Author Archives: Bob

Respondeat Superior, A Look at When Employers May be Held Liable for Their Employee’s Conduct

Respondeat Superior in Latin literally means “let the superior make answer.” In legal terminology, respondeat superior or “vicarious liability” is the doctrine in which an employer or principle is held liable for their employees’ or agents’ wrongful acts committed within the scope of employment. A California appellate court described the doctrine as follows: Respondeat Superior,… Read More »

Long Time Walton Associate Passes Away

Dean Strawn Obituary & Funeral Service   To:   Dean Strawn’s family, friends and associates We extend to you our deep sympathy on the passing of Dean Strawn.  He was a unique and fun individual with true character.  Those who knew him will never forget his hearty laugh and playfulness.  Dean never allowed anything to… Read More »

Corona Virus – Our business hours

Our normal business hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. We plan to maintain these hours and remain open to the public as long as the corona virus and regulations permit. Though our customers come first, we shall remain vigilant and deal with any new virus issues as they arise. May God… Read More »

Join The Insurance Industry And Become a Professional

It’s insurance careers month. Given that the industry is undergoing a substantial human sea change as some 400,000 baby boomers retire, it’s appropriate that we celebrate our industry. I’ve been reflecting on my decision to major in insurance as a sophomore in college. It was probably the best decision I’ve made in my entire life,… Read More »

2019 Iowa Proposed Workers’ Compensation Rate(s) Reduction – overall 9.2%

Pursuant to Iowa Code section 515A.6(7), notice is hereby given that the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. has made a rate filing which affects the premium rates for workers’ compensation insurance. The rate filing proposes an overall decrease in voluntary and assigned risk rates of 9.2% from the current rates that became effective January 1, 2018.… Read More »

California’s drivers revealed as the nation’s worst

A mix of rising drunk driving incidents, distracted driving, and gridlocked highways has given California the dubious honor of hosting the nation’s worst drivers. Previously in second place, the Golden State now ranks first in the annual study on bad drivers by online insurance marketplace website QuoteWizard, which described the state’s drivers as “firmly the… Read More »

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate

This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeks comment on a recent amendment to the Homeland Security Act entitled the Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate.  The amendment requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) to ‘‘regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate by an ammonium nitrate facility to prevent the misappropriation or use… Read More »