§ 1 Application of chapter
§ 2 Definitions
§ 3 Pretext interviews; use
§ 4 Notice of information practices; time; contents; abbreviated notice
§ 5 Questions to obtain marketing or research information; disclosure
§ 6 Disclosure authorization form; contents
§ 7 Investigative consumer report; personal interview; prohibited information
§ 8 Recorded personal information; medical record information; disclosure; fees
§ 9 Correction, amendment or deletion of personal information
§ 10 Adverse underwriting decision; notice; reasons; disclosure of medical or mental health record information; summary of rights
§ 11 Prior adverse underwriting decisions; requests for information by insurance organizations
§ 12 Adverse underwriting decision; basis
§ 13 Personal or privileged information from insurance transactions; disclosure
§ 14 Investigations
§ 15 Violations; notice; hearings; service of process
§ 16 Agent for service of process
§ 17 Findings; orders to cease and desist; reports
§ 18 Penalties; violations of cease and desist orders
§ 19 Judicial review; filing deadline; jurisdiction; orders
§ 20 Equitable relief; damages; costs and attorney’s fees; limitation of actions
§ 21 Disclosure of information; immunity
§ 22 Information obtained by false pretenses; penalties

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 175I

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Interests: includes any form of membership in a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation. See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 156D sec. 11.01
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal information: shall include an individual's name and address and "medical-record information" but shall not include "privileged information". See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 175I sec. 2
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.