Insurance, Department of

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) is also known as the Department of Insurance (DOI).

Custom title: 
Department of Insurance

Deferred Entry of Judgment: Do I Have to Report it to My Licensing Agency in CA?

After successful completion of diversion or deferred entry of judgment in California under Penal Code sections 1001.9 and 1000.4,the arrest and diversion or deferred entry of judgment is deemed not to have occurred, and the licensee or applicant “may indicate in response to any question concerning his or her prior criminal record that he or she was not arrested or diverted [or granted deferred entry of judgment] for the offense….” (Penal Code sections 1001.9 and 1000.4.)

Court Overturns California Department of Real Estate Suspension of Broker’s License Based on Fraud Judgment

The California Department of Real Estate (Real Estate Commissioner) suspended the real estate broker’s license of the Grubb Company based on a civil fraud judgment arising from a dispute between the buyer and seller of a residence. 

Business and Professions Code section 10177.5 authorizes discipline based on a civil judgment for misrepresentation, fraud or deceit.  The Department of Real Estate suspended Grubb’s real estate broker’s license based solely on the court record showing the judgment.  Grubb appealed.

Finding a California license law attorney on the Internet--A Quick Tip

California license law attorney or lawyer is a common search phrase. The proper area of law, however, is administrative law. Professional license defense, or license law, is one area of administrative law. Searching for a California administrative law attorney may help you find the right “license law” attorney.

Department of Insurance Settlement After Discipline by SEC

A California insurance broker with a life agent license faced an Accusation alleging that he was barred from the securities industry for several years for violating securities laws.  The Accusation also alleged that our client had been sued by other states for permitting unlicensed securities activity.  Our client agreed to settle the case by paying a substantial monetary penalty.

There were two key factors in reaching a settlement:

1) Countering unproven allegations in federal and state legal documents as well as wild press accounts with the facts.