Declarations

Declarations

Consumer Recoveries “We are constantly working to streamline regulations, cut red tape and expand the banking and insurance markets, but when our licensees violate our laws and regulations, we take action and hold them accountable.” —N.J. Department of Banking and …

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Consumer Protection “Keeping the public well-informed is essential to our mission of consumer protection.” —Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi on his department’s recently launched consumer awareness campaign. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the many resources the department offers …

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N.H. Workers’ Comp “We must come together to reform workers’ compensation so that our businesses can re-invest these dollars in growing their companies and creating new jobs.” —New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan on reforming the workers’ comp market. During her …

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The Cost “You can talk to anyone who’s lost a friend or family member to a drunk driver and they’ll tell you about the cost.”  –Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist told a Washington state Senate panel that a measure making …

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Fishing Expedition Prevention “This will preclude an insurer from going on a fishing expedition, just as they can’t go on a fishing expedition to find out how many chainsaws you own or sharp knives [you have] in your kitchen.” —Florida …

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Free Speech Ripoff “This case is really important because businesses should not be able to silence their customers.” —Scott Michelman of nonprofit Public Citizen Litigation Group says the case of a Utah couple who sued an online retailer over a …

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Odor Battle “We believe it’s a strong ruling that acknowledges and is reflective of the concerns that the community has raised about the health impacts of the odor.” —Irwindale, Calif., City Attorney Fred Galante applauded a decision by a judge …

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Something for Nothing “Sometimes a few bad employees try to get something for nothing, scamming the people we serve. This task force will help prevent those instances.” —New York State’s Broome County Executive Debbie Preston on a new initiative to …

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Little Good “Looking into earthquake insurance after your home or business has sustained damage resulting from an earthquake will do little good to help you recover.” —Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak encouraged Oklahomans to purchase earthquake insurance after a …

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Worker’s Comp Fraud “Thranow cheated both his workers’ compensation insurer and the state of California out of nearly $100,000, and by doing so passed the cost of his fraud onto consumers across the state.” —California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones praised …

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