Commissioner submitted his resignation from office, effective July 10. This development was not unexpected by industry observers considering the turn-coat damaging testimony by Department lawye...Read More
Quackenbush/Carriers Collusion?? 06/24/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 91 | 0
In a complete twist to the Quackenbush tales, consumer advocate Ina De Long of the Alliance for Insurance Reform and a group of former State Farm agents now claim in a press release that it was 'not only inconceivable, but impossible for [Quackenbush] to have acted without the willing and eager coop...Read More
Quackenbush Recall Started 06/24/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 152 | 0
California Secretary of State Bill Jones has given permission to People's Veto, a Simi Valley organization, to launch a petition drive for the recall of Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush. The group must collect 964,325 signatures from registered California voters, or 12% of the vo...Read More
Quackenbush Case Prompts Call for Federa 06/14/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 115 | 0
The debacle currently involving California Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush and the Northridge quake settlements has sparked a national debate over replacing state-based regulation of the insurance industry with federal oversight. Some critics are using this case as an example in...Read More
Quackenbush Deal? 06/12/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 101 | 0
The WorkComp Executive (www.wcexec.com) reported today (6/12/00) that they have received information that the Attorney General's office and Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush are discussing a deal where criminal charges will be dropped if Quackenbush resigns h...Read More
Quackenbush Deputies Memory Loss 06/12/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 159 | 0
After the release of a document from the Stoorza Ziegaus Metzger & Hunt public relations firm recommending that Republican Quackenbush use public funds to finance a political image-building campaign, Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Northridge) commented that evidence 'points in the direction' of impe...Read More
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