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Mercury, Calif. Department, Consumer Group Spar over Insurer's Homeowners Rates

The California insurance commissioner Tuesday said he would defend in court his decision to require Mercury Insurance Co., to reduce its homeowners-insurance rates in the state effective in June.

The suit is the latest in a string of enforcement actions, voter initiatives, and court challenges pitting Mercury General and its chairman, George Joseph, against Consumer Watchdog and its head, Harvey Rosenfeld.

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