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January 22, 2018

Legislation Introduced in Virginia to Expand Bad Faith & Extra-Contractual Liability in Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims

The Virginia legislature has introduced proposed legislation regarding an insurance company’s bad faith in uninsured/underinsured motorist claims.

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November 16, 2016

Maryland Insurance Administration Revises Reporting Forms in Bulletin 16-30 Update

The Maryland Insurance Administration has revised its Reporting Forms that are to be completed by an Insurer that is served with a §27-1001 filing or a civil complaint alleging an absence of good faith and seeking litigation costs and attorneys’ fees under §3-1701 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article as of November 1, 2016.

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January 23, 2015

MIA Announces Opportunity for Comment on Draft Proposed Regulation 31.01.02 on Emergency Powers

On January 23, 2015, the Maryland Insurance Administration issued Bulletin 15-04 to announce a thirty-day opportunity for comment on Draft Proposed Regulation 31.01.02 – Emergency Powers.

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November 21, 2014

MD Insurance Commissioner Holds Hearing on Draft Proposed Changes to COMAR 31.15.12 – Valuation of Motor Vehicles

The Maryland Insurance Commissioner held a hearing November 21, 2014, to gather information from the industry on the draft proposed changes to COMAR 31.15.12 – Valuation of Motor Vehicles.The draft proposed changes being considered by the MIA would impose significant new restrictions on the method and manner by which insurers and appraisers could value the total loss of a motor vehicle.

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Past Alerts

Maryland Insurance Administration Revises Reporting Forms in Bulletin 16-30 Update

The Maryland Insurance Administration has revised its Reporting Forms that are to be completed by…

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Subrogation Alert - Hodges v. Federal-Mogul Corporation

A recently-published decision of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia should…

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Maryland Court of Appeals Agrees to Reconsider Maryland Common Law on Construing Insurance Contracts

On January 24, 2014, the Maryland Court of Appeals granted a petition for writ of certiorari filed…

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Maryland Insurance Bill Makes it a Fraudulent Act to Compensate for Deductible

Senate Bill 736 will be enacted as Code of Maryland Insurance Article § 27-407.2.  It repeals…

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MIA Bulletin 12-15: Potential New Maryland Regulations Involving Property Claims After Hurricanes

The Maryland Insurance Administration (“MIA”) is currently in the process of drafting…

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MD Insurance Administration Warns Against Improper Property & Casualty Insurance Claims Handling Pra

The Maryland Insurance Administration has released Bulletin Number 12-14 notifying Property &…

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