California Insurance Code
Sec. § 13601

Nothing in this chapter shall preclude an insured or other aggrieved party from pursuing any available alternative remedy in lieu of conciliation or from pursuing that alternative remedy without first proceeding under this chapter, but the department shall have no jurisdiction to proceed under this chapter or resolve any dispute under this chapter during the pendency of any judicial action thereon initiated by an insured.
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