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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 18. Insurance Agents
5/13/2021

§ 38.2-1810. Report of acts deemed larceny under § 18.2-111; privileged communications; attorney for the Commonwealth to be informed. (2020 updated section)

A. Whenever any insurer licensed to transact the business of insurance in this Commonwealth knows or has reasonable cause to believe that any licensee under this title has committed any act of larceny as prescribed in § 18.2-111 with respect to any money, bill, note, check, order, draft or other property either belonging to the insurer or received by the licensee on behalf of the insurer, it shall be the duty of the insurer within sixty calendar days after acquiring the knowledge to file with the Commission a complete statement of the relevant facts and circumstances. Each statement shall be a privileged communication, and when made and filed shall not subject the insurer, or any individual representative of it that is making or filing the statement, to any liability whatsoever.

B. Whenever any insurer licensed to transact the business of title insurance in this Commonwealth knows or has reasonable cause to believe that any title insurance agent appointed by such insurer has committed any act of larceny as prescribed in § 18.2-111 with respect to any money, bill, note, check, order, draft or other property either belonging to the insured or prospective insured or received by the agent on behalf of the insured or prospective insured related to that agent's provision of escrow, closing or settlement services as defined in § 55.1-1000, it shall be the duty of the insurer within sixty calendar days after acquiring such knowledge to file with the Commission a complete statement of the relevant facts and circumstances. Each statement shall be a privileged communication, and when made and filed shall not subject the insurer, or any individual representative of it that is making or filing the statement, to any liability whatsoever.

C. The Commission shall inform the attorney for the Commonwealth of the appropriate county or city of each statement filed pursuant to subsection A or B of this section.

1962, c. 263, § 38.1-165.1; 1986, c. 562; 1987, c. 521; 2000, c. 549; 2001, c. 706.