The Exception Becomes the Storm

December 20, 2005 Published Work
This article was reprinted with permission from the December 13, 2005 issue of The Legal Intelligencer. ©2005 ALM Properties, Inc. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.

Insurance companies are large businesses,accustomed to state licensing requirements and regulation and known to state regulators and federal authorities. For 35 years,neither the states nor the Federal Trade Commission have sought compliance by insurance companies with state franchise laws or the Federal Trade Commission Franchise Rule.