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1. A prepaid legal services organization, or representative thereof, may not cause or knowingly permit the use of advertising, solicitation, or any form of coverage which is false, fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive. For the purposes of this section:
a. A statement or item of information is false if it does not conform to fact in any respect which is or may be significant to a participant, or a person considering participating in a legal services plan.
b. A statement or item of information is misleading, whether or not it may be literally untrue, if, in the context in which the statement is made or the item of information is communicated, the statement or item of information may be reasonably understood by a reasonable person, not possessing special knowledge regarding legal services coverage, as indicating any benefit or advantage or the absence of any exclusion, limitation, or disadvantage of possible significance to a participant, or person considering participating in a legal services plan, if that benefit or advantage or absence of limitation, exclusion, or disadvantage does not in fact exist.
c. An evidence of coverage is deceptive if the evidence of coverage taken as a whole and with consideration given to typography and format and language is such as to cause a reasonable person, not possessing special knowledge regarding legal services plans and evidence of coverage thereof, to expect benefits, services, or changes which the evidence of coverage does not provide or which the legal services plan issuing such evidence of coverage does not regularly make available for participants covered under the evidence of coverage.
2. A participant's coverage may not be canceled or nonrenewed except for the failure to pay the charge for that coverage, or for other reasons as may be set out in a rule adopted by the commissioner.
3. A prepaid legal services organization may not use in its name, contracts, or literature the words “insurance”, “casualty”, “surety”, or “mutual”, or any other words descriptive of the insurance, casualty, or surety business or similar to the name or description of any insurance or surety corporation doing business in this state.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 26.1. Insurance § 26.1-19-11. Prohibited practices - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-26-1-insurance/nd-cent-code-sect-26-1-19-11/
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