Unlawful Trade Act for Insurers Heads to House Floor

Key Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson backs the bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Paul Holvey, saying current law does not do enough to protect consumers

By:  Christopher David Gray

March 27, 2013 — A measure that would remove the insurance industry’s special exemption from the Unlawful Trade Practices Act cleared the House Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency Committee with a 6-3 vote on Tuesday and heads to the House floor.

Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, told The Lund Report that as an attorney he has seen average consumers unable to challenge inappropriate and unethical conduct on the part of insurers, particularly in the last 15 years.

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