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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 101 : INSURANCE COMPANIES GENERALLY

Subchapter 007 : Examination and Reports

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3576)
  • § 3576. Immunity from liability

    (a) No insurer nor any of its officers, employees, or agents shall have a cause of action against an authorized representative of the Commissioner or an examiner appointed by the Commissioner as a result of any statements made or work performed in good faith while carrying out the provisions of this subchapter.

    (b) No cause of action shall arise, nor shall any liability be imposed against any person for the act of communicating or delivering information or data to the Commissioner or the Commissioner's authorized representative or examiner pursuant to an examination made under this section, if such act of communication or delivery was performed in good faith.

    (c) This section does not abrogate or modify in any way any common law or statutory privilege or immunity heretofore enjoyed by any person identified in subsection (a) or (b) of this section.

    (d) A person identified in subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall be entitled to an award of attorney's fees and costs if he or she is the prevailing party in a civil cause of action for libel, slander, or any other relevant tort arising out of activities in carrying out the provisions of this subchapter and the party bringing the action was not substantially justified in doing so. For purposes of this section, a proceeding is "substantially justified" if it had a reasonable basis in law or fact at the time that it was initiated. (Added 1991, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 8.)