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Judge Rules Against Auto Insurers

Feb 15, 2007 SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Siding with consumer groups and state regulators, a state judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit that challenged rules requiring auto insurers to base their rates primarily on drivers' records instead of where they live.Superior Court Judge Loren McMaster granted a summary judgment, ruling that regulations adopted last year by John Garamendi, insurance commissioner at the time, were consistent with a rate-regulation initiative adopted by voters in 1988."The regulations simply track the language of (the initiative), which requires that driving safety record, annual mileage and years of driving experience shall have the greatest weight and importance in determining one's automobile premium," McMaster wrote.....

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