March 13, 2019 Articles

The Applicability of State Consumer Protection Laws to Insurance Companies in Coverage Disputes

Insurers and insureds should carefully examine their state’s laws, as well as any choice-of-law provisions in their policies, and conduct an analysis of their specific needs and the risks to which they may be exposed

by Trevor J. Cooney and Daniel J. DeFiglio

The insurance industry is heavily regulated by the states and rightfully so. An effective regulatory framework governing the conduct of insurance companies serves to protect policyholders and the public at large. But what happens when insurers are alleged to have committed fraudulent or deceptive acts in the course of their dealings with consumers? Are there additional statutory protections available to those victimized consumers?

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