Sacramento Bee

“Lara said he met with CEO Steven M. Menzies, who heads Applied Underwriters, a workers’ compensation agency that [Lara’s] department formerly settled with for ‘bait and switch’ marketing tactics… Berkshire Hathaway is in the process of selling the company, a sale Lara must approve. Lara called the May 6 meeting with Menzies ‘casual’…Lara and department officials intervened in multiple cases…overruling judicial decisions and ordering cases to be reopened, as well as issuing stay orders…”