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Consumers

Top California insurance official reveals latest changes for industry

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara released a map that shows areas with high wildfire risk, as well as high concentrations of FAIR Plan policies.

Thefts of charging cables pose yet another obstacle to appeal of electric vehicles

About 4 in 10 U.S. adults say they believe EVs take too long to charge or don’t know of any charging stations nearby.

Eighth Circuit considers whether auto insurance extends to STDs in cars

A Missouri woman argued Geico owes her bodily injury coverage after a policyholder infected her with HPV in his car.

Packaged food distributor faces consumer class action over industrial additive in seafood products

The consumers say a preservative in some Conagra frozen fish products may increase the products' weight by 13% or more and affect the quality of the fish.

Financial regulators propose barring medical debt from credit reports

Officials estimated that 15 million Americans would immediately see their credit scores increase an average of 20 points.

Johnson & Johnson settles baby powder asbestos claims for $700 million

Besides the now-settled claims brought by 42 states and the District of Columbia, the company faces litigation waged by individuals who link the products to ovarian cancer.

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