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Delaware Commissioner Proposes Total Ban on Credit Scoring
Delaware Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn and state legislators on Friday unveiled legislation to ban all use of credit scores in setting auto and homeowner ...
U.S. Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Insurers in Credit Reports Case
In the June 5, 2007 issue of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the Fair...
Federal Bill Would Ban Insurance Credit Scoring
A bill has been filed to amend the federal Fair Credit Act to ban the use of credit information in rating and underwriting decisions in...
FTC Seeks Public Comments on Credit-Based Insurance Scores
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comment on a "Model Order to Obtain Data for Study of the Effect of Credit-Based Insurance Scores...
Kansas Governor Signs Flex-Rating Legislation
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has signed legislation establishing a flex-rating system. The Flex Rating Regulatory Improvement Model Act (H.B. 2689) will allow ...
House Holds Hearing on Use of Credit Scores in Insurance
A hearing on the use of credit scores in insurance was held May 21 before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Financial...
Industry to Appeal Latest Michigan Ruling to Ban Use of Credit Scores
Insurers are preparing to appeal a ruling by a Michigan appellate court prohibiting the use of credit-based insurance scoring in underwriting. The appellate ...
NCOIL to Examine Educational, Occupational Discounts
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators will schedule a special session to examine the extent to which states can or should permit the use of...
North Dakota Bill Would Ban Credit-Based Insurance Scoring in Auto
A bill to overturn North Dakota's law regulating credit-based insurance scoring for automobile policies has been introduced in North Dakota. A state Senate ...
Michigan Turns Down Rate Increases Based on Credit Scores
The state of Michigan has turned down the rate increase requests of seven auto insurers that used drivers' credit histories to help determine rates. ...
AL Commissioner Ridling Criticizes Bill to Force Insurers to "Show Cause" to Cancel
Alabama's insurance commissioner told lawmakers that he doubts insurance troubles along the coast would be eased by a bill forcing insurers to show cause ...
Amid Downturn, Opposition to Insurance Credit Scoring Grows
One of the byproducts of the recession is that new opposition is surfacing to the use of credit scoring to determine insurance rates. It was...
U.S. to Ask China to Help Pay for Defective Chinese Drywall
Across the country, ationwide, thousands of homeowners whose houses were constructed with defective Chinese drywall may find that not only will their insurance ...
Government Report on Chinese Drywall Inconclusive
On October 29 a preliminary report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that Chinese drywall emits higher levels of sulfur gases and ...
New Law Bans Genetic Discrimination
A sweeping federal anti-discrimination law came into effect on November 21, which prohibits employers from hiring, firing, or promoting workers based on their ...
Bill Would Prohibit Insurers From Dropping Chinese Drywall Homes
On November 17 a federal bill, the "Drywall Victim Insurance Protection Act," was introduced in Congress. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Charlie Melancon, a...
Donelon Says Louisiana Law Protects Homeowners with Chinese Drywall
A unique provision in Louisiana law protects consumers from insurance cancellations by homeowners' insurers who claim that vacancies or failing to maintain ...
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Peyton Lead Plaintiff in Chinese Drywall Lawsuit
Until now, homes that are uninhabitable because of allegedly defective Chinese drywall have been one of those under-the-radar stories that few people besides ...
Insurers Seen as Potentially Vulnerable to Chinese Drywall Claims
Charles Miller, a principal at the Insurance Law Center in Berkeley, California, said that language in insurers' claims manuals may invalidate the exclusion ...
First Chinese Drywall Case Gets Underway In U.S. District Court
The first test case in the national litigation over Chinese manufactured drywall is getting underway in U.S. District Court in New Orleans as seven families...
Report: Personal Lines to Remain Stable This Year
Despite tough underwriting competition and the economic downturn, personal lines insurers will continue to experience stability in the next 12 to 18 months, ...
NAIC to Issue White Paper on Chinese Drywall
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) plans to release a draft white paper on Chinese drywall problems by the summer, the association's ...
Maryland Rejects Bills Banning Insurance Credit Scoring
The Maryland legislature has rejected legislation that would have imposed an outright ban on the use of credit information in rating automobile insurance. ...
Judge Rejects Policy Exclusions in Chinese Drywall Case
A civil court in Louisiana has ruled that an insurer cannot cite the exclusions in a homeowners policy to deny claims stemming from Chinese drywall....
U.S. Calls for Removal of Chinese Drywall From Homes
On April 2, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development said that homeowners should remove potentially ...
Federal Judge Awards Plaintiffs $2.6 Million in Chinese Drywall Case
A federal judge in New Orleans has awarded seven plaintiffs from Virginia more than $2.6 million in a consolidated case involving damage to the plaintiff's...
Hulk Hogan Rejected Offer of Umbrella Policy, Wells Fargo Claims
Wells Fargo Insurance Services said it offered to get a personal umbrella policy for professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and his family, but the offer was...
Louisiana Senate Passes Tainted Drywall Legislation
The Louisiana Senate unanimously passed legislation that would prohibit an insurer from canceling, not renewing or increasing the premium of policies belonging ...
NJ Advances Captive, Reinsurance Legislation
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance said it is moving legislation for captive insurers in the state and is introducing legislation to promote...
Chinese Drywall Maker Settles Suit by Homebuilder
A Chinese drywall maker announced that it settled a case brought against it by U.S. homebuilder, Beazer Homes, for an undisclosed dollar amount. Knauf ...