Correcting Checker Cab Article

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A March 17 article about insurance problems at Checker Cabs contained a number of serious factual errors. The article stated that hundreds of Checker Cabs have been crisscrossing the city for six months without insurance. That statement is wrong. Checker Cabs was insured for that period. Los Angeles city taxicab administrators say the policy number on file from Acceptance Indemnity Insurance Co. turned out to be invalid. But after the Daily News began asking questions about the situation,insurance broker Michael James of Michael E. James Insurance Agency of Alpine, Calif., provided valid proof of insurance for Checker from Century Surety. The article further stated incorrectly that there was an alleged scam. Also, no claims by riders were affected since Checker was insured so no riders will be left scrambling for a resolution of their claims. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Furthermore, efforts to reach Michael James prior to publication of the article were inadequate since only one message was left. The Daily News regrets the errors and retracts the statements as outlined and any implication of wrongdoing.last_img

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