Insurance Journal » Martha Coakley http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:54:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Top Aide Announces Run for Mass. Attorney General to Succeed Coakley http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2013/10/22/308880.htm Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:24:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=308880 A former top deputy for Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley on Monday became the first person to formally announce a run for the job. Democrat Maura Healey, 42, who resigned from the office last week to run her campaign, said …

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Met P&C Settles With Mass., Will Refund Alleged Overcharges http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2013/01/16/277644.htm Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:52:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=277644 Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company (Met P&C) — a unit of MetLife — has settled allegations in Massachusetts concerning auto insurance surcharge premiums. It was alleged that the insurer failed to refund surcharge premiums to some auto policyholders after …

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Mass. Motorcyclists to Get $2.8M Refunds From Encompass, Amica Mutual http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/12/04/272682.htm Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:15:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=272682 Massachusetts motorcycle owners will receive more than $2.8 million in insurance refunds as a result of settlements with two insurance companies that allegedly overcharged thousands of policyholders, according to authorities. The settlement was announced today by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha …

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Mass. AG to Seek Fines Against Utility for Outages After Storms http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/07/27/257472.htm Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:59:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=257472 National Grid could be facing more than $16 million in fines connected to its response to two major power outages last year. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Thursday that her office is recommending penalties against the utility for its inadequate …

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Mass. AG Coakley Seeks to Close Loophole in State’s Drunk-Driving Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/05/21/248355.htm Mon, 21 May 2012 16:43:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=248355 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and state lawmakers are seeking to close a loophole in the state’s drunk-driving law (Melanie’s Law) that was brought to light in a recent court decision. Responding to a Supreme Judicial Court decision issued last …

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Mass. AG Coakley Advises Teenagers: Don’t Text While Driving http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/05/04/246405.htm Fri, 04 May 2012 16:34:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=246405 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and officials from across the country are advising teen drivers to be mindful of the dangers of texting while driving. “Young adults now spend more time texting, emailing, and accessing data on their phones instead …

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Sunoco Will Pay $2.2M to Settle Hazardous Waste Dispute in Mass. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/04/10/242770.htm Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:08:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=242770 Sunoco, a petroleum and petrochemical manufacturing giant, will pay $2.2 million in Massachusetts to resolve a hazardous waste dispute. The company was alleged to have sought payment from a state fund for hazardous waste cleanup, while at the same time …

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AG Coakley Says High Court Case Would Not Affect Massachusetts Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/03/28/241040.htm Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:20:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=241040 Attorney General Martha Coakley says the requirement that Massachusetts residents purchase health insurance is unlikely to be altered by any ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on a similar federal provision. The high court began hearing arguments Monday on the …

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Mass. AG Coakley Heading to D.C. to Make Case for Health Care Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/02/07/234487.htm Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:20:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=234487 Attorney General Martha Coakley is heading to Washington to make a legal case for the national health care law that was modeled after Massachusetts’ own landmark 2006 health care law. On Thursday Coakley will defend the constitutionality of the national …

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Mass. AG Calls Proposed Homeowners Premium Hike ‘Illegally Excessive’ http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/01/25/232738.htm Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:48:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=232738 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is opposing a recently proposed home insurance rate request for 150,000 consumers, calling it illegally excessive. She made her remarks during her testimony before the commissioner of insurance last week. The rate hikes are proposed …

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Massachusetts AG Sees Foreclosure Deal With Banks Likely http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/01/19/231815.htm Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:56:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=231815 The Massachusetts attorney general who sued five major banks over allegedly deceptive foreclosure practices says it’s likely some states will settle with the banks. Martha Coakley told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Wednesday she’ll keep an open mind as …

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Mass. AG Coakley Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Back Insurance Mandate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/01/17/231409.htm Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:07:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=231409 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a key provision in the federal health care law. The high court is expected to hear arguments this year on the constitutionality of a requirement …

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Mass. AG Wants to Put Brakes on ‘Excessive’ Homeowners Insurance Rate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2011/11/18/224637.htm Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:22:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=224637 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging the State Rating Board to hold a hearing to scrutinize the data insurers use to set homeowners insurance rates in her state. The Attorney General’s office says it is estimating possible overcharges of …

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Coakley Urges Massachusetts Regulators to Reject Rate Hike by Progressive http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2011/02/11/185840.htm Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:06:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=185840 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging state insurance regulators to reject Progressive’s request for a 23.5 percent rate hike for commercial auto coverage. Coakley’s office says Progressive’s rates were excessive and unfair to Massachusetts businesses and that the information …

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Massachusetts Attorney General Wants Tougher Workers’ Comp Penalties http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2011/01/31/182739.htm Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:17:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=182739 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley wants more severe criminal penalties for businesses that go without workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. A bill filed earlier this month by Coakley’s office would make failure to carry worker’s compensation coverage equal to …

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