payment or delivery of the property.
(b) A court may, upon notice and hearing, award attorney’s fees and costs to a person bringing an action under subsection (a) if the person indebted to the decedent or holding property of the decedent, other than an insurer regulated under IC 27:
(1) acted in bad faith in refusing to pay or deliver the property belonging to the decedent; or
(2) refused to respond within thirty (30) business days after receiving an affidavit from the person bringing an action under this section, if the affidavit is consistent with section 1 of this chapter.
(c) A court may, upon notice and hearing, award attorney’s fees and costs to a person bringing an action under subsection (a) against an insurer regulated under IC 27 if:
(1) the insurer failed to respond pursuant to IC 27 after receiving an affidavit from the person; and
(2) the affidavit is consistent with section 1 of this chapter.
As added by Acts 1978, P.L.132, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.61-2006, SEC.5; P.L.51-2014, SEC.4.