CS/SB 1592: Civil Remedies Against Insurers
GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Thrasher
Civil Remedies Against Insurers; Revises provisions relating to civil actions against insurers. Revises the grounds for bringing an action based on the insurer's failure to accept an offer to settle within policy limits. Provides that the insurer has an affirmative defense if a third-party claimant or the insured fails to cooperate with the insurer. Provides that certain refusals to act by the insurer are not presumptive evidence of bad faith. Provides for the relationship of the act to the common law and prior judicial decisions, etc.
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Budget, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 4081 (Ch. 2011-11)
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- Judiciary (JU)
- Budget (BC)
- Rules (RC)
• Referred to Banking and Insurance; Budget -SJ 106
• Original reference(s)- removed: Banking and Insurance
• References corrected to Judiciary; Budget
• Now in Judiciary
• Introduced -SJ 106
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/22/11, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
• CS by Judiciary; YEAS 4 NAYS 3 -SJ 286
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 290
• Now in Budget
• Also referred to Rules -SJ 461
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Budget, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 4081 (Ch. 2011-11)
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