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Victoria Collive, San Francisco Chronicle

By Victoria Colliver
Updated 7:43 pm, Monday, January 12, 2015

State regulators on Monday ordered Mercury Insurance to pay a nearly $ 27.6 million fine for improperly collecting unapproved broker fees from its auto customers.

The fine, issued by the Department of Insurance, was the culmination of years of litigation that involved more than 180,000 transactions conducted from 1999 through 2004.

“Justice has finally been done. Companies need to be punished and realize they can’t just engage in these practices,” said

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