Disclosure of insurance liability limits; attorney of representative of deceased to obtain. (SB638)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Civil procedure; disclosure of insurance liability limits. Allows an attorney of the personal representative of a deceased person to request the disclosure of the liability limits of an insurance policy prior to filing a civil action for wrongful death resulting from a motor vehicle accident. The party requesting this information shall provide the insurer with (i) the date of the accident, (ii) the name and last-known address of the alleged tortfeasor, (iii) a copy of the accident report, if any, (iv) the claim number, if available, and (v) the deceased person's medical records, medical bills, and death certificate. The insurer has to disclose the liability limits if death occurred. The bill also provides that disclosure of a policy's limits shall not constitute an admission that the alleged wrongful death is subject to the policy. Read the Bill »

Status

02/08/2010: Merged into SB427

History

DateAction
01/19/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104104D
01/19/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/08/2010Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB427-Herring) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)