Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley News

AG Coakley Testifies in Support of Flood Insurance Bill in Massachusetts

Concerned that increased insurance rates caused by new flood zone maps will “tip the balance” for homeowners who weathered the economic downturn but are still feeling its effects, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley testified Thursday in support of proposed state …

Mass. AG Voices Support for Federal Legislation to Address Patent Trolls

Alleging that patent trolls stifle innovation and harm the economy, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley joined 41 other states Monday in submitting a letter to two Senate committees voicing support for federal legislation that will address frivolous and abusive patent …

USAA Covers Massachusetts Same-Sex Spouses Earlier Denied

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says United Services Automobile Association will offer insurance coverage to people who had previously been denied after their same-sex Massachusetts marriages to eligible policy-holders ended. The agreement announced on Jan. 3 also calls for USAA …

Mass. AG Coakley Urges Greater Transparency for Auto Insurance Surcharges

In an effort to implement greater protections and transparency for drivers who face auto insurance surcharges, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging the state legislature to implement changes to the law that would prevent consumers from paying unwarranted costs. …

Mass. AG Files Federal Brief Urging Court Action on Flood Insurance

In support of a Mississippi lawsuit that alleges the new FEMA flood insurance rates are arbitrary and unlawful, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed an amicus brief in federal court arguing that FEMA failed to collect accurate data before …

Massachusetts AG Coakley Takes Aim at ‘Patent Trolls’

Citing the emerging trend of frivolous patent lawsuits filed against startups and technology companies, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that her office is exploring ways to end baseless patent trolling.Patent trolling is the practice of legal shell companies, which …

Top Aide Announces Run for Mass. Attorney General to Succeed Coakley

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 …

Premium Finance Firm to Pay $160K for Prematurely Canceling Mass. Auto Policies

A New York-based premium financing provider has agreed to pay $160,000 to resolve allegations that it illegally cancelled certain financed auto insurance policies affecting close to 100 Massachusetts customers, according to an announcement today by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. …

Massachusetts Insurance Settlement Raised to $5.25M

A company authorities say used deceptive practices to sell supplemental health insurance to veterans and other Massachusetts residents will now pay more than $5 million to settle case. Attorney General Martha Coakley said Tuesday that the new $5.25 million settlement …

Massachusetts AG Announces $200K Settlement With Safety Insurance Co.

Auto insurer Safety Insurance Company agreed to pay more than $200,000 to settle allegations that it overcharged hundreds of inexperienced drivers by failing to reduce premiums as consumers gained additional years of driving experience. The settlement was announced Tuesday by …