Judge rules Coastal Commission overreached in forcing mobile homeowner to waive property protection right
SAN CLEMENTE – A judge has ruled that the state agency responsible for overseeing land use and public access to the California coast overreached when it tried to force a beachfront homeowner to waive his rights to repair and maintain a rock wall that protects his and other homes from erosion and storms.
LOS ANGELES – A key MetLife policy that prohibits insurance agents from referring clients to anyone selling unapproved securities should have pulled the plug on any referrals to Diversified Lending Group for premium financing, but corporate manuals didn’t instruct supervisors and agents on how to identify which products were off limits, according to testimony in the trial against MetLife.
LOS ANGELES – Before introducing prospective clients to an investment fund promising a 12-percent return, Scott Brandt always started by pitching insurance. Dating back to a meeting for insurance agents in his office in 2004, he made an association between Diversified Lending Group’s premium financing program and MetLife insurance products.
SAN FRANCISCO — The federal agency tasked with granting the U.S. Navy permission to use low-frequency active sonar for training, testing and routine operations in oceans around the world didn’t do enough to protect marine mammals, a panel of judges in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided recently.