TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY COMPANY OF AMERICA VS RICARDO LARA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS CALIFORNIA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Ricardo Lara, 19STCP00866

Tentative decision on petition for writ of mandate: denied

Petitioner Travelers Property Casualty Company of America (“Travelers”) petitions the court for a writ of mandate ordering Respondent Ricardo Lara, in his capacity as Insurance Commissioner for the State of California (“Commissioner”), to vacate his November 21, 2018 decision in In the Matter of the Appeal of Davidson Hotel Company, LLC, File AHB-WCA-16-25 (“Decision”).

The court has read and considered the moving papers, oppositions, and reply,[1] and renders the following tentative decision.

A. Statement of the Case

1. The Petition

Petitioner Travelers commenced this proceeding on March 20, 2019, alleging a single cause of action for administrative mandamus pursuant to CCP section 1094.5. The verified Petition alleges in pertinent part as follows.

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