After consultation with insurance companies authorized to issue automobile liability policies in this state, the insurance commissioner shall approve a reasonable plan or plans for the equitable apportionment among the insurance companies of applicants for those policies and for motor vehicle liability policies who are in good faith entitled to them, and are unable to procure those policies through ordinary methods. When any plan has been approved, all insurance companies shall subscribe to and participate in it. Any applicant for any automobile liability policy, any person insured under any assigned risk plan, and any insurance company affected, may appeal to the insurance commissioner from any ruling or decision of the manager or committee designated to operate the plan. Any person aggrieved under this section by any order or act of the insurance commissioner may, within ten (10) days after notice of it, file a petition in the superior court for the counties of Providence and Bristol for a review of the petition. The court shall summarily hear the petition and may make any appropriate order or decree.
(P.L. 1991, ch. 167, § 1.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-16. Assigned risk plans
- appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Commissioner: means the insurance commissioner of this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2
- 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
- Motor vehicle: means every vehicle required to display registration plates for operation upon public highways of this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2
- Person: includes every natural person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2