San Diego Union-Tribune

Lara’s office intervened in at least four proceedings…overruled two decisions by Department of Insurance judges and ordered the reopening of cases which involved Applied Underwriters. His office issued two stay orders last month in other cases that challenged the cost of workers’ compensation policies sold by Applied… his office… reversed a judge’s decision that the insurer must reimburse excessive fees…Lara’s intervention…raises questions about whether the political contributions influenced his decisions…”