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A San Diego judge has denied State Farm’s emergency request to stay an order issued by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to reduce homeowner and renters rates by 7 percent. (Photo: iStock)

San Diego Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal on Thursday denied State Farm’s emergency request to stay a November order issued by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones that directed State Farm General Insurance Co. to reduce homeowner and renter rates by 7 percent and issue refunds totaling more than $100 million to its policyholders.

While the court set a hearing for Dec. 16 on State Farm’s motion for a stay, the rejection of the emergency order means the Jones’s rate order will go into effect on Dec. 13 as scheduled.

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