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Realtors Ask OCC for Regulation Barring Banks, Threaten Congressional Opposition
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has asked the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to adopt a regulation to prevent federally chartered...
NJ Supreme Court Bars Lawsuits By Uninsured Motorists
The State Supreme Court in New Jersey has ruled unanimously that uninsured drivers cannot sue if they are injured in an accident, even if another...
Property/Casualty Tops Financial Sector in Customer Satisfaction Survey
Customers are most satisfied with the services provided by property/casualty insurers, as compared to other insurance and financial services-related industries. That's the conclusion of a...
NAIC Forum Underway in Washington, D.C.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is holding a public policy forum in Washington, D.C. on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The 2004 Symposium:...
Understanding the CAN-SPAM Act
On December 16, 2003, the President signed into law the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 or "CAN-SPAM Act."...
PIA National Addresses Spam's Potential to Create a Hostile Work Environment for Agency Owners
The passage of the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 or "CAN-SPAM Act" gives the owners of agencies yet another...
Florida House Committee Passes Bill to Protect Fast Food From Lawsuits
Eat too many Big Macs, get fat, then sue McDonalds. The final step in that progression is what a bill making its way through the...
Colorado Senate Kills Bill to Prohibit Rate-Setting Based on Inquiries
Ask a question, get a rate increase on your homeowners insurance. That practice is drawing fire from consumers. On February 10, a Colorado State Senate...
Optional Federal Charter Unlikely This Year, Rep. Baker Says
It is unlikely that the House Financial Services Committee will consider optional federal charters for insurance companies this year, according to a senior member of...
Members of House Financial Services Committee Ask OCC to Postpone Preemption Rule
On February 11, the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee and 22 other Democrats on the panel sent a letter to Comptroller of...