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DISCIPLINARY ORDERS POSTED for 2011

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE

The Texas Department of Insurance has issued the following disciplinary orders. Only final orders are listed. A Commissioner of Insurance order imposing disciplinary measures becomes final 20 days after the agent or insurance company has received notice of the order unless a motion for rehearing is filed within that period. A motion for rehearing stays the finality of an order until the Commissioner of Insurance acts upon the motion or upon the operation of law. Commissioner of Insurance orders are subject to appeal to state district court.

A Commissioner of Workers' Compensation consent order imposing disciplinary measures becomes final upon signature of the Commissioner of Workers' Compensation. If a Commissioner of Workers' Compensation disciplinary measure is appealed to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), an Administrative Law Judge may issue a final decision and order. Final SOAH orders are subject to appeal within 30 days to state district court. If an appeal has not been made within 30 days, the SOAH order becomes final.

Copies of Commissioner of Insurance orders may be obtained by calling the Chief Clerk's Office at 512-463-6326 or sending an e-mail request to .

Copies of Commissioner of Workers' Compensation orders may be obtained by calling Maria Jimenez at 512-804-4703 or via e-mail to Maria.Jimenez@tdi.texas.gov. Please indicate Disciplinary Orders in the subject line of the request.


AAA Cooper Transportation of Dothan, AL
Order Number: DWC-11-0115
Date of Order:  12/6/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $9,000
Violation:  Failed to timely pay income benefits to injured employee; Failed to accurately submit medical bill and payment data


Castlepoint National Insurance Company of New York, NY
Order Number: DWC-11-0125
Date of Order:  12/22/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $10,000 with a dollar-for-dollar reduction of up to $4,650 for refunds paid to policyholders
Violation:  Improperly charged policyholders for providing accident prevention services


Colonial County Mutual Insurance Company of San Antonio
Order Number: 110976
Date of Order:  12/19/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $5,000
Violation:  Failed to conduct examinations of Managing General Agency; Failed to use correct rule language in Managing General Agency agreements


Corona, Stephanie of Seabrook
Order Number: 110944
Date of Order:  12/13/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Public Insurance Adjuster License issued; Suspension of license probated for two years
Violation:  Criminal history


Craig, James Tolivar of Plano
Order Number: 110981
Date of Order:  12/19/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  General Property and Casualty License application denied
Violation:  Criminal history


Dallas National Insurance Company, A Texas Stock Insurance Company of Dallas
Order Number: DWC-11-0119
Date of Order:  12/15/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $100,000
Violation:  Failed to timely pay medical bill or to pay medical bill according to Division Medical Fee Guidelines; Failed to timely pay income benefits to injured employee


El Paso County of El Paso
Order Number: DWC-11-0120
Date of Order:  12/16/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $2,500
Violation:  Failed to comply with order or decision of Commissioner or TDI-DWC


Ennis, Gregory P., M.D. of Irving
Order Number: DWC-11-0121
Date of Order:  12/16/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $1,500; Must attend compliance training for doctors and medical office staff
Violation:  Failed to timely file and/or accurately complete TDI-DWC forms, reports or records


Frank Crystal & Co., Inc of New York, NY
Order Number: 110999
Date of Order:  12/28/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $3,200
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Fuentes, Celso Yovany of Houston
Order Number: 110956
Date of Order:  12/14/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  General Property and Casualty License suspended; Suspension probated for one year
Violation:  Criminal offense


HDI Seguros, S.A. DE C.V. of Leon Guanajuato, Mexico
Order Number: 110945
Date of Order:  12/13/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $4,000
Violation:  Failed to timely respond to Department requests for information; Failed to timely file Certificate of Compliance of Advertising form


Jackson, Damion Lamont of San Antonio
Order Number: 110950
Date of Order:  12/13/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Motion for rehearing granted
Violation:  Commissioner's Order No. 11-0523 set aside


Karnes Land Title Company, Inc. of Karnes City
Order Number: 110967
Date of Order:  12/16/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $5,200
Violation:  Failed to timely remit title insurance policy guaranty fees


Kazizian, Hagop of Pearland
Order Number: 111008
Date of Order:  12/28/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  General Life, Accident, and Health License and General Property and Casualty License revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Kelly, Riley James of San Diego, CA
Order Number: 110961
Date of Order:  12/15/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  General Life, Accident and Health License granted
Violation:  Criminal history


Le, Tina; and Virnet Premium Finance, Inc. of Houston
Order Number: 110962
Date of Order:  12/15/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Nunc Pro Tunc Order
Violation:  See original Commissioner's Order No. 110913


Lion Insurance Company of Holiday, FL
Order Number: 110946
Date of Order:  12/13/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $4,000
Violation:  Failed to timely file Certificate of Compliance of Advertising form; Failed to timely respond to Department requests for information


Livingston, Marla DeAnn; d/b/a Presidio County Abstract of Marfa
Order Number: 110977
Date of Order:  12/19/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Title Insurance Agent License revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Longoria, Andrew Joseph of Harker Heights
Order Number: 110980
Date of Order:  12/19/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Life, Accident, and Health License revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Marshall, King & Hinson, Inc. of Graham
Order Number: 110988
Date of Order:  12/21/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $4,400
Violation:  Failed to timely provide an annual trust fund account audit report


McWatt, Gordon G., D.O. of Aledo
Order Number: DWC-11-0124
Date of Order:  8/5/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $15,000
Violation:  Failed to timely file and/or accurately complete TDI-DWC forms, reports or records


Mireri, Frederick Obiri of Arlington
Order Number: 110970
Date of Order:  12/16/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Personal Lines Property and Casualty License revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Nguyen, Quoc Thai D.C. of Houston
Order Number: DWC-11-0127
Date of Order:  12/22/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $2,500; Must complete approved continuing education hours
Violation:  Failed to practice medicine or provide health care consistent with public health, safety and welfare


North American Coach Risk Management, Inc. of Lometa
Order Number: 111004
Date of Order:  12/28/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $550
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Onyejiaka, Christian of Coppell
Order Number: 110969
Date of Order:  12/16/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  General Life, Accident, and Health License application denied
Violation:  Criminal history


Orlov, Alexander D.O. of Lufkin
Order Number: DWC-11-0116
Date of Order:  12/9/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Removed from workers' compensation system as health care practitioner and deleted from Designated Doctor List.
Violation:  Criminal offense


Ortega, Arturo G. of Dallas
Order Number: 111006
Date of Order:  12/28/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Limited Lines License revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Professional Lines Underwriting Specialists, Inc. of Austin
Order Number: 111000
Date of Order:  12/28/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $7,700
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Rio Bravo Title, LLC of El Paso
Order Number: 110978
Date of Order:  12/19/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $1,500
Violation:  Failed to notify Department of termination of escrow officers


Sevilla, Raul Paz of Sherman
Order Number: 110955
Date of Order:  12/14/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Limited Lines License issued; Suspension of license probated for two years
Violation:  Criminal history


Shepherd, Janice of Irving
Order Number: 111007
Date of Order:  12/28/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  General Life, Accident, and Health License and Insurance Adjuster License revoked
Violation:  Felony criminal offense


Smarter Title and Escrow, LLC of Houston
Order Number: 110951
Date of Order:  12/13/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $30,000
Violation:  Failed to comply with provisions of the title insurance basic manual


Smith, Damian Alan of Pearland
Order Number: 111005
Date of Order:  12/28/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $1,000
Violation:  Failed to comply with continuing education requirement


Sutton County Abstract Company d/b/a Sonora Abstract Company of Sonora
Order Number: 110968
Date of Order:  12/16/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $2,500
Violation:  Failed to timely provide an annual trust fund account audit report


Texas Mutual Insurance Company of Austin
Order Number: DWC-11-0114
Date of Order:  12/6/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $10,000
Violation:  Failed to timely pay an order to pay attorney's fees; Failed to comply with a TDI-DWC order; Failed to provide opposing party a letter of clarification


Tower National Insurance Company of New York, NY
Order Number: DWC-11-0126
Date of Order:  12/22/2012
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $36,000 with a dollar-for-dollar reduction of up to $30,200 for refunds paid to policyholders
Violation:  Improperly charged policyholders for providing accident prevention services


Velazquez, Hector Jr. of Fort Worth
Order Number: 110979
Date of Order:  12/19/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  General Property and Casualty License revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured; Made a material misrepresentation on license application


Waggoner, B.J. of Whitney
Order Number: 110947
Date of Order:  12/13/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $1,500
Violation:  Failed to comply with continuing education requirement


Waggoner, Lance Allan of Corsicana
Order Number: 110948
Date of Order:  12/13/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Fined $1,000
Violation:  Failed to comply with continuing education requirement


Western American Life Insurance Company of Richardson
Order Number: 110949
Date of Order:  12/13/2011
Order Final In:   December
Action Taken:  Consent order including restitution to policyholders and remediation of discriminatory practices
Violation:  Engaged in race-based pricing of insurance policies


AutoOne Ins. Co.; OneBeacon Ins. Co.; OneBeacon American Ins. Co.; The Employers' Fire Ins. Co.; Pennsylvania General Ins. Co.; and Atlantic Specialty Ins. Co. of Canton, MA
Order Number: 110888
Date of Order:  11/15/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Fined $55,000
Violation:  Failed to provide loss control information to commercial automobile liability, general liability and professional liability insurance policyholders


Brown and Brown Insurance Services of Texas, Inc. of Houston
Order Number: 110865
Date of Order:  11/8/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Fined $5,407
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Colonial Title Company, LLC of Gun Barrel City
Order Number: 110864
Date of Order:  11/8/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Fined $10,000
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual audit report; Failed to comply with Commissioner's order


Crews, James William of Colmesneil
Order Number: 110874
Date of Order:  11/8/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Fined $1,992
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Cypress Texas Lloyds of Jacksonville, FL
Order Number: 110871
Date of Order:  11/8/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Fined $20,000
Violation:  Failed to conduct required annual examination of Managing General Agent; Failed to timely respond to requests for information from TDI


Dallas Independent School District of Dallas
Order Number: DWC11-0111
Date of Order:  11/3/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Fined $3,500
Violation:  Failed to accurately submit medical bill and payment data


Dallas National Insurance Company, A Texas Stock Insurance Company of Dallas
Order Number: DWC-11-0110
Date of Order:  11/3/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Fined $20,000
Violation:  Failed to timely pay income benefits to injured employee; Failed to timely pay medical bill or to pay medical bill according to Division Medical Fee Guidelines; Failed to pay an order awarding benefits; Failed to comply with order or decision of Commissioner; Failed to timely pay attorney's fees


DeVlugt, Richard of Grand Saline
Order Number: 110914
Date of Order:  11/29/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Cease and Desist Order
Violation:  Unauthorized insurance


Electric Insurance Company of Beverly, MA
Order Number: 110875
Date of Order:  11/8/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Fined $5,000
Violation:  Improper rating of automobile insurance coverage


Grover, Kellie Marie of Katy
Order Number: 110867
Date of Order:  11/8/2011
Order Final In:   November
Action Taken:  Fined $1,500
Violation:  Acted as an escrow officer without a proper license


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