Insured persons; attorney employed by insurance company shall not represent person insured. (HB2397)

Introduced By

Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Representation of insured persons by staff counsel for insurance carrier.  Provides that a licensed attorney who is a full-time employee of an insurance company shall not represent a person insured by the company as counsel of record in (i) an action brought by a third party against such person alleging a claim covered by the terms of an insurance policy issued by the company or (ii) the prosecution of a subrogation claim for property damage pursuant to the terms of an insurance policy issued by the company. However, the foregoing prohibitions shall not apply if such action is defended, or such subrogation claim is prosecuted, solely in the name of the company and the company assumes or is subrogated to the complete legal liability and pecuniary interest of the claim. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2011Presented and ordered printed 11103390D
01/17/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2011Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/24/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB2397)
02/08/2011Left in Courts of Justice