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A request for documents concerning the wreck and events leading
to the wreck was sent to the trucking
company and to their underwriters.
They failed to respond to a legally proper demand for documents.
||Not attempting in good faith to settle claims when,
under all the circumstances, it could and should have done
so, had it acted fairly and honestly toward its insured and
with due regard for her or his interests.
||Making claims payments to insureds or beneficiaries not
accompanied by a statement setting forth the coverage under
which payments are being made.
||Except as to liability coverages, failing to promptly
settle claims, when the obligation to settle a claim has
become reasonably clear, under one portion of the insurance
policy coverage in order to influence settlements under
other portions of the insurance policy coverage.
||No person shall act as an insurer, and no insurer or its
agents, attorneys, subscribers, or representatives shall
directly or indirectly transact insurance, in this state
except as authorized by a subsisting certificate of
authority issued to the insurer by the office, except as to
such transactions as are expressly otherwise provided for in
||No insurer shall from offices or by personnel or
facilities located in this state solicit insurance
applications or otherwise transact insurance in another
state or country unless it holds a subsisting certificate of
authority issued to it by the office authorizing it to
transact the same kind or kinds of insurance in this state.
||This state hereby preempts the field of regulating
insurers and their agents and representatives; and no
county, city, municipality, district, school district, or
political subdivision shall require of any insurer, agent,
or representative regulated under this code any
authorization, permit, or registration of any kind for
conducting transactions lawful under the authority granted
by the state under this code.
||Any person who acts as an insurer, transacts insurance,
or otherwise engages in insurance activities in this state
without a certificate of authority in violation of this
section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as
provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
Supreme Court ruled unanimously
written by Judge William Rehnquist concerning Hustler
Magazine v Jerry Falwell
"At the heart of the First Amendment
is the recognition of the fundamental importance of the free
flow of ideas and opinions on matters of public interest and
concern. The freedom to speak one's mind is not only an
aspect of individual liberty – and thus a good unto itself –
but also is essential to the common quest for truth and the
vitality of society as a whole."
Supreme Court Judge Scalia wrote
concerning Pope v Illinois
"Just as there is no use arguing
about taste, there is no use litigating about it."
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