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Hogeboom Discusses ACIC v. Jones, a Groundbreaking California Supreme Court Decision Regarding Insurance Commissioner's Authority Under the Unfair Insurances Practices Act (UIPA)

August 23, 2017

Robert Hogeboom – Senior Regulatory Counsel and Partner at the Downtown Los Angeles office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP – authored an article titled "California Supreme Court Clarifies Insurance Commissioner's Authority to Issue Regulations to Administer the Unfair Practices Act," published in the 2017 Summer Edition of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel Journal. The article reviews the California Supreme Court's recent decision in Association of California Insurance Companies v. Jones.

"This [decision] clarifies 30 years of uncertainty of the criteria, factors and tests to be applied in determining the authority of the Commissioner to adopt regulations under the UIPA," said Hogeboom. "It focuses on several concepts including 'deference' given to the Commissioner to administer the UIPA through regulations."

Read "California Supreme Court Clarifies Insurance Commissioner's Authority to Issue Regulations to Administer the Unfair Practices Act" on the Federation of Regulatory Counsel website

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