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KRUMME v. MERCURY INS. CO., A103046, A103742

Defendant-insurance company's practice of employing broker-agents who are not appointed agents does not fall within the safe harbor exception of the Unfair Competition Law, and violates Insurance Code section 1704, which requires that insurance be sold only by agents that are authorized by the Insurance Commissioner.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/29/2004
  • Published 10/29/2004

Judges

  • KAY, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Gary M. Cohen, San Francisco, Jose S. Aguilar, Jon A. Tomashoff, Counsel for Amicus Curiae California Insurance Commissioner., Piper Rudnick, Margaret L. Parker, Jeffrey M. Hamerling, Lisa M. Sitkin, Kari S. Gregory, San Francisco, Counsel for Amicus Curiae American Agents Alliance.

  • For Appellees:
  • Douglas L. Hallet,Joseph B. Miller, Marc J. Levine, Victor Poltrock, Los Angeles, Counsel for Defendants and Appellants., Levy, Ram & Olson, Arthur D. Levy, San Francisco, Heather M. Mills, Norman Goldman, Los Angeles, Counsel for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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