California Business and Professions Code Section 6149.5

6149.5. (a) Upon the payment of one hundred dollars ($100) or more in settlement of any third-party liability claim the insurer shall provide written notice to the claimant if both of the following apply:

(1) The claimant is a natural person.

(2) The payment is delivered to the claimant s lawyer or other representative by draft, check, or otherwise.

(b) For purposes of this section, written notice includes providing to the claimant a copy of the cover letter sent to the claimant s attorney or other representative that accompanied the settlement payment.

(c) This section shall not create any cause of action for any person against the insurer based upon the insurer s failure to provide the notice to a claimant required by this section. This section shall not create a defense for any party to any cause of action based upon the insurer s failure to provide this notice.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 479, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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Last modified: September 9, 2016