(a) All insurers licensed to write motor vehicle insurance in this state shall subscribe to and participate in the reasonable plan or plans, approved, or which may be approved, by the superintendent after consultation with such insurers, for equitable apportionment among such insurers of applicants for such insurance who are in good faith entitled to but are unable to procure it through ordinary methods.

Terms Used In N.Y. Insurance Law 5301

  • 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

(b) Amendments to the plan may be made by the committee designated to administer the plan, subject to the approval of the superintendent, or shall be made at the direction of the superintendent.